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treghet
07-19-2010, 03:40 AM
So I was pretty excited for this show. Vital Remains + Decrepit Birth + Decapitated? Major awesome points. I arrived at the House of Blues at about 4:30, which is when the doors were supposed to open. As usual, the doors opened late. Only by ten minutes, but this just fucked everything for me. To my surprise, practically everybody arrived before the doors opened. In my experiences with these larger tours, there haven't been that many people in line before the show. Anyway, at 5:00 I was getting somewhat close to the front. About a minute later I start hearing music. Is Vital Remains ALREADY playing? Yes... they were. Ten minutes later I got inside. I got to see the last two songs of their set. Sorry I am not familiar enough with their material to name them, but they sounded great.

Next was Animals as Leaders. Despite being the oddball on the tour, they got great reception from the crowd. Again, I am not very familiar with their material, so I can't name any songs... other than Tempting Time. It was really interesting to see how they played the songs live, versus on the CD. There were a couple moments where the double bass felt slightly out of place, but overall they do a great job live. After their set was over the crowd was chanting for one more song. It would have been great if they were able to. I really think this band is going to go places. Tosin is a great musician and I would not be surprised if he became a future star in progressive metal.

After an amazing performance from Animals as Leaders, Carnifex was up. Honestly, I've seen this band way too many times now. They don't particularly annoy me or anything, I'm just tired of them. I decided to go outside for a while during their set. I headed over to the merch tables and talked to Bill for a while. He's a really cool guy. I had him sign my ticket, then I bought Polarity :party: and two shirts (one has the tour dates). The Decrepit Birth shirts were $20 each and the CD was $10. If you buy Polarity and the album cover shirt you get the album for $5 less. Then Scott from Vital Remains complimented me on my Gorguts shirt. I talked to him for a little (also a really cool guy) and then I headed back inside. Oh, and I forgot how much Vital Remains shirts cost. They didn't have any CDs, but they had a DVD for $10. I almost bought it.

Anyway, by then Carnifex had gone through most of their set. I saw them play three songs: Sorrowspell, The Diseased and the Poisoned, and In Coalesce with Filth and Faith. I noticed that there was very little hardcore dancing going on in the pit. Anyone who started doing it was immediately pushed halfway across the floor by someone else, so I assume they got the message. And Carnifex actually does perform well live, but that doesn't make me like their music.

Now finally I would see Decrepit Birth again! Due to members KC (drums) and Dan (rhythm guitar) leaving a couple months ago, the band was forced to cancel on California Metalfest. That only made today more exciting though, since I hadn't seen them since last year's Summer Slaughter. From the moment they started playing I was put into a trance... which mostly consisted of headbanging. They always put on a spectacular show, and this was no exception. With Bill on stage doing his demented finger contortions and brutal vocals I was pretty much mesmerized. Maybe it seems like I'm exaggerating a lot, but Decrepit Birth is really a great band to see live. They definitely had the best pits of the night, too. Samus did a great job for filling in for KC. I really hope he becomes a permanent member of the band, because he is a great drummer. Anyway, here is the set!


Of Genocide
The Living Doorway
The Resonance
Polarity
Prelude to the Apocalypse
Symbiosis
The Infestation


After Decrepit Birth I headed outside again. I decided I wanted to get a Decapitated shirt as well. It also has the tour dates on it and on the front it says "From Pain to Strength". The shirt was $25. Next was Cephalic Carnage. While they are a good band, I haven't really got into them. So, I don't know what they played. I know there was some new stuff, but that's about it. After Cephalic Carnage, Veil of Maya took the stage. I wasn't expecting much from them. I thought their new album was worse than their previous. I did not care much for any of the songs they played, which all seemed to contain the same mid-paced breakdown. Also, I found their stage antics to be annoying. The crowd was pretty into them, but I just stayed upstairs and watched. They played the same set as the previous night in San Diego. If you didn't read that topic, here it is.


[id]
Unbreakable
Crawl Back
Dark Passenger
Pillars
We Bow in it's Aura
It's Not Safe to Swim Today


The Red Chord took the stage next. I have only listened to their two most recent albums and I thought both of them were great. I haven't listened to them enough to recognize all the songs live though. The band didn't get the same response that Veil of Maya did, which I found to be disappointing. I know they played Hour of Rats and Floating Through the Vein, but I'm not sure of anything else. Oh, and they had a great sense of humor on stage. The drummer put on a girls top for the second half of their set because he "doesn't give a fuck." They put on a good show and seemed to be having fun on stage despite having two cups thrown at them - one of which hit the bassist. They ignored both of the cups and kept on playing without even taking notice of it. That gained them a lot of respect from me.

