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BrutalN00dle
03-03-2010, 09:25 PM
There are not enough words to adequately describe how fucking amazing Kreator was. But before I get into that, the setlists:

Lazarus AD:

???
???
Last Breath
Thou Shall Not Fear
Revolution


Evile(First show in America!) :

Infected Nation
We Who Are About To Die
Thrasher :rocker:
Time No More
Enter the Grave


Nachtmystium:

Your True Enemy
Ghosts of Grace
Born of Fire?
??
??
Assassins


Voivod:

Voivod
Nothingface
Ripping Headache
Ravenous Medicine
Overreaction
Tribal Convictions
Global Warming
Missing Sequences
Brain Scan OR Astronomy Domine (I don't actually know)


KREATOR:

Choir of the Damned (short)
The Pestilence
Hordes of Chaos
Phobia
Enemy of God :rocker:
Impossible Brutality
Endless Pain
Pleasure to Kill
Terrible Certainty
Extreme Aggression
Coma of Souls
Servant in Heaven – King in Hell
The Patriarch/Violent Revolution
Demon Prince
When the Sun Burns Red :party::rocker::eek::rocker:
Flag of Hate/Tormentor


This was my second Kreator show. This was the first date of the Hordes of Chaos Tour, Part 2; featuring Voivod, Nachtmystium, Evile and Lazarus AD. My friend and I arrived at Jaxx around 2:45 pm (totally worth it) and just sat/stood around bullshitting with some other companions until doors. Jaxx opened ON TIME which is new. We get inside, then head down in to the pit to grab the rail, I was right in the center, and did not move.

First up was a local band called Infliction. Meh.

Now for the concert proper, Lazarus AD. In a word, horrible. Really lackluster material, and I can't say I'm a huge fan of their injecting breakdowns into my beloved thrash metal. After they polluted the stage for around 25 minutes, they got out of the way for a real thrash band.

Evile was a band I was really on the fence on. Depending on my mood, I either loved or hated them. They totally ruled live, their whole set was a guitar clinic, Ol Drake's solos are truly amazing, and this was their first show EVER in the United States, and what an introduction. They're now one of my top retro-thrash bands, based on how they played today, and I can't wait to see them in April with OverKill.

Nachtystium is a weird band. They play psychedelic black metal, and I'm a fan of their album "Assassins: Black Meddle Part 1", and they played a bunch of stuff off of it. They played well enough, though Blake Judd placed the mic a bit higher than he should have, and was yelling into nothing for a good portion of the set. I'd totally see them again when they have more time to play.

I'm not a fan of Voivod, so I can't say how well they played against their albums and whatnot. I can say that the singer seemed bored the whole time, and I'm still not a fan of Voivod after the show.

Kreator. Holy shit. The last time I saw them was on the last date of their tour with Exodus, and I wondered if they could top that performance. They did. They played an incredible amount from their 80s material, opening up with a choice cut from Pleasure To Kill, "The Pestilence". Then they cranked through a few standards, (Hordes of Chaos, Phobia). Then they started an incredible block of title tracks. Hearing the title cuts from Endless Pain through Coma of Souls was fucking brutal, and I don't think my neck is going to appreciate it. Then out of nowhere, they played "When The Sun Burns Red" which is an incredible slice of thrash off of Coma of Souls.

Their setlist had a slot for either "Betrayer", "People of the Lie" or "Terrorzone" but they didn't play any of them, which is the only flaw I can think of; I still haven't witnessed "People of the Lie" from Kreator. They closed their set with, as always, "Flag of Hate" and "Tormentor". Flawless performance from the entire band. Mille is one of the best frontmen in metal, Sami and Speesy both played to perfection, and Ventor is a fucking monster with the drums. All hail Kreator!

Onioner
03-03-2010, 09:29 PM
I'm gonna see this is San Francisco in two weeks, I'm so pumped. Did they play Corpse of Liberty before Demon Prince, or did they go straight into it?

JRA
03-03-2010, 09:43 PM
Fuckin A! The Pestilence!? When The Sun Burns Red? Endless Pain?! Badass!

BrutalN00dle
03-03-2010, 09:46 PM
I'm gonna see this is San Francisco in two weeks, I'm so pumped. Did they play Corpse of Liberty before Demon Prince, or did they go straight into it?

I believe they went straight into it.

Bloodcurse
03-03-2010, 09:54 PM
What kind of merch did Kreator have and what were the prices like?

Onioner
03-03-2010, 09:56 PM
Thanks, it would have been cool to hear Corpse of Liberty too, but that's a badass enough set anyway. So would you say it lasted around 90 minutes?

BrutalN00dle
03-03-2010, 10:08 PM
What kind of merch did Kreator have and what were the prices like?

Kreator had a Pleasure to Kill shirt, Flag of Hate shirt, 3 variations of the Tour shirt, and a PtK hoodie. Also, belt buckles, beanies, and patches.

