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mankvill
03-13-2010, 09:15 PM
Hatesphere:

Partial/Out of Order:

The Fallen Shall Rise In A Pool Of Blood
Reaper Of Life
The Coming Of Chaos
Drinking With The King Of The Dead
Backstabber
Cloaked In Shit (maybe)

Augury:

Partial/Out of Order:

Simian Cattle
Beatus
Faith Puppeteers
and some more!

Obscura:

The Anticosmic Overload
Choir Of Spirits
Incarnated
Universe Momentum
Desolate Spheres
Centric Flow (maybe?)
And one off their first album

The Black Dahlia Murder

Same set as before, but songs were switched around. Songs were:

Unhallowed/Funeral Thirst
Necropolis
A Vulgar Picture
Everything Went Black
Black Valor
Christ Deformed
Elder Misanthropy
Closed Casket Requiem
I'm Charming
What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse
Statutory Ape
Denounced, Disgraced
Deathmask Divine
Miasma
I Will Return

Hatesphere: 8/10
Augury: 8/10
Obscura: 9/10
The Black Dahlia Murder: 8.5/10

Review forthcoming.

Also: Some bastard hit me in the face and one of the lenses of my glasses popped out! :mad:

AnataFan4Life
03-13-2010, 09:25 PM
I wish Obscura would play Noospheres live :bouville:

Uncle_Meat1940
03-13-2010, 10:03 PM
I wish Obscura would play Noospheres live :bouville:

Thats a great song, probably my favorite off the album if not one of them.

It seems like they're playing virtually the same set the did the last time they toured the U.S. with Cannibal. :/

CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF AUGURY'S NEW BASSIST DOES FOREST'S PARTS JUSTICE???

mankvill
03-13-2010, 10:05 PM
Thats a great song, probably my favorite off the album if not one of them.

It seems like they're playing virtually the same set the did the last time they toured the U.S. with Cannibal. :/

I wouldn't doubt it, but they're fucking excellent.

I mean, you got 2 guys from Necrophagist and the current bassist for Pestilence on ONE STAGE MAN

Uncle_Meat1940
03-13-2010, 10:09 PM
I wouldn't doubt it, but they're fucking excellent.


Hell ya man, I can still hope that their sound is better this time. haha

I just really want to hear Noospheres and Orbital Elements

mankvill
03-13-2010, 10:23 PM
Oh, I forgot. Obscura had a drum solo as well. And it was really good!

mankvill
03-13-2010, 10:35 PM
I got to the venue a little after seven and there was quite a line out the door. It's been a loooooong time since I've stood in a line to get into the Bottleneck, and even longer since it's been for a metal show. While I was in line, the guys from Elctrikchair (http://www.myspace.com/elctrikchair) were selling their album in line, and I bought it. Plan to give it a good spin over the next few days, I've been meaning to check them out for a while.

The first band on stage was Hatesphere from Denmark. The guys in this band were so happy to be here in the states on a tour and playing metal. They kept smiling all the time and messing around with the crowd. They were probably most similar to The Black Dahlia Murder in terms of sound, just kind of a straight-up melodic death metal band. A couple good thrashy parts and some not-too-terrible breakdowns and they definitely won the crowd over. They exceeded my expectations a bit and I'd definitely like to see them again.

It took a while for Augury to warm up the crowd musically, but their mainman won over the crowd immediately after they heard the wacky French-Canadian open his mouth: "LET'S GET NAKED!" he screams at the interlude to one of his songs. Stuff like that just made Augury fun to watch, but at times the technicality bordered on WAY over-the-top, and the so-so sound mix didn't help either, but they were still a blast to watch. A couple pits near the end of their set helped solidify their set as a win.

More people than I assumed showed up and were stoked for Germany's Obscura, and it really showed. I even saw a couple people screaming the words! And really: when you have two ex-members of Necrophagist and the current bassist for Pestilence on one stage, you have probably one of the greatest technical death metal shows on the planet in front of you. The technicality of these four guys was just stupid-good. Fretless basses are one of God's greatest gifts to Earth. I am already jonesing for them to be back.

