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Sanitarium78
11-17-2011, 07:37 AM
Black Label Society:

Crazy Horse
Funeral Bell
Bleed For Me
Suicide Messiah
Overlord
Parade of the Dead
Fire it Up
Guitar Solo
Godspeed Hell Bound
Concrete Jungle
Stillborn

Judas Priest:

Rapid Fire:rocker:
Metal Gods
Heading Out to the Highway
Judas Rising:rocker:
Starbreaker:party:
Victim of Changes:rocker:
Never Satisfied
Diamonds & Rust
Dawn Of Creation
Prophecy
Night Crawler:rocker::rocker:
Turbo Lover
Beyond the Realms of Death:light:
The Sentinel
Blood Red Skies:horns:
The Green Manalishi
Breaking the Law
Painkiller
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The Hellion
Electric Eye
Hell Bent for Leather
You've Got Another Thing Comin'
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Living After Midnight

So the Phil Lynott Tribute band started things out tonight and to be honest I was bored as hell during their set and so was most of the crowd. Even the two songs that everybody knows only got poliet applause of recognition. I'm sorry but i've tried to get into Thin Lizzy but everything i've heard bored me to death. I honestly don't hear what the big deal is with them. They're just a so-so rock band in my eyes.

BLS put on their typical show. It was enjoyable until Zakk decided he was gonna make his guitar solo go for about 12 minutes. When I saw them headline back in May his solo was only about 5 or 6 minutes. But as the opener he decides to do a solo that is as long as three songs:confused: It's a shame to because the crowd was into it the whole time up until the solo. After that they never got the crowd back. I wonder when Zakk is gonna wake up and realize that nobody, not even his fans give a shit about his guitar solos anymore.

Great show by Priest, as far as i'm conserned they've put together the setlist of the year for this tour. Halford still being able to pull off some of the high notes he does at age 60 is unbelieveable. Even though there was a time or two he didn't even bother to try and hit them like on the chorus of The Sentinel. I'll give him a pass though since he nailed it on Painkiller:rocker: The band must've have forgot that they were in a indoor venue because during the first couple minutes of Rapid Fire the smoke was so thick you couldn't even see anybody on stage. They were still able to do their pyros though I would think in an outdoor venue the flames would probably be a lot bigger.

I really like Halford's stage demeanor. It almost seems like he's possesed by something with the way he looks down to the ground and slowly stalks the stage. I know he used to use a telepromter but i'm not sure about that now. Because he was moving around the stage very well and I didn't really notice anything that looked like one anywhere. During BTL Halford just let the crowd sing the whole song. He mouthed the words on stage to guide everyone but the vocals were all us. It's hard to pick just one highlight from this show. I would say Rapid Fire, Metal Gods, Judas Rising, Victim Of Changes, Starbreaker, Night Crawler, Beyond The Realms Of Death, Blood Red Skies and Electric Eye were my favorites of the night. Everything was played great the only problem I had is the soft/electric version of Diamonds & Rust. Yes, I know they've done it before but slow part has never worked for me. That was hardly enough to ruin the whole show though.

Just in case anybody working for the Main Street Armory in Rochester reads this, I just wanna tell you to please book more metal shows there. It's the perfect place for bands that can sell out the mid range venues. Plus, it's general admission so how can you not want more metal concerts there:D

Well, I managed to survive seeing Anthrax and Priest on back to back nights:eek: It was a great couple of days and at least I know if I have to do something like this again in the future I can make it through:D

Strobic Axe
11-17-2011, 07:49 AM
Nice review. Zakk does tend to lose momentum during every show - at least this time it wasn't because of a 15 minute piano interlude.
I wanted to ask which version of Diamonds and Rust they were doing, so thanks for answering that - now I'll know when to take a piss break & grab more beer.

Can you tell me when each band hit the stage? I'm seeing this show in Toronto on the 22nd and my buddy doesn't want to miss Thin Lizzy (he's a Damon Johnson fan).

Thanks

boznation
11-17-2011, 07:54 AM
same here time wise - I am going to the Jersey show tomorrow night - thanks -


-BozNation

ravenheart
11-17-2011, 07:57 AM
I hope that by the time they come back to Europe before this tour finishes that they change the set. They've been playing this exact one all year now, and Europe has already seen it. They should look to change it before doing a second leg.

It's a great set though.

Sanitarium78
11-17-2011, 07:59 AM
To the two posters asking about set time:

The doors opened at 530 and Lizzy came on around 630 and played until about 720. The change over was very quick, BLS started around 740 and played until 830. Priest came on around 915 and played until about 1145.

Strobic Axe
11-17-2011, 08:13 AM
Thanks S78

HackedUpForBBQ
11-17-2011, 09:06 AM
What an amazing two days it was.... Priest fucking killed it

Sepultura69
11-17-2011, 09:15 AM
Great review, man. Thanks for sharing that with us, glad you had a blast :fist:

brutal_descent
11-17-2011, 10:22 AM
Well, I managed to survive seeing Anthrax and Priest on back to back nights.

Definitely not a problem for me, I've done 3-4 back-to-back shows before.

valgalder
11-17-2011, 10:28 AM
I didn't like BLS before this show..and now I really hate them! What a shit band with shit fans - if they pump up this guys ego so much that he does a ridiculous 15 minute guitar solo... fuck that guy.. everything I hate about modern music. For a big rock star he doesn't even have a good stage presence.. and never addresses the crowd or anything. Garbage.

on a bright note.. Priest was fucking awesome. Rob sounded better than I expected. He does look tired - but he is old and has been doing these mega long sets for a while now, so I give him credit. Great to see them in venue like this one last time. I have a feeling they will do more shows, but most likely a big appearance here or there.

