Killswitch Engage -- Wantagh, NY -- August 29th, 2009
This show was the first time I've been to The Bay Stage @ Jones Beach, which is an all general admission area right next to the Jones Beach theater. Before they actually starting people into the Bay Stage area, they had some shitty local deathcore bands play in the merch/food area. After that garbage, they actually let people into the Bay Stage. It was ok I guess, but it had its flaws. First, there was a barricade down the middle, dividing the standing area into a left and a right side. Second, the sound wasn't that great.
Unearth : The first good band of the day. They had their usual "Don't Stop Believing" intro, then going into "Endless". Overall a good, energetic performance, and their sound was'nt bad either. My only complaint was that they didn't play "Giles", which is probably my favorite song by them.
Partial Setlist :
My Will Be Done
This Lying World
Grave of Oppurtunity
Sanctity Of Brothers
Next up was Vision of Disorder. I wasn't famiar with any of their material, so I couldn't tell you their setlist. But let me tell you, they fucking kicked everyone's ass. A real dose of hardcore, and the pits proved it. Their sound wasn't great, with everything but the vocals and drums sounding like mud. They put on a great show, though.
Next was All That Remains. Let me start this off by saying whoever mixed their sound deserves to be shot. They sounded like utter shit. Don't get me wrong, they performed well and I could tell that they were playing everying right, but their sound was terrible. The bass overpowered everything. The worst part was when Oli and Mike played their solos because only a few notes would actually cut through. In the end, I enjoyed their set, but the sound was a real big disappointment.
Partial Setlist :
Forever in your Hands
The Air That I Breath
After the dissapointing sound of All That Remains, Killswitch took the stage. Just like at Mayhem, they had some techno song as their intro, with Adam D. dancing around and saying the usual "Hey Long Island, put this in your pipe and Smoke it!", followed by the beginning of "My Last Serenade". They band played in great form and the crowd was into every second of it. My only complaints were that you couldn't hear Joel's guitar that well from where I was standing (I was on Adam's side) and that they only played for about an hour because of the fucking curfew.
My Last Serenade
Fixation on the Darkness
Take this Oath
Rose of Sharyn
A Light in a Darkened World
A Bid Farewell
The Arms of Sorrow
Life to Lifeless
The End of Heartache
Overall a really good, fun show.
Good review man, this show's in Massachusetts tonight but I can't make it, I'm so pissed. Two of my favorite bands in one night, ATR and Killswitch. One of those question marks for ATR's setlist is probably Undone before Two Weeks and the other might be This Darkened Heart after Chiron. Not sure, just an educated guess. Awesome sets for both ATR and Killswitch.
Good review man. I would have loved to go to this in MA tonight. Great set by KSE.
[QUOTE=mastodon421;226071]Good review man. I would have loved to go to this in MA tonight. Great set by KSE.[/QUOTE]
i was at the ma show tonight. it was a lot of fun.. here is my review [url]http://mayhemfest.com/forums/comments.php?DiscussionID=20223&page=1#Item_1[/url]
typical setlist good though
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