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mankvill
11-07-2013, 11:17 PM
Kreator:

1. Phantom Antichrist
2. From Flood To Fire
3. Warcurse
4. Coma of Souls (intro only) > Endless Pain
5. Pleasure To Kill
6. Hordes Of Chaos (A Necrologue For The Elite)
7. Riot of Violence
8. Enemy of God
9. Phobia
10. Violent Revolution
11. Acoustic guitar solo > United In Hate
12. Civilization Collapse
13. Flag of Hate/Tormentor

Overkill

1. Deny the Cross
2. Bring Me The Night
3. Electric Rattlesnake
4. Hammerhead
5. Rotten To The Core
6. Hello From The Gutter
7. Ironbound
8. Necroshine
9. Thanx For Nothin'
10. Overkill
11. Elimination
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12. Horrorscope
13. Fuck You (Subhumans cover)

Warbringer:

1. Living Weapon
2. Severed Reality
3. The Turning Of The Gears
4. Hunter-Seeker
5. Living In A Whirlwind
6. Scars Remain
7. Towers of the Serpent

Review tomorrow.

Quick notes:

- Kreator and Overkill sounded much much much better than when I saw them both in Kansas City last year.
- Overkill was amazing, but oddly enough I thought Necroshine was the best song from them of the night. Heavy as shit.
- Kreator is frighteningly heavy and fast for how old they are
- Warbringer is still awesome, but not playing Combat Shock is a tragedy. Their drummer now, though, is insane.

Kreator: 9/10
Overkill: 9.5/10
Warbringer: 8.5/10

ravenheart
11-08-2013, 03:36 AM
- Overkill was amazing, but oddly enough I thought Necroshine was the best song from them of the night. Heavy as shit.

Necroshine is usually the best song when it's in the set. Only time it sometimes isn't is when Horrorscope is in the set.

PowerMaiden
11-08-2013, 07:48 AM
Kreator:
4. Phobia (intro only) > Endless Pain


isn't it Coma Of Souls intro right before Endless Pain ? They played Phobia in it's entirety latter in the set ...


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

mankvill
11-08-2013, 07:51 AM
isn't it Coma Of Souls intro right before Endless Pain ? They played Phobia in it's entirety latter in the set ...


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

yes, that's what i meant. i was dead (and am still dead)

justinm4bama
11-08-2013, 09:36 AM
I hope its true about the rumors of Kreator doing another leg of this tour next year. I haven't seen them yet :eyes:

Bengals279
11-08-2013, 02:03 PM
Awesome show. It was my first time at the Granada and I really enjoyed it. I dropped a drumstick though which sucked :flame:. Nonetheless it was an awesome show

mankvill
11-08-2013, 02:27 PM
:rocker:Awesome show. It was my first time at the Granada and I really enjoyed it. I dropped a drumstick though which sucked :flame:. Nonetheless it was an awesome show

It was fun headbanging with you! :rocker:

mankvill
11-08-2013, 07:28 PM
The aptly named Legends Of Thrash tour made a stop at the Granada in Lawrence on a chilly Thursday night and performed to an unexpectedly enthusiastic turnout of metal heads, young and old alike. The night was full of riffing, guitar solos, blastbeats and lots of smiling, moshing maniacs.

The show wasted no time in getting things going, with California thrash maniacs Warbringer. Coming off the release of their fourth album "IV: Empires Collapse," the band showcased a side of their musicality not seen before. The album, which comprised the majority of their set, has a very strong heavy metal influence, although it still has some breakneck thrash moments - the kind of which Warbringer does better than most of their recent contemporaries. Their performance was spot-on and the mixing was great, very easy to hear vocalist John Kevill and and the guitar solos came through great. Warbringer's drummer Carlos Cruz (ex-Hexen, ex-Mantic Ritual) was one of the most impressive drummers I've ever seen in a band. "That dude has serious chops" is the understatement of the year. Warbringer can still blast off at lightspeed, but now they've shown they can take a page from Slayer's "South of Heaven" and slow it down but keep it heavy. The future for this band looks exciting.

The most impressive part of Overkill is that they're one of the first thrash metal bands in America, but they're faster and heavier now than they've ever been. Opening with 1987's "Deny The Cross" sent the crowd into a frenzy of moshing and singing along that didn't let up for a second. Overkill has one of the most impressive discographies in all of thrash metal, and this co-headlining set touched on the classics, the contemporary greats and even a couple of left-field surprises. One surprise in the set came from their performance of 1999's "Necroshine" - the track itself isn't necessarily a rarity or anything, and it comes from an era that Overkill was experimenting more towards groove metal, but it just came across as insanely heavy - maybe another nod to the stellar sound mixing from the Granada that night? As Bobby Blitz and crew ripped through their standard set-closer for almost 30 years of a cover of Subhumans' "Fuck You," it's apparent that Overkill is quite possibly the best American thrash band that is still active from the 80s.

When Kreator played the Beaumont Club last year, the only fault I could find was they came across muffled because of the sound system. Not only did the band sound clear and vicious, they outdid themselves and put on a devastating performance. Whether it "Endless Pain" from their debut album, or "Phantom Antichrist" from their fantastic album last year, each Kreator song was performed with just as much ferocity and technical brilliance as the last. Frontman Mille Petrozza is legendary for his unique vocals and his stage presence - he was constantly playing to the crowd and getting people to circle pit all night long. There was actually a part during "United In Hate" that had the crowd vocalizing along with the guitar melody - I don't think I've seen it done with that much vigor in the crowd outside of an Iron Maiden show. Mille raised the Kreator flag, as he always does, before launching into "Flag of Hate" and "Tormentor," the last two songs of the night, and the weary but appreciative crowd gave their all one last time. The crowd left everything they had on the floor for these three bands, and it made for one of the best all-around heavy metal shows that this area has seen in quite some time.

mankvill
11-08-2013, 07:50 PM
I'm really digging this picture of John Kevill too (http://blog.millsrecordcompany.com/wp-content/uploads/Kreator-11-07-13-008-1024x768.jpg)

orlandodavis
11-08-2013, 10:53 PM
New Warbringer any good? Kinda disappointed with the last 2.

anomynous
11-08-2013, 11:21 PM
It's their best album IMO.









also I still enjoy the "introducing Wabringer" on the tour flyers. Yup, a thrash band that's been touring pretty much nonstop for seven years all over the world is totally unheard of.

mankvill
11-09-2013, 08:54 AM
New Warbringer any good? Kinda disappointed with the last 2.

I really liked Worlds Torn Asunder. The new one is way different - there is a ton more heavy metal influence on the songs and they incorporate lots of varied tempos and stuff like that. It's really interesting but makes for a fun listen. I like it a lot!

gangrene
11-09-2013, 04:17 PM
Did Overkill actually have an event shirt for this show, or is that only for their shows closer to home!? Did see a sweet Aerosmith spoof/Get Your Wings one for Mass. online, so far, so curious. Thx for any info.

Bengals279
11-09-2013, 04:25 PM
Did Overkill actually have an event shirt for this show, or is that only for their shows closer to home!? Did see a sweet Aerosmith spoof/Get Your Wings one for Mass. online, so far, so curious. Thx for any info.

They had an event show for this one. I think they have one for every show

gangrene
11-09-2013, 04:50 PM
Fantastic! What was on the one for this show then?

Bengals279
11-09-2013, 05:06 PM
From what Manks told me at the show it had a the Lawrence seal and I think the state of Kansas on it. Not sure what else. But I know for sure there was an event shirt

GarageMetal468
11-10-2013, 08:36 AM
Warbringer's new drummer is awful. He's slowed down the band live and on record, and has nowhere near the skill that the dude on Waking the Nightmares had. That guy was a god damn beast. When they played The Turning of the Gears I had to walk out, it was terrible.

mankvill
11-10-2013, 09:06 AM
Warbringer's new drummer is awful. He's slowed down the band live and on record, and has nowhere near the skill that the dude on Waking the Nightmares had. That guy was a god damn beast. When they played The Turning of the Gears I had to walk out, it was terrible.

Really? I felt like musically, he was the highlight of their set.

anomynous
11-10-2013, 10:15 AM
Yeah, Carlos sounded great live two weeks ago.

notman
11-12-2013, 08:40 PM
Really? I felt like musically, he was the highlight of their set.

Agreed!

Spiner202
11-13-2013, 04:48 AM
Warbringer's new drummer is awful. He's slowed down the band live and on record, and has nowhere near the skill that the dude on Waking the Nightmares had. That guy was a god damn beast. When they played The Turning of the Gears I had to walk out, it was terrible.

This was true the first time I saw them, where they opened with Living Weapon and played it slower than on the record. Totally ruined the performance for me.

The second time around (on this tour), it was much better. He is a very skilled drummer, but I agree that the Waking Into Nightmares drummer was way better, as was the bassist on that album. That album is pretty much the highlight of thrash in the last 20 years.

El Gordo
11-13-2013, 08:01 AM
Necroshine is usually the best song when it's in the set. Only time it sometimes isn't is when Horrorscope is in the set.

Ugh... You and I must listen to Overkill for completely different reasons.