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Maiden33
02-03-2012, 11:57 PM
Iced Earth:
01 Dystopia
02 Angel's Holocaust
03 Slave to the Dark
04 V
05 Stand Alone
06 When the Night Falls
07 Dark City
08 Damien
09 Anthem
10 Declaration Day
11 Days of Rage
12 Watching Over Me
Encore:
13 The Hunter
14 Burning Times
15 Iced Earth

Symphony X:
01 Iconoclast
02 End of Innocence
03 Dehumanized
04 Bastards of the Machine
05 When All is Lost
06 Electric Messiah
07 Children of a Faceless God
08 Inferno
09 Of Sins and Shadows
Encore:
10 Eve of Seduction
11 Serpent's Kiss
12 Set the World on Fire


Will probably do a review tomorrow. Great show overall.

maidenpriest
02-03-2012, 11:58 PM
...where the hell did Dante's Inferno go?...

Maiden33
02-04-2012, 12:04 AM
...where the hell did Dante's Inferno go?...

Time issue for the night, I think. Iced Earth had to start a good 10 minutes late, and I think they had to make it up somehow. I'm probably one of the only people on the planet who didn't care.

Grimjaw_Kurosaki
02-04-2012, 01:41 AM
Iced Earth:
01 Dystopia
02 Angel's Holocaust
03 Slave to the Dark
04 V
05 Stand Alone
06 When the Night Falls
07 Dark City
08 Damien
09 Anthem
10 Declaration Day
11 Days of Rage
12 Watching Over Me
Encore:
13 The Hunter
14 Burning Times
15 Iced Earth

Symphony X:
01 Iconoclast
02 End of Innocence
03 Dehumanized
04 Bastards of the Machine
05 When All is Lost
06 Electric Messiah
07 Children of a Faceless God
08 Inferno
09 Of Sins and Shadows
Encore:
10 Eve of Seduction
11 Serpent's Kiss
12 Set the World on Fire


Will probably do a review tomorrow. Great show overall.


What are merch prices?

maidenpriest
02-04-2012, 01:47 AM
Time issue for the night, I think. Iced Earth had to start a good 10 minutes late, and I think they had to make it up somehow. I'm probably one of the only people on the planet who didn't care.

Ohh okay. Idk why but the fact that you don't care about Dante's Inferno doesn't surprise me haha

Maiden33
02-04-2012, 09:16 AM
What are merch prices?

I actually can't speak for everything, Symphony X didn't even have prices posted on the wall, you had to ask. But it seemed all t-shirts were $25, and they had zip-up hoodies for $45. My friend bought a SX beanie for $15. IE and SX prices were pretty much the same it seemed.

mankvill
02-04-2012, 09:21 AM
Warbringer review!

Crionics
02-04-2012, 09:25 AM
Warbringer review!

http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=19404 :D

timelessbard
02-04-2012, 11:11 AM
That SX setlist kind of bums me out. I don't particularly mind them favoring new material, but the 5 songs that they are playing from other albums has so little variety, and all things I've seen them play multiple times.

I'm sure they were great regardless, but I really wish they'd mix it up a bit more.

Rocco44
02-04-2012, 12:29 PM
That SX setlist kind of bums me out. I don't particularly mind them favoring new material, but the 5 songs that they are playing from other albums has so little variety, and all things I've seen them play multiple times.

I'm sure they were great regardless, but I really wish they'd mix it up a bit more.

Agreed. I'd kill to see Communion & the Oracle, Through the Looking Glass, Egypt, etc.

Maiden33
02-04-2012, 07:39 PM
Whoever changed the title of this thread: Can you please at least change it to Symphony X? Iced Earth played first, SX played second. Both bands' sets were the same length (85-90 minutes), this was truly a double headliner, so if you must give the title to only one (which has never made any sense to me anyway), please at least give it to Symphony X.

es156
02-05-2012, 09:14 AM
Whoever changed the title of this thread: Can you please at least change it to Symphony X? Iced Earth played first, SX played second. Both bands' sets were the same length (85-90 minutes), this was truly a double headliner, so if you must give the title to only one (which has never made any sense to me anyway), please at least give it to Symphony X.

You've been here long enough to know how and why we do the titles the way we do. I shouldn't have to guess the headliner just because you want to do it your way.

Maiden33
02-05-2012, 01:52 PM
You've been here long enough to know how and why we do the titles the way we do. I shouldn't have to guess the headliner just because you want to do it your way.