Up next was All Shall Perish. While I do like their newest album, I am not so fond of the two that preceded it. I will admit that their guitarist can write some good stuff, but he can also write some total shit. And they really need a new vocalist. Pig squeals? No, thank you. Every time he did one I cringed. And a lot of the time he would simply say the lyrics instead of screaming them. Why? No idea, but it was annoying me. I do like their drummer though. Their set was slightly different from last night's show. Their vocalist said it would probably be the only time they play Herding the Brainwashed on this tour.


There is No Business to be Done on a Dead Planet
When Life Meant More...
Gagged, Bound, Shelved and Forgotten
Never...Again
Herding the Brainwashed
Eradication
Wage Slaves


Now The Faceless was setting up. I noticed since the last time I saw them they got a new bassist and rhythm guitarist. I was hoping they would be playing a new song on this tour, but I guess they don't want to yet. They were pretty good live. Michael Keene nailed all of his extra-terrestrial sounding solos and Lyle was fun to watch on the drums. Here is the set.


Shape Shifters
Coldly Calculated Design
Sons of Belial
The Ancient Covenant
XenoChrist
Planetary Duality I: Hideous Revelation
Planetary Duality II: A Prophecies Fruition
An Autopsy


Now Decapitated was going to be playing! I was pretty excited now. It was taking them a while to do the sound check and Vogg looked pretty pissed off. He yelled at the sound guy because he was apparently being a retard. I don't know exactly what was going on since I wasn't on stage, but it looked like he was having trouble with his mic, and then trouble with his guitar. There was a chant for Vitek while they were still doing the sound check. At 11:30 the lights finally went out and their intro started playing. All of the band came on stage except for Vogg. The band looked off stage at him and started playing. He was STILL have problems with his guitar. He walked on stage and was playing, but there was no sound. Since Decapitated does not have a rhythm guitarist, it was just the bassist at this point. After a moment Vogg's guitar was heard and he started headbanging. I spent the first four songs upstairs watching, then I went down to the pit. I always like to watch the headlining band for part of the set, so I can take in some of the music and performance. Then it's time to go destroy. The pit was nowhere near as intense as it was for Decrepit Birth, but it was decent. Before I knew it they announced that they only had one song left. This wasn't because I was having a great time (even though I was), it was because they only played for 45 minutes! I assume the set was cut short due to the technical difficulties beforehand. That, and the House of Blues is notorious for cutting sets short anyway. At least that is how it has been at a lot of the shows I've attended there.

Anyway, the set contained mostly material from Organic Hallucinosis. While I do love the album, they really need to mix it up more. They played six of the seven songs from the album! Is that really necessary? I mean, they do have other albums. I would have loved to hear The Fury, The Negation, Symmetry of Zero, Way to Salvation, or The Eye of Horus. Oh well, I still had fun, and they did play my favorite song, Visual Delusion. :rocker:


A Poem About an Old Prison Man
Day 69
Post (?) Organic
Visual Delusion
Invisible Control
Winds of Creation
Flash-B(l)ack
Mother War
Spheres of Madness


Also, here is a photo of Decrepit Birth taken from my phone. I know it's horrible, but I thought I'd share anyway. If the House of Blues didn't require a photo pass to bring in a camera I would have definitely brought in my DSLR and taken some REAL photos. To anyone else going to the Summer Slaughter Tour, hope you have fun! And I also hope you get a longer Decapitated set than Hollywood did.

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/8c2526c30a3d55b6e2aef7e5520e0de0.jpg

PHUQ
07-19-2010, 05:42 AM
The Decapitated set list is the same as the one they did in Australia when I saw them in April, one song longer though -

A Poem About an Old Prison Man
Day 69
Post(?) Organic
Visual Delusion
Three-Dimensional Defect
Invisible Control
Winds of Creation
Flash-B(l)ack
Mother War
Spheres of Madness

mastodon421
07-19-2010, 07:05 AM
Good write up. You got me even more excited for my Summer Slaughter date on the 31st!

