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mankvill
10-08-2011, 10:39 PM
Why is Skeletonwitch one of the best live bands ever? Is it because they have unmatched stage presence? Is it because Chance is otherworldy when he's doing his vocals? Is it the spot-on solo performances? Is it their perfect sound mix? It's every one of these, and stuff that I just can't put my thumb on.

This was my sixth time seeing Skeletonwitch, third time seeing them headline. It was the longest set I've ever seen them play, and it seemed evenly divided by their three albums. While the Beyond The Permafrost tracks were insane (including one of my personal favorite songs of all time, Within My Blood, ending the set with hellish ferocity), the songs from their new album sounded amazing. The new record is definitely a lot more melodic, but still vicious as ever. And I think my new favorite live Skeletonwitch song is Crushed Beyond Dust. The entire band was firing on all cylinders tonight. The sound was impeccable, and each member gave 110%. Absolutely the best time I've seen them, absolutely one of the best sets I've seen this year or ever. 10/10

Before the main act, Wrath and Ruin played. This show also served as their record release show. They play a brand of atmospheric/industrial/doom metal that is completely suffocating and brutal. One of the songs they played (I'll have to listen to their album, which they gave away!) was one of the most violent live songs I've heard. Not in a douchey, "let's see some blood, bro!" way, but in a serial-killing stranger-murdering way. And their drummer is still really, really good! 8.5/10

Opening the show was The Cast Pattern. It's been a while since I've seen them, but it looks like they got a new vocalist and were pretty decent! I'm not a huge fan of the type of metalcore/deathcore that they play, but they do it extremely well. No sustained/annoying breakdowns at all. 7/10

Picked up Wrath and Ruin's new album, "Mouth of Oblivion". If this combination of bands entices you: Khanate, Godflesh, Xasthur, Jesu, then I highly recommend you check them out. I also got the new Skeletonwitch album, "Infernal Damnation", on green splatter vinyl. Limited to 500 copies, you bet your sweet ass I'll be posting pics of it. Came with a free poster and digital download too!

Skeletonwitch:

The Horrifying Force (The Desire To Kill)
Reduced to the Failure of Prayer
Upon Wings Of Black
Submit to the Suffering
Crushed Beyond Dust
Beyond the Permafrost
Sacrifice for the Slaughtergod
Strangled by Unseen Hands
Infernal Damnation
Longing for Domination
Fire from the Sky
Vengeance Will be Mine
Choke Upon Betrayal
Within My Blood

Wrath and Ruin (partial/out of order):

The Bug
The Edgeless Beyond

The Cast Pattern (partial/out of order):

Set Like, Three Things On Fire
My Grandpa's A Faggot

mankvill
10-08-2011, 10:54 PM
Cell phone quality, but you get the idea:

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/300756_2269788222787_1191030122_32350454_153996671 9_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/307249_2269787582771_1191030122_32350451_108641969 0_n.jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/320627_2269788022782_1191030122_32350453_956110162 _n.jpg

Epidemic Reign
10-08-2011, 10:59 PM
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/320627_2269788022782_1191030122_32350453_956110162 _n.jpg

THAT THING IS BADASS.

mankvill
10-08-2011, 11:03 PM
THAT THING IS BADASS.

I think they just started selling them today, and I got my hands on the last one at my date!

jd091
10-08-2011, 11:57 PM
Sounds aaaaawesome. I dunno if I agree with you about "one of the greatest live acts" out there, though. I mean, they're awesome and all, but I feel like nothing is ever going to make them push over that edge to be in the top tier of live metal bands. If that makes any sense.

But I am talking to the king of all Skeletits scrobbles, aren't I? ;)

jd091
10-09-2011, 12:00 AM
oh, and

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/307249_2269787582771_1191030122_32350451_108641969 0_n.jpg

dose r some sexy sheets u got there

sarsip
10-09-2011, 02:58 AM
Can't wait to get it!!!:flame:

Epidemic Reign
10-09-2011, 03:04 AM
oh, and

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/307249_2269787582771_1191030122_32350451_108641969 0_n.jpg

dose r some sexy sheets u got there

Celtic pride :fist:

GarageMetal468
10-09-2011, 05:38 AM
Opening with The Horrifying Force isn't really all that great... that song is pretty boring IMO especially compared to the rest of the new album and the songs they usually opened with (Submit to the Suffering, Upon Wings of Black). But the rest of that set is great and it sounded like a hell of a show! When will I get to see Skeletonwitch headline a show that's not 21+... :bouville:

DethMaiden
10-09-2011, 05:39 AM
SMOKE WEED
DRINK BEER
EAT PUSSY

smearCampaign
10-09-2011, 09:59 AM
I dunno if I agree with you about "one of the greatest live acts" out there, though. I mean, they're awesome and all, but I feel like nothing is ever going to make them push over that edge to be in the top tier of live metal bands. If that makes any sense.

Nope. That makes no sense.

meandean77
10-09-2011, 03:29 PM
Thought I'd go ahead and post the Wrath and Ruin set list in its entirety:

Remnant
A World Without Light
Strength of Materials
Fog (new song, working title)
The Edgeless Beyond

Had to cut 'Lifeform' and 'The Bug' because the show got started so late.

rjturtle9
10-09-2011, 09:22 PM
I should have bought the vinyl when I had a chance... :bouville:

mankvill
10-09-2011, 09:50 PM
Thought I'd go ahead and post the Wrath and Ruin set list in its entirety:

Remnant
A World Without Light
Strength of Materials
Fog (new song, working title)
The Edgeless Beyond

Had to cut 'Lifeform' and 'The Bug' because the show got started so late.

I think the one I thought was really violent was Strength of Materials. You also played it at that New Year's show with Trog and Hammerlord.

You guys slay me every time! :shred:

Nick_to_the_face
10-10-2011, 09:24 AM
Manks...next time I skip a show like this..hit me in the face...hard.

Palabra de Dios
10-11-2011, 02:19 PM
Goddamn dude, how was I unaware this show was going on? Looks like a freacking great time.

mankvill
10-11-2011, 02:38 PM
Goddamn dude, how was I unaware this show was going on? Looks like a freacking great time.

Ah dang, I was sure I had told you about it!