This was my fifth time seeing The Black Dahlia Murder. FIVE TIMES! But also the first time where I paid to see them specifically, not as an opening act (Children of Bodom tour) or solely for one of their opening acts (Hate Eternal), and they just never disappoint. This was really one of the crazier shows I've been to, in terms of the crowd. The people went full steam the entire time, with tons of moshing, circle pits, stage divers, and crowd surfers. The band loved it and encouraged it more and more. They played a great selection of older material and several prime cuts off their latest album. Their new guitarist, Ryan Knight (ex-Arsis) was great as well. And Trevor Strnad has the best vocals for any metalcore/deathcore band ever (except I thinkg TBDM is melodic death metal now). Tons of fun and I'll always be looking forward to them again.

idrinkwine732
03-13-2010, 10:47 PM
I had a similar experience at this show, and I think Obscura totally took the show away from Black Dahlia.

mankvill
03-13-2010, 10:58 PM
I had a similar experience at this show, and I think Obscura totally took the show away from Black Dahlia.

:fist:

Before "Incarnated", Steffen of Obscura was saying about how his favorite Death albums are Individual Thought Patterns, Symbolic, and The Sound Of Perseverance. And, at least for that one song, they sound almost exactly like what Death would sound like today. Chuck would be proud.

licksandteeches
03-13-2010, 11:16 PM
This was my fifth time seeing The Black Dahlia Murder. FIVE TIMES! .

On the 23rd this month will be my EIGHTH time and every time they're spot on, right? its great to see elder misanthropy make its way back into the set and it fucking awesome that they're playing i will return and denounced disgraced.

And Trevor Strnad has the best vocals for any metalcore/deathcore band ever (except I thinkg TBDM is melodic death metal now).

I would like to take this opportunity to say that BDM has never been death core or metal core. Unhallowed and Miasma had some hardcore influence to them but very little at best. They have since lost all core influence and should be considered a melodic death metal band and should have been considered this for a long time, its just people judge them by the way they look and not by their main musical influences which are all death metal bands.

Fires Of Sedition
03-14-2010, 01:49 AM
More people than I assumed showed up and were stoked for Germany's Obscura, and it really showed. I even saw a couple people screaming the words! And really: when you have two ex-members of Necrophagist and the current bassist for Pestilence on one stage, you have probably one of the greatest technical death metal shows on the planet in front of you. The technicality of these four guys was just stupid-good. Fretless basses are one of God's greatest gifts to Earth. I am already jonesing for them to be back.

ME! :D

Where I was standing I could hardly hear the solos though :( It was still amazing to see them again...and to meet them and get pictures and what not.

I was right up front for the whole show until a few songs into The Black Dahlia Murder's set. I got a few pictures and headbanged a bit and then it just got dumb. Some stupid girls were trying to squeeze in between me and my cousin, then they left, then tried again. We just went to the back and watched, where the sound was much better, and we met Obscura!

Oh, I also bought the Elctrikchair CD. Hopefully it doesn't suck ass or I'll be pissed. The vocalist agreed to record some of my friend's band's songs for pretty cheap.

The drive home sucked major ass. I don't think I'll be going to Lawrence for another show for a LONG time.

Pictures and videos will be uploaded later.

EDIT: Also, I'm almost 100% sure Obscura skipped at least one verse in every song. Lame.

mankvill
03-14-2010, 12:23 PM
I would like to take this opportunity to say that BDM has never been death core or metal core.

I agree for the most part. I think that their early stuff has a little bit of metalcore (no deathcore at all though) and it's stupid to lump them in with those genre's, especially now. But if they're gonna be lumped in with them, they should know that Trevor Strnad has the quintessential vocals for those two genre's. He doesn't half-ass the highs or the lows.

ME! :D

Where I was standing I could hardly hear the solos though :( It was still amazing to see them again...and to meet them and get pictures and what not.

I was right up front for the whole show until a few songs into The Black Dahlia Murder's set. I got a few pictures and headbanged a bit and then it just got dumb. Some stupid girls were trying to squeeze in between me and my cousin, then they left, then tried again. We just went to the back and watched, where the sound was much better, and we met Obscura!