All the shirts were $20, the buckle and beanies were $15, the small patch (just logo) was $5 (I don't remember the price of the backpatch). I think they had CDs for $10 but I could be wrong.

@Onioner, around 75 minutes.

the chewbacca defense
03-03-2010, 10:17 PM
How late did the show run to?

Onioner
03-03-2010, 10:21 PM
You know, I think that Kreator had to cut out Betrayer/Terror Zone/People of the Lie because there was one extra opening band on the bill. Normally the tour has Lazarus AD, Evile, Lightning Swords of Death/Nachtmystium, and Voivoid/Kataklysm opening, but it looks like you guys got that extra local act opening as well. And thanks for answering my questions guys.

BrutalN00dle
03-03-2010, 10:29 PM
How late did the show run to?

It started around 6:15 and I think ended around 12:30.

@Onioner, to be fair, Betrayer, etc. weren't numbered on the setlist on the floor, so I think they pull them out when they have extra time, or don't want to do one of the other songs.

Bloodcurse
03-03-2010, 11:20 PM
Were the patches embroidered or silk screen? Do you know?

BrutalN00dle
03-03-2010, 11:29 PM
I believe the back patch was screened, but the smaller one (just says "KREATOR" in red) was embroidered.

PowerMaiden
03-04-2010, 05:30 AM
great set ! I'm seiing this sunday !


now bring on the Maiden dates !



Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Chyck
03-04-2010, 05:48 AM
Thank you for all of the lists! :party: Bummer about Voivod seeming bored... they're actually my biggest draw for Friday. I still can't wait!

EDIT: ... crap, it also sucks just how much of their older shit Voivod is playing. I like their newer stuff better :(

makethemsuffer12
03-04-2010, 10:42 AM
Nice to see Impossible Brutality back in there. Though the lack of Betrayer and People of the Lie = :wtf:

I was also kinda hoping for Ripping Corpse and Riot of Violence to be in there as well, but oh well. Can't wait for saturday.

SerpentineVIVIVI
03-04-2010, 11:15 AM
Cha ching with this set. Love the addition of Impossible Brutality, and The Pestilence is fucking awesome to see. And Demon Prince, Servant In Heaven...loved those songs for the longest time. Gonna kick some arse this one is.

jhdeity
03-04-2010, 11:54 AM
Cool setlist. No Betrayer, People of the Lie or Awakening of the Gods would have left me pissed though...

Jaxx needs to stop adding local openers to all their shows and cutting songs from the headliners.

Can't wait for the Overkill show though. Glad Evile slayed!

mastodon421
03-04-2010, 01:58 PM
Gotta disagree on Lazarus AD man. They are one of the better new thrash bands around. Personally I think they are hell of a lot better than Evile.

makethemsuffer12
03-04-2010, 02:18 PM
Gotta disagree on Lazarus AD man. They are one of the better new thrash bands around. Personally I think they are hell of a lot better than Evile.

Agreed. I feel they have a very modern sound to them (probably because of their inclusion of breakdowns, though they are by no means bad) and are fucking awesome live as well.

JuuKun
03-04-2010, 02:50 PM
Only one song off of Killing Technology is a fail in Voivod's part, but otherwise that's a pretty nice Voivod setlist. Still don't know if I can make it tomorrow night, probably going to be a last minute thing if I can. Sick Kreator set, too.

JRA
03-04-2010, 03:03 PM
Perhaps they should drop Extreme Aggressions to make room for Betrayer, but having People of the Lie in there would probably mean no When The Sun Burns Red, so quit your bitching!

BrutalN00dle
03-04-2010, 03:53 PM
Gotta disagree on Lazarus AD man. They are one of the better new thrash bands around. Personally I think they are hell of a lot better than Evile.

I was just bored as hell throughout their whole set, I don't see the appeal of any of their songs. "Last Breath" is decent, but all I get is the "tough guy" vibe from them, along with bands like Pantera, and it's just off-putting.

I'm not saying who's right or wrong here, my favorite new thrash bands are Warbringer and Skeletonwitch; but I believe that Evile outplayed Lazarus AD last night.

Mancubus
03-05-2010, 12:51 PM
Agreed. I feel they have a very modern sound to them (probably because of their inclusion of breakdowns, though they are by no means bad) and are fucking awesome live as well.

You're forgetting that Metallica, Sepultura and Slayer all had breakdowns in their songs. Slayer is probably the worst offender. Are they any less thrash?

BrutalN00dle
03-05-2010, 07:28 PM
I don't mean a breakdown as in a slow-down and a simple riff (Cryptopsy's "Slit Your Guts" has a proper breakdown), I mean in the deathcore style open note chugging style, they don't work in death metal, they don't work in thrash.

Blackened12
03-06-2010, 08:12 AM
Had the choice between this show or Alice In Chains. Still awesome, but Cantrell was sick so they played a short set:hmm: