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moobys37
02-21-2011, 09:43 PM
Full review of this show and Abbath's pelvic thrusts in the morning.

All Shall Fall
Sons of Northern Darkness
The Rise of Darkness
Damned in Black
Hordes to War
Solarfall
Norden on Fire
In My Kingdom Cold
Tyrants
Grim and Frostbitten Kingdoms
Withstand the Fall
One By One
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Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark)
The Sun No Longer Rises

JRA
02-21-2011, 09:48 PM
hope your happy brad. assbag.

treghet
02-21-2011, 09:49 PM
And now Brad approves. ;)

edit: :lol:

insidethefall
02-21-2011, 09:51 PM
Immortal came to the Burgh and suddenly we get a snowstorm? Coincidence?

RAZOR
02-21-2011, 10:34 PM
Immortal came to the Burgh and suddenly we get a snowstorm? Coincidence?

That snowstorm was a bitch to get home in.

idrinkwine732
02-21-2011, 10:36 PM
That snowstorm was a bitch to get home in.

I'm gonna go take a picture of my Agalloch ticket and my Scion Rock Fest wristband now.

jd091
02-21-2011, 10:43 PM
Immortal came to the Burgh and suddenly we get a snowstorm? Coincidence?

:lol:

:hmm:

I think not.
:demon:

DethMaiden
02-22-2011, 03:50 AM
Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark)


http://jeuxdelle.typepad.com/.a/6a0128762ea114970c0133f583c0c8970b-800wi

Elvenking
02-22-2011, 05:34 AM
Immortal came to the Burgh and suddenly we get a snowstorm? Coincidence?

Immortal comes to Chicago, 24 inches of snow melt. Coincidence?

daimonos
02-22-2011, 07:13 AM
Yup. I'm still sulking.

es156
02-22-2011, 07:58 AM
I am really hoping to hear Beyond The North Waves. (Brad, I think we were in the same situation at the Blind Guardian show, ha ha.)

es156
02-22-2011, 08:00 AM
Full review of this show and Abbath's pelvic thrusts in the morning.

So, are you saying we should avoid the front row?

Derelict
02-22-2011, 08:11 AM
Immortal came to the Burgh and suddenly we get a snowstorm? Coincidence?

Yeah, snow is pretty rare in western PA

daimonos
02-22-2011, 08:22 AM
Yeah, snow is pretty rare in western PA

:lol:

The snow was completely unexpected though. It was 65 the other day.

Natrlhi
02-22-2011, 09:44 AM
Yeah, snow is pretty rare in western PA

:lol:

The snow was completely unexpected though. It was 65 the other day.It's not that snow is rare in Western PA, or even that the weather was warm just a few days ago...it's that the storm we got was so sudden and brutal. I mean, the worst winter storm of the year hits us out of fucking nowhere, and it happens just as Immortal pulls into town - I mean like, within hours (or even minutes) of their arrival.

Fuck it, I think it actually WAS Immortal's doing. Shit's scary. :eyes:



Yup. I'm still sulking.
Me too. :(

DethMaiden
02-22-2011, 09:50 AM
I am really hoping to hear Beyond The North Waves. (Brad, I think we were in the same situation at the Blind Guardian show, ha ha.)

And I won last time, so I should hope you get Beyond the North Waves...

...but no, I want Blashyrkh too bad. :fingers: ;)

moobys37
02-22-2011, 10:08 AM
In-Depth review time!

Mr. Smalls Theatre is about 15 minutes from my house on a typical day. However, as many mentioned already, this was not a typical day in Pittsburgh. It took an hour and a half to get to the club last night with all of the snow plus rush hour traffic in said snow. Apparently it was a record snowfall for this time of year with 8 inches. Anyway, we got there around 6 and waited outside for about an hour in the falling snow. My girlfriend and I talked to a lot of pretty awesome people, including a guy from Ohio who came from about two hours away and someone from Toronto. I was a little surprised they didn't open doors at 6:45 because everyone was set up inside from what the merch girl told me. At 7pm we got inside and I immediately went to the merch table. I'll put the next sentence separate for those of you going to one of the last 3 shows.

Immortal sold out completely of 3 designs before the show last night and sold out of another one after the show was over.

So if you're going to buy merch be sure to not wait and get it as soon as you get in the room. At 8pm Absu came on with a fury I've never seen from an opening band before. Yes, Prosciptor wore the headband again and it was ridiculous, but he was even more animated than he was when I saw them as a four piece a few years back. My only real criticism I have of Absu was that the bass player handled a lot of the vocals. Granted, he was really good, but I wanted to see more of Proscriptor doing vocals while playing blastbeats. I didn't recognize some of the songs as they played a new song that was absolutely killer, but from memory they did play Night Fire Canonization, Amy, Spell 181 (complete with awesome intro from Proscriptor) Highland Tyrant Attack, Manannen, and Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle closed their set. I can't wait to see Absu again, and I believe the band truly enjoyed playing their first show in Pittsburgh after a 20 year career.

