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Wizzbang11
05-10-2009, 03:31 PM
Review coming soon. These are the 3 sets I know I got at least 90% right (Ghoul I'm 100% on, Phobia the songs are right but the order may not be perfect, and General Surgery is mostly right but I might have left a few out.)


Phobia:
1. Continue Insane
2. So Full of Hate
3. Death to False Punks
4. Beer Bitches and Bulletbelts
5. Abuse the Truth
6. Rise Up
7. Contest to Amend
8. The Stench
9. Sick Life
10. Get Up and Kill
11. Ailing Addiction
12. Beer Break
13. Blind Arrogance
14. Let's Get Pissed
15. Blood Sport
16. Ultimate Suffering (w/ Sean McGrath)
17. I Reject
18. Cruel

Ghoul:
1. New Intro Song
2. Numbskull
3. Bury the Hatchet
4. Splatterthrash
5. Mutant Mutilator
6. Roadkill
7. Maniaxe
8. Rise Killbot Rise
9. Graveyard Mosh
10. We're the Kids in America (Kill the Kids in America)

General Surgery:
1. Necronomics
2. Fulguration
3. Restrained Remains
4. The League of Extraordinary Grave Robbers
5. Slithering Maceration of Ulcerous Facial Tissue
6. Decomposer
7. Necrocriticism
8. Necrodecontamination
9. Final Excarnation
10. Ichor
11. Adnexal Mass
12. Exotoxic Septicity
13 Virulent Corpse Dispersement
14. Repulsion Cover (not sure which one)
15. Ambulance Chaser
16. If These Walls Could Talk

mankvill
05-10-2009, 04:17 PM
Those sets are 100% Grade A :fist:

GHOUL!

b_halperin
05-10-2009, 04:37 PM
this was a really great concert, the longest one i've ever attended. I had the pleasure of meeting Wizzbang at the show, and had fun meetin him and his friends.

First band up was Burning at the Stake, a local band which I have really come to enjoy. They really tore it up and got a few people moshing. They're really great performers and don't fail to impress.

Next was a band called Dia De Los Muertos, Mexican Death Metal. They weren't really my thing, but my friend enjoyed them.

I think it was right after that where we got hungry and went to some pizza place, regrettfully missing a band named Call the Paramedics, which I'm sure Wizzbang will tell you about...

Next we saw a satanic metal band called Arkaik. They were alright. Enough said.

Then came a band full of egotistical assholes who you'd love to hate. Most rude, racist, homophobic, assholes I think I've ever seen. They're song titles were just a joke. Nevertheless, I had fun laughing at the outrageousness of the band.

After that came much of the reason I went in the first place. Crematorium! My second time seeing them, they were a lot better this time than last time I think. My only complaint is wishing they had longer than 25 minutes and had played their Pantera cover of "Fucking Hostile." Nevertheless I had a real fun pit experience for them.

If I remember correctly, next thing we did was have a very healthy meal at Haagen Dahz!

When we got back we saw Ghoul. I was so impressed by the talent of them! Really, really, great band. It was so fun to see Killbot, and all the other numbskulls and Ghoul Maniacs. Wonderful band, and hope to see them again someday. They by far got the best crowd response of the night.

When we came back, the band Abcess was getting ready to take the stage. I was not a fan of them, and nor were my friends, so we mostly just walked around during their set.

We decided to check out the other stage because the Side Stage Headliner, Coffins, was playing. They were japanese death metal. I appreciated the skill and quality of the live performance but for whatever reason did not get into them.

Next, a band called General Surgery started to play. I was praying they would be good as the recent bands had not impressed. They were insane! They came out covered in blood and had really hot nurses pouring blood on people. I believe they came from Sweden. Really cool band, bought a t-shirt by them after the show.

Before the Dying Fetus set, I had the pleasure of meeting an AMAZING artist named Tom Koehl: http://www.myspace.com/tonykoehl

After that, I was so exhausted. 11 hours of straight death metal will do that to you. I rested during most of Dying Fetus's set with my friends. Their really talented, but I was really just too tired to give a shit :hecho: I'll see them on Summer Slaughter where I'll give them a second chance.

