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TheWildAndTheYoung
12-18-2012, 03:06 PM
What's the best concert opener or closer that you have seen or want to see?
Best Opener I've Seen
Saints Of Los Angelas-Motley Crue
What a earthshaking opener this was when used with the clock tower countdown:rocker:
Best Closer I've Seen
Awakening-Switchfoot
Always thought this would be a great closer,fortunately they did close with this when I saw them in 2009,great fun way to end the night:rocker:

Best Concert Opener I Want To See
Last Man Standing-Bon Jovi
Hope they bring this back as an opener for their next tour,a great rocking song to open a show with.

Best Closer I Want To See
Crazy,Crazy Nights-Kiss
Very unlikely this will happen,but this would be an amazing closer,the whole content of the song is like it was meant to close a show.

RampinUp46
12-18-2012, 04:26 PM
Best Opener I've Seen: Moonchild by Iron Maiden. SSoaSS is one of my favorite albums (and is what got me into Maiden in the first place), so hearing it live was killer.

Opener I Want to See: Dopesmoker by Sleep (even if it's just a fragment of it). Enough said. :stoned:

Best Closer I've Seen: A tie between Five Year Plan by DRI and Pussy by Rammstein. The former came at the right time when everyone was tired, but they still got together for one last pit; the latter was just goddamn hilarious for the show, especially with the dick cannon.

Closer I Want to See: Solitude by Candlemass, especially if it follows At the Gallows End.

mankvill
12-18-2012, 04:37 PM
Best closers ive seen are Within My Blood by Skeletontits and Chant for Eschaton 2000 by Behemoth.

The first thing that comes to mind for openers isn't a real opener, but they usually play it 2nd - Nile's Sacrifice Unto Sebek.

PVH5150
12-18-2012, 05:10 PM
Best opener I've seen: Van Halen - Unchained
Best opener I want to see: Judas Priest - The Hellion/Electric Eye
Best closer I've seen: Rush - 2112: Grand Finale
Best closer I want to see: Judas Priest - Loch Ness

Dextrimental
12-18-2012, 05:41 PM
Best Opener I've seen: Very close between Disciple by Slayer,[sic] by Slipknot and Sonnet by Rammstein. Honestly can't decide between them.
Best Closer I've seen: Bury Me In Smoke by Down.
Best Opener I want to see: Suicide Note Pat. I and II by PanterA, but of bands still around, Diamond Eyes by Deftones or Aces High by Iron Maiden.
Best Closer I want to see: Octavarium by Dream Theater.

NickLed19
12-18-2012, 05:46 PM
Van Halen-Unchained is the best opener. The should always open with that.

TheWildAndTheYoung
12-18-2012, 05:48 PM
Van Halen-Unchained is the best opener. The should always open with that.
Agreed,although On Fire is a killer on to

PVH5150
12-18-2012, 06:03 PM
Van Halen-Unchained is the best opener. The should always open with that.

The only other song I wouldn't mind hearing them open with would be Light Up The Sky.

I doubt they'll ever do On Fire again. Wolf, while a solid backup singer in his own right, simply doesn't have the range that Mike did.

adamclark52
12-18-2012, 06:27 PM
The best opener I ever saw was Virgin Black Lacrimosa (Gather Me)/Domine, mostly because I had no idea who they were and they floored me with that song.

I can't think of the rest right now.

OraclesofAgony
12-18-2012, 07:11 PM
Best Closer is definitely Infecting The Crypts for me. I think Suffo has closed with it 3 of the 4 times I've seen them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0gHQ9LiH6k

TheWildAndTheYoung
12-18-2012, 08:04 PM
The only other song I wouldn't mind hearing them open with would be Light Up The Sky.

I doubt they'll ever do On Fire again. Wolf, while a solid backup singer in his own right, simply doesn't have the range that Mike did.
Yea your right,but Light Up The Sky would work as well,and now that I think of it,Everybody Wants Some would be an epic opener as well

IrritatedTrout
12-18-2012, 09:02 PM
Churchill's Speech / Aces High is pretty hard to top.

XDoomsayerX
12-18-2012, 09:56 PM
Best Opener I've seen: Very close between Disciple by Slayer,[sic] by Slipknot and Sonnet by Rammstein. Honestly can't decide between them.
Best Closer I've seen: Bury Me In Smoke by Down.


Agree on both these. Was mad pumped to see Disciple and I'm pretty sure Slayer started with it this year at Mayhem, I went apeshit especially with dat breakdown. Though Composure by ABR the first time I saw em was pure mayhem, the floor just fucking erupted. Def agree with Bury Me In Smoke here, I was in heaven during this song especially with the Nothing in Return sprinkled in there plus jam session. :drool:

Best Closer is definitely Infecting The Crypts for me. I think Suffo has closed with it 3 of the 4 times I've seen them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0gHQ9LiH6k

Dude carnage pursued here but the last time we saw Suffo was crazier, I was scared shitless to even go into the pit.

Also Hit or Miss by NFG and Quicksand by TSSF= awesometacular closers!

GarageMetal468
12-18-2012, 10:31 PM
Best opener I've seen: Exhumed - All Guts, No Glory

Best opener I want to see: Dissection - At the Fathomless Depths/Night's Blood... I can dream, right? :(

Best closer I've seen: Symphony X - The Odyssey

Best closer I want to see: Immolation - Close to a World Below - They always play it, but in the beginning/middle of the set, which makes absolutely no fucking sense. Ending with it would be so epic.

PowerMaiden
12-19-2012, 07:56 AM
Aces High cannot be beaten by anything


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

makethemsuffer12
12-19-2012, 08:09 AM
Off the top of my head:
Best opener: Creeping Death

Best closer: Spheres of Madness

adamclark52
12-19-2012, 09:46 AM
Best Opener I've Seen
As stated a few pages back; Virgin Black Lacrimosa (Gather Me)/Domine.

Best Closer I've Seen
That's the toughest one for me to answer. I'm usually tired by the end of most shows from standing for so long (I'm old, fuck you) and honestly I'm ready for most concerts to be done. But Entombed doing Left Hand Path was very cool. So until I remember something else that's my answer.

Best Concert Opener I Want To See
I'd love to see Pig Destroyer open with Pissangel. I know they play that song live still but I don't think as an opener. And I think three guys walking on stage , not saying a word and bursting into that song would be so awesome.

Best Closer I Want To See
Sigur Ros Untitled 8. I know they play that song live too but I'm not sure if it's still their closer. I'm seeing them in March so we'll see. I think it's one of the best closing tracks on an album I've ever heard and I've heard Sigur Ros are incredible live, so I think it would be awesome.

hellawaits77ny
12-20-2012, 05:45 AM
Best Opener:
Disciple Slayer
Out of My Face Terror
Eve of the Apocalypse Malevolent Creation

Best Closer:
Hold My Own Biohazard
Malevolent Creation Malevolent Creation
Stripped, Raped and Strangled Cannibal Corpse

Opener I want to see :
Sex.Murder.Art Slayer
My Life, My Way Biohazard
Suicide Note Part I + Part 2 Pantera

Closer Id like to see:
Too many to mention even a small %, but these would be sick:
Satan Spawn, The Cacao Daemon - Deicide
FiXXer - Metallica

IrritatedTrout
12-20-2012, 08:27 AM
I can think of the worst opener:

Trust.:hmm:

ravenheart
12-20-2012, 08:35 AM
Opener seen:
Europe - Last Look At Eden
Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

Closer seen:
... not sure.

Opener want to see:
White Zombie - Electric Head Pt. 1 (The Agony)

Closer want to see:
Smoke On The Water at the Marshall Amps 50th Anniversary gig

ravenheart
12-20-2012, 08:36 AM
Aces High cannot be beaten by anything


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Except Wicker Man.

TheWildAndTheYoung
12-20-2012, 08:45 AM
Opener seen:
Europe - Last Look At Eden
Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

Closer seen:
... not sure.

Opener want to see:
White Zombie - Electric Head Pt. 1 (The Agony)

Closer want to see:
Smoke On The Water at the Marshall Amps 50th Anniversary gig
Last Look At Eden is an epic opener

ravenheart
12-20-2012, 08:54 AM
Last Look At Eden is an epic opener

On the current tour it's the first song of the encore. 'Riches To Rags' is the show opener :(

JRA
12-20-2012, 09:27 AM
Back when Halford was solo he put up two Priest bootlegs from the 80's as downloads. On the British Steel show the Harley comes out, but they had already played Hell Bent For Leather. I was confused, what was going on? All of a sudden they play Tyrant.

To this day I'm convinced that's the best closer ever.

TheWildAndTheYoung
12-20-2012, 03:19 PM
On the current tour it's the first song of the encore. 'Riches To Rags' is the show opener :(
Yea,noticed that,but it does work as an encore opener,although I do think the best opener they have used is Seven Doors Hotel

PVH5150
12-20-2012, 03:42 PM
Some other great concert openers I've seen....

Ted Nugent - Gonzo (7/10/2012, first time he played it since '79)

Rush - The Spirit of Radio (Time Machine Tour, 9/14/2010)

Motley Crue - Kickstart My Heart (Saints of Los Angeles Tour, Saint Patrick's Day 2009)

Kiss - King Of The Night Time World (Alive 35 Tour 10/5/2009)

Dream Theater - A Nightmare To Remember (7/10/10, Off day while on the road opening for Iron Maiden. They played the Palladium in Worcester, MA. A shithole that holds maybe 1,500 comfortably. Happened to be on one of the hottest days of the summer and the venue had no AC. Great show, albeit almost dying of heat stroke)

Motorhead - Bomber (Gigantour, 1/29/2012)

Rammstein - Sonne (Made in Germany Tour, 4/29/2012)

Michael Schenker - Lovedrive (Temple of Rock Tour, 10/20/2012)

ravenheart
12-20-2012, 05:16 PM
Tonight has reminded me what an awesome closer 'Iced Earth' is.

hellawaits77ny
12-21-2012, 02:43 PM
I can think of the worst opener:

Trust.:hmm:

Got that right. Good call.

Rocco44
12-21-2012, 09:05 PM
Best closers off the top of my head:

BTBAM - "White Walls"
Russian Circles - "Death Rides A Horse"
Symphony X - "The Odyssey"

Christen
12-21-2012, 09:09 PM
Best openers
Iron Maiden - The Wicker Man
Megadeth - Set the World Afire
Metallica - Creeping Death

Closers
KISS - Detroit Rock City
Slayer - Angel of Death
RUSH - 2112