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GWAR654
04-14-2012, 08:35 AM
FUCKKKKKKKK i so wanted to go to this show but when I saw the setlist im not really that angry that i missed the show.. Very predictable and basically the same as usual with a couple different songs..

Setlists.fm

1.Ov Fire and the Void
2.Demigod
3.Moonspell Rites
4.At the Left Hand ov God
5.Conquer All
6.Slaves Shall Serve
7.The Seed ov I
8.Decade of Therion
9.Chant for Eschaton 2000
10.23 (The Youth Manifesto)
11.Lucifer

Is it just me or does this not seem like a headlining set list? It seems like this should be a coheadlinging set. When I saw them on there last US tour it seems there set was a lot longer. like 4 or 5 songs more. I dont remember.

John The Drummer
04-14-2012, 08:42 AM
Someone in the comments section said he left out a few songs because he forgot what they played.

treghet
04-14-2012, 08:46 AM
Wow, that's a pretty disappointing set. Aside from Moonspell Rites and a couple others it's all songs they had played on their last US tour. And here we thought this would be a sort of "rebirth" of the band... guess not.

mankvill
04-14-2012, 09:03 AM
>Nergal gets leukemia
>goes through extremely painful chemotherapy and comes close to dying
>his long-time girlfriend leaves him, and he loses all of his muscle mass
>makes a miraculous recovery
>first tour back, people bitch about the set

god damn

treghet
04-14-2012, 09:11 AM
>Nergal gets leukemia
>goes through extremely painful chemotherapy and comes close to dying
>his long-time girlfriend leaves him, and he loses all of his muscle mass
>makes a miraculous recovery
>first tour back, people bitch about the set

god damn

They played 16-17 songs on their return shows in Poland... and they said they would come back stronger than ever with a new set list. If you're going to make a statement like that then you better keep your word, or yeah, of course people are going to complain. :tp:

kalfitegrdan
04-14-2012, 09:13 AM
That set was pretty disappointing, but Behemoth is just so great live. Nergal didn't interact with the crowd as much as I would have liked and the set list didn't have much diversity, but the sheer intensity of Nergal & co. made up for it. The drums just sounded so intense compared to the last time I saw them which was outdoors at Mayhem Fest '09.

All the opening bands were pretty good. Wolvhammer was my favorite. They're black metal with a hint of sludge influence and they put on a pretty intense live show. In Solitude was really awesome too. They were kick ass traditional heavy metal and blew me away. I thought it was funny that the singer came out wearing corpse paint. :lol: The Devil's Blood was okay, not as good as I was hoping. There was TOO MUCH jamming. The singer would just like fuck off and the band would play like a couple ten minute jams. Plus, three guitarists seemed a little unnecessary, although it did create a pretty nice wall of sound.

Behemoth had a bunch of shirts, the cheapest of which were $25 and some of them ran up to $30 (!!). The shirt that I liked the most was the Zos Kia Cultus album shirt, but that was $30. They had a white Behemoth baseball jersey for $35 and hoodies for $45. They had Evangelion on CD and vinyl and I think they had their last live CD/DVD (?). The Devil's Blood had a white tour shirt and some other shirts and their latest album on CD and vinyl and an import CD for $20. In Solitude had some shirts for $20 and their last two albums on CD and vinyl.

Anyway, all in all it was a pretty fun show.

GWAR654
04-14-2012, 09:20 AM
>Nergal gets leukemia
>goes through extremely painful chemotherapy and comes close to dying
>his long-time girlfriend leaves him, and he loses all of his muscle mass
>makes a miraculous recovery
>first tour back, people bitch about the set

god damn

Yeah i understand about all the shit he has gone through and I am glad that he is back and strong but like the other guy said there return show to poland was 16-17 songs. Nergal even said that the us tour was going to be something to remember and was going to be like the greatest behemoth tour the states has seen. I mean dont get me wrong I wouldve fucking loved to be there last night because either way behemoth kicks so much ass but still they shouldve had some more old school shit and jsut more songs.

mankvill
04-14-2012, 10:07 AM
oh i forgot, my show is the first date that watain is playing :cool:

dcmetal108
04-14-2012, 10:44 AM
With that short set and no Watain; I'm happy I skipped it.

jd091
04-14-2012, 11:12 AM
1.Ov Fire and the Void
2.Demigod
3.Moonspell Rites
4.At the Left Hand ov God
5.Conquer All
6.Slaves Shall Serve
7.The Seed ov I
8.Decade of Therion
9.Chant for Eschaton 2000
10.23 (The Youth Manifesto)
11.Lucifer


The set I got (from y'know, actually being there and writing down each song they played) was:

Ov Fire And Void
Demigod
Moonspell Rites
Conquer All
The Thousand Plagues I Witness (I'm pretty sure)
Alas, The Lord Is Upon Me
The Seed Ov I
Decade Of Therion
At The Left Hand Ov God
Slaves Shall Serve
Chant for Eschaton 2000
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23 (The Youth Manifesto)
Lucifer



Which is almost the same set that they were playing in Poland (http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/behemoth/2012/astoria-hall-bydgoszcz-poland-3bdecc90.html) right before coming over here. Now you can sit here and preach at me all you want about how miraculous it is for them to still be playing shows, that Nergal is alive, etc, but that does not excuse the fact that that set just doesn't cut it for me. There were a couple really cool tracks to see (Moonspell Rites and 23 in particular), but:


Still opening with Ov Fire and Void for some stupid reason.
Still closing with Lucifer for some stupid reason
Sill including a lot of tracks that they always play (Conquer All, Slaves Shall Serve, etc) that I wouldn't mind them excluding for once.
No Shemhamforash?!
Only an hour long set.
Left out some of my favorite tracks from Evangelion and played some I don't care about from that album.
Pretty much ignored Demigod and Zos Kia, 2 albums that deserve a fuckton more respect live.
No Christians To The Lions. :(


And to top it off, despite it being a sold-out show, the pits were pretty weak. Though I won't judge a band's performance based on the audience. Behemoth were amazing live as always, so spot on and really fucking evil and cool. At one point they all had blood in their mouths and spat it out all over themselves, and Nergal had on a crown of thorns (from the Alas the Lord video) on for a couple songs. So fucking cool. My only real complaints are about the setlist, which is unfortunate. Still killer live.

In the end, though... I kinda wish I either went to Mastopeth OR Ceremony that night. I really like both the new Mastodon and Ceremony albums and have yet to hear shit from 'em live. Oh, and In Solitude and The Devil's Blood were totally not my thing. I kind of hated them, honestly. So I won't go on about them. Really wish Watain could have set the mood instead. :(

300%_Density
04-14-2012, 12:19 PM
Barring technical difficulty or local curfew (which I'm assuming wasn't an issue) there is no reason for a headliner to play only an hour.

christopher
04-14-2012, 12:24 PM
That sucks the set was only 13 songs. I was hoping for more out of them. I've only seen them play 20 minute slots on opening festivals, so I can't complain about an hour. I was really hoping we would get Wolves Guard my Coffin :(

kalfitegrdan
04-14-2012, 12:31 PM
The Thousand Plagues I Witness (I'm pretty sure)

Yeah, they definitely played that. I forgot about that. Someone showed me the actual set list that he snagged and that was for sure on it.

Northern_Shaman
04-14-2012, 01:20 PM
I'm really stoked for this show, but I'm a little disappointed that 'Daimonos' is still absent from their setlist for whatever reason.

Still waiting for sets from In Solitude, The Devil's Blood, and Watain (when they arrive)!

jhdeity
04-14-2012, 01:21 PM
The set I got (from y'know, actually being there and writing down each song they played) was:

Ov Fire And Void
Demigod
Moonspell Rites
Conquer All
The Thousand Plagues I Witness (I'm pretty sure)
Alas, The Lord Is Upon Me
The Seed Ov I
Decade Of Therion
At The Left Hand Ov God
Slaves Shall Serve
Chant for Eschaton 2000
--------
23 (The Youth Manifesto)
Lucifer



Which is almost the same set that they were playing in Poland (http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/behemoth/2012/astoria-hall-bydgoszcz-poland-3bdecc90.html) right before coming over here. Now you can sit here and preach at me all you want about how miraculous it is for them to still be playing shows, that Nergal is alive, etc, but that does not excuse the fact that that set just doesn't cut it for me. There were a couple really cool tracks to see (Moonspell Rites and 23 in particular), but:


Still opening with Ov Fire and Void for some stupid reason.
Still closing with Lucifer for some stupid reason
Sill including a lot of tracks that they always play (Conquer All, Slaves Shall Serve, etc) that I wouldn't mind them excluding for once.
No Shemhamforash?!
Only an hour long set.
Left out some of my favorite tracks from Evangelion and played some I don't care about from that album.
Pretty much ignored Demigod and Zos Kia, 2 albums that deserve a fuckton more respect live.
No Christians To The Lions. :(
And to top it off, despite it being a sold-out show, the pits were pretty weak. Though I won't judge a band's performance based on the audience. Behemoth were amazing live as always, so spot on and really fucking evil and cool. At one point they all had blood in their mouths and spat it out all over themselves, and Nergal had on a crown of thorns (from the Alas the Lord video) on for a couple songs. So fucking cool. My only real complaints are about the setlist, which is unfortunate. Still killer live.

In the end, though... I kinda wish I either went to Mastopeth OR Ceremony that night. I really like both the new Mastodon and Ceremony albums and have yet to hear shit from 'em live. Oh, and In Solitude and The Devil's Blood were totally not my thing. I kind of hated them, honestly. So I won't go on about them. Really wish Watain could have set the mood instead. :(

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mankvill
04-14-2012, 01:33 PM
faggotry

well yeah but you have shit taste so

GameFreac
04-14-2012, 01:44 PM
If you guys haven't figured out that bands lie about their setlists all the time, then I don't know what to tell you.

Polls, suggestions on Facebook, "long" sets, etc. I never take their word for it anymore.

kalfitegrdan
04-14-2012, 01:53 PM
Pretty much ignored Demigod and Zos Kia, 2 albums that deserve a fuckton more respect live.

They played three songs from Demigod, albeit the most popular ones, but still. I agree about Zos Kia though.

I wish they would have played Horns Ov Baphomet. :(

InFlamesOfBirchmen
04-14-2012, 03:36 PM
I realize this may be a slight tangent, but I finally got around to watching the Evangelia Heritika DVD they put out a while ago. Holy hell these guys put on an intense performance. I'm considering seeing them in a few weeks, but the only album I've been able to get into by them is Evangelion. Should I still check it out?

kalfitegrdan
04-14-2012, 03:38 PM
I realize this may be a slight tangent, but I finally got around to watching the Evangelia Heritika DVD they put out a while ago. Holy hell these guys put on an intense performance. I'm considering seeing them in a few weeks, but the only album I've been able to get into by them is Evangelion. Should I still check it out?

If you've never seen them before, then yes, since the main complaints from everyone, including myself, is the lack of differentiation in their set list.

daimonos
04-14-2012, 04:57 PM
I had a good time. So did JD, don't let him fool you ;)

jd091
04-14-2012, 05:12 PM
I had a good time. So did JD, don't let him fool you ;)

I said Behemoth was awesome! I had a good time! I just felt like I was watching a version of a concert I already saw.

jd091
04-14-2012, 05:14 PM
I realize this may be a slight tangent, but I finally got around to watching the Evangelia Heritika DVD they put out a while ago. Holy hell these guys put on an intense performance. I'm considering seeing them in a few weeks, but the only album I've been able to get into by them is Evangelion. Should I still check it out?

If you've never seen them before, then yes, since the main complaints from everyone, including myself, is the lack of differentiation in their set list.

Yep. Exactly what kalf said. They're stage presence is insanely awesome. Like, too awesome to convey in words. I just know the set could be better.

CaptainGrog
04-14-2012, 07:33 PM
Ov Fire and Void is a great opener. Lucifer isnt a great one to end with though. But still I dont think we should be complaining that much considering its basically the same as the Poland shows. And who cares about the pits? Thats a pretty lame thing to complain about..

jd091
04-14-2012, 07:49 PM
Ov Fire and Void is a great opener. Lucifer isnt a great one to end with though. But still I dont think we should be complaining that much considering its basically the same as the Poland shows. And who cares about the pits? Thats a pretty lame thing to complain about..

>thinks pits aren't important
http://cdn.memegenerator.net/images/300x/68999.jpg

treghet
04-14-2012, 07:54 PM
faggotry

well yeah but you have shit taste so

Sometimes this board reminds me of junior high.

kommie
04-14-2012, 08:04 PM
Haven't seen them since 2007, will enjoy if I go.

jd091
04-14-2012, 09:42 PM
Sometimes this board reminds me of junior high.

What do you expect? :tp:

GarageMetal468
04-14-2012, 10:11 PM
What do you expect? :tp:

A mature and stable demographic with open minds to all opinions which yeah who the fuck am I kidding.

CaptainGrog
04-15-2012, 07:36 AM
>thinks pits aren't important
http://cdn.memegenerator.net/images/300x/68999.jpg

Theyre important to some people. Well I guess I go to a show to listen to the music not to beat someone up

dcmetal108
04-15-2012, 08:14 AM
Theyre important to some people. Well I guess I go to a show to listen to the music not to beat someone up

They are usually somewhat important to the overall feel. It's like you don't want to go see a hardcore show and have every just stand there and watch. Sometimes a bad crowd can make a show feel worse.

CaptainGrog
04-15-2012, 08:27 AM
They are usually somewhat important to the overall feel. It's like you don't want to go see a hardcore show and have every just stand there and watch. Sometimes a bad crowd can make a show feel worse.

I know what you mean but there's other ways to have a good crowd besides moshing. The crowds performance can also depend on the performers energy on stage.

RampinUp46
04-15-2012, 01:01 PM
A mature and stable demographic with open minds to all opinions which yeah who the fuck am I kidding.

:lol:

Interesting setlist. Makes me more exited to see them again on the 29th.

...No "Christians to the Lions" kind of irks me though.

666ways2love
04-15-2012, 07:21 PM
I continue to go to Behemoth shows simply to support a band I love. Yeah the set list leaves a bit to be desired, but it's freakin BEHEMOTH

songs they could and should add back in the mix:
Sculpting the throne Ov Seth
horns Ov Baphomet
As Above So Below
No sympathy for fools
Heru Ra ha
Antichristian Phenomenon
Christians to the lions
Decade of Therion
Lam

jd091
04-15-2012, 08:31 PM
I continue to go to Behemoth shows simply to support a band I love. Yeah the set list leaves a bit to be desired, but it's freakin BEHEMOTH

songs they could and should add back in the mix:
Sculpting the throne Ov Seth
horns Ov Baphomet
As Above So Below
No sympathy for fools
Heru Ra ha
Antichristian Phenomenon
Christians to the lions
Decade of Therion
Lam
Oh god, yes. I'd kill to see this live.

666ways2love
04-17-2012, 07:16 AM
Oh god, yes. I'd kill to see this live.

If my memory serves me correctly, I saw them perform Sculpting back in 2005 on Danzig's Blackest of the Black tour

treghet
04-20-2012, 02:31 AM
Found The Devil's Blood's set.


On The Wings Of Gloria
River Of Gold
Fire Burning
She
Voodoo Dust
Christ Or Cocaine


Source: http://www.metalkaoz.com/live-reports/5656-decibel-tour-the-bottom-lounge-chicago-us.html