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mankvill
02-10-2011, 10:12 PM
That's it. It's decided: Folk metal concerts are the most fun concerts in the entire world. I've never seen a more energetic crowd throughout such a long set dancing, moshing, singing, chanting, etc. than I have for a Lawrence, KS crowd on a freezing Thursday night. It was, to say the least, epic.

But it definitely didn't start out epic.

System Divide was definitely the odd man out on this tour. If they didn't have the female vocals, I'd completely write them off as a Whitechapel-worship band, but it wasn't as bad as I expected. Lots of breakdowns and the guitars just sounded like a wall of noise at times. They had a lot of energy, though. Not my favorite openers, but they woke the crowd up.

After them was Holy Grail. I expected them to sound a lot like a younger and more aggressive Iron Maiden. I wasn't completely off the mark, but they were still fun. They had some amazing twin guitar solos and the vocalist could really hit those high notes. Some songs seemed to drag on way too long, though. I'd love to see their counter-band White Wizzard and compare the two!

The first band I came for was 3 Inches Of Blood. They have a history of cancelling shows on Lawrence (I was at one that they eventually canceled) but they definitely made up for it. I was down in the pit for most of them and they sounded great, but the closer I got to the stage, the less I could hear Cam. Other than that, they were definitely on their game. "Goatrider's Horde" and "Deadly Sinners" sounded great as always, but their new one, "Lords Of Change" sounded GREAT. I think it might win back the fans they lost from their latest album. Would've loved Wykydtron, but 3IOB was fantastic all around.

Although the sound was spotty early on, it was quickly fixed and Eluveitie worked the crowd into a frenzy. Just the combination of their woodwind instruments, violin, hurdy-gurdy and the typical metal sound is just amazing in a live setting. The crowd clapped along, the pit was very active the entire set, and the hurdy-gurdy player even successfully got an audience in a Kansas college town to sing the lyrics to an ancient Celtic song. That's impressive! I will say the sound suffered just a bit because the members switched up instruments a lot, but overall it was managed very well. The vocalist was great with interacting with the crowd. Singing along with "Inis Mona" was really, really fun. Highlights were Tegernakô , Your Gaulish War, and Thousandfold. One of the all-around best performances I've ever seen! It was their first time in Kansas, but I really hope they'll be back soon!

Sets were the same all around:


System Divide

Purity in Imperfection
Repent/Forget
An Intoxicating Affair
Echoes
The Apex Doctrine
Vagaries of Perception


Holy Grail

Immortal Man
Call of Valhalla
Crisis in Utopia
Hollow Ground
My Last Attack
Fight to Kill


3 Inches of Blood

The Goatrider's Horde
Destroy the Orcs
Lords of Change (new song)
Trial of Champions
Premonition of Pain
Night Marauders
Deadly Sinners
Battles and Brotherhood


Eluveitie

Otherworld (intro)
Nil
Bloodstained Ground
Grey Sublime Archon
Your Gaulish War
Thousandfold
Inis Mona
Slanias Song
Brictom
Omnos
Quoth the Raven
The Song of Life
Kingdom Come Undone
(Do)minion
AnDro

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Primordial Breath
Uis Elveti
Tegernakô

System Divide - 5/10
Holy Grail - 7.5/10
3 Inches Of Blood - 8.5/10
Eluveitie - 9.5/10

I have live videos (IN HD! :3 ) of Goatrider's Horde, Thousandfold and Uis Elveti coming up.

Epidemic Reign
02-11-2011, 12:50 AM
That's it. It's decided: Folk metal concerts are the most fun concerts in the entire world. I've never seen a more energetic crowd throughout such a long set dancing, moshing, singing, chanting, etc. than I have for a Lawrence, KS crowd on a freezing Thursday night. It was, to say the least, epic.

Someone's never been to an Electric Six show! :dance:

No but seriously, really wish I hadn't passed this tour up in AZ the other night.

DethMaiden
02-11-2011, 08:27 AM
Wow, 3 Inches of Blood has been listening to their fans. Finally.

mankvill
02-11-2011, 10:56 AM
Wow, 3 Inches of Blood has been listening to their fans. Finally.

:party:

Northern_Shaman
02-11-2011, 11:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxNFEk8j1RY

Honestly dude? I am disappoint.

Night Marauders..? Pffft. :tongue:

makethemsuffer12
02-11-2011, 11:10 AM
That's it. It's decided: Folk metal concerts are the most fun concerts in the entire world. I've never seen a more energetic crowd throughout such a long set dancing, moshing, singing, chanting, etc. than I have for a Lawrence, KS crowd on a freezing Thursday night. It was, to say the least, epic.



Agreed. The crowd when I saw Eluveitie with Amon Amarth was amazing.

mankvill
02-11-2011, 11:12 AM
Here's the videos!

3 Inches Of Blood - Goatriders Horde (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxNFEk8j1RY)

Eluveitie - Thousandfold (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1U_xjA7DlY)

Eluveitie - Uis Elveti (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZpqGY_ZOjY)

I have a pretty bad case of the Youtube shakes, but hopefully they're okay.

mankvill
02-11-2011, 11:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxNFEk8j1RY

Honestly dude? I am disappoint.

Night Marauders..? Pffft. :tongue:

I was dead last night, gimme a break!

Nick_to_the_face
02-11-2011, 09:10 PM
I'm pissed my ride and ticket buyer bailed :bouville:

kommie
02-12-2011, 08:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxNFEk8j1RY

Honestly dude? I am disappoint.

Night Marauders..? Pffft. :tongue:

at least it's not a song off their new CD.....

Northern_Shaman
02-12-2011, 01:49 PM
Godddamn I can't even express how stoked I am to finally see Eluveitie headlining. They were great as support for Amon Amarth, but they have so many awesome songs that I don't think it did them justice. Unfortunately, age-restrictions kept me from seeing their headlining show on the Heathenfest tour a few years back... Ah well.

All will be good when I join them on stage for Thousandfold! :fist:

larvtard
02-12-2011, 02:19 PM
That's it. It's decided: Folk metal concerts are the most fun concerts in the entire world. I've never seen a more energetic crowd throughout such a long set dancing, moshing, singing, chanting, etc.


Yeah, I'm thinking I may have to go to this now. Cro-Mags are playing the same night though... Meh, how would you say hardcore shows compare to folk metal shows in terms of crowd energy and overall fun-ness?

mankvill
02-12-2011, 03:01 PM
Yeah, I'm thinking I may have to go to this now. Cro-Mags are playing the same night though... Meh, how would you say hardcore shows compare to folk metal shows in terms of crowd energy and overall fun-ness?

It just depends on what you like more.

Eluveitie had more pit activity, a lot more chanting/singing along, but there were a lot of kids there that were kind of douchey.

Back in January, I saw Gaza. Their stage presence was amazing, and although there weren't a lot of people there, the people who were passionate about Gaza pound-for-pound put out more energy than the crowd at Eluveitie.

Northern_Shaman
02-12-2011, 06:01 PM
at least it's not a song off their new CD.....

Hahaha no no, they sounded phenomenal! I was just taking a friendly stab at him for mislabelling it (as we all do when we're tired). I'm so glad they're opening with The Goatrider's Horde. Always thought it would make a killer beginning!

vmetal52
02-13-2011, 03:51 PM
what time did the show start and end?

mankvill
02-13-2011, 08:30 PM
what time did the show start and end?

System Divide went on around 7:15, we got out about Midnight.

vmetal52
02-16-2011, 06:00 PM
System Divide went on around 7:15, we got out about Midnight.

thanks, ended up getting out at 11:25pm. holy grail did not play.

Butcher of Birth
02-16-2011, 08:26 PM
Deadly Sinners, that is all! :rocker: