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hellawaits77ny
01-20-2012, 08:22 PM
Biohazard
January 17, 2012
@ Gramercy Theatre
New York, NY

Another great show, and this time there were more great opening bands. Gramercy theatre is pretty cool, nice small theatre. A somewhat disappointing size crowd. I figured being a hometown show this would be close to selling out. Based on the supposed 600 capacity, I'd say there were probably 300-400 people. Place had a good beer selection, too. There were some other musicians at the show. Couple guys from some NYHC bands I didn't recognize (heard them being interviewed - couldn't hear who it was), as well as Vinnie Stigma + the bass player from Agnostic Front. Got a pic w/ Vinny. He wasn't as cool as the first time I met him. He was friendly and everything, but you could tell he just wanted to chat w/ his buddy.

We got there just as Sworn Enemy was finishing. This Is Hell was next, and I liked them. Good heavy hardcore w/ some technical riffs and a good guitar player. Band played with good energy, but the crowd was fucking DEAD for them. That was diappointing to see, as these dudes are from close by in Long Island. Lead singer dressed like an emo fag, didn't like that. 7/10

Wisdom In Chains hit the stage next, and I was very impressed. Didn't hate them on CD, but didn't really like them either. They were much better live. Good energy and sound. Everything just sounded better live. Not that this matters, but there are some big dudes in this band. Seems like most metal bands for the most part consist of dudes of are 5'8 :lol:. Couldn't believe how much my dad liked these guys. He actually bought a shirt. 7/10


Biohazard's set - vids attached

1) Urban Discipline (www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMXjlMlE3qA)
2) What Makes Us Tick
3) Chamber Spins Three (www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I0sy2WU--4)
4) Black and White and Red All Over
5) Reborn
6) Come Alive
7) Retribution (www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FfZvn6XGI0)
8) Down For Life
9) Love Denied (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb17BwOXMuU)
10) Howard Beach
11) Shades of Grey
12) Vengeance Is Mine
13) Punishment
14) Wrong Side of The Tracks (www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAFDeC7TVyQ) (Hold My Own also in clip)
15) Hold My Own

Same set as the Albany and Reading shows, with the order slightly altered, and Wrong Side of The Tracks added. Upped the total time to around 68 mintues. Was a really good show, same great energy as the last 2 nights. From my spot in the seats I couldn't tell how the pit action was for the most part, but there were plenty of idiot dancers during the breakdowns. Again, would've liked to see some songs switched up, but hey, it's still a great set and was another great show. 9.5/10.

jd091
01-20-2012, 08:28 PM
Sucks about the crowd, but whatever. I'm enjoying these reviews! Wisdom in Chains is the shit, too.

hellawaits77ny
01-20-2012, 08:32 PM
Sucks about the crowd, but whatever. I'm enjoying these reviews! Wisdom in Chains is the shit, too.

Crowds seem to be hit or miss the past few years in North America. Trapped Under Ice got more people in Montreal than Terror :eyes:. What the fuck is that?

Yeah man, WIC was great, so was This Is Hell. I will gladly see either band again.

BloodoftheKings
01-20-2012, 08:37 PM
The Gramercy is a great theater but i've also experienced a shitty crowd there. When I saw Fair to Midland and The Damned Things there back in August the crowd was full of douchebags and drunk girls. The douchers kept pushing people around and the drunk girls kept clawing at my back to stop themselves from falling over.

hellawaits77ny
01-20-2012, 08:43 PM
girls kept clawing at my back

Usually, that's a good thing :D.

Not in that case, though. Yeah drunk chicks at shows are really irritating.

bobbie solo
01-20-2012, 10:17 PM
" Lead singer dressed like an emo fag, didn't like that."

did you seriously write that? I'd also love to hear what Travis was wearing that was so bad to you.

and as far as a Damned Things crowd being douchey, i can't say im surprised. good to know for the future.

hellawaits77ny
01-20-2012, 11:23 PM
" Lead singer dressed like an emo fag, didn't like that."

did you seriously write that? I'd also love to hear what Travis was wearing that was so bad to you.

and as far as a Damned Things crowd being douchey, i can't say im surprised. good to know for the future.

Uh, yeah I did just write that, Broski.

Skin tight skinny jeans that ended about 3 inches above his ankles, multi colored shoes, and a 1/4 sideways straight brimmed hat. Quite the contrast from to guitar + bass players, who wore cut-off shirts and cargo shorts.

bigguytoo9
01-21-2012, 03:37 PM
Trapped Under Ice got more people in Montreal than Terror :eyes:. What the fuck is that?

IMO Trapped Under Ice slays Terror, and ive seen Terror twice live.

hellawaits77ny
01-21-2012, 04:20 PM
IMO Trapped Under Ice slays Terror, and ive seen Terror twice live.

I strongly disagree, but respect your opinion.