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petrovar 08-20-2012 09:03 PM

Gojira -- Cleveland, OH -- August 20th, 2012
 
Venue: Peabody's
Source: Me

Space Time
The Heaviest Matter of the Universe :rocker::rocker:
Backbone
Remembrance
Love
L'enfant Sauvage
Toxic Garbage Island
Planned Obsolescence
Flying Whales :party:
Clone :flame:
Wisdom Comes
Oroborus

Encore:
Explosia

This was definitely one of the heaviest shows I've ever been to (as is to be expected with Gojira). This was my second time seeing them. The other time was opening for Metallica. That was a good show, but seeing them in a club is where the real experience is.

Nothing special or different with the setlist, but an exceptional performance nonetheless. I wish they would do the intro to Flying Whales. I know they don't live, but it's my favorite song of theirs and I hope it happens one day. Mario was fucking nasty behind the kit, especially during Explosia.

This was the last show of this mini US tour they have been on. Highlights were Heaviest Matter, Clone and Explosia.

DisposableJustice 08-20-2012 09:31 PM

[QUOTE=petrovar;483473]Venue: Peabody's
Source: Me

Space Time
The Heaviest Matter of the Universe :rocker::rocker:
Backbone
Remembrance
Love
L'enfant Sauvage
Toxic Garbage Island
Planned Obsolescence
Flying Whales :party:
Clone :flame:
Wisdom Comes
Oroborus

Encore:
Explosia

This was definitely one of the heaviest shows I've ever been to (as is to be expected with Gojira). This was my second time seeing them. The other time was opening for Metallica. That was a good show, but seeing them in a club is where the real experience is.

Nothing special or different with the setlist, but an exceptional performance nonetheless. I wish they would do the intro to Flying Whales. I know they don't live, but it's my favorite song of theirs and I hope it happens one day. Mario was fucking nasty behind the kit, especially during Explosia.

This was the last show of this mini US tour they have been on. Highlights were Heaviest Matter, Clone and Explosia.[/QUOTE]

They have done the intro for whales live before I think they cut it out for time sake, but more when From Mars to Sirius came out they did it in full.

Great review I can't tell how jealous I am of you east coasters:bouville:

Orion89 08-20-2012 10:55 PM

Wish I could have seen them on this run, unfortunately it didn't come anywhere near me. It'd be cool if they busted out ocean planet more often.

stylesclash516 08-20-2012 11:29 PM

[QUOTE=petrovar;483473]Space Time
Remembrance
Wisdom Comes
[/QUOTE]

You lucky fuckers that got to see this show. :mad:

kommie 08-21-2012 05:03 AM

By 'intro' to Flying Whales do you mean the whale noises? cause they played that intro in the NYC first day of this tour.

petrovar 08-21-2012 05:12 AM

[QUOTE=kommie;483514]By 'intro' to Flying Whales do you mean the whale noises? cause they played that intro in the NYC first day of this tour.[/QUOTE]

Not necessarily the whale noises, but the chill guitar intro, into the chill drum intro that leads up to the heavy part. I love the build up to the song.

zerkz 08-21-2012 05:17 AM

I'm so sore. I also split my shorts straight down the middle. RIP 4 year old concert pants.

All of the new album's songs translated super well live... especially Explosia. Great crowd too.

kommie 08-21-2012 05:47 AM

[QUOTE=petrovar;483515]Not necessarily the whale noises, but the chill guitar intro, into the chill drum intro that leads up to the heavy part. I love the build up to the song.[/QUOTE]

well they definetly did that, so they just started with the heavy part? weird.

petrovar 08-21-2012 06:52 AM

[QUOTE=kommie;483517]well they definetly did that, so they just started with the heavy part? weird.[/QUOTE]

Yeah. I noticed on their new DVD they did the same thing, so I figured that's just how they played it live.

kommie 08-21-2012 06:59 AM

[QUOTE=petrovar;483524]Yeah. I noticed on their new DVD they did the same thing, so I figured that's just how they played it live.[/QUOTE]

they did the whole thing as well on their first headlining tour here as well. and to have it make less sense, NYC's first date of this current tour, doors were at 9, I think everywhere else they were normally 7-8. so time cant be an issue.

And there was also an opening band.

petrovar 08-21-2012 07:55 AM

[QUOTE=kommie;483526]they did the whole thing as well on their first headlining tour here as well. and to have it make less sense, NYC's first date of this current tour, doors were at 9, I think everywhere else they were normally 7-8. so time cant be an issue.

And there was also an opening band.[/QUOTE]

We had two opening bands (Carbomb and a local). I guess it's just whatever the feel like doing.

Natrlhi 08-21-2012 07:59 AM

Petrovar,

I have pictures, videos and several anecdotes from the show.

On the one hand, I could post them here, but I don't want to highjack your thread.

On the other hand, I could start a separate thread, but I also don't want to pull the conversation away from this one.

What's your preference, my man?

mastodon421 08-21-2012 08:05 AM

I'm glad this is the last show of the tour because I am sad every time I see a thread for one of their shows after the debacle I had last week.

Natrlhi 08-21-2012 08:13 AM

[QUOTE=mastodon421;483532]I'm glad this is the last show of the tour because I am sad every time I see a thread for one of their shows after the debacle I had last week.[/QUOTE]That's what you get for shitting on Yellow & Green. :D

mastodon421 08-21-2012 09:25 AM

[QUOTE=Natrlhi;483534]That's what you get for shitting on Yellow & Green. :D[/QUOTE]

:lol::finger: I have a feeling you're going to keep saying that every time something metal-related doesn't work out for me.

Natrlhi 08-21-2012 09:53 AM

[QUOTE=mastodon421;483548]:lol::finger: I have a feeling you're going to keep saying that every time something metal-related doesn't work out for me.[/QUOTE]
As long as it stays funny. :D

Natrlhi 08-21-2012 10:15 AM

[QUOTE=DisposableJustice;483477]Great review I can't tell how jealous I am of [B]you east coasters[/B]:bouville:[/QUOTE]
>Cleveland
>east coast
wat

Apparently, anything east of the Mississippi is now considered "East Coast". By this definition, Manks, you are now officially "West Coast", so congrats on that, I guess. :D

DisposableJustice 08-21-2012 10:26 AM

[QUOTE=Natrlhi;483552]>Cleveland
>east coast
wat

Apparently, anything east of the Mississippi is now considered "East Coast". By this definition, Manks, you are now officially "West Coast", so congrats on that, I guess. :D[/QUOTE]

:tongue:

you are closer to the east coast than I am, so there;)

mastodon421 08-21-2012 10:32 AM

[QUOTE=Natrlhi;483549]As long as it stays funny. :D[/QUOTE]

I have a feeling it will:lol:

petrovar 08-21-2012 10:32 AM

[QUOTE=Natrlhi;483530]Petrovar,

I have pictures, videos and several anecdotes from the show.

On the one hand, I could post them here, but I don't want to highjack your thread.

On the other hand, I could start a separate thread, but I also don't want to pull the conversation away from this one.

What's your preference, my man?[/QUOTE]

Post anything you want here. My thread is your thread. I want to see your thoughts, pics, etc. from last night's ridiculously great show!

jd091 08-21-2012 01:53 PM

[QUOTE=Natrlhi;483530]Petrovar,

I have pictures, videos and several anecdotes from the show.

On the one hand, I could post them here, but I don't want to highjack your thread.

On the other hand, I could start a separate thread, but I also don't want to pull the conversation away from this one.

What's your preference, my man?[/QUOTE]

give me your review, baby, oh yeah

Natrlhi 08-21-2012 02:17 PM

[QUOTE=jd091;483582]give me your review, baby, oh yeah[/QUOTE]
[IMG]http://cdn2.screenjunkies.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/les-grossman.jpg[/IMG]
[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kZCaLv_oBI"]Git back mufucka you don' know me like dat[/URL]

Dblack 08-21-2012 10:15 PM

Pics and stuff...
 
What's the status with those pics man??? All I have is a shitty sound quality 45 second clip, and 3 garbled pictures. That show was insane. :rocker:

Natrlhi 08-22-2012 01:14 PM

[QUOTE=petrovar;483556]Post anything you want here. My thread is your thread. I want to see your thoughts, pics, etc. from last night's ridiculously great show![/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=jd091;483582]give me your review, baby, oh yeah[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Dblack;483659]What's the status with those pics man??? All I have is a shitty sound quality 45 second clip, and 3 garbled pictures. That show was insane. :rocker:[/QUOTE]
Got the videos (five of them) uploaded to YouBoob today. Just working on picking the photos which are good enough to post, and I'll get the review up ASAP. Hold your shorts on, people. Daddy is busy.

zerkz 08-22-2012 02:19 PM

Dude in the kamikabe shirt turning around and losing some of his shit during Backbone.

That was a damn good performance.

Dblack 08-22-2012 05:34 PM

My hat went flying off my head during Flying Whales from headbanging so hard, luckily it flew behind me and my nephew grabbed it for me....pretty awesome, little man is only 11 yrs old and I got to take him to his first metal show. He said he had a good time (he was headbanging away too!!!).

Natrlhi 08-22-2012 08:49 PM

OK, so here are some pics.

[IMG]http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i378/Christopher_Poling/Picture063.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i378/Christopher_Poling/Picture068.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i378/Christopher_Poling/Picture074.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i378/Christopher_Poling/Picture089.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i378/Christopher_Poling/Picture102.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i378/Christopher_Poling/Picture119.jpg[/IMG]

Yeah, I know they're big. Deal with it. I don't have time to edit them right now.

Anyway, I'll post video links and the rest of the details tomorrow if I can't get to it tonight.

jd091 08-23-2012 07:19 AM

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/pCARp.jpg[/IMG]

Natrlhi 08-23-2012 08:12 AM

^ That's fucking hilarious. I thought he was actually ready to go down on Mario, not Joe, because that's who he was gushing over while I was talking to Joe. The guy had several drum sticks in his pocket, and I know Mario had signed at least one of them, and he looked like he was going to cry tears of joy. I took it the guy must have been a drummer himself.

Natrlhi 08-23-2012 10:56 AM

So here is, as Paul Harvey used to say, "The Rest of the Story"…

I arrived at the show during [B]Car Bomb[/B]’s set. They were…forgettable. Their sound is very start / stop, so one could say they bear some resemblance to [B]Gojira[/B] in that way, but really they are nothing like Gojira when it comes right down to it. Gojira knows them from a past tour they did together, and they called Car Bomb up when the shit hit the fan with Randy Blythe, and…yeah. I get it. But really, Car Bomb is just too spastic and frenetic and all over the place for me. Enough said.

The opener for Car Bomb had been Cleveland’s own [B]The Dagger Rebellion[/B]. They are a local metalcore band with a singer who does a lot of harsh vocals – and is fairly competent at it – and some clean vocals which are just a bit too out of character for the rest of their sound, if you ask me (which is, incidentally, how I would describe the vast majority of metalcore bands). They’re nice guys – I got to meet a few of them – but they’re no [B]Chimaira[/B]. Enough said.

The entire reason I was there that night was so that I could finally make good on my two previous botched opportunities to see these guys live, now that I know how awesome they really are. The first time was when they toured with [B]Behemoth[/B] in 2007 – I missed them on purpose because I didn’t know about them, and I was trying to miss [B]Beneath the Massacre[/B] and [B]JFAC[/B]. Then I missed them again in 2009 on tour with [B]Metallica[/B] due to bad timing and traffic issues, but I caught the last song of their set, which was enough to know that their sound was all wrong for the ~25,000 seat basketball arena in which they were playing anyway.

So this was finally the night to set things straight with regards to Gojira – and set me the fuck straight they did. You already know the set list (which was the same as their previous night’s set in Milwaukee, for anyone who cares), so I won’t re-post that. One thing I did find interesting, though, is that while we were waiting for Gojira to take the stage, they played “The Pot” by [B]TOOL[/B] over the PA, and I thought to myself that, in a funny kind of way, the two bands actually had quite a few things in common – what with the progressive elements they both like to use, the wicked good bass lines, the tribal drumming style, the thoughtful lyrics, etc. Anyways, I took it as a sign that something awesome was about to happen, and it got me even more jazzed. I guess you just had to be there. :eyes:

Anyway, like I said their set was great. Starting off with “Space Time” was awesome. “[URL="http://youtu.be/eyQDduBgMPk"]Heaviest Matter[/URL]” and “[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&list=UUNF3wKKaACkYLnvJkT7Zp6w&v=_RurT6FXjWM"]Backbone[/URL]” were crushing, of course. I took videos of both (click links to view). “Remembrance” was also ridiculously good, but my arm was tired of trying to hold my crappy little point-and-shoot camera (which was the only thing they would let me take into the venue) still, so I sat that one out. One thing they did that was kinda cool that no one else has mentioned yet is that they played the first few minutes of “Love” entirely in the dark. That was pretty sweet – it really added to the creepy / cool nature of the build-up to the thrashy part when the song really gets going. The title track from the new album was fantastic. As others have posted, he chatted up the crowd about who had bought it and who had stolen it…but the majority of folks had bought it, so he just thanked everyone for their support and they launched into the song. :lol:

One real surprise for me – and maybe it’s just because I hadn’t seen them before, so I wasn’t aware, but when they played “[URL="http://youtu.be/boVekov3UV0"]Flying Whales[/URL]”, not only did they skip the slow intro portion, but when they played the fast part, they increased the tempo noticeably from the album version. That was cool as balls. I was blown away by how well that song translated live – it was actually one of the heaviest tracks in the set. Who’da thunk it? So moving on, “Clone” was crushing and awesome, the drum solo leading into “Wisdom Comes” (which they have listed on the set list as “Tron”), was really cool, and “[URL="http://youtu.be/ApKOLkoAsD8"]Oroborus[/URL]” absolutely brought down the fucking house. They closed their set with that one, exited for a few minutes, and then came back out and played “[URL="http://youtu.be/Vz2zOMWexAY"]Explosia[/URL]”. Holy fucking shitballs, that song kicks all kinds of ass. It’s fucking fantastic on album, and it destroys even more live. Perfect encore, if you ask me. My money says they stick with that one for quite a while.

They also had “The Axe” listed on the written set list as the encore – again, same as a few previous shows – but they didn’t play it. Would it have been cool? Hell yes. Did it ruin the show? Fuck no. I asked Joe about it when I met him after the show, and he told me that they were simply switching up the set from show to show, and you know, they just didn’t play it that night. Whatever – I was still happy. I told him that the reason I asked was that I really like the new album, and anything from it would have been welcome. He seemed to like hearing that. I also asked what had happened to “Liquid Fire”, and he said that they had only played it during their show in NYC, and it didn’t sound right. He said that they needed to practice it more, and then who knows? I said that maybe they could bring it back it out when they toured again (of course I was on a fishing trip here…:D), and he said, “yeah, definitely. We’ll be back in January / February.” That was enough to put a smile on my face, sure enough. So I asked him for a photo, which he was obviously glad to do, and thanked him one more time for a great show, and then let the next fan get their moment with him.

One last thing – you’ll notice if you click on the links to the videos that the sound is fucked up here and there on several of them. At first I was disappointed about this, but of course I knew it would be the case based on the equipment I was using. The more I think about it, though, I think it’s kinda cool that the sound just completely overwhelmed the crappy little mic on my camera a few times – it’s almost as if my camera just couldn’t handle how heavy Gojira is. All of a sudden I’m getting a mental picture of Nicholson bellowing out his famous line, “You can’t HANDLE the truth!!!” Anyway, I just thought I’d throw that out there. I’m still glad I got the videos. It’s something to remember the show by – although I’m sure it will stick in my memory for a good long time regardless.

Killer time. You should have fucking been there. :fist:

petrovar 08-23-2012 11:15 AM

Regarding Gojira being back January/February, my buddy works at Peabody's and they are working out the details on them coming back in January. I think money is the only issue right now, but hopefully it works out.

DisposableJustice 08-23-2012 12:04 PM

here's to hoping for a full NA tour then:rocker:

toolebox 08-24-2012 06:42 PM

[QUOTE=DisposableJustice;483918]here's to hoping for a full NA tour then:rocker:[/QUOTE]

They also mentioned the January/February tour at the Chicago show. I'd guess that was when the "real" North American headlining tour was planned for. They were supposed to be on the Lamb of God tour until, what, end of September? Now they'll just go home early, play some shows in Europe, spend the holidays at home, then come back for another tour? Works for me.

Natrlhi 08-27-2012 06:36 AM

Bump.

Gig report with links to videos ended up at the bottom of the previous page, and I'm not sure if anyone saw them, so...click back one page for the gig report, or click below for video clips (audio gets crappy in places, but video isn't too bad on these):

[URL="http://youtu.be/eyQDduBgMPk"]Heaviest Matter[/URL]
[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&list=UUNF3wKKaACkYLnvJkT7Zp6w&v=_RurT6FXjWM"]Backbone[/URL]
[URL="http://youtu.be/boVekov3UV0"]Flying Whales[/URL]
[URL="http://youtu.be/ApKOLkoAsD8"]Oroborus[/URL]
[URL="http://youtu.be/Vz2zOMWexAY"]Explosia[/URL]

treghet 08-27-2012 08:36 AM

[QUOTE=Natrlhi;484424]Bump.

Gig report with links to videos ended up at the bottom of the previous page, and I'm not sure if anyone saw them, so...click back one page for the gig report, or click below for video clips (audio gets crappy in places, but video isn't too bad on these):

[URL="http://youtu.be/eyQDduBgMPk"]Heaviest Matter[/URL]
[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&list=UUNF3wKKaACkYLnvJkT7Zp6w&v=_RurT6FXjWM"]Backbone[/URL]
[URL="http://youtu.be/boVekov3UV0"]Flying Whales[/URL]
[URL="http://youtu.be/ApKOLkoAsD8"]Oroborus[/URL]
[URL="http://youtu.be/Vz2zOMWexAY"]Explosia[/URL][/QUOTE]

You're right, I didn't even notice you posted it. Great review, as usual! I am jealous you got see this.

Also...

[QUOTE=jd091;483879][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/pCARp.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

Holy shit. :LOLFC:

jd091 08-27-2012 08:51 AM

:rocker:

Surprise surprise, Nat wrote a great review once again.

XDoomsayerX 08-27-2012 03:04 PM

Sweet Review Nat! Goddamn I want to see Gojira live, pretty sure their heavy as fuck. This also reminds me I need their new album. haha

dcmetal108 08-27-2012 03:26 PM

Backbone sounds so god damn heavy.

ShatteredFlame 08-27-2012 08:02 PM

[QUOTE=Natrlhi;483909]
So this was finally the night to set things straight with regards to Gojira – and set me the fuck straight they did. You already know the set list (which was the same as their previous night’s set in Milwaukee, for anyone who cares), so I won’t re-post that. One thing I did find interesting, though, is that while we were waiting for Gojira to take the stage, they played “The Pot” by [B]TOOL[/B] over the PA, and I thought to myself that, in a funny kind of way, the two bands actually had quite a few things in common – what with the progressive elements they both like to use, the wicked good bass lines, the tribal drumming style, the thoughtful lyrics, etc. Anyways, I took it as a sign that something awesome was about to happen, and it got me even more jazzed. I guess you just had to be there. :eyes:
[/QUOTE]

:lol: at the 1st NYC show they were playing the whole 10,000 Days album over the PA. (Made it to Wings Part 2, then Gojira went on)

Natrlhi 08-28-2012 07:29 AM

[QUOTE=jd091;484438]Surprise surprise, Nat wrote a great review once again.[/QUOTE]:cool:

If I could find someone to pay me what I get paid for doing my real job, but instead all I would have to do is write album and gig reviews full time, life would be fucking perfect. :bliss:

EDIT: Plus, all my shit would be on time instead of ridiculouslly late. :lol:


[QUOTE=XDoomsayerX;484499]Goddamn I want to see Gojira live, [B]pretty sure their heavy as fuck[/B]. This also reminds me [B]I need their new album[/B]. haha[/QUOTE]They sure as fuck are, and you sure as fuck do.

[QUOTE=dcmetal108;484506]Backbone sounds so god damn heavy.[/QUOTE]That's because it fucking is. :bricks:

[QUOTE=ShatteredFlame;484567]:lol: at the 1st NYC show they were playing the whole 10,000 Days album over the PA. (Made it to Wings Part 2, then Gojira went on)[/QUOTE]Nice. I'll bet it was Gojira's music of choice for the run-up to their set then.

By the way, they also played "Fiddle and the Drum" (the last track on A Perfect Circle's "Emotive" album) during the time when they were taking their final bows and shaking hands with audience members after the encore. That was fucking tits as well. :fist:


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