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dtgamerat 10-01-2012 02:47 PM

Uproar Festival -- Albuquerque, NM -- September 30th, 2012
 
The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival had it's second year in Albuquerque, and this time, it was the final show of the tour. The show itself was downright fun, filled with great performances. I look forward to next year. I missed Attika 7 because I desperately needed the restroom and checked out some of the booths, as well as grab more beer.


MINDSET EVOLUTION
How They Were: These guys were the battle of the bands winner last year, and their grand prize was performing on the festival in its entirety. I actually enjoyed these guys. They had good energy and their songs were catchy. They were your typical Octane band, but I enjoyed what I heard.
Crowd Reaction: The crowd was into them. They were jumping up on cue and kept the energy going.
Rating: 7.5/10
Setlist-
1) Rise
2) Norma Genes
3) Ready
4) Relevant
5) We Are Stars


REDLIGHT KING
How They Were: Ever since I heard their cover of Neil Young's "Old Man", I found them to be quite an interesting group. Sure, it was a hip hoppy for a classic song, but I liked what I heard. They played all of their hits and had a splendid sound. They were a band that certainly surprised me.
Crowd Reaction: The crowd dug 'em. They sang to all of the hits and kept the cheering loud and wild.
Rating: 8.5/10
Setlist-
1) Comeback
2) City Life
3) Old Man (Neil Young cover)
4) Built To Last
5) Underground
6) Bullet In My Hand


CANDLELIGHT RED
How They Were: Another typical Octane band, but they had great energy on stage and kept the crowd moving during their 25 minute set. Another surprising band for me.
Crowd Reaction: The first pit of the day broke out during Candlelight Red's set, and the energy never let up. The crowd surfers started doing their thing and everyone seemed to enjoy them.
Rating: 8.5/10
Setlist-
1) In Your Hands
2) Demons
3) Cutter
4) Medicated
5) Closer
6) The Wreckage


DEUCE
How They Were: I had no means of seeing Deuce when I heard they were going to be on. I even had no means of enjoying him. I was going to use his set as a beer break. But I thought, "What the hell", and decided to check out one song. Sure enough, I ended up staying through the whole set. I'm not a Hollywood Undead fan, nor am really into the Hip-Hop/Rock phase (with the exception of HED PE), but Deuce surprised the hell out of me. His energy on stage was high, and the sound was actually very good. I had no idea I would end up enjoying the set.
Crowd Reaction: The crowd dug him as well. It was crowded around the stage, there were crowd surfers, everyone jumping, waving their hands, everything. Certainly a good turnaround for him.
Rating: 8.5/10
Setlist-
1) Undead
2) Let's Get It Crackin'
3) Story Of A Snitch
4) I Came To Party
5) The One
6) America


FOZZY
How They Were: One of the bands I came to see. Being a huge wrestling fan back in my childhood days, Chris Jericho was a major staple of it. Seeing him onstage rocking out to some balls to wall music was icing on the cake. The performance was high energy from beginning to end.
Crowd Reaction: There were two pits in front of the stage, crowd surfers, and a "Y2J" chant. The audience went crazy.
Rating: 9/10
Setlist-
1) Spider In My Mouth
2) Sandpaper
3) God Pounds His Nails
4) Sin And Bones
5) Enemy
6) Blood Happens


P.O.D.
How They Were: It has been 10 full years since I last saw P.O.D. which was at Ozzfest 2002 in Phoenix. That was also during my Nu-Metal days. Seeing them again rekindled those old memories with excitement. Their set was ferocious as they went through song after song. Seeing them up close made the experience even more memorable.
Crowd Reaction: Two good sized pits broke out during the performance as well as tons of crowd surfers giving the barricade guards something to do. The stage was packed to entirety and everyone sang along with every song.
Rating: 9.5/10
Setlist-
1) Boom
2) Murdered Love
3) On Fire
4) Set It Off
5) Without Jah, Nothin'
6) Youth Of A Nation
7) Southtown
8) West Coast Rock Steady
9) Lost In Forever
10) Alive
11) What I Got (Sublime cover)


ADELITA'S WAY
How They Were: I remember first hearing Adelita's Way on the radio when they were barely breaking into the Rock scene. I found their songs catchy and never held anything against them. It was cool to see how far they've come as a band and to perform on the Main Stage. They played through all of their hits, and they had good energy on stage.
Crowd Reaction: The crowd was fairly mellow as people were still recovering from P.O.D.'s set. The was, however, a good amount of people at the stage and those who knew the lyrics sang along to the songs.
Rating: 8/10
Setlist-
1) The Collapse
2) Hurt
3) Alive
4) Cage The Beast
5) Criticize
6) Invincible
7) Sick


STAIND
How They Were: Staind was a band I've always wanted to see. I've always enjoyed their tunes. "Break The Cycle" was the first album I've owned by them and always liked them since. My first time seeing them was by all means not disappointing at all. They sounded great, the vocals were top notch, and all in all, it was just a great performance.
Crowd Reaction: The Pavilion was very packed by the time they came on. The crowd sang through all the songs and kept the place moving during the heavier tunes.
Rating: 9/10
Setlist-
1) Eyes Wide Open
2) Right Here
3) Now
4) For You
5) Paper Wings
6) It's Been Awhile
7) Not Again
8) Outside
9) Mudshovel
10) Something To Remind You


GODSMACK
How They Were: This was my second time seeing Godsmack in about a year (the first time being Mayhem Festival 2011), and they did not disappoint. Their set was pretty much the same as Mayhem Festival, but besides that, they had the same energy and clarity as usual. They went through the casual drum battle sequence which was cool to see again, as well as going chaotic during the end of "Whatever". Another memorable performance.
Crowd Reaction: The Pavilion was packed this time around, definitely showing the majority of the crowd went for Godsmack. The crowd sang through all of the hit songs and the pits in the lawn broke loose.
Rating: 9.5/10
Setlist-
1) The Enemy
2) Keep Away
3) Straight Out Of Line
4) Crying Like A Bitch
5) Awake
6) Re-Align
7) Speak
8) Voodoo
9) Batalla de los Tambores (drum battle)
-Back In Black (AC/DC)
-Walk This Way (Aerosmith)
-Creeping Death (Metallica)
10) Whatever
11) I Stand Alone


SHINEDOWN
How They Were: Shinedown was a first for me. They are another band I've always wanted to see and found their tunes to be very catchy. I've always enjoyed them. And what more can I say than....WOW! What a damn good show! If you have any chance in your life to see Shinedown, by all means, take it. Their performance was phenomenal and flawless. There's really not much else to say about that.
Crowd Reaction: The majority of the crowd left after Godsmack, leaving Shinedown to perform for half of a pavilion. Sure, Godsmack is definitely more popular, and even to the means that they maybe should have headlined. But Shinedown is a band that has come a long way in their career, and I found their headlining performance to be a hell of a finisher. For those who stayed sang along, cheered, and enjoyed the experience. For those who left, well, their loss.
Rating: 10/10
Setlist-
1) Sound Of Madness
2) Diamond Eyes
3) Enemies
4) If You Only Knew
5) I'll Follow You
6) Devour
7) Nowhere Kids
8) The Crow & The Butterfly
9) Unity
10) Amaryllis
11) Adrenaline
12) 45
13) Bully
14) Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
15) Second Chance



With that, another year of Uproar has come and gone. I give kudos to John Reese for bringing a variety during the summer. I like the genre differences when it comes between Mayhem Festival and Uproar Festival. Whichever one you go to, a hard rocking time is bound to happen. What made me happy to see was all the folks wearing Pantera, Slayer, In Flames, Opeth, Kataklysm, and Arch Enemy shirts rocking out and having a good time to music that is the total opposite in sound. There was no elitism here. Variety doesn't hurt. Thank you Rockstar Energy Drink for finishing off the summer concerts for me as I look forward to 2013.

*Fun Fact: When I got back to my motel, I noticed there were two tour buses parked. Turns out, Staind and P.O.D. were staying at the same hotel as me, and they were all hanging out in the lobby when I walked in. I briefly gave my appreciation to Marcus, Wuv, and Traa of P.O.D. and told them their performance was fantastic. They are very nice guys and very open to their audience. I also met Mike of Staind as he was having a beer with Wuv and shook has hand too. He was also very nice and down to earth.

NickLed19 10-01-2012 03:24 PM

Shinedown is just as good live as Godsmack, so people really miss out.

TheNobleFaceHumper 10-01-2012 10:02 PM

[QUOTE=dtgamerat;491083]


Setlist-
1) Sound Of Madness
2) Diamond Eyes
3) Enemies
4) If You Only Knew
5) I'll Follow You
6) Devour
7) Nowhere Kids
8) The Crow & The Butterfly
9) Unity
10) Amaryllis
11) Adrenaline
12) 45
13) Bully
14) Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
15) Second Chance
[/QUOTE]

FUUUUUUU, I wish they would have played this set for our show, Nowhere Kids is the best song on the album imo.

NickLed19 10-02-2012 02:16 AM

It is for sure.

TheNobleFaceHumper 10-02-2012 07:33 AM

And they need to cut it out with Devour and Diamond Eyes already, play Save Me and Heroes instead.

velvetgrass 10-02-2012 09:28 AM

Great review, dtgamerat! It was a nice read. I have to ask did Shinedown really close with Second Chance and skip Fly From The Inside? And are you positive the last song Adelitas Way played was Sick, instead of Invincible? Just asking these questions as I have been following the Uproar setlists for the last month or so.

Although I love three of the bands on the main stage (Adelitas Way, Godsmack, and Shinedown), I decided to skip this tour when it came to Tinley Park (near Chicago) in August for a few reasons. I had already seen Shinedown and Adelitas Way this April and the venue would have been about a two and a half hour drive. I ended up buying tickets to see Rise Against in September instead, as I knew they would play a full headlining set, plus the venue was only 15 minutes away. Godsmack is still very high on my list of bands I want to see live though.

tenchimyo 10-02-2012 09:44 AM

Fozzy is def pushing their new album. cool. Anyone call him out for a cage match?

NickLed19 10-02-2012 01:54 PM

[QUOTE=TheNobleFaceHumper;491168]And they need to cut it out with Devour and Diamond Eyes already, play Save Me and Heroes instead.[/QUOTE]

Why replace those 2? Replace a new song and Simple Man.

TheNobleFaceHumper 10-02-2012 01:57 PM

[QUOTE=NickLed19;491267]Why replace those 2? Replace a new song and Simple Man.[/QUOTE]

After seeing the crowd reaction, taking out Simple Man would be a mistake, and the only new song i could have done without was Bully but it's their "single" so they have to play it.

Devour is the only Shinedown song I'm sick to death of, and Diamond Eyes is lame, even more lame that they played NOTHING from Us And Them.

NickLed19 10-02-2012 03:03 PM

Save Me is the best Shinedown song and a huge hit, and for some reason they are done with it.

Motorvatin 10-02-2012 05:23 PM

I have seen Shinedown 10 times, dating back to january of 2004. I have two things to say:
1. their setlists blow
2. their latest album blows

They have completely left out so many far superior songs such as Left Out, Lost in the Crowd, No More Love, Better Version, In Memory, Lacerated, Crying Out, Heroes, I Dare You, Yer Majesty, Trade Yourself In, Begin Again, Atmosphere, Cry For Help, Sin With A Grin, Cyanide Sweet Tooth. How bad-ass of a show would that set be? They are basically turning into a bubblegum rock band. What hooked me with them was how heavy their live sets were, and that is virtually gone.

NickLed19 10-02-2012 06:11 PM

Totally agree. They pretty much do not think they made the first 2 albums. I like the last 2 albums, but they need to mix it up.

The_jman 10-02-2012 08:58 PM

da fuck shinedown? I totally did not get this set. although no fly from the inside is lame.

TheNobleFaceHumper 10-02-2012 09:17 PM

I would LOVE to see this set, to bad it will NEVER happen :(

1)Heroes
2)Left Out
3)Cyanide Sweet Tooth Suicide
4)Save Me
5)I Dare You
6)Junkies For Fame
7)Nowhere Kids
8)Yer Majesty
9)Lady So Divine
10)If You Only Knew
11)Breaking Inside
12)Shed Some Light
13)Burning Bright
14)Lost In The Crowd
15)What A Shame
16)Second Chance
17)All I've Ever Wanted
18)45
19)Fly From The Inside

NickLed19 10-03-2012 02:04 AM

[QUOTE=TheNobleFaceHumper;491368]I would LOVE to see this set, to bad it will NEVER happen :(

1)Heroes
2)Left Out
3)Cyanide Sweet Tooth Suicide
4)Save Me
5)I Dare You
6)Junkies For Fame
7)Nowhere Kids
8)Yer Majesty
9)Lady So Divine
10)If You Only Knew
11)Breaking Inside
12)Shed Some Light
13)Burning Bright
14)Lost In The Crowd
15)What A Shame
16)Second Chance
17)All I've Ever Wanted
18)45
19)Fly From The Inside[/QUOTE]

I would be stoked for that set, but no way that ever happens. I doubt 13-15 of those songs ever get played again.