Oh, I also bought the Elctrikchair CD. Hopefully it doesn't suck ass or I'll be pissed. The vocalist agreed to record some of my friend's band's songs for pretty cheap.

The drive home sucked major ass. I don't think I'll be going to Lawrence for another show for a LONG time.

Pictures and videos will be uploaded later.

EDIT: Also, I'm almost 100% sure Obscura skipped at least one verse in every song. Lame.

I missed you! ;_; Why was the ride back super lame? :( I hope you come back soon.

And I know that Obscura didn't skip any of the Anticosmic Overload, but I don't think I could tell you about the others.

Fires Of Sedition
03-14-2010, 12:35 PM
I missed you! ;_; Why was the ride back super lame? :( I hope you come back soon.

And I know that Obscura didn't skip any of the Anticosmic Overload, but I don't think I could tell you about the others.

I was right up front, stage right until a few minutes into The Black Dahlia Murder. The ride back sucked because we were all tired, I hate driving, and 4 hours is a bit too long for me.

mankvill
03-14-2010, 12:38 PM
I was right up front, stage right until a few minutes into The Black Dahlia Murder. The ride back sucked because we were all tired, I hate driving, and 4 hours is a bit too long for me.

Yeah. Hopefully you didn't have any problems getting up here at least. :)

What were you wearing? Maybe I saw you.

Fires Of Sedition
03-14-2010, 12:44 PM
Yeah. Hopefully you didn't have any problems getting up here at least. :)

What were you wearing? Maybe I saw you.

It was a lot easier getting there than I thought. Pretty much straight the entire way.

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs437.ash1/24132_397350830588_656525588_5427616_6458988_n.jpg

mankvill
03-14-2010, 12:49 PM
Oh jeeze, I'm pretty sure I would've noticed someone in a Revocation shirt!

:( come back for Cannibal Corpse!

Fires Of Sedition
03-14-2010, 12:54 PM
Oh jeeze, I'm pretty sure I would've noticed someone in a Revocation shirt!

:( come back for Cannibal Corpse!

If I could do instant transmission, I totally would. Driving for 4 hours halfway asleep sucks!

mankvill
03-14-2010, 01:01 PM
If I could do instant transmission, I totally would. Driving for 4 hours halfway asleep sucks!

Energy drinks, duder!

Fires Of Sedition
03-14-2010, 01:03 PM
Energy drinks, duder!

Driving still sucks. Especially when my friends constantly complain how my grandma car is an uncomfortable piece of shit.

mankvill
03-14-2010, 01:09 PM
Driving still sucks. Especially when my friends constantly complain how my grandma car is an uncomfortable piece of shit.

:lol: Assholes.

Well, I still can hope. :D

idrinkwine732
03-14-2010, 01:09 PM
I feel ya Fires, I get tired when I drive 2 hours back from shows, I couldn't deal with 4

Fires Of Sedition
03-14-2010, 01:41 PM
:lol: Assholes.

Well, I still can hope. :D

I'm sure yous guys will get a show I just won't be able to pass up.

I feel ya Fires, I get tired when I drive 2 hours back from shows, I couldn't deal with 4

My cousin was cool enough to drive the rest of the way after I had driven like 80 miles. Got to sleep for a little bit.

KvltOvPersonality
03-15-2010, 06:12 PM
If BDM just added two more Unhallowed songs and Apex at the end it would be an amazing set.

bt11763
03-15-2010, 06:45 PM
If BDM just added two more Unhallowed songs and Apex at the end it would be an amazing set.

:agree:

still amazing, but that would be godly.

Enigma Lake
03-21-2010, 09:22 AM
Hatesphere:

Partial/Out of Order:

The Fallen Shall Rise In A Pool Of Blood
Reaper Of Life
The Coming Of Chaos
Drinking With The King Of The Dead
Backstabber
Cloaked In Shit (maybe)



Wow, someone kinda knows a Hatesphere setlist :)...lol. No Ballet of the Brute material? Mmm Vermin
...It's
The Fallen Shall Rise In A River Of Blood (no biggie tho, thanks for the partial set)