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Epidemic Reign
11-29-2012, 07:42 AM
Venue: 910 Live


Wintersun

When Time Fades Away (intro/recording)
Sons of Winter and Stars
Land of Snow and Sorrow
Winter Madness
Time
Beyond the Dark Sun
Starchild


Eluveitie

Prologue (intro/recording)
Helvetios
Luxtos
Home
Santonian Shores
Scorched Earth (Anna Murphy on vocals)
Meet the Enemy
Neverland
A Rose for Epona
Havoc
The Uprising
Hope
The Siege
Alesia
Tullianum
Uxellodunon
Epilogue (outro/recording)
---
Otherland (intro/recording)
Everything Remains as It Never Was
Divico
Lament
Inis Mona [with crowd sing-along]
Tegernakô


I missed the first local band, Ex-Amore, but I caught half of Adavant's set (our local desert folk metal legends) and they were fantastic as always. Check them out on YouTube or something.

Varg was next, and it was their first show ever in the United States. Unfortunately I'm not familiar with their material so I can't provide a setlist. I can tell you that they played the title track off their new album "Guten Tag". They were a lot of fun live, and I'm definitely going to seek out their music when I get a chance.

WINTERSUN was pretty much the main reason 90% of the people were there, of course. Also their first show ever in the US. They were AMAZING, they sounded great and played almost flawlessly. Really the only thing to complain about is that they didn't play more songs. Jari's vocals were just as good live as on record and he seemed to be really enjoying himself on stage.

Eluveitie played last. It was my third time seeing them and the best performance I've seen from them so far. They tend to get a mixed reaction from the greater metal community, but personally I love them and think they're fantastic live. They played Helvetios in its entirety and they sounded incredible. Chrigel's vocals sounded much better even than on record, and Anna Murphy did a wonderful job on the mic too, providing much more of her vocals than when I have seen them in the past. One of the highlights was her vocals on "Scorched Earth", which I enjoyed much more than the album version. I'm sure they followed up the album with at least a 2-3 song encore, but I left after "Alesia" because I had a shitty parking spot, the place was packed and I wanted to hit the road before the show let out.

Overall it was a great show, all of the bands did a great job. If this tour is coming to your town, be there!

CreptorStatus
11-29-2012, 08:00 AM
Going to this show Sunday in Seattle. SO fucking stoked. I wish Wintersun wouldn't play their whole damn Time I album though. First tour in the US and I know most fans would love to see their older songs.

Thank god Starchild is on the setlist though.

Epidemic Reign
11-29-2012, 08:03 AM
Going to this show Sunday in Seattle. SO fucking stoked. I wish Wintersun wouldn't play their whole damn Time I album though. First tour in the US and I know most fans would love to see their older songs.

Thank god Starchild is on the setlist though.

I agree, the new album does take up a lot of space. Would have much rather heard "Battle Against Time" than "Land of Snow and Sorrow", but still I can't complain.

kommie
11-29-2012, 08:32 AM
This will also be the only tour they do for Time I.

kommie
11-29-2012, 09:45 AM
Going to this show Sunday in Seattle. SO fucking stoked. I wish Wintersun wouldn't play their whole damn Time I album though. First tour in the US and I know most fans would love to see their older songs.

Thank god Starchild is on the setlist though.

Starchild is the one song they always play and always play last.

John The Drummer
11-29-2012, 12:13 PM
:drool:
I love Eluveitie's new album. The encore probably consisted of "Inis Mona" and other popular songs.

mastodon421
11-29-2012, 12:20 PM
I might hit the Boston show up if my plans to go to see Killswitch in Maine the night before fall through. I don't love the new Eluveitie, but they put on a great show so the setlist doesn't matter too much.

dinanm3atl
11-29-2012, 12:51 PM
Flying to Chicago to see Eluveitie. Hoping someone will post what else they play. Obviously full album and they claimed on facebook a 90 minute set. So that is 5-6 more songs basically. I hope they close with Tagernako as normal...

tenchimyo
11-29-2012, 01:05 PM
I wanna know how WINTERSUN added/played all their backing/synth- was it all live or canned?

W0unds
11-29-2012, 01:29 PM
I wanna know how WINTERSUN added/played all their backing/synth- was it all live or canned?

According to this interview (http://www.headbangtoday.com/2011/09/exclusive-interview-with-wintersuns-vocalist/) it is all canned.