I'm sure there's stuff I'm forgetting, but this was really a great day. Got to see and meet some great people and bands, and have so much fun.

mankvill
05-10-2009, 04:46 PM
When we came back, the band Abcess was getting ready to take the stage. I was not a fan of them, and nor were my friends, so we mostly just walked around during their set.

asdijfaosidjfasjf :flame:

b_halperin
05-10-2009, 04:54 PM
asdijfaosidjfasjf :flame:

don't worry. we gave them a chance, they just weren't great. and the drummer was scary as shit

Wizzbang11
05-10-2009, 05:16 PM
Part1:
Murderfest was great fun. Really, one of the best festivals I have been to. I got to the venue about an hour early and saw a lot of the bands going in and out, but it was largely uneventful. The venue itself is pretty nice, and somehow they have it so even though there is no door between the mainstage and the frontstage you cannot hear anything past a certain point in the hallway, so there was music going on 90% of the time. They had some pretty cool vendors there, I got 2 misprinted shirts for 5$ each (General Surgery and Blood Freak) from the Warlord stand, the only problem was that they were missing the printing on the back. I also picked up a Phobia shirt, and planned to pick up a Ghoul shirt, but I had the shirt they were selling.

The first band up was Burning at the Stake, they were pretty good. There didnt seem to be anyone aside from bhalperin's friends and my friends which were actually into them. At one point the singer through his shirt into the crowd, but it just sat there on the floor for a minute. It was kinda sad. They played a song called Creature of Unspeakable Horror, or something to that effect. I don't remember any others.

Die De Los Muertos were up next. They did nothing for me. The chick singer was annoying.

There are two bands listed between DDLM and Lightning Swords of Death, but I honestly have no recollection of seeing any band between those two, so I'll just go with LSoD. LSoD ruled. I had never heard of them before, and they didnt really fit with the rest of the fest, but they slayed. The bass player was great and seemed to worship Cronos, but it fit with the whole black metal/barbarian attire of the band. I couldn't tell you any songs they played, but I picked up a CD so maybe I will remember some. For a while I was SURE their drummer was Ross Sewage, but looking at pictures of impaled now I dont think it was him. Maybe. They don't have a drummer listed on myspace and Ross would have been there. So maybe.

Call the Paramedics. Somehow I had not heard of this band before. This was the single scariest concert experience of my life. I came in about 1 song into the set, to be greeted with a singer with blood streaming down the side of his face. Naturally, I assumed it was fake. Nope. My friends informed me that he had taken a razor from a bag and carved up his forehead. Shorty after this I guess there was not enough blood and he started smashing his head into the mic until there was more. At this point in time all damage done has been to the singer, so, eh, its shocking, but I don't really care. There were 3-4 fans out, and they all looked the same and were flailing about with no shirts, hitting people with their shirts. That wasn't fun, but I didnt really care. Then...the singer takes out a large staple gun and begins to staple dollars to his chest and forehead until more blood is slowly seeping out of him. The frightening part began when the crazy punk starts stapling the crowd. I can't say I'm used to bands causing that type of physical injury to the crowd, but still, I didn't really care THAT much (and I didnt get stapled). Throughout this whole thing his fans are punching at him, he is hitting them with the mic, etc. Then... the singer says some line about how this next one is going to teach all those who arent truly hardcore a lesson, and he take a wooden bat with a sock wrapped around the top and picks it up. He then lit said bat and turned it into a torch. I figured he'd do some fire dance with it. Nope. He jumped into the crowd and started swinging the weapon frantically around as people hurriedly tried to get out of his way. He kept doing this as his fans hit him with things and he swung it at them until the torch went out. The next "antic" happened as the singer took barbed wire out of his bag and wrapped it around himself for a song. After that, he tried to take it off, but it was hooked to his skin/clothes, so he ripped his shirt off and turned it into a barbed wire flail, and reenacted the fire attack, this time with a large string of barbed wire. My friend actually got hit in the leg with it, and at that point bailed on the band (understandably). They played a few more songs and lit parts of the drumset on fire, spat beer at them and made fire explosions. The whole thing ended with the drummer mocking Ghoul and putting a hood on and saying something about how they were real, and Ghoul weren't. It was sort of awesome, and also sort of terrifying. I won't be going to a Call the Paramedics concert anytime soon. The music was actually pretty good, they introduced every song, but the only ones I can remember now are It's Not Rape It's Surprise Sex, Cum in Her Ear Pussy, and some song title that had to do with Your Girlfriends Tits.

After that I walked over and caught the last 10 minutes of the Meat Shits. Fuck the Meat Shits. Their bigotry goes beyond the point of somewhat humorous and into just fucking stupid. Sniper at the Fag Parade? Really? Their singer was a total douchebag too. Almost everything he said had the words faggot, cocksucker, or fudgepacker in it. My favorite moronic quote was "I'm in a fucking backbrace [he was in a backbrace for the show] because I fractured by fucking spine you motherfucking faggot cocksucker". Pretty typical of everything he said. Some guy ranted at him after the show and through something at him. All he responded with was "faggot", I'm betting this wasn't the first time something like that happened.

Part 2 in a few.

SerpentineVIVIVI
05-10-2009, 05:20 PM
Call the Paramedics. Somehow I had not heard of this band before. This was the single scariest concert experience of my life. I came in about 1 song into the set, to be greeted with a singer with blood streaming down the side of his face. Naturally, I assumed it was fake. Nope. My friends informed me that he had taken a razor from a bag and carved up his forehead. Shorty after this I guess there was not enough blood and he started smashing his head into the mic until there was more. At this point in time all damage done has been to the singer, so, eh, its shocking, but I don't really care. There were 3-4 fans out, and they all looked the same and were flailing about with no shirts, hitting people with their shirts. That wasn't fun, but I didnt really care. Then...the singer takes out a large staple gun and begins to staple dollars to his chest and forehead until more blood is slowly seeping out of him. The frightening part began when the crazy punk starts stapling the crowd. I can't say I'm used to bands causing that type of physical injury to the crowd, but still, I didn't really care THAT much (and I didnt get stapled). Throughout this whole thing his fans are punching at him, he is hitting them with the mic, etc. Then... the singer says some line about how this next one is going to teach all those who arent truly hardcore a lesson, and he take a wooden bat with a sock wrapped around the top and picks it up. He then lit said bat and turned it into a torch. I figured he'd do some fire dance with it. Nope. He jumped into the crowd and started swinging the weapon frantically around as people hurriedly tried to get out of his way. He kept doing this as his fans hit him with things and he swung it at them until the torch went out. The next "antic" happened as the singer took barbed wire out of his bag and wrapped it around himself for a song. After that, he tried to take it off, but it was hooked to his skin/clothes, so he ripped his shirt off and turned it into a barbed wire flail, and reenacted the fire attack, this time with a large string of barbed wire. My friend actually got hit in the leg with it, and at that point bailed on the band (understandably). They played a few more songs and lit parts of the drumset on fire, spat beer at them and made fire explosions. The whole thing ended with the drummer mocking Ghoul and putting a hood on and saying something about how they were real, and Ghoul weren't. It was sort of awesome, and also sort of terrifying. I won't be going to a Call the Paramedics concert anytime soon. The music was actually pretty good, they introduced every song, but the only ones I can remember now are It's Not Rape It's Surprise Sex, Cum in Her Ear Pussy, and some song title that had to do with Your Girlfriends Tits.