DigMySpanky
07-19-2010, 09:18 AM
I opened this thread dying to know how the new members of Decapitated stack up...and I get a dick tease instead. Just playin, good review, but how does Krimh do on drums? Is the singer good? I'm lead to believe the singer is ass because they only played one Sauron song but I'll have to wait for a new record to decide that.

I'm probably going to skip this show because I've already seen real Vital Remains and Real Decapitated several times. The fact that Fake Vital Remains is opening the show is fucking stupid. If they suck (which I doubt) then they shouldn't be on the tour. Let the flash in the pan fags fill the suck spots. If they kick ass, they should be headlining because Fake Vital Remains trumps Re-Capitated in legacy and track record.

Then you're telling me that Re-Capitated is headlining, playing nothing off Winds, doing typical 40-45 minute set, and I have to sit through X amount of shitty bands to get to them? No thanks.

Now if it was Cephalic>ReCapitated>Vital Remains I'd be there for at least two tour stops. Oh well.

daimonos
07-19-2010, 09:57 AM
I opened this thread dying to know how the new members of Decapitated stack up...and I get a dick tease instead. Just playin, good review, but how does Krimh do on drums? Is the singer good? I'm lead to believe the singer is ass because they only played one Sauron song but I'll have to wait for a new record to decide that.

I'm probably going to skip this show because I've already seen real Vital Remains and Real Decapitated several times. The fact that Fake Vital Remains is opening the show is fucking stupid. If they suck (which I doubt) then they shouldn't be on the tour. Let the flash in the pan fags fill the suck spots. If they kick ass, they should be headlining because Fake Vital Remains trumps Re-Capitated in legacy and track record.

Then you're telling me that Re-Capitated is headlining, playing nothing off Winds, doing typical 40-45 minute set, and I have to sit through X amount of shitty bands to get to them? No thanks.

Now if it was Cephalic>ReCapitated>Vital Remains I'd be there for at least two tour stops. Oh well.

Krimh knows what the hell he's doing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUs1_OKQRwI

and it's a shame that Vital Remains is the first band on.

DigMySpanky
07-19-2010, 10:15 AM
Krimh knows what the hell he's doing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUs1_OKQRwI

and it's a shame that Vital Remains is the first band on.



I had seen him drum before he was in the band, however having the skills he does doesn't mean he translates into a fitting band member. I was looking for a first hand account. The true test will be when he has to hit the studio, but I have a feeling I'm done with this "band" which is a shame because Winds is one of my favorite albums in any genre.

xStructualDefect
07-19-2010, 01:27 PM
great review. i'm pissed for having to miss this show but i've been very low on money lately. it sounds like it would've been a very fun show.

treghet
07-19-2010, 02:24 PM
I opened this thread dying to know how the new members of Decapitated stack up...and I get a dick tease instead. Just playin, good review, but how does Krimh do on drums? Is the singer good? I'm lead to believe the singer is ass because they only played one Sauron song but I'll have to wait for a new record to decide that.

I forgot to include that. I was half asleep when I typed everything. The new vocalist was decent. He is not as good as Sauron in my opinion, but he was better than Covan. He had a good stage presence but he could have worked the crowd better. He hardly said anything to the audience for the whole set.

Krimh did a great job behind his kit. He was tight and precise. However, it's hard to truly judge a drummer when they're only playing someone else's part. I haven't heard him aside from in Decapitated, so I don't know how creative he is.

Also something I forgot to mention! When I was talking to Bill (Decrepit Birth) he said they might be doing a tour this fall with Suffocation, Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and another band he couldn't remember. If that happens I will shit myself.

mankvill
07-19-2010, 02:43 PM
Also something I forgot to mention! When I was talking to Bill (Decrepit Birth) he said they might be doing a tour this fall with Suffocation, Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and another band he couldn't remember. If that happens I will shit myself.

:)

metallicbrian666
07-19-2010, 02:49 PM
A Suffocation/DB show would indeed be sick.

girnny777
07-19-2010, 02:59 PM
Also something I forgot to mention! When I was talking to Bill (Decrepit Birth) he said they might be doing a tour this fall with Suffocation, Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and another band he couldn't remember. If that happens I will shit myself.

Hour Of Penance is fucking badass, I would love to see this show.

