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mankvill
03-01-2012, 09:07 PM
I had a work meeting that would've kept me from leaving until 6:00, but it got out a bit early. I made the trek to KC and saw the opening band which, to my surprise, was Decimation from Manhattan, KS. I hadn't seen them in forever. I only caught the last song and a half from them, but they sounded really tight. I hope they get on more shows in the future!

After them was Gornography. Featuring the durmmer for Troglodyte and the vocalist for Diskreet (check them out!), they play really catchy brutal death metal/grindcore. The vocalist was all over the place. He even tripped over and fell from the amps, but hopped right back up and went back in the song.
Super fun. I can't wait to see them again.

Good ol' Trog was up next. Their set was as blistering as ever, and they played a new song! It had a crazy solo in it, so I'm already looking forward to the new stuff. They had a setlist was about 15 songs on it, but they got their set cut a bit. Kinda sucks, because they were absolutely on fire that night.

By the worst stroke of luck, both Cerebral Bore and Fallujah has to drop off the tour. Cerebral Bore never made it over because they didn't have Visas, and Fallujah actually flipped their van and trailer the night before. Thankfully they're okay. Their replacement is Battlecross, who are going to be on that pretty killer Origin tour later this year. They drove straight from Michigan to play the tour. They are mostly fun thrash metal. A few breakdowns here and there, but nothing so bad as, say, Lazarus AD. The vocalist is awesome, and their bassist can rip. They had some bass solos! Really cool stuff. Can't wait to see them again.

I'm a pretty big Hate Eternal fan, so I really enjoyed them last night, but I could definitely see how some people would absolutely hate them live. And I know this is such a cop-out, but their older material translates so much better live than their newer stuff. Erik's guitar tone is just absolutely punishing. There's no room to breathe and no room to rest during a Hate Eternal show. It would be rectified if they would get a second guitarist, but I don't see that happening any time soon. No Catacombs this time, but I, Monarch and Behold Judas were especially great.

I actually didn't stay for too much of Goatwhore. I can tell you that I really like their groovy songs a bit more than the straight-up death metal attack. Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult was the last song I saw from them, but it was fantastic. Goatwhore was the first metal band I saw live, so it was awesome. But Hate Eternal really sucked all the energy from me.

Hate Eternal (partial, out of order):

The Victorious Reign
Behold Judas
Saturated In Dejection
I, Monarch
Thorns of Acacia
Phoenix Amongst The Ashes
Haunting Abound
The Obscure Terror

Goatwhore:

Collapse in Eternal Worth
Provoking the Ritual of Death
The Black Art of Deception
In Deathless Tradition
Carving Out the Eyes of God
Sky Inferno
Alchemy of the Black Sun Cult
When Steel and Bone Meet
Judgement of the Bleeding Crown
Invert the Virgin
An End to Nothing
Apocalyptic Havoc

Battlecross (out of order/partial):

Push Pull Destroy
Kaleb
Man Of Stone
Deception
Breaking You

Troglodyte:

Symphonies Of Sasquatch
Bring Me The Head Of Bigfoot
Beaten And Eaten
Don't Go In The Woods :rocker:
(The Only Peace In Me Is) A Piece Of You
Crippled Foot Cast (new song)
Mummified Yeti Hand
The Only Good Hippie...Is A Dead Hippie
Caught (On Super 8) (still one of the heaviest songs ever) :rocker:
Fossil*
Hit By The Hendersons*
Fight For Your Life
They Walk Among Us*
Skunk Ape Rape*

* = On set but not played

Gornography:

Visions Of Gore
Homicidal Maniac
Leech Filled Cunt
Spinal Fuck Fest
Intoxicated Abortion
Vomitous Vaginal Anal Deathmachine
Pissing Blood
Saliva Soaked Shit
Contortions Of Guttural Mayhem
Lakes Of Blood

Goatwhore: 8/10
Hate Eternal: 8/10
Battlecross: 7.5/10
Troglodyte: 8.5/10
Gornography: 8/10
Decimation: n/a

hellawaits77ny
03-01-2012, 09:43 PM
Cool review. Just out of curiosity, why could you see why some people hate Hate Eternal live? Never seen them before.

Nater
03-02-2012, 02:06 AM
What a great Troglodyte set! I'm hoping to make a treck out one day to catch these guys

mastodon421
03-02-2012, 03:48 AM
Cool review. Just out of curiosity, why could you see why some people hate Hate Eternal live? Never seen them before.

I like their studio stuff, but they are just a snore live. Rutan shreds, but he really half-asses the vocals and looks like he would rather be anywhere else but on stage

VoidFlame
03-02-2012, 04:22 AM
Sounds awesome, can't wait for this wednesady, though I have 2 incredible shows before this one. The Hate Eternal set looks cool, even if it's missing a few; they're playing many songs they weren't playing with Origin this summer.

hellawaits77ny
03-02-2012, 12:39 PM
I like their studio stuff, but they are just a snore live. Rutan shreds, but he really half-asses the vocals and looks like he would rather be anywhere else but on stage

Oh shit. I wonder if it's even worth going to Montreal, then............

VoidFlame
03-02-2012, 12:45 PM
I like their studio stuff, but they are just a snore live. Rutan shreds, but he really half-asses the vocals and looks like he would rather be anywhere else but on stage

I don't agree with this. When I saw them with Origin, it was badass. They didn't move that much, but Erik had a huge stage presence and the songs hit you like bricks thrown at your face. Maybe you just caught them on a wrong night: I had the same feeling when I saw them open for Cannibal Corpse and Hatebreed, it was kinda boring.

mankvill
03-02-2012, 12:46 PM
I like their studio stuff, but they are just a snore live. Rutan shreds, but he really half-asses the vocals and looks like he would rather be anywhere else but on stage

This is the first tour I've seen Hate Eternal on where they aren't the only "real" metal band, and Erik was going nuts. His live vox are off the charts, and he does a pretty good job interacting with the crowd. He's not half-assing anything!

VoidFlame
03-02-2012, 12:51 PM
This is the first tour I've seen Hate Eternal on where they aren't the only "real" metal band, and Erik was going nuts. His live vox are off the charts, and he does a pretty good job interacting with the crowd. He's not half-assing anything!

Right what I wanted to hear! (read actually, but whatever) :rocker:

mastodon421
03-02-2012, 01:05 PM
This is the first tour I've seen Hate Eternal on where they aren't the only "real" metal band, and Erik was going nuts. His live vox are off the charts, and he does a pretty good job interacting with the crowd. He's not half-assing anything!

I've only seen them once, so maybe it's changed since then, but he absoultey was half-assing vocally it when I saw them.

OraclesofAgony
03-02-2012, 02:44 PM
I've only seen them once, so maybe it's changed since then, but he absoultey was half-assing vocally it when I saw them.

Erik goes out there and sets the tone from the beginning. He high fives people in the front with tremendous force. :lol: It's funny how he even addresses the crowd with a death growl in between songs too haha. Maybe it was an off night for him when you saw him.

The first time I saw them at Key Club the drums kinda overwhelmed everything else. They had much better, more balanced sound when I saw them last week. And Erik didn't have the guitar issues he had at Key Club.

mankvill
03-02-2012, 03:29 PM
I've only seen them once, so maybe it's changed since then, but he absoultey was half-assing vocally it when I saw them.

What tour was that on? ;)

mastodon421
03-02-2012, 05:19 PM
What tour was that on? ;)

Hatebreed/Cannibal Corpse/Unearth

mankvill
03-02-2012, 05:27 PM
Hatebreed/Cannibal Corpse/Unearth

Yeah. Again, when Hate Eternal is opening for bands with a vastly different audience (or just on a shitty tour), Erik probably won't be as good as he can be.