After a surprisingly quick set changeover, Immortal came on around 9:20. For the next 80 minutes, Abbath had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. The place went absolutely nuts when the first notes of All Shall Fall played, and Sons of Northern Darkness afterwards was a fantastic choice for a second song. They were a little heavy on the last three albums, but it does help that they played mostly the best material from those albums. I personally would have rather seen Unearthly Kingdom instead of Hordes to War, but Norden on Fire was an absolute monster. The crowd went nuts for Tyrants and Grim and Frostbitten Kingdoms. During Tyrants, Abbath did that walk only Abbath can do while thrusting himself towards the ladies on the opposite side of the stage I was at (the left side where Abbath spent most of the show). After One By One, the band left the stage for about a minute and returned and played Blashyrkh with more intensity than they played any other song previous to it. Closing with The Sun No Longer Rises was a great choice. Immortal left the stage by thanking the crowd and saying "See you in Chicago!" The band played spot on with no sound issues from my spot. This may have been a once in a lifetime experience to see Immortal, and I would not let anything have changed it.

JRA
02-22-2011, 10:11 AM
And I won last time, so I should hope you get Beyond the North Waves...

...but no, I want Blashyrkh too bad. :fingers: ;)

God forbid they drop Tyrants instead.

Though the possibility also exists that they might rotate the two every other night.

Natrlhi
02-22-2011, 10:28 AM
Everyone who was at this show is an asshole.

es156
02-22-2011, 10:37 AM
Everyone who was at this show is an asshole.

What about all the people that are going to the Chicago show tonight? Like Brad?


:D

Natrlhi
02-22-2011, 10:46 AM
What about all the people that are going to the Chicago show tonight? Like Brad?


:DAssholes. All of you.

Derelict
02-22-2011, 10:55 AM
:lol:

The snow was completely unexpected though. It was 65 the other day.

Yeah we had the same thing out here...was 75 friday, all the snow melted, then we had 4 inches this morning.

JRA
02-22-2011, 11:06 AM
Assholes. All of you.


http://verydemotivational.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/demotivational-posters-asshole.jpg

kommie
02-22-2011, 11:20 AM
how many times have Immortal actually played here?

insidethefall
02-22-2011, 11:27 AM
how many times have Immortal actually played here?

Last night was their only time in Pittsburgh

insidethefall
02-22-2011, 11:38 AM
In-Depth review time!

Mr. Smalls Theatre is about 15 minutes from my house on a typical day. However, as many mentioned already, this was not a typical day in Pittsburgh. It took an hour and a half to get to the club last night with all of the snow plus rush hour traffic in said snow. Apparently it was a record snowfall for this time of year with 8 inches. Anyway, we got there around 6 and waited outside for about an hour in the falling snow. My girlfriend and I talked to a lot of pretty awesome people, including a guy from Ohio who came from about two hours away and someone from Toronto. I was a little surprised they didn't open doors at 6:45 because everyone was set up inside from what the merch girl told me. At 7pm we got inside and I immediately went to the merch table. I'll put the next sentence separate for those of you going to one of the last 3 shows.

Immortal sold out completely of 3 designs before the show last night and sold out of another one after the show was over.

So if you're going to buy merch be sure to not wait and get it as soon as you get in the room. At 8pm Absu came on with a fury I've never seen from an opening band before. Yes, Prosciptor wore the headband again and it was ridiculous, but he was even more animated than he was when I saw them as a four piece a few years back. My only real criticism I have of Absu was that the bass player handled a lot of the vocals. Granted, he was really good, but I wanted to see more of Proscriptor doing vocals while playing blastbeats. I didn't recognize some of the songs as they played a new song that was absolutely killer, but from memory they did play Night Fire Canonization, Amy, Spell 181 (complete with awesome intro from Proscriptor) Highland Tyrant Attack, Manannen, and Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle closed their set. I can't wait to see Absu again, and I believe the band truly enjoyed playing their first show in Pittsburgh after a 20 year career.

After a surprisingly quick set changeover, Immortal came on around 9:20. For the next 80 minutes, Abbath had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. The place went absolutely nuts when the first notes of All Shall Fall played, and Sons of Northern Darkness afterwards was a fantastic choice for a second song. They were a little heavy on the last three albums, but it does help that they played mostly the best material from those albums. I personally would have rather seen Unearthly Kingdom instead of Hordes to War, but Norden on Fire was an absolute monster. The crowd went nuts for Tyrants and Grim and Frostbitten Kingdoms. During Tyrants, Abbath did that walk only Abbath can do while thrusting himself towards the ladies on the opposite side of the stage I was at (the left side where Abbath spent most of the show). After One By One, the band left the stage for about a minute and returned and played Blashyrkh with more intensity than they played any other song previous to it. Closing with The Sun No Longer Rises was a great choice. Immortal left the stage by thanking the crowd and saying "See you in Chicago!" The band played spot on with no sound issues from my spot. This may have been a once in a lifetime experience to see Immortal, and I would not let anything have changed it.


