IT WAS TRIVIUM TIME!! (Of course, after having to sit through 40 minutes of Whitechapel Karate-fag-core).
"End of Everything" - Recorded Intro
When the intro began, everyone went apeshit, and that energy held up throughout the entire set!
When I heard the beggining of Rain, I thought "awesome" it's an amazing opener! but honestly I would've rather heard Kirisute Gomen open. Still it was a blast.
After "Rain" they went right into two great Ember to Inferno
songs, "The Deciever" followed by "When All Light Dies."
The choruses in each and every song, were so epic and loud. Everybody was singing along, and that made it a great experience!
I have a pretty terrible memory, but I'm pretty confident after that they played "Into the Mouth of Hell We March." I know for sure it was played, and I'm 99% sure it was played after WALD.
I got a video of the song, but playing it back later I realized the place was WAY too loud to even pick up any of the song other than static. And I have a pretty good video recorder on my camera!
After that, they went right into "My Hatred" one of my favorites off Ember to Inferno.
Following that was "Torn Between Schylla and Charybdis." During this song, and later songs in the set, Matt Heafy would walk backstage and into the crowd! I would've had a great picture, but asshole security guards made me turn off flash. I will rant on the security guards later. I love the intro to this song and it translates great live!
Following that, my favorite song off Shogun. THROES OF PERDITION!!! I would've had a video for you with this one also, but unfortunately, it was far too loud so I won't bother uploading it.
I believe after that they played "Down From the Sky!" It's an amazing song, and it is also live.
After that, was "Like Light to the Flies." The first song I knew by Trivium, which motivated me to pursue them further. This is always a great song, especially live, it's really intense. Everybody in that room singing the chorus at the top of their lungs is really an awesome thing to witness!
Following "Like Light to the Flies," was "A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation." It's definetely one of my favorites off Ascendancy.
Everybody in the room were screaming out their last ounces of energy as soon as the drum introduction to "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr" began. It is a wonderful closing song, and you have to love that chorus.
Such an amazing show, and props to Trivium, they really did pick an amazing setlist. The perfect balance of each album, with the exception of The Crusade.
Songs off that album really would not fit in with the rest of the setlist. I love the Shogun songs they picked, but I would've liked to hear "Kirisute Gomen" and "Like Callisto to a Star in Heaven" but hey, you can't get everything!'
Recorded Intro: The End of Everything
2. The Decieved
3. When All Light Dies
4. Into The Mouth of Hell We March
5. My Hatred
6. Torn Between Schylla and Charybdis
7. Throes of Perdition
8. Down From the Sky
9. Like Light to the Flies
10. A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation
11. Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr
I tried to grab a setlist at the end but was unsuccesfull, so this set is all from memory. I am pretty confident in its accuracy, but if someone sees something wrong, feel free to correct me.
If you haven't seen Trivium, you really should! Their headlining shows are so intense and intimate and you really do have a blast. I would have loved to see the pit, but my spot was too good to give up. My friend said it was real rough and mean because of security
The next part will be a LONG rant about the security at the Ventura Theatre. If you get offended by the constant use of the "f" word, or don't feel like getting pissed off, don't read this:
I have definetely had my deal with the security staff at the Ventura Theatre. They really don't seem to take into consideration AT ALL that people are there to have fun. They treat moshpits like it's a bunch of people trying to start a riot or fight, They remove you from the concert if you crowdsurf, which I did at a Lamb of God show a few months back. It's not like when they're removing you they're being nice, when I was removed at the Lamb of God concert, I was dragged all the fucking way outside and thrown on the goddamn sidewalk like I had fucking done something so terrible. I got a ton of cuts and my body ached when they fucking threw me on the sidewalk.
At the show last night, I started off taking flash photographs, and they guy fucking GRABBED my expensive camera, got in my face, fucking yelled at me and pushed me, then proceeded to return my camera... Seriously? I mean during these bands that are using strobe lights and shit that are blinding everyone, they freak out over flash photography? So then I fucking pointed to these people that were like 3 feet from me that were taking flash photography and he fucking yelled at me again saying it's not his problem?!?!! What a fucking prick.
My almost caught a pick that Matt Heafy threw, guess what? Security guard picks it up, my friend asks for it for like 10 seconds and the guard just shakes his head and gives it to somebody else.
My friend was in the pit, and he said that the security was headlocking people that were moshing and removing them from the concert. At the end of the concert, I wanted to get a setlist, and I saw that there were still a few on stage that they hadn't handed out yet. So I asked for one, andd the guy says "GET THE FUCK OUT WERE CLOSED."
And THAT is why I will always hate the Ventura Theatre and in the future will go to great lengths to never have to see a show there again.
Back to the concert:
Dirge Within: 8/10
Darkest Hour: 8.5/10
See this show if you haven't already. All the bands (except for Whitechapel) put on a great show and it is a really fun time.
I know that I'll be seeing this show again but next time it'll be a huge show with Hatebreed, Cannibal Corpse, and more.
That wraps up my longass post. I hope you enjoyed reading it and decide to check these bands out if you haven't already!
P.S. I'll leave you guys with a sick picture I took of Matt Heafy