Mayhem Fest -- Mansfield, MA -- July 27th, 2010
I got there around 12:45, eventually got into the Comcast Center at about 1:30 and I headed right to the Silver Star Stage.
In This Moment: Really not too bad at all. I wasn't expecting anything from this band, but they were pretty solid. The circle pit around the soundboard was pretty cool, everyone broke the fence that separated the parking lot from the stages. 7/10.
The Gun Show
STEMM: 7/10. These guys were awesome last year as our Jager Band, however I thought this year's performance was subpar compared to last year's. I also don't understand why they played a NIN cover when they had a 20 minute set.
House of Cards
Wish (NIN Cover)
Norma Jean: 5/10. Watched a few songs, wasn't too impressed. They got absolutely no crowd reaction at all until the trash throwing, which I thought was actually pretty funny because half of the trash being thrown ended up on stage. Incomplete/out of order set:
Memphis Will Be Laid To Waste
Vipers, Snakes, and Actors
Shadows Fall: Didn't watch them because I had the barrier for Winds of Plague at the Silver Star Stage. They sounded decent.
Winds of Plague: 9/10. Incredible. I was front row, dead center for them and it was just awesome. The crowd was really into their set, and they really delivered. I met them while Atreyu played, and got some stuff signed. Very nice and cool people. I can't wait to see them again.
Chest and Horns
Decimate the Weak
Angels of Debauchery
One Body Too Many
Chimaira: 8/10. Excellent set, the crowd was into them a lot. We got an extra song, The Dehumanizing Process, because Chimaira didn't realize they were only playing 25 minute sets everyday. I hope these guys tour again soon.
Pleasure In Pain
Secrets of the Dead
The Dehumanizing Process
Atreyu: 6/10. Pretty boring, caught a few songs before waiting to meet Winds of Plague. I was also able to see the end of their set while I waited for Hatebreed. Incomplete set:
Becoming the Bull
You Give Love a Bad Name (Bon Jovi Cover)
Lip Gloss and Black
Hatebreed: 9/10. Wow, awesome set! A ton of fun, the crowd was really into it. Easily the best reaction for a side stage band yesterday by a mile. 9/10. I'm pretty sure I have the full set, but I'm sure the order is a little bit off.
Everyone Bleeds Now
In Ashes They Shall Reap
Hands of a Dying Man
Smash Your Enemies
As Diehard As They Come
Live For This
Tear It Down
To the Threshold
This Is Now
I Will Be Heard
3 Inches of Blood: Didn't watch them. I browsed the merch tents, bought a Hatebreed shirt and a Mayhem Fest shirt, got some water, and then made my way to the main stage pit.
Five Finger Death Punch: I missed them due to A7X being on the show. I was a little pissed but I got over it. They overlapped with Hatebreed, and right after Hatebreed ended I went to the main stage to try to catch the end of Death Punch, but they had just got off the stage. There were very few people even at the main stage, and I'm sure FFDP wasn't too happy about that.
Lamb of God: 8/10. It was my first time seeing them and they did not disappoint at all. I thought their set was too short and predictable, but overall it was very enjoyable.
In Your Words
Set to Fail
Walk With Me in Hell
Now You've Got Something to Die For
Laid to Rest
Avenged Sevenfold: 3/10. Worst band of the day by far. It was extremely painful to watch them from the pit, such a boring set. Every member of this band besides Portnoy looked like absolute tools. They didn't impress me at all. They announced several of their songs, so I have a partial set. If someone can help me with the question marks, feel free to do so.
Welcome to the Family
Beast and the Harlot
Rob Zombie: 10/10. WOW! Easily one of the best performances I've ever seen in my life. The crowd was going apeshit, never heard a louder crowd. It was a nice home show for Zombie, and you could tell him and his entire band were enjoying themselves. When I was reading reviews of his show, I didn't really believe he was going to be as good as everyone said. I was wrong, the music was fantastic, and the theatric elements were insane. He should have headlined, no questions asked. John 5 and Joey's solos were both awesome as well. Zombie is a must see, and there's no way I'll be missing him on his next tour.
What Lurks on Channel X
Scum of the Earth
Living Dead Girl
More Human Than Human
House of 1000 Corpses
Never Gonna Stop
Mars Needs Women
Thunder Kiss '65
School's Out (Alice Cooper Cover)
Korn: 8/10. Fun set, however it was very disappointing after Zombie's awesome set. No crowd interaction at all, they hit the stage, played their set, and got off the stage. Not much else to say really.
Here to Stay
Did My Time
Oildale (Leave Me Alone)
Falling Away From Me
Let the Guilt Go
Freak on a Leash
Shoots and Ladders/One
Got the Life
All in all, this was a very fun show, and with another year of Mayhem behind me, I can't wait for next year!
The songs missing for A7X are Critical Acclaim and Almost Easy.
Btw, do you know why they are playing MF now?
[QUOTE=passty;293135]The songs missing for A7X are Critical Acclaim and Almost Easy.
Btw, do you know why they are playing MF now?[/QUOTE]
They're only playing one date.
Nice review man! Stemm is lame and the cover they did was "Wish" not hurt.
A7X also played the Montreal date of Mayhem/Heavy MTL fest. Basically to push their new record. They were far better live than I thought they'd be.
Rob Zombie has traded great songs for a fancy light show. Two thumbs down. Bring back WZ now!
Thanks for the help on the question marks and NIN cover.
a nice Avenged set, although the lack of bat country is a little dissapointing but its still a good set.
Cool review. I agree Korn is kinda anti-cliamctic after Zombie and his circus of a stage show. He should be headlining.
I enjoyed this show a lot. Did not head inside until right as Atreyu was going on due to massive amounts of tailgaiting (grilling/drinking etc) too old to handle all day inside I guess :) Though could hear the ealy bands fine from the VIP Lot (have to pay to avoid that exit traffice again OLD AGE lol). Toughest part was that stretch where Hatebreed, 5FDP, and 3IOB all overlapped but walked back and forth to catch parts of them all (start of hatebreed, middle/end of Five Finger, part of 3 Inches then had to head back over for LOG)
this show was hands down the best show iv ever seen. iv been to over 40 shows, and instead of bands just playin a show, every single band put their all into each song. My favorite band, Lamb of God ended up putting out the worst set imo, they were boring, didn't move around. every other band was incredible though
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