Your review was great. I seriously enjoyed Immortal more than I thought I would have. Abbath is a really good frontman and Horgh and apollyon were pretty animated as well. Absu was amazing as usual, even as a trio they performed flawlessly. I usually have a beef with the sound at Mr. Smalls but this time I could hear everything clearly.

I'm all for the two band per concert concept - each band had a lot of time and there was no waiting around watching shitty bands, too bad the ticket price was high.

daimonos
02-22-2011, 12:00 PM
Assholes. All of you.

This.

RAZOR
02-22-2011, 12:45 PM
This.

I take it you weren't able to make it? :(

kommie
02-22-2011, 01:04 PM
how many times have Immortal actually played here?

I'm referring to the states in general here....

moobys37
02-22-2011, 02:30 PM
too bad the ticket price was high.

I have a small issue with this. Yes, the ticket price for a metal show was high, but for your typical non-metal tour that I know about it's about middle of the road. I think we as metal fans are a bit spoiled when it comes to ticket prices.

RAZOR
02-22-2011, 03:24 PM
Here's some of the better pictures I got last night.

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh1k7lqI0D1qzqswio1_500.jpg
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh1k56UeY71qzqswio1_500.jpg
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh1k2y2cTZ1qzqswio1_500.jpg
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh1ibuGrP01qzqswio1_500.jpg
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh1ilx4nYM1qzqswio1_500.jpg


:party:

treghet
02-22-2011, 03:56 PM
That last picture perfectly sums up an Immortal performance.

RAZOR
02-22-2011, 04:17 PM
That last picture perfectly sums up an Immortal performance.

It's my favorite one, haha.

El Gordo
02-22-2011, 04:50 PM
:lol: That last pic is all kinds of epic!

moobys37
02-22-2011, 05:09 PM
Here's some of the better pictures I got last night.

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh1k7lqI0D1qzqswio1_500.jpg
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh1k56UeY71qzqswio1_500.jpg
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh1k2y2cTZ1qzqswio1_500.jpg
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh1ibuGrP01qzqswio1_500.jpg
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh1ilx4nYM1qzqswio1_500.jpg


:party:

I think you were right next to me and we didn't even know it! :eyes:

RAZOR
02-22-2011, 05:13 PM
I think you were right next to me and we didn't even know it! :eyes:

Oh shit, haha. I was the chick at the very left corner of the rail right next to the speaker.

moobys37
02-22-2011, 05:14 PM
Oh shit, haha. I was the chick at the very left corner of the rail right next to the speaker.

I'm the tall guy that was rocking out way too hard for someone that has broken glasses.

RAZOR
02-22-2011, 05:15 PM
I'm the tall guy that was rocking out way too hard for someone that has broken glasses.

Bald?

moobys37
02-22-2011, 05:18 PM
Bald?

Not completely bald, but pretty short hair. My short girlfriend was next to me directly on the rail.

RAZOR
02-22-2011, 05:18 PM
Not completely bald, but pretty short hair. My short girlfriend was next to me directly on the rail.

Yep, you were the one next to me, haha.

moobys37
02-22-2011, 05:21 PM
Yep, you were the one next to me, haha.

Haha :rocker: Hope I didn't ruin the rest of your pictures.

RAZOR
02-22-2011, 05:23 PM
Haha :rocker: Hope I didn't ruin the rest of your pictures.

I think I got your head in one of them actually, but otherwise you were fine. :P

moobys37
02-22-2011, 05:25 PM
I think I got your head in one of them actually, but otherwise you were fine. :P

Alright! I'm glad you were able to get there!

RAZOR
02-22-2011, 05:28 PM
Alright! I'm glad you were able to get there!

Same to you! Granted you're a hell of a lot closer to Smalls than I am, but still. Getting home was a bigger problem.

daimonos
02-22-2011, 08:05 PM
I take it you weren't able to make it? :(

Unfortunately not :(

I'm tying my noose right now...

I'm the tall guy that was rocking out way too hard for someone that has broken glasses.

