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overkiller
01-12-2007, 04:23 PM
Ok, so first off, a little anecdote from the night: I wanted to wear my Hellhammer - Satanic Rites shirt to this show, but as I was going to the show right from work and that shirt isn't exactly work-friendly, I wore my KD - Abigail shirt in the morning, planning to change in the car once I got to the train station. Well, I forgot to bring the Hellhammer shirt, so I was stuck with Abigail. Fast forward a while, about three songs into the first band's set--Abigail Williams, they were awful goth-metalcore crap--I remembered what shirt I was wearing and felt like an idiot.

Anyway.

Here are the songs Enslaved played, in some semblance of the correct order, but probably not exactly:

Path to Vanir
Fusion of Sense and Earth
The Voices
Isa
Essence
Ruun
Return to Yggdrasil
Queen of Night
Jotunblod
Slaget i Skogen Bortenfor


These guys are really tight live musicians--in an interview included on the Isa CD, Grutle talks about how in recent years they've really tried to improve their live show and give 100% effort, and it shows. The set was pretty great, though very heavy on the new album... but I like it, so I had no qualms about that. It was awesome that they closed with a track from the fucking Hordane's Land EP (the split they did with Emperor for you noobs), I was NOT expecting that.

Then there was Dark Funeral. Fat, aging, balding guys in clownish corpsepaint and ridiculous armor is not my idea of grim (and generic, bland black metal is not my idea of good music), but, regardless, they were marginally fun to listen to live. They had more headbanging opportunities than I expected. Anyway I had to leave just before their encore to catch my train back. That was followed by an adventure of having to change trains in Newark, waiting there for an hour and a half, all the while talking to some random girl (who was stuck in the same situation) who was nice enough, but tried to relate to the fact that I had just come from a concert by telling me about Saves the Day, Brand New, etc. :hecho: I got home at 3 AM and had work at 8. Kvlt. :hecho:


Also, I was looking through the booklets of the two Enslaved discs I own (Isa and Ruun), and ALL of the music and lyrics were written (or co-written for a few songs) by some guy named I. Peersen, who is not in the band. WTF?

JRA
01-12-2007, 08:46 PM
Good story, even though I know jack shit about all of those bands. By the way, where do you work?

overkiller
01-12-2007, 09:41 PM
Good story, even though I know jack shit about all of those bands. By the way, where do you work?

Thorlabs, a local company my mom has worked at since I was like 5. I work there on summer and winter breaks. There's no stringent dress code or anything, but people will complain if somebody wears something offensive, so I keep to my tamer band shirts.

ADD
01-12-2007, 09:42 PM
That's weird about the lyrics thing, I don't know anything about that.

But yeah, Enslaved :horns: And Dark Funeral no :zzz:

overkiller
01-12-2007, 09:44 PM
That's weird about the lyrics thing, I don't know anything about that.

Not just the lyrics, ALL of the music as well, except for a few songs that are co-written by Grutle.

ADD
01-12-2007, 09:47 PM
Not just the lyrics, ALL of the music as well, except for a few songs that are co-written by Grutle.
Hmm.

JRA
01-13-2007, 06:32 AM
Thorlabs, a local company my mom has worked at since I was like 5. I work there on summer and winter breaks. There's no stringent dress code or anything, but people will complain if somebody wears something offensive, so I keep to my tamer band shirts.

Yea. I'm kinda pissed, I don't think I can wear my Overkill "Fuck You" shirt anywhere, and I paid probably $30 for that.

:mad:

overkiller
01-13-2007, 09:26 AM
Yea. I'm kinda pissed, I don't think I can wear my Overkill "Fuck You" shirt anywhere, and I paid probably $30 for that.

:mad:

Sure you can, just nowhere that something like a job is at risk ;)

es156
01-13-2007, 10:50 AM
Yea. I'm kinda pissed, I don't think I can wear my Overkill "Fuck You" shirt anywhere, and I paid probably $30 for that.

:mad:

You can wear it to the next Overkill show you go to.

JRA
01-13-2007, 11:07 AM
You can wear it to the next Overkill show you go to.

I think I've decided that that will be my official "concert" shirt. I sure as hell ain't gonna let that one sit around and collect dust. Though I didn't bring it to Indiana with me.

:mad:

Div
01-13-2007, 01:18 PM
u cant wear it to class?

JRA
01-13-2007, 01:27 PM
u cant wear it to class?

I haven't had the balls to do that.:eyes:

Bouville
01-18-2007, 02:03 PM
I hope this time Dark Funeral plays with a singer, Black Metal karaoke is not exactly my thing :hecho: But hey, it is like going to the circus, these guys look so stupid on stage :D

To be honest I am really excited to see Enslaved, they should have headlined this tour...

overkiller
01-18-2007, 02:15 PM
To be honest I am really excited to see Enslaved, they should have headlined this tour...

Yeah, my thoughts exactly... Enslaved's website said it was a co-headlining tour. But I'm not sure their set was really long enough to claim that...

Bouville
01-18-2007, 02:18 PM
Yeah, my thoughts exactly... Enslaved's website said it was a co-headlining tour. But I'm not sure their set was really long enough to claim that...
I had an hour set of Black Metal Karaoke in Lima...I am done with DF, I hope Caligula gets wasted again so Enslaved could play much more.

DethMaiden
01-18-2007, 02:34 PM
Bouville? :eek:

ChildrenofSodom
01-18-2007, 03:47 PM
HE's BACK!!! :bouville:

ADD
01-18-2007, 03:52 PM
HE's BACK!!! :bouville:
What? Stop trying to act cool :lol:

jeremysaal
01-23-2007, 02:01 PM
I wanted to catch this tour when it hit Chicago. If I didn't have the 2.5 hour drive there, plus Metal Church the very next night (in Chicago too), I would have made it.

After reading your comments on Dark Funeral, I'm beating myself up a little less now. You would think that those guys would know that the 80's are over, and that Black Metal just doesn't carry much shock value anymore. I guess that they will probably burn down a few more churches in Scandanavia to help their image.

I do wish that I caught Enslaved.

insipidzombie
01-24-2007, 08:17 AM
Yeah, my thoughts exactly... Enslaved's website said it was a co-headlining tour. But I'm not sure their set was really long enough to claim that...

that set is actually just as long as Enslaved's headlining shows they performed in Europe recently. Their headlining sets only last about an hour, about 10 songs or so