"The first album already had too much synths for one man to play live and the next album will have hundred times more. We have found a nice live solution with backing tracks, so we don´t want to complicate things more. "

CreptorStatus
11-29-2012, 04:12 PM
I wanna know how WINTERSUN added/played all their backing/synth- was it all live or canned?

Yeah, they have never used a keyboardist before. All backing tracks.

energymetal14
11-29-2012, 11:10 PM
I might hit the Boston show up if my plans to go to see Killswitch in Maine the night before fall through. I don't love the new Eluveitie, but they put on a great show so the setlist doesn't matter too much.

Do it! We could actually remember to meet up this time :lol:

I agree it would be cool to hear more songs from Wintersun's first album, but I expected it would be this way. Still excited to see them, and Eluveitie is awesome live.

mastodon421
11-30-2012, 03:58 AM
Do it! We could actually remember to meet up this time :lol:

I agree it would be cool to hear more songs from Wintersun's first album, but I expected it would be this way. Still excited to see them, and Eluveitie is awesome live.

:lol: I'm highly considering going. A few of my friends that would be interested in going start their winter break a couple days before and since this is cheap and is in Boston, it's probably a better idea to go to this than driving to Maine in potentially snowy conditions.

metalheadguy
11-30-2012, 10:51 AM
What was the merch situtation like? Did you get to see what they had and what the prices were?

tenchimyo
11-30-2012, 10:57 AM
According to this interview (http://www.headbangtoday.com/2011/09/exclusive-interview-with-wintersuns-vocalist/) it is all canned.

"The first album already had too much synths for one man to play live and the next album will have hundred times more. We have found a nice live solution with backing tracks, so we don´t want to complicate things more. "

COOL

OK I'm def curious, cause diff bands do it differently.. can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

energymetal14
11-30-2012, 09:31 PM
:lol: I'm highly considering going. A few of my friends that would be interested in going start their winter break a couple days before and since this is cheap and is in Boston, it's probably a better idea to go to this than driving to Maine in potentially snowy conditions.

Yeah driving to Portland in a snowstorm would be awful. But definitely let me know if you are going.

mastodon421
12-01-2012, 09:32 AM
Yeah driving to Portland in a snowstorm would be awful. But definitely let me know if you are going.

Will do, I'll probably make the decision by next weekend.

kommie
12-01-2012, 03:49 PM
setlists.fm also says they played Death and the Healing. Can anyone verify? youtube'd it, they did.

w00tasaurus
12-02-2012, 05:08 AM
Urgh.. I have been really disappointed in pretty much everything Eluveitie's done since Slania. Hate their female vocals and think they sound like pop music or something now. Maybe I should give them another chance since I'll be going to this.

Would I have a better chance of enjoying Everything Remains (As it Never Was) or Helvetios?

Also never really checked out Varg -- where should I start there?

John The Drummer
12-02-2012, 08:24 AM
Would I have a better chance of enjoying Everything Remains (As it Never Was) or Helvetios?



Helvetios seems a lot more estrogen driven than Everything Remains :D
Everything Remains just sounds like a metalcore band with folk metal instruments IMO.

zerkz
12-02-2012, 08:32 AM
Urgh.. I have been really disappointed in pretty much everything Eluveitie's done since Slania. Hate their female vocals and think they sound like pop music or something now. Maybe I should give them another chance since I'll be going to this.

Would I have a better chance of enjoying Everything Remains (As it Never Was) or Helvetios?

Also never really checked out Varg -- where should I start there?

It's pretty hard to say that songs like The Siege sound like pop music...

but it could be said that they do have more female-presence in their music. They've had female vocals present since Ven though.

Epidemic Reign
12-02-2012, 08:58 PM
What was the merch situtation like? Did you get to see what they had and what the prices were?

All I know is the t-shirts were $25, I didn't look at anything else.

Epidemic Reign
12-02-2012, 08:59 PM
setlists.fm also says they played Death and the Healing. Can anyone verify? youtube'd it, they did.

Not in Tempe, I'm 100% sure.

dinanm3atl
12-02-2012, 09:43 PM
Urgh.. I have been really disappointed in pretty much everything Eluveitie's done since Slania. Hate their female vocals and think they sound like pop music or something now. Maybe I should give them another chance since I'll be going to this.

Would I have a better chance of enjoying Everything Remains (As it Never Was) or Helvetios?

