Vader -- New York, NY -- November 7th, 2009
This show had to be one of the greatest death metal shows I've seen in a long time. Aside from the first band, every single group that played were incredible, tight, brutal, epic, anything you can think of to describe a good death metal band describes this tour.
Swashbuckle couldn't make the date, unfortunately, so they were replaced by a deathcore band called Rose Funeral. I'm not the biggest deathcore (or any core, honestly) fan, so, I just kind of went in the back while they played. Between songs, almost everyone in the crowd, at least 90%, were booing at them. The only people that enjoyed them were the ninja-kickers in their "pit." Kinda pathetic that that's what a mosh pit is on STRONG ISLAND.... But the story doesn't end there. At the end of their set, their guitar player and drummer were going to security and having them escort the people they saw booing at them. Some bands really need to learn to take criticism; If that's how you're going to respond to people who don't like you, you don't deserve the fans you have. The guitar player was actually starting fights with one of the kids.... Pathetic......
ANYWAY, after them came this ridiculous band from Canada called Augury. I had listened to them previously, but I didn't know their material, so, unfortunately, there will be no setlist from them. Same goes for The Amenta, who were brutal, even though their sound was muddy. I don't think the sound guy even had the guitar player's volume up at all. If you've never listened to either of those bands, check them out, they're both great.
Now, onto Warbringer. This was probably my 3rd time seeing them. Their set hasn't really changed much. A couple of my friends actually stayed behind and got to smoke a little bit with them, a couple of the guys from Augury, and a couple guys from Decrepit Birth. The set was as follows:
Living in a Whirlwind
Beneath the Waves
This was my first time seeing Decrepit Birth, and it certainly won't be my last. Those guys know how to put on a show. They remind