The_jman 10-03-2012 10:12 AM

The only thing I can say is just because save me got cut for this touring cycle does not mean that the song is never going to be played again. I mean think about it this way has it sat out a tour since it came out? no probably not until this tour. look at maiden, has hallowed be thy name sat out a tour since it came out, until this year no I don't think so, they sat it out this year and is anyone going oh my god they're never going to play hallowed again? no, the idea that shinedown will "never" play save me again is silly. That being said it does blow a big one that it isn't in the set this year.

NickLed19 10-03-2012 02:09 PM

Shinedown is not Maiden, thats the problem. They are not gonna switch a setlist around alot every tour. They are gonna play new material and the biggest hits. Save Me is just not as big as the other hits.

velvetgrass 10-03-2012 03:48 PM

[QUOTE=NickLed19;491461]Shinedown is not Maiden, thats the problem. They are not gonna switch a setlist around alot every tour. They are gonna play new material and the biggest hits. Save Me is just not as big as the other hits.[/QUOTE]

I think there is a chance they may play it again in the future. I saw them on April 13 at the beginning of the tour and they were still doing it. It seems like they swapped it out for I'll Follow You, when they switched from doing headlining shows to playing summer festival gigs. I guess that's logical also, because there would be more "causal fans" at festivals that they want to plug the new album for, so that there is a better chance more people will buy it. Most hardcore or more devoted fans from the headlining gigs most likely have already bought Amaryllis.

I personally find is disappointing that they playing [B][U]nothing[/U][/B] off Us And Them, but I think there is a good chance when they go back to playing headlining gigs at actual venues that they will bring back a song off Us And Them. I haven't checked for upcoming tour dates after Uproar (or if there are any), so I don't know when that would be.

Maiden33 10-03-2012 03:50 PM

[QUOTE=NickLed19;491461]Shinedown is not Maiden, thats the problem. They are not gonna switch a setlist around alot every tour. They are gonna play new material and the biggest hits. Save Me is just not as big as the other hits.[/QUOTE]

Exactly. That's the downside to being a massively successful mainstream act, you're basically sucked into the mainstream ideology of having to stick to your hits at all costs. As much as hardcore fans of a band like Shinedown would go nuts if they played stuff like Trade Yourself In, Lady So Divine, etc... for the average, majority person at one of their shows, that would be the "WTF is this is this? Oh well, beer break" song. Now, there are some bands who refuse to get put into that category, but by and large, it's probably the biggest limitation of being a mainstream success, especially when you get to having 8-10 or more hits. Doesn't leave much room for anything else other than plugging your new album.

That being said, I saw Shinedown in April (girlfriend wanted to go, it was a gift to her), they played "Save Me" and "Fly From the Inside" at that show.

NickLed19 10-03-2012 05:11 PM

Another thing with Shinedown now, they were playing 19 or 20 songs at headlining gigs a few years ago. Now they are down to doing 15 or 16. When I saw them a few years ago they played Save Me, Heroes, Burning Bright, Left Out, and I Dare You. If only Brent Smith shut up, he spends more time talking than he does playing.

Motorvatin 10-03-2012 08:32 PM

[QUOTE=NickLed19;491498]If only Brent Smith shut up, he spends more time talking than he does playing.[/QUOTE]
so true

TheNobleFaceHumper 10-04-2012 04:08 PM

The only time he really ever talked to the crowd at our show is when he gave this little speech before the song "I'll Follow You", and he said some stuff before and after Fly From The Inside, but not really that much.

velvetgrass 10-05-2012 09:47 AM

So, if the most recent edit on setlist.fm is correct, my doubts about the Shinedown setlist posted here were right. Nowhere Kids, The Crow & The Butterfly, Amaryllis, and Adrenaline were not played at this show and Fly From The Inside was the closer. Like every other setlist Shinedown played on the Uproar tour.


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