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brutal_descent
03-07-2012, 11:34 PM
Thrones of Blood
Effigy of the Forgotten :rocker:
Catatonia :rocker: :rocker:
Pierced From Within :rocker:
Liege of Inveracity :rocker:
Abomination Reborn
Funeral Inception
Breeding the Spawn :rocker:
Jesus Wept :rocker:
Torn Into Enthrallment
Suspended in Tribulation

Infecting the Crypts :rocker:

Fuck, this was awesome. Arrived an hour late and missed the first Russian opener (by accident), bought a Suffo t-shirt and took a spot up front. The band spent a shitload of time setting up, but everybody in the band spent a long time signing autographs for people up front in between working on the set-up, even though Derek kept telling everybody they'd be around after the show was over. A lot of people insisted they autograph their passports, which was kind of stupid, in my opinion.

Five minutes into the second Russian band, some guy rushed into my spot and threw me off to the right to have a spot up front, only to leave after about a minute. Mind you, he was actually pretty strong, so I started getting pretty annoyed after a while. After about going all ram's head on me for about three times, I asked him to stop, and man, he wasn't having any of it. The first thing guy said was literally, "I'm twice as old as you", going on to talk about how he was listening to Suffocation when I was still learning to crawl, and showing off his Nazareth shoulder tattoo that he got in 1979. I kept interrupting him to ask him how the fuck that had anything to do with him pushing me out of my spot, but after I told him that I just wanted to be standing with my friends, he quit. :lol:

I'm going to pause the review to say what I already said on the Suffocation break-up rumor thread: I, for one, enjoyed Suffocation live with Bill Robinson at the helm much more than I have enjoyed their studio material with Frank Mullen. It sounds like bullshit, and I can see why someone would think that (especially if they were long-time Suffocation fans) but if all I have to compare is Suffo live with Robinson and their studio-material, I'm definitely going with Robinson. Maybe I'll change my mind when I see Suffocation with Mullen, but for the moment, that's my stand. He absolutely killed every song in the set, with the exception of Suspended in Tribulation, but that's probably because I couldn't hear his vocals too well.

I survived front row until Catatonia; as soon as Bill announced the song, and the opening riff kicked in, a stage-diver jumped over my head and pulled me in by accident with his feet, the exact moment the pit exploded. I've got a bunch of bruises all over my back, but man, it was fucking awesome. I haven't moshed since Meshuggah almost a year ago, and it was really refreshing. I need to exercize, though, since I'm really prone to getting wounded in a mosh. I saw about four fights break out too. Everybody in the band was at top-form; I'm really happy Culross filled in too, since we got two of the best songs from Despise the Sun. My favorite songs from Pierced from Within and Effigy of the Forgotten were also played, so I'm fucking happy.

Anyhow, MDF folks - GO SEE SUFFOCATION. They are tits, even without Frank. He's only gone for the year anyway, so it won't kill you to give Robinson a chance.

Oh, and here's some of Bill's banter in between songs:

"America is fucking retarded, seriously! I walk on the street and people tell me I look like Jesus! Fuck you, man, Jesus looks like me! I'm not his son, he's my son, motherfuckers! Yeah! I beat that kid around with a belt, and he cried like a fucking pussy! This song is for my wimpy, fucked up kid Jesus: this song is called JESUS WEPT!"

"You guys know what hallucinogens are, right? LSD? Shrooms? Yeah! Well, no actually, because drugs are fucking bad, mkay? These guys, however, fucking loved that shit back in the day, and even wrote a song about it! This song is about the outer dimension, and the gateway to oblivion: this song is called Suspended In TRIBULATION!"

"Everybody here realises I'm not Frank Mullen, right? Yeah, good. (someone calls out Bill Robinson's name) Hah, that's right! I'm Bill fucking Robinson, and I'm sexy as hell! I'm sure I look 20 to you guys but I'm really much older: I'm an old motherfucker, but I'm a sexy motherfucker! I can't help it, it's something that happens when you age as well as I do. Yell after me, BILL ROBINSON IS A SEXY MOTHERFUCKER! Just kidding, you guys are all sexy motherfuckers. Anyhow, this song is for all you sexy motherfuckers: THIS SONG IS CALLED ABOMINATION REBORN!"

OraclesofAgony
03-07-2012, 11:46 PM
You have to experience the amazingness that is Frank Mullen live.

Nice review though.

FUNERAL INCEPTION :drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:

treghet
03-07-2012, 11:52 PM
Remarkable set, as usual. I really hope they do another US tour.

You have to experience the amazingness that is Frank Mullen live.

And this.

OraclesofAgony
03-07-2012, 11:56 PM
Remarkable set, as usual. I really hope they do another US tour.


Yeah, especially with the turmoil in the lineup now, I hope they do another US tour so I get another chance to see them.

I have been lucky enough to see them 3 times though. But I'm greedy. :tongue:

jd091
03-08-2012, 01:31 AM
All I got out of this review is "I need to lift more." ;)

brutal_descent
03-08-2012, 01:42 AM
All I got out of this review is "I need to start lifting." ;)

Fixed ;) :hecho:

jd091
03-08-2012, 01:45 AM
Fixed ;) :hecho:

It's never too late man, and the earlier you start, the better. Other than eating healthy, it's the most productive thing you can do for not only your health and personal image, but your self esteem.

brutal_descent
03-08-2012, 02:02 AM
It's never too late man, and the earlier you start, the better. Other than eating healthy, it's the most productive thing you can do for not only your health and personal image, but your self esteem.

I don't eat healthy either :lol:

VoidFlame
03-08-2012, 04:12 AM
Fucking awesome! :rocker: and nice review too.


Anyhow, MDF folks - GO SEE SUFFOCATION. They are tits, even without Frank. He's only gone for the year anyway, so it won't kill you to give Robinson a chance.


Can't wait! :party:

brutal_descent
03-08-2012, 06:09 AM
Oh, and I got into a fight with a hardcore dancer. :tongue:

adamclark52
03-08-2012, 07:31 AM
Woah woah woah back it up (beep, beep, beep) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_H7WZGsIjM). Did I miss something? Where's Frank? :confused:

Where. the fuck. is Frank?

ravenheart
03-08-2012, 07:50 AM
Oh, and I got beat down in a fight with a hardcore dancer. :tongue:

Fixed.

smearCampaign
03-08-2012, 08:09 AM
If they're going to have a vocalist fill in I've gotta say that Bill is a goddamn great choice. But seriously, Frank is such a sick fucking frontman and so iconic that I almost couldn't imagine seeing Suffo without him.

jd091
03-08-2012, 08:20 AM
Woah woah woah back it up (beep, beep, beep) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_H7WZGsIjM). Did I miss something? Where's Frank? :confused:

Where. the fuck. is Frank?

He has some "family issues" he's taking care of, but will definitely be back in the near future. Don't worry, man.

Sepultura69
03-08-2012, 08:23 AM
I'm a be totally honest.

If I went to go see Suffocation and found out that Frank and Mike were not going to be there I would be pretty fucking pissed. I would probably try to demand for my money back and get a refund. I don't care who the hell they get to fill in the for frank. He could even "out do" frank for all i care. There is a thin line when suffocation...

stops being suffocation.

No mike, No Frank?

Fuck this bullshit. It's a damn shame that I only got to see this band once. And they were just "opening" :(

brutal_descent
03-08-2012, 10:03 AM
I'm a be totally honest.

If I went to go see Suffocation and found out that Frank and Mike were not going to be there I would be pretty fucking pissed. I would probably try to demand for my money back and get a refund. I don't care who the hell they get to fill in the for frank. He could even "out do" frank for all i care. There is a thin line when suffocation...

stops being suffocation.

No mike, No Frank?

Fuck this bullshit. It's a damn shame that I only got to see this band once. And they were just "opening" :(

Man, Frank will be back, READ WHAT I SAID. It's Mike who's out for good.

hellawaits77ny
03-08-2012, 12:30 PM
Fuck Bill Robinson. Dude was a dick to me when I met him, therefore I cannot rightfully support him.

And yeah, this isn't Suffocation.

Sepultura69
03-08-2012, 12:52 PM
Man, Frank will be back, READ WHAT I SAID. It's Mike who's out for good.

I know but still. If i went to a show and found out that Both frank and Mike were not going to be at the show I would have demanded a refund and get my money back. But Hey, everyone is different my ninja. Glad you had a great time though. :rocker:

this isn't Suffocation.

TROOF

bigguytoo9
03-08-2012, 01:17 PM
You have to experience the amazingness that is Frank Mullen live.

this is true, ive seen Suffocation 3 times. First time was with Carcass on the reunion tour. Suffocation has a live sound that has not been matched by any death metal band for me ive seen. Except for maybe Cannibal.

dcmetal108
03-08-2012, 03:50 PM
Great review. And those are some funny rants.

OraclesofAgony
03-08-2012, 03:52 PM
Fuck Bill Robinson. Dude was a dick to me when I met him, therefore I cannot rightfully support him.

And yeah, this isn't Suffocation.

Really? He's seemed pretty cool when I met him.

treghet
03-08-2012, 04:35 PM
Really? He's seemed pretty cool when I met him.

Yeah, both times I've talked to him he was really nice.

hellawaits77ny
03-08-2012, 07:27 PM
TROOF

Never seen Suff, and seeing them w/ Robinson wouldn't do any justice.

adamclark52
03-08-2012, 09:38 PM
I think seeing Suffocation without Mike would be fine. Really he's just a drummer. But seeing Suffocation without Frank would totally suck. There are a million death metal vocalists out there but that's just part of the package with Frank. The hand movements, the rants and the accent. I hope everything is fine in his personal life.

hellawaits77ny
03-08-2012, 10:19 PM
Really? He's seemed pretty cool when I met him.

That's the general consensus it seems, but he was a dick to me. I saw them in '09 in Montreal, and I went up to him and shook his hand saying "Hey man, great show." He gave me a wimpy ass limp-wristed hand shake rolling his eyes, saying nothing.

After I put up a vid of their performance on YT I recorded, I got a PM from their bass player asking to take the vid down, as they had some PA/technical issues, but asked that I put up another instead. I of course obliged, as he was polite (mind you, they sounded fine during the set to me). So basically, I can understand if you aren't thrilled w/ something about your performance, but don't fucking take it out on me. I paid for my fucking ticket, supporting your broke ass, was nice to you, and you're gonna be a dick to me? Fuck that shit. I'm not saying I deserve to be patted on the ass for going to a show, but some appreciation would be nice. I certainly didn't deserve to be disrespected. Decrepit Birth will never see another dollar from me. I hope they never open for a band I want to see.

And on a side note, I recieved no response from their bass player, as I asked a few fan related questions. That didn't exactly help my opinion of Decrepit Birth either.

bigguytoo9
03-09-2012, 06:26 AM
Derek Boyer is back in Decrepit Birth again playing bass so it makes sence that he got Bill to fill in for Frank. Seen Boyer in Decrepit too and man he slays!! Kinda bummed Mike Smith isnt in the band anymore but it's no biggie in the end.

adamclark52
03-09-2012, 10:48 AM
Derek Boyer is back in Decrepit Birth again playing bass so it makes sence that he got Bill to fill in for Frank. Seen Boyer in Decrepit too and man he slays!! Kinda bummed Mike Smith isnt in the band anymore but it's no biggie in the end.

Derek has some of the wickedest tattoos ever.

AnataFan4Life
03-09-2012, 11:09 AM
That's the general consensus it seems, but he was a dick to me. I saw them in '09 in Montreal, and I went up to him and shook his hand saying "Hey man, great show." He gave me a wimpy ass limp-wristed hand shake rolling his eyes, saying nothing.

Maybe you caught him on a bad night or something. Both times I met Bill he came across as a cool, down to earth guy willing to talk about anything. He even informed me on all of the upcoming tours they would be involved in.

treghet
03-10-2012, 01:52 PM
Catatonia - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcWGyOB-Lpk

Gotta admit, Bill sounds damn good. I would still see them with this lineup.