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treghet
10-31-2010, 01:34 AM
As I expected, this ended up being a pretty awesome show. I arrived around 4 to see some of the local bands opening the show. Unfortunately, I didn't know who all of the bands were beforehand. As I walked in the second band was setting up. I read their name on the lineup at the box office and knew this was going to be a disaster. I Hear They Burn for Murder had the absolute worst guitar tone I've ever heard. Their vocalist did mostly pig squeals with some high pitched screams thrown in. They played a lot of breakdowns in the one song I sat through before deciding to go take a walk outside. I was very thankful that the Glasshouse allows re-entry. Otherwise I might have killed myself before I saw any of the bands I came for.

Next up was Invection, a retro thrash band from Oakland. I can't stand most of the retro thrash bands out there, but I have a soft spot for Invection. Their new EP is actually pretty decent. They have some talent and I can definitely see them getting signed to Earache in the near future. Unfortunately the kick drum sounded terrible live. It was distracting during their set. They did get the crowd going though. I'll be looking out for their full length when it's released.


Derealization
Invection
Stunted Survival
Impulsive Violence
Drug Justice
Two Faced Lie


The next local band was Jhambi. I hadn't heard of these guys, so I thought I'd give them a chance. When I saw them setting up a keyboard on stage I had a bad feeling, and I should have just gone with it and went outside. Once again I made it through one song before my ears could stand no more.

Ossification was the last local band for the night. I've seen these guys twice before and I like them. They play brutal death metal in the style of Disgorge. Some technicality and heavy riffs mixed in. They put on a solid performance, although one of the guitarists was a bit sloppy.

Now Fleshgod Apocalypse was setting up. Honestly, I can't say I'm a fan of them. I can see their talent, but the music just doesn't click for me for some reason. I thought I might like them more after seeing them live, but I didn't. However, they were very tight and their drummer was a monster behind the kit. Sorry I do not know what they played.

Now it was time for Decrepit Birth. I always enjoy seeing them and this time was no exception. I was pleased with the set, recognizing the old material and also having some good new songs. I was a bit disappointed with the crowd though. The pit was hardly moving for most of the set, which I found odd, because the pits for Decrepit Birth have been intense every other time I've seen them. Anyway, they put on a great performance as usual.


Prelude to the Apocalypse
The Resonance
The Infestation
Diminishing Between Worlds
Metatron
Symbiosis


After Decrepit Birth, Through the Eyes of the Dead took the stage. It seems like most of the metal tours these days have a deathcore band stuck on them somewhere, so I was a bit happy to see these guys instead of Carnifex for the thousandth time. While they do have breakdowns, they are scarce in comparison to most of the deathcore scene, and unlike those bands, Through the Eyes of the Dead writes some decent riffs. I am taking this setlist from a previous show posted on setlist.fm (http://setlist.fm). I am pretty sure they played the same songs.


As Good as Dead
No Haven
Perpetual Defilement
Pull the Trigger
Dementia
Failure in the Flesh


Now The Faceless was up. I've seen them a couple times before and they do not disappoint. The new song sounded great and I was also happy that they played Pestilence. I'll be looking forward to their next album and seeing them on tour again.


Planetary Duality I (Hideous Revelation)
Planetary Duality II (A Prophecies Fruition)
Coldly Calculated Design
XenoChrist
Pestilence
Eidolon Reality
An Autopsy
The Ancient Covenant


Lastly, the New York legends took over. Suffocation crushed the stage with their unbelievably heavy sound. They were spot on and Frank paced the stage like a demented killer while vomiting hideous lyrics and doing endless blast hands. Suffocation live is a bludgeoning force most comparable to being hit in the face with a sledgehammer until your head takes the form of a crater. They played a set consisting of mostly older (and their best) material. I was happy to hear a good deal of my favorite songs and a couple not-so-often played ones. If you ever have the chance to see these guys live, I strongly recommend doing so.


Liege of Inveracity
Suspended in Tribulation
Thrones of Blood
Cataclysmic Purification
Entrails of You
Pierced From Within
Funeral Inception
Blood Oath
Effigy of the Forgotten
Torn Into Enthrallment
Infecting the Crypts


Suffocation had about 5 shirts ranging in price from $15 to $25. I didn't remember to take note of the specifics. They also had The Close of a Chapter live CD in the self-released version as well as the Relapse release. Sorry I don't remember the prices of the other bands merch, but I know Decrepit Birth had all three of their albums for sale.

Sepultura69
10-31-2010, 08:12 AM
WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!?! THEY PLAYED Torn into Enthrallment!!!! nooooooooooooooooo!!!!! I cannot believe i ended up missing this show....there is no reason for me to have missed this show, i have no excuse for my poor decision making :(

wow....they fucking played Torn into Enthrallment, if they added mass obliteration that would have been an epic setlist, kina bummed they didnt play Breeding the Spawn.

adamclark52
10-31-2010, 05:23 PM
The fact that they're opening with Liege of Inveracity makes me kick myself for missing this show.

NecroRob
10-31-2010, 05:26 PM
You guys both fail.

christopher
11-01-2010, 07:25 PM
You guys should have just drove up to Hollywood on Halloween. Sick show.

treghet
11-01-2010, 07:37 PM
Did they play the same set in Hollywood?

NecroRob
11-01-2010, 08:12 PM
:tp:

treghet
11-01-2010, 08:20 PM
i hear they burn for murder were pretty good.i dont think there is anything wrong with thier name and as far as thier live show they played really tight,the gutair was fine and the singer had alot of energy as well as the whole band.the drummer was pretty good and whats wrong with having some breakdowns?are all bands soppose to play nothing but fast and sound the same?i dont think so.get a clue.

http://www.myspace.com/escapeyourfate1 I Hear They Burn for Murder.

christopher
11-01-2010, 09:12 PM
Did they play the same set in Hollywood?