NecroRob
07-19-2010, 03:12 PM
Decent set from The Faceless, would have liked to see at least one more song from Akeldama like All Dark Graves or Leica, but at least this show had The Ancient Covenant and An Autopsy unlike San Diego (apparently).

But wtf is up with that Decapitated set? Only 9 songs and 3/4 of them are from the new album? I'm still excited to see them, but that's kinda bullshit.


Also something I forgot to mention! When I was talking to Bill (Decrepit Birth) he said they might be doing a tour this fall with Suffocation, Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and another band he couldn't remember. If that happens I will shit myself.

Lemme just check something real quick...Yep I got a boner :drool:

NecroRob
07-19-2010, 03:50 PM
Oh, and one question, what image was on the Decapitated tour shirt? I'm guessing probably the cover art from the new album?

daimonos
07-19-2010, 04:12 PM
When I was talking to Bill (Decrepit Birth) he said they might be doing a tour this fall with Suffocation, Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and another band he couldn't remember. If that happens I will shit myself.

Holy fuck.

I need to see Suffocation again so bad, I've been hoping for a tour for awhile. Hour of Penance would be insane, and I still haven't gotten around to picking up either of the Fleshgod Apocalypse albums, so I'm gonna have to do that.

idrinkwine732
07-19-2010, 04:13 PM
I guess that means Hour of Penance has a new lineup settled.

daimonos
07-19-2010, 04:20 PM
I guess that means Hour of Penance has a new lineup settled.

It's interesting because the vocalist that just left Hour of Penance is also the singer for Fleshgod Apocalypse.

treghet
07-19-2010, 04:35 PM
Oh, and one question, what image was on the Decapitated tour shirt? I'm guessing probably the cover art from the new album?

They had a cover art shirt, but it didn't have tour dates. I wanted a simple black and white shirt anyway though.

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/43b635bb10c1a3da7154ed42d8a6d389.jpg

idrinkwine732
07-19-2010, 05:13 PM
It's interesting because the vocalist that just left Hour of Penance is also the singer for Fleshgod Apocalypse.

hmmm...that's interesting. Maybe he's sticking around, will be filling in for himself on this tour, or it's completely unrelated. That's an interesting point though.

bt11763
07-19-2010, 08:59 PM
Good write up. You got me even more excited for my Summer Slaughter date on the 31st!

:light:

hell yeah dudeeee


as a side note, as excited as i am to finally see decrepit birth, i'm little disappointed there's only one song off of Diminishing Between Worlds, because I think that album is far superior to ...And Time Begins. But oh well, i know that i won't be disappointed in their set. This show is gonna be fucking amazing :horns:

treghet
07-19-2010, 09:58 PM
I agree, Diminishing Between Worlds is much better than ...And Time Begins, but The Infestation and Prelude to the Apocalypse are great live. And Of Genocide is a crushing way to start the show. You will love the new songs they're playing, though. I'm going to write a full review of the album later this week. I've already listened to it 6 and a half times. :D

NecroRob
07-19-2010, 10:54 PM
Their new album is fucking fantastic. I wish they would play either Solar Impulse or Sea of Memories, although nothing on the new album is even close to a bad track.

And thanks for the Decapitated merch info.

treghet
07-20-2010, 02:41 PM
I wish they would have played Solar Impulse too. It's one of my favorites from the album.

andrew_metalhead
07-20-2010, 05:16 PM
Great fucking show. Some people were saying that they're not going to this show because this year's line-up was nothing compared to last year's. Well they missed out on an amazing show, that's for sure.

I had to miss Cephalic Carnage and Veil of Maya because I was doing interviews at the time, but I made sure to see all other band and loved every single one of them. It was sad that Vital Remains being the senior-most band on the bill were the openers and very few people were inside the venue to see their show.

I interviewed 7 of the 10 bands. I really enjoyed all of them, specially Decapitated, Vital Remains and of course the amazing Decrepit Birth. Not only did I tell Matt Sotelo that I thought Polarity is the album of the year so far, I also kept telling the other bands about it :lol:

Vogg offered me to come hang out in the tour bus after the show but I was really fucking tired so I decided to go home instead. Partying with the bands doesn't interest me all that much anyway. I enjoy interviewing them and seeing them perform, that's about it. I'm a fan, and if I start partying with them, I would become a friend sort of, which I'm scared would may be make me lose the respect I have for them.

You can check them out here if interested. http://metalassault.com/interviews.php

I'll try to do a detailed write-up soon. Pictures will be posted soon as well.

Montsegur
07-21-2010, 02:43 PM
I caught this show as well because I was in LA for a few days. Decrepit Birth was by far my favorite act of the night. Totally killer live. The Faceless were pretty cool and Animals as Leaders were also impressive. I left before Decap because it was late and their guitar player was having tech problems which delayed their stage time. A Suff/DB tour this fall would be awesome.

AnataFan4Life
07-21-2010, 09:24 PM
What songs did Animals as Leaders play?

Please tell me they played On Impulse.

b_halperin
07-23-2010, 02:00 PM
aal only played 3 songs i think

tempting time
wave of babies
cafo

might have played one more, i didn't "really" get into them until after the show

treghet
07-23-2010, 02:38 PM
If that's their set then it's not the right order. When I walked inside they were playing something (Wave of Babies?), then they played Tempting Time, and then probably CAFO.

I'm interested in knowing what The Red Chord played. If anybody has seen their set posted somewhere else please share it!

tteotd666
07-23-2010, 02:43 PM
I want some more information about the merch on this tour, especially decrepit birth and decapitated

larvtard
07-23-2010, 02:46 PM
I'm interested in knowing what The Red Chord played. If anybody has seen their set posted somewhere else please share it!

Demoralizer
Bone Needle
Nihilist
Black Santa
Hour of Rats
Dreaming In Dog Years
Antman

treghet
07-23-2010, 02:51 PM
I want some more information about the merch on this tour, especially decrepit birth and decapitated

Well I wrote about what I remember in my first post.

Decrepit Birth shirts: $20
Decrepit Birth CDs: $10
Decrepit Birth deal: (Polarity and album cover shirt w/ dates) $25

Decapitated shirts: $25

I don't think Decapitated had CDs, but I might have missed them, since I wasn't looking for them.

Demoralizer
Bone Needle
Nihilist
Black Santa
Hour of Rats
Dreaming In Dog Years
Antman

Thanks! I know they played also Floating Through the Vein, because they announced that song.

larvtard
07-23-2010, 02:56 PM
Well I wrote about what I remember in my first post.

Decrepit Birth shirts: $20
Decrepit Birth CDs: $10
Decrepit Birth deal: (Polarity and album cover shirt w/ dates) $25

Decapitated shirts: $25

I don't think Decapitated had CDs, but I might have missed them, since I wasn't looking for them.



Thanks! I know they played also Floating Through the Vein, because they announced that song.

I don't think that set is from LA though

treghet
07-23-2010, 03:02 PM
Ah, okay. That's cool if they're changing it up then.

KvltOvPersonality
07-23-2010, 07:24 PM
No new Faceless songs? Damn

NecroRob
07-23-2010, 07:29 PM
I saw an interview from Derek at Hellfest and he said they wanted to have a new song to play by now, but the writing process has been kinda slow (they only have half of one song done). So it kinda sucks, but you don't wanna force it and make shitty music, as long as they don't turn into Necrophagist or Wintersun...:eyes:

kommie
07-23-2010, 08:37 PM
, as long as they don't turn into Necrophagist or Wintersun...:eyes:

as in taking forever to release a new CD?

NecroRob
07-23-2010, 08:41 PM
as in taking forever to release a new CD?

Precisely.

Rmeiselman
07-23-2010, 09:36 PM
Demoralizer
Bone Needle
Nihilist
Black Santa
Hour of Rats
Dreaming In Dog Years
Antman

Jesus Tap-Dancing Christ! Thats an awesome set!

AnataFan4Life
07-24-2010, 07:08 AM
I figured Animals as Leaders would only play their heavy stuff on this tour. I really wanted to hear On Impulse and Soraya though =/

scouinci
07-24-2010, 09:45 AM
how much were all shall perish CDs? did they have the price of existence?
thanks

treghet
07-24-2010, 10:32 AM
Sorry, I did not check the All Shall Perish table, so I don't know what they had or what the prices were.

scouinci
07-24-2010, 10:37 AM
okay thanks anyway

Necrodom
07-27-2010, 12:24 PM
Do you remeber what time The Faceless and Decapitated came on?