Honestly I have never actually read an explanation as to why double headliners can't exist on this site.

maidenpriest
02-05-2012, 03:29 PM
Review?

es156
02-05-2012, 04:47 PM
Honestly I have never actually read an explanation as to why double headliners can't exist on this site.

Well, for starters you could check out the sticky thread at the top of the page titled "How To Post A Set List & Title Guidelines (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=7278)"

And for a little more info you can check out this post, which is just the most recent post concerning the title format and the database indexing. Link (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showpost.php?p=380677&postcount=14)


Edit: I just added the above explanation to the "How To Post A Set List & Title Guidelines" thread for future reference.

Maiden33
02-05-2012, 05:27 PM
Review?

I guess this a bit overdue:

Somewhere along the line of the past couple years I became pretty good friends with SX bassist Mike Lepond, so we got down to the Starland pretty early and hung out with him outside for over an hour before we doors. We were at the front of the line, but because of all the VIP tickets a lot of people got in before us. There were less than 10 people for the SX one, but about 25 for the Iced Earth one. Despite that, we still managed to get a spot on the rail, though really far over to the right-hand side. Fortunately some people left after Warbringer so we got to shift 2-3 spaces toward the center, which made a pretty big difference.

Warbringer were, in my opinion, awful. I can't really say whether or not I thought the performance was technically good, because I wouldn't really have anything to judge against, but their music just absolutely doesn't do it for me. Granted, I'm not the biggest thrash fan, as we all know, but I DO like some thrash. The thing is, I do need at least some melody or harmonic change within the music once in a while to keep me interested - the whole chromatic, a-tonal power chord thing gets really boring after a while, and it just felt like I was listening to a really bad old Slayer song on repeat for 30 minutes.

Iced Earth played about 85 minutes, minus one Dante's Inferno, much to the dismay of some, myself excluded. The truth is I have just never really loved that song the way everyone else does, and in a situation like this, I would've rather had a few other songs in its place - which is basically what we got. I'll have to wait and see other setlists from this tour, but I think it was due to a timing issue. Iced Earth came on around 8:10 instead of 8:00 as planned, so I think they needed to drop 5-10 minutes from their setlist. The sound for Iced Earth was pretty damn good, and Stu Block was, as expected, a great frontman. For years I'd been seeing him with Into Eternity, performing music I didn't like, and always felt as though his energy and charisma as a frontman was being wasted. Fortunately that is no longer the case, and he really completed the process of winning me over. The band sounded great and the setlist worked very nicely. All in all it was a damn solid performance, and they were very, very well received by the near-capacity crowd. (Lepond told me they sold around 1,000 tickets - and the venue can't hold many more, it was a full room)

Symphony X hit the stage just after 10pm and were fantastic as always. Sadly the sound for their set was a bit loud, distorted, and muddy. I wore earplugs to the show and I actually had to take one out during their set in order to hear the individual instruments better. The set was certainly not lacking in energy, as the band powered through a new material-dominated setlist. Russell Allen sounded great, Mike Romeo shredded and then some, and as always, Pinella's keyboards were way too quiet, haha. Russell won me over for the umpteenth time, retaining his title as my favorite vocalist and frontman. Despite how great the show itself was in and of itself, I really couldn't ignore the disappointment with the setlist, not just from myself, but from most other people around me. The one thing I found upsetting was how the band came out for the encore and Russell said: "Who wants to hear some old shit?"... before the band proceeded to end the show with 3 tracks off Paradise Lost. Yes, I understand, it's older than the new album, but that's about it. This is just getting upsetting at this point. I don't care that they're playing 7 new songs, I care that the other songs in the setlist never, ever change. It's getting to the point that most SX fans I know are starting to second-guess whether or not they want to see the band.

I bought a Symphony X Iconoclast hoodie for $45 (shirts from both bands were $25). I got a guitar pick from Troy Seele from Iced Earth and Mike Lepond's SX Setlist.

mankvill
02-05-2012, 05:38 PM
and it just felt like I was listening to a really bad old Slayer song on repeat for 30 minutes.

PFFFFFFFFFFT GET OUTTA HERE GRAMPS

maidenpriest
02-05-2012, 09:16 PM
I felt the same way when i tried checking out Warbringer...i mean they are better then something like Blackguard opening but blah.