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View Full Version : Chimaira -- Grand Rapids, MI -- December 18th, 2011


x-voltage
12-19-2011, 12:51 PM
Venue: The Intersection
Source: Me

This was the Jagermeister tour that featured Skeletonwitch, Chimaira, and Unearth.

There was an opening band that I think was local. I don't remember their name. There were okay, a bit of stereotypical metalcore/deathcore thing going on. The crowd was small for them, but a decent reaction.

Skeletonwitch was next. They put on a great show. The singer had funny comments between each song. The guitar players were pretty talented as they were constantly tremolo picking at brutal speeds. I don't listen to them so I don't know what songs they played.

Next was the main reason I came, CHIMAIRA. They have been my favorite band for the past 5 years, and this is Rob and Matt's second to last show ever with Chimaira (last ever on a tour because their last show is the Chimaira Christmas show). I think Chimaira is a great live band, as I've seen them 3 times in the past, and they did not disappoint this time. Probably the best performance this year, that I've seen. I stood right in front of Rob (he's my song writing and guitar idol and a huge influence on me).

Set:
Stoma (intro)
Age of Hell
Clockwork
Losing My Mind`
Power Trip
Nothing Remains
The Flame
Pure Hatred
Destroy and Dominate
Severed (with drum solo and Everything You Love teaser)
The Disappearing Sun
Year of the Snake
Resurrection

I think it's the standard set they've been playing recently. They cut out Born in Blood which I was really looking forward to. I wanted to see Sean sing the part in the middle where the Whitechapel singer sung on the album. Standouts were Losing My Mind, Severed, Disappearing Sun (I'll stab you in the fucking back:rocker:), and Year of the Snake (the breakdown was legendary). I'll truly miss seeing the original Chimaira live, especially R0b, Matt, and Andols and hearing future albums with Rob's great songwriting, but I'll always support this great band. Also, Year of the Snake was cut short about 10 second because either Austin messed up or he fell out of his chair, I couldn't tell. Rob was extremely pissed about this for some reason. I don't know why though, Rob is always so calm and cool on stage and it was one of their last shows ever.

I don't listen to Unearth so me and my friends left after Chimaira.

jd091
12-19-2011, 04:52 PM
Can't wait to see them on Chimaira Christmas this year, but I don't see how they can top last year's set. They opened with playing almost the entirety of The Impossibility of Reason. :drool:

kevindeets
12-19-2011, 06:22 PM
I was at this show also

Unearth setlist

Watch it Burn
The Great Dividers
Eyes of Black
This Lying World
Shadown in the Light
Endless
This Glorious Nightmare
My Will Be Done
Giles
Zombie Autopilot
Black Hearts Now Reign

jd091
12-19-2011, 07:56 PM
I was at this show also

Unearth setlist

Watch it Burn
The Great Dividers
Eyes of Black
This Lying World
Shadown in the Light
Endless
This Glorious Nightmare
My Will Be Done
Giles
Zombie Autopilot
Black Hearts Now Reign

Niiice.

x-voltage
12-19-2011, 09:23 PM
Ya, last year's Christmas show was killer. Opening up with the first 6 off of Impossibility is sweet. I think they should play maybe 1 song off of the new album and leave the rest of the set for past albums.

jd091
12-19-2011, 10:18 PM
Ya, last year's Christmas show was killer. Opening up with the first 6 off of Impossibility is sweet. I think they should play maybe 1 song off of the new album and leave the rest of the set for past albums.

Probably not gonna happen, but with the guitarists' last show you never know what they'll pull out for us.