Suffocation did play the same set. I think DB played the same set. I know Fleshgod played Blinded by Fear, Through our Scars, and In Honour of our Reason, but I really don't know their music too well.

christopher
11-01-2010, 09:16 PM
next up the faceless.never scene them either.

Maybe if you knew how to spell then you would appreciate Fleshgod Apocalypse and Decrepit Birth.

Fires Of Sedition
11-01-2010, 10:46 PM
Maybe if you knew how to spell then you would appreciate Fleshgod Apocalypse and Decrepit Birth.

This. I (unfortunately) listened to I Hear They Burn For Murder. Jesus Christ. How anyone could like this bull shit more than Decrepit Birth and Fleshgod Apocalypse, I'll never know.

christopher
11-01-2010, 11:08 PM
This. I (unfortunately) listened to I Hear They Burn For Murder. Jesus Christ. How anyone could like this bull shit more than Decrepit Birth and Fleshgod Apocalypse, I'll never know.

The fact that Fleshgod did a cover of Blinded by Fear by At The Gates and improved it tremendously shocks me that any metal fan would not be won over by that alone.

treghet
11-02-2010, 07:01 AM
I like how his post has disappeared. :lol:

Enemy242
11-02-2010, 08:23 AM
I like how his post has disappeared. :lol:

I'm Andrew (vocalist/guitarist) for Invection, I think he was probably a member of the band who signed up to pretend he was a fan and defend the band. I've seen a lot of bands do that but I really don't understand it because it's always so easy to see through; just say you're a member of the band and take the criticism and see what you could've done better. I didn't get to see the band but they were extremely nice and let me use their cab so I can't really say anything bad about their set (taking cheap shots at us by saying they heard other people ripping on us is pretty lame though, in a review you should say what YOU think, not what others think; if someone said that thats their opinion and not everyone will like something but trying to demean someone else to bring you up is pretty fucked up). I always love feedback so stuff like this is awesome and I appreciate it; the show was definitely amazing and our set was fun despite the horrible kickdrum sound dominating the monitors haha, I basically had to look at my guitar to hear what I was playing the first few songs.

I decided to sign up to give my 2 cents on that but I've been watching this forum at a lot because I check it for sets before I go to shows, maybe I'll start posting more if I end up going to more shows in the future (had to stop due to money).

treghet
11-02-2010, 09:49 AM
Welcome, Andrew!

That's pretty cool of them to let you use their stuff. Stuff like that always reminds me not to judge people. I've seen plenty of people insult band members because of their music and/or appearance, and all it really does is close you off to the world. For example, I'm not a fan of Annotations of an Autopsy, but I met their guitarist and he's a really nice guy.

stevepwn
11-02-2010, 11:53 AM
i've seen suffocation live in january when i wasnt a fan of them and i am mad at myself for not liking them ); i hope theyre on summer slaughter next year
http://www.youtube.com/user/stevepwn
just uplaoded some songs that weren't on youtube, anyone know any others? let me know ill upload them

Sepultura69
11-02-2010, 12:46 PM
i've seen suffocation live in january when i wasnt a fan of them and i am mad at myself for not liking them ); i hope theyre on summer slaughter next year
http://www.youtube.com/user/stevepwn
just uplaoded some songs that weren't on youtube, anyone know any others? let me know ill upload them
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL_w3dA5L9I&feature=related
pretty awesome footage from the pomona show this past weekend. They sound Amazing. Just like you the first time I saw suffocation i wasn't familiar with the band either other then that they where opening up for exodus and carcass. I'm really fuckin' bummed I missed the pomona show, i never in a million years thought they would play torn into enthrallment(thats my favorite suffocation song):(

pickits
11-02-2010, 12:49 PM
hows it going guys? I'm new to this forum and just wanted to comment on this show. I'm Gary and I'm one of the guitarists of I hear they burn for murder. I'm the first one in the band to actually read this thread, and I don't got no hard feelings or anything towards your comments etc. I'm kind of confused because some of the comments say one of us posted something on here or something??? we all got opinions and I respect what you all have to say about us and the other bands that played. to be honest I'm kind of shocked that treghet claims we have a horrible guitar tone! I personally play a marshall all tube half stack, and schecter guitars with seymour duncans and have actually gotten a lot of good feedback on my set up from numerous bands and techs but once again we all got our different opinions and what not. and to Andrew from Invection I was the one who let you borrow my cab and thanks for the kind words you guys were pretty cool as well! regardless to what people thought of us I had a blast playing this show and meeting all the other cool bands that night. it was a pretty sick lineup and every band brought something new to the table with different styles/sounds which was pretty awesome. in my opinion I'm going to say besides suffocation, through the eyes of the dead were my favorite they have great songs that are always heavy and really get you headbanging.

treghet
11-02-2010, 01:59 PM
I'm kind of shocked that treghet claims we have a horrible guitar tone! I personally play a marshall all tube half stack, and schecter guitars with seymour duncans and have actually gotten a lot of good feedback on my set up from numerous bands and techs but once again we all got our different opinions and what not.

I can't say I know anything about guitars and all, but I just didn't like the way it sounded during the sound check and song that I heard. To me it sounded really muffled. But, I'm glad you guys had a good time. That's what playing music is about anyway. :cool:

pickits
11-02-2010, 02:13 PM
I can't say I know anything about guitars and all, but I just didn't like the way it sounded during the sound check and song that I heard. To me it sounded really muffled. But, I'm glad you guys had a good time. That's what playing music is about anyway. :cool:


oh I see well to be honest I couldn't hear the guitars from on stage...
very true! we play because we love it and if others like our music then great