I think I know who you are, if you and your friends were really excited about Septic Flesh, I'm pretty sure I talked to you for awhile at the Behemoth show last year about whatever random metal bullshit :lol:

kommie
02-22-2011, 08:10 PM
This is a serious question.... Do Immortal take their selves seriously? Cause they just seem like a joke-like band. All the pictures I see of them, and other stuff they're always in very badly stereotypical like black metal band poses. Really, truly not trying to troll here.

daimonos
02-22-2011, 08:17 PM
This is a serious question.... Do Immortal take their selves seriously? Cause they just seem like a joke-like band. All the pictures I see of them, and other stuff they're always in very badly stereotypical like black metal band poses. Really, truly not trying to troll here.

Honestly, I think they're serious about the music, but they're totally all about having fun. Abbath is one funny motherfucker.

moobys37
02-22-2011, 09:42 PM
I think I know who you are, if you and your friends were really excited about Septic Flesh, I'm pretty sure I talked to you for awhile at the Behemoth show last year about whatever random metal bullshit :lol:

That's Dave. I can't think of the proper word to describe him, but none of them are good. He left early during Watain because the music was too intense for him, yet there was no blood and dead things. He also only has knowledge of All Shall Fall yet wore corpse paint last night.

I'm the guy you were standing next to during Triptykon yet, like Razor, we didn't know it till after the show.

RAZOR
02-23-2011, 11:08 AM
That's Dave. I can't think of the proper word to describe him, but none of them are good. He left early during Watain because the music was too intense for him, yet there was no blood and dead things. He also only has knowledge of All Shall Fall yet wore corpse paint last night.

I'm the guy you were standing next to during Triptykon yet, like Razor, we didn't know it till after the show.

:eyes: Was this Dave one of the two kids at the rail with corpse paint on?

daimonos
02-23-2011, 12:28 PM
That's Dave. I can't think of the proper word to describe him, but none of them are good. He left early during Watain because the music was too intense for him, yet there was no blood and dead things. He also only has knowledge of All Shall Fall yet wore corpse paint last night.

I'm the guy you were standing next to during Triptykon yet, like Razor, we didn't know it till after the show.

Oh alright. I'll probly see you again at some point. Once we get a good show around here.

moobys37
02-23-2011, 04:23 PM
:eyes: Was this Dave one of the two kids at the rail with corpse paint on?

Yes, he was the tallest one. And yet he wonders why none of us like him all that much.

Don't be a stranger next time you see me at a show!

moobys37
02-23-2011, 04:23 PM
Oh alright. I'll probly see you again at some point. Once we get a good show around here.

Explosions In The Sky...

daimonos
02-23-2011, 04:24 PM
Yes, he was the tallest one. And yet he wonders why none of us like him all that much.

Don't be a stranger next time you see me at a show!

I don't think that you're the person I thought you were. How did you figure out who I am lol?

Explosions In The Sky...

Thanks, I'll check them out.

moobys37
02-23-2011, 04:26 PM
I don't think that you're the person I thought you were. How did you figure out who I am lol?

I read your Triptykon review and I remembered you getting the setlist and us getting so excited that you did :D

RAZOR
02-23-2011, 04:27 PM
Yes, he was the tallest one. And yet he wonders why none of us like him all that much.

Don't be a stranger next time you see me at a show!

Finally I know who he is, I've seen him at the past three shows I've gone to at Mr. Small's. :lol:

and I won't!! I'll be sure to say hello. c:

daimonos
02-23-2011, 04:27 PM
I read your Triptykon review and I remembered you getting the setlist and us getting so excited that you did :D

Oh alright. Was I next to you at Watain too?

moobys37
02-23-2011, 04:29 PM
Oh alright. Was I next to you at Watain too?

Possibly. I was pretty much everywhere during Watain since a lot of my metal friends were there that I hadn't seen in awhile.

Finally I know who he is, I've seen him at the past three shows I've gone to at Mr. Small's. :lol:

and I won't!! I'll be sure to say hello. c:

Hooray!

daimonos
02-23-2011, 04:56 PM
Possibly. I was pretty much everywhere during Watain since a lot of my metal friends were there that I hadn't seen in awhile.


Ah I gotcha. Well just say whats up next time you see me, then I'll know for sure :lol:

daimonos
02-23-2011, 05:26 PM
Two: I caught a glimpse of the kid arguing with the bouncer about not letting him go outside to smoke because he was under 21. What does he think you were gonna go sneak a drink at the bar? There's a bar in the venue! I didn't catch much, but I shall chime in and support that they treat "young-uns" like shit.



An old band I was in played a show at a bar once, and we weren't allowed to leave the building, even to smoke. The owner said that if one of us were to go out and drink, and an official (whatever the people who regulate alcohol distribution are called) were to walk in, then the place would be shut down for serving minors and the owner would lose his license. If you think about it, it makes sense. It's a liability kind of thing, I guess. I had never really thought of it that way before then. So that was probably the case here too.