Sepultura69
11-17-2011, 10:43 AM
Definitely not a problem for me, I've done 3-4 back-to-back shows before.

Yeah dude but you're only fifteen. i have done that shit too as well plenty of times, especially in 2009. You're young, got plenty of stamina and energy. Wait till you get to Sanatariums age and you will understand what he meant by that...

Speaking of which...you do know that Mr. Sanatarium is significantly older than you, right? And me as well....Probably by...well, I guess I'll just shut up now, but I would bet my money that he is one of the "old timers" like powermaiden, Jhedity and natrhil. Not to be assuming or anything but I just always thought that he was...I could be wrong.

larvtard
11-17-2011, 10:46 AM
Yeah dude but you're only fifteen. i have done that shit too as well plenty of times, especially in 2009. You're young, got plenty of stamina and energy. Wait till you get to Sanatariums age and you will understand what he meant by that...

Speaking of which...you do know that Mr. Sanatarium is significantly older than you, right? And me as well....Probably by...well, I guess I'll just shut up now, but I would bet my money that he is one of the "old timers" like powermaiden, Jhedity and natrhil. Not to be assuming or anything but I just always thought that he was...I could be wrong.

He's indestructible's uncle, so yeah he's probably somewhat old ;)

Maidenmagic
11-17-2011, 10:47 AM
Thin Lizzy with Phil Lynott were awesome. BLS sucks.

Sepultura69
11-17-2011, 10:49 AM
He's indestructible's uncle

wat

marker
11-17-2011, 11:10 AM
I didn't like BLS before this show..and now I really hate them! What a shit band with shit fans - if they pump up this guys ego so much that he does a ridiculous 15 minute guitar solo... fuck that guy.. everything I hate about modern music. For a big rock star he doesn't even have a good stage presence.. and never addresses the crowd or anything. Garbage.

on a bright note.. Priest was fucking awesome. Rob sounded better than I expected. He does look tired - but he is old and has been doing these mega long sets for a while now, so I give him credit. Great to see them in venue like this one last time. I have a feeling they will do more shows, but most likely a big appearance here or there.

I didn't like BLS either the three times I've seen them. I like some of their songs, but they are boring as hell live. I have never paid to see them, and I couldn't wait for them to get the fuck off the stage.

girnny777
11-17-2011, 03:15 PM
What kind of merch did Judas Priest have?

valgalder
11-17-2011, 03:17 PM
merch for bigger shows like these are out of control expensive now.. I don't even bother looking. Not paying 40-50 dollars for a t-shirt... EVER.

Sanitarium78
11-18-2011, 06:15 AM
Definitely not a problem for me, I've done 3-4 back-to-back shows before.

Well, that's easy when you're a teenager. But once you get into your 30s those aches and pains that didn't bother you much when you were younger are a little more pronounced and take an extra couple of days to heal.

I didn't like BLS before this show..and now I really hate them! What a shit band with shit fans - if they pump up this guys ego so much that he does a ridiculous 15 minute guitar solo... fuck that guy.. everything I hate about modern music. For a big rock star he doesn't even have a good stage presence.. and never addresses the crowd or anything. Garbage.


I know several BLS fans, including myself and I don't consider them shit fans at all. No, they don't pump Zakk's ego when it comes to solo's. Most BLS fans want him to drop the solo from what i've gathered over the last few years. Zakk never addresses the crowd and I don't have a problem with that. I go to shows to hear music, not for the bands frontman to yak to the crowd. I like the no bullshit, except for the solo, let's just play the songs approach Zakk does live. I wish more bands did that.

Speaking of which...you do know that Mr. Sanatarium is significantly older than you, right? And me as well....Probably by...well, I guess I'll just shut up now, but I would bet my money that he is one of the "old timers" like powermaiden, Jhedity and natrhil. Not to be assuming or anything but I just always thought that he was...I could be wrong.

Well, i'm 33 so i'm not quite as old as Powermaiden, Jhdeity or Nat but i'm older than most on the board. I guess i'm an "old timer" now, next year will be the 20th anniversary of my first metal show.

He's indestructible's uncle

Yeah, he pretty much just started listening to my CD collection and that's how he became a metal fan. Hell, when I used to babysit him back when he was like five or six years old we used to watch the live concert videos from Metallica's Binge and Purge box set. He learned to do the fist pump and sing the "Die, Die, Die" part of Creeping Death real quick to:horns:

You gotta hook em while they're young:D

BloodoftheKings
11-18-2011, 06:23 AM
wat

I feel like everybody just forgot about the whole "Leave Indestructible Alone" thread. :lol:

PlaysWithKnives
11-20-2011, 01:20 PM
Judas fuckin Priest! What a fantastic show! It was a total religious expierience. Everything sounded perfect and the crowd was great and into everything. Songs like Victim Of Changes, Beyond the Realms Of Death and Blood Red Skies were epic. Night Crawler and Painkiller were awesome too. When the Hellion started playing, I got chills up and down my spine. If anyone has questioned it, Halford can still sing. I've been to a million concerts, but this one ranked up with the best. This place in Rochester, the Main street Armory is great for metal concerts. Hopefully more good bands will play there. What a November for shows around these parts. Anthrax, Priest and next the mighty Mastodon rolls into town.