I went to the Halloween show at the Worcester Palladium last night. It had to be one of the craziest shows I've ever been to.
I'm not great at remembering exact sets, so I just have certain songs in no particular order.
I've wanted to see The Red Chord for a while now. I was really into Fused Together In Revolving Doors but lost a bit of interest in them due to the inconsistency of their next two albums: Clients and Prey For Eyes. The new album, Fed Through The Teeth Machine, is amazing. They've finally gone back to the awesomeness that came from their first album.
Since it was Halloween, each member attempted to dress up. I couldn't really tell what Brad, Gunface, or Greg were, but Guy came out with a sweet Batman mask that he sang in and wore for the rest of the night, even while he hung out at the Merch Booth.
The only thing that disappointed me about their set was that it lacked songs from the first album. Even if they threw Dreaming In Dog Years in there, it would have been 10 times better. That set aside, they still absolutely killed.
The Red Chord:
Hour of Rats
Pray For Eyes
Send The Death Storm
Antman(with wall of death)
as well as a few others that escape me.
I saw JfaC on Mayhem Fest this summer and I loved them. I was stoked to see them again this time. I was beat from moshing my ass off during TRC, so I stood near the back to watch them play. They had an awesome set with a great mix of songs from Ruination, Genesis and the Doom EP.
Job For A Cowboy:
Unfurling a Darkened Gospel
Entombment of a Machine
with others that I can't remember
Then came Gwar. I'd never seen Gwar live but I'd heard legends of their amazing stage show. Not until the first song start did I realize the intensity of the crowd at one of their shows. The whole floor was packed as hell and there was no place just to stand, all hell broke loose from the first note to the last. Even between songs people were crowd surfing and moshing. They didn't do too much in celebration of Halloween, but Balsac did throw out candy in between songs. I caught a tootsie roll
.I got fucking drenched with blood and other liquids, so drenched that after 2 showers, there's still green stains on my face. I had the most fun I've ever had at a show during Gwar. This was their 25th Anniversary tour, hopefully they'll keep touring at least until their 30th, because I want to see them many more times.
I didn't get a chance to get their set, due to the chaos happening during their show, but I'm pretty sure that the set was the same as it has been all tour, so I copied the set from this link: http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=11690
1. Metal Metal Land
2. Saddam A Go-Go
3. Lords and Masters
4. The Apes of Wrath
6. Where Is Zog?
7. Womb With A View
8. Let Us Slay
10. Immortal Corruptor
11. The Price of Peace
12. Lust In Space
13. Bring Back The Bomb
14. Have You Seen Me?
15. Sick of You
If anybody sees any faults with this set, let me know. I could very well be wrong.
The Red Chord: 9/10 would be 10 if they had a better set.
Job For A Cowboy 9/10
Gwar 10/10 Best performance I've ever seen by a band.