.......:eyes::barf::wallbang:

andrew_metalhead
05-10-2009, 05:24 PM
Part1:

Call the Paramedics. Somehow I had not heard of this band before. This was the single scariest concert experience of my life. I came in about 1 song into the set, to be greeted with a singer with blood streaming down the side of his face. Naturally, I assumed it was fake. Nope. My friends informed me that he had taken a razor from a bag and carved up his forehead. Shorty after this I guess there was not enough blood and he started smashing his head into the mic until there was more. At this point in time all damage done has been to the singer, so, eh, its shocking, but I don't really care. There were 3-4 fans out, and they all looked the same and were flailing about with no shirts, hitting people with their shirts. That wasn't fun, but I didnt really care. Then...the singer takes out a large staple gun and begins to staple dollars to his chest and forehead until more blood is slowly seeping out of him. The frightening part began when the crazy punk starts stapling the crowd. I can't say I'm used to bands causing that type of physical injury to the crowd, but still, I didn't really care THAT much (and I didnt get stapled). Throughout this whole thing his fans are punching at him, he is hitting them with the mic, etc. Then... the singer says some line about how this next one is going to teach all those who arent truly hardcore a lesson, and he take a wooden bat with a sock wrapped around the top and picks it up. He then lit said bat and turned it into a torch. I figured he'd do some fire dance with it. Nope. He jumped into the crowd and started swinging the weapon frantically around as people hurriedly tried to get out of his way. He kept doing this as his fans hit him with things and he swung it at them until the torch went out. The next "antic" happened as the singer took barbed wire out of his bag and wrapped it around himself for a song. After that, he tried to take it off, but it was hooked to his skin/clothes, so he ripped his shirt off and turned it into a barbed wire flail, and reenacted the fire attack, this time with a large string of barbed wire. My friend actually got hit in the leg with it, and at that point bailed on the band (understandably). They played a few more songs and lit parts of the drumset on fire, spat beer at them and made fire explosions. The whole thing ended with the drummer mocking Ghoul and putting a hood on and saying something about how they were real, and Ghoul weren't. It was sort of awesome, and also sort of terrifying. I won't be going to a Call the Paramedics concert anytime soon. The music was actually pretty good, they introduced every song, but the only ones I can remember now are It's Not Rape It's Surprise Sex, Cum in Her Ear Pussy, and some song title that had to do with Your Girlfriends Tits.



oh my goodness. I'm glad I'm not a fan of any of these bands. THIS is not music. 'Nuff said.

SerpentineVIVIVI
05-10-2009, 05:26 PM
oh my goodness. I'm glad I'm not a fan of any of these bands. THIS is not music. 'Nuff said.

+1

mankvill
05-10-2009, 05:41 PM
Lightning Swords of Death is gonna be here for the KCPMF this year! :fist:

Call The Paramedics sounds............interesting. :eyes:

Wizzbang11
05-10-2009, 06:18 PM
Part 2:
Stormcrow were decent. I don't really know what to call their music, it was kinda like crust punk. I think one of the band members parents were in the crowd, because there were two normal looking senior citizens standing in the back watching and slowly nodding their heads to the beat. That was strange. To be honest after being scared to death by having this man: http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/110/l_b5c0f32cc83f888e65a9fe0b95991cb1.jpg come at you with weapons that were sharp/on fire a typical punk/metal band is pretty boring. So I probably didn't give them a fair chance.

Sepsism. They were good. Apparently they almost exclusively played stuff from "the new album" except for one track which they haven't played in 10 years that they closed the set with. I didn't mind the new stuff, but the crowd wasn't too happy about it.

I like a lot of hardcore punk. Massgrave was more grind, but the crowd behaved in the same way I see in a lot of old videos from the 80's. It was insane. It wasn't the largest moshpit I've ever seen, but it may have been the craziest, there were people falling about everywhere and being flipped over and thrown into the air non stop. The only song I knew was Q:Landfill, A: Landfill!

Phobia were next. I love Phobia. For some reason I've never really listened to them enough to call myself a dedicated "fan", but both times I've seen them they have had better control of the crowd then any other band I've seen (of that genre). When they take the stage it seems like every single person is the worlds largest Phobia fan. They also have the largest number of random people grabbing the mic and singing the chorus to one of the many cookie cutter grind songs(I say that in the nicest way possible, its still great music). I can't really say more than they put on a great show. At one point some skinhead sang backing vocals, but I have no idea who he was. When Ultimate Suffering came up it was dedicated to Ghoul, and Shane told Sean to get up there and they both sang the song. That was cool, although it kinda ruined Ghoul's pretend anonymity. They pretty much stuck to the setlists I've seen/heard of in the last few years, except with the addition of Bloodsport, which was brought on by some guy yelling "blood sport, play fuckin BLOODSPORT, that song made me love Grindcore!!!" between every song until Shane said "You're pretty damn pushy. Fine. I know the song Bloodsport, (turns to band) Can you guys play it? (band nods) Alllrigghhht.....this one is called...uhhh....Bloodsport!"

It will take me a bit to write up Ghoul and General Surgery....so I'll leave that for a third part (tonight).

Wizzbang11
05-10-2009, 08:13 PM
Part 3:

Ghoul was up next. Ghoul is one of my favorite bands, but I had not seen them live. Ghoul was easily the best set of the night, and one of the best shows I have ever seen, even though it was only 40 minutes. They briefly opened up with Mr. Fang saying something about Swine Flu and throwing a "used" tissue into the crowd. Ghoul then took the stage and kicked into a new song, which at least for now was instrumental. Immediately the crowd surged forward to an extent I have only seen at a GWAR show (this rivals the last GWAR show I saw, it was that good). After that, they went into Numbskull. NUMBSKULL. That is definitely in my top 3 Ghoul songs, possibly #1, and I haven't seen any record of them playing it on recent tours. It was great. They then went into Bury the Hatchet, which happens to be my #1 on Splatterthrash. Awesome. The crowd went nuts on Splatterthrash, which was next, and probably the most chanted the entire time. Gorboar cam out ofter than, which was prefaced by an introduction by Digestor about how he knew who was giving everyone swine flu. Goreboar sprayed the crowd down with a water gun type device crudely labeled Swine Flu. After that Goreboar came back out, this time with a dildo between his legs which he began to rub, and Cremator made some joke about him being an actual swine. Digestor said "Shut up Cremator, rip his guts out so we can get into the song". And so his guts were removed. Then was Maxiaxe. After that some between song banter, and then Killbot came out and fought Ghoul and the crowd to Rise Killbot Rise (which sounded different since the distorted vocals were done in their entirety by Digestor), that was a blast. Then the classic Ghoul ending song, Graveyard mosh. I expected it to be over then, but no. Instead they launched into a cover of We're the Kids in America, which was ended by a chant of Kill the Kids in America.

Rotten Sound, Coffins, and Abscess are all a blur to me. I enjoyed all of them, but I was extremely tired after Ghoul (and hours of metal). I recall Abscess being funny and Coffins not being funny. Actually, I didn't like Coffins. I don't mind their studio stuff, but live, eh, not for me. I'd seen Rotten Sound Before, they were pretty much the same.

General Surgery. They were great. I spent most of the time half way back into the crowd watching and documenting, which is the only way I was able to get that set. They covered themselves in blood, had scantily clad women in nurse outfits throwing blood around, it was all fun. And they didn't take themselves to seriously. Some guy came up during the Repulsion cover, couldn't tell you who it was. They had a very triumphant end too.

After all of this, I (and my friends) were getting tired, and Dying Fetus aren't a band any of us were deterimined to see,and they'll be at Summer Slaughter, so we called it a night. Murderfest was awesome, I'll certianly go back next year.


EDIT: here is a video of CtP incase anyone wanted to witness it from the safety of your computer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqk6ZyCgOwc at second 51 he makes the bat attack.
Also, a ridiculous and dangerous stage show does not discredit the band musically. It wasn't bad.

MunicipalWasted
05-10-2009, 08:51 PM
Call the Paramedics sound crazy, lol.