Also never really checked out Varg -- where should I start there?

Odd review. Pop music? Have you heard Anna in The Siege? They always had backup vocals that were female and were more chanting/melodic.

Chrigel/Anna on vocals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7H_m7j8x74


It's pretty hard to say that songs like The Siege sound like pop music...

but it could be said that they do have more female-presence in their music. They've had female vocals present since Ven though.

+1

w00tasaurus
12-03-2012, 11:32 AM
Odd review. Pop music? Have you heard Anna in The Siege? They always had backup vocals that were female and were more chanting/melodic.

Chrigel/Anna on vocals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7H_m7j8x74




+1

I guess I mean more of a metalcore sound than "pop" lol I sort of put them in the same category. And I just don't like her voice, I find it unpleasant.

Anyway I didn't mean to turn this into trash-talking eluveitie. I respect them and I will attempt to listen to Helvetios again. But why no songs from their first 2, arguably better albums? Seems like they just made a very conscious departure to a more mainstream sound. Bands that ignore their early material always upset me, and a band that doesn't play a single song out of 2 albums is strange indeed.

zerkz
12-03-2012, 01:14 PM
I guess I mean more of a metalcore sound than "pop" lol I sort of put them in the same category. And I just don't like her voice, I find it unpleasant.

Anyway I didn't mean to turn this into trash-talking eluveitie. I respect them and I will attempt to listen to Helvetios again. But why no songs from their first 2, arguably better albums? Seems like they just made a very conscious departure to a more mainstream sound. Bands that ignore their early material always upset me, and a band that doesn't play a single song out of 2 albums is strange indeed.

Full setlist from Setlist.fm

@Set[Helvetios]
Prologue @Tape
Helvetios
Luxtos
Home
Santonian Shores
Scorched Earth
Meet the Enemy
Neverland
A Rose for Epona
Havoc
The Uprising
Hope
The Siege
Alesia
Tullianum
Uxellodunon
Epilogue @Tape

Otherland @Tape
Everything Remains as It Never Was
Divico
Lament
Inis Mona @Info[with crowd sing-along]
Tegernakô

----------------------


Two from the Ven era (Divico/Lament), and Tegernako from Spirit.

w00tasaurus
12-03-2012, 02:57 PM
^my bad for not bothering to check what the last few songs were and making assumptions

tagernakos a good addition certainly

John The Drummer
12-03-2012, 03:32 PM
I loved Wintersun's shirt

"We Have Awaken The Darkness"
:lol:

Epidemic Reign
12-04-2012, 01:07 AM
I guess I mean more of a metalcore sound than "pop" lol I sort of put them in the same category.

They put me more in the mind of "post-Gothenburg" than metalcore. Like Damage Done-era Dark Tranquillity. Take the song "Your Gaulish War" for example... it's basically a DT song with added folk instruments.

w00tasaurus
12-04-2012, 02:42 AM
They put me more in the mind of "post-Gothenburg" than metalcore. Like Damage Done-era Dark Tranquillity. Take the song "Your Gaulish War" for example... it's basically a DT song with added folk instruments.

I suppose I agree with that. I love their first 3 albums and I guess I could draw a parallel there with a folky DT. The problem is I feel like they are moving towards a folky new In Flames :-p

dinanm3atl
12-04-2012, 07:12 PM
I guess I mean more of a metalcore sound than "pop" lol I sort of put them in the same category. And I just don't like her voice, I find it unpleasant.

Anyway I didn't mean to turn this into trash-talking eluveitie. I respect them and I will attempt to listen to Helvetios again. But why no songs from their first 2, arguably better albums? Seems like they just made a very conscious departure to a more mainstream sound. Bands that ignore their early material always upset me, and a band that doesn't play a single song out of 2 albums is strange indeed.

Gotcha. Everyone has their opinion and I respect that! However for this tour in the North American market they are playing their entire Helvetios album. Thus they will have to make some cuts in terms of songs. Most times they play songs from all their albums. I have even heard Uis Elveti live. I have heard lots of songs from Slania including a sing-a-long of Slania's Song. For this tour a different setup. Inis Mona and Tagernako in an encore with Divicio should be good!


^my bad for not bothering to check what the last few songs were and making assumptions

tagernakos a good addition certainly


They have closed with this song all 7 times I have seen them. I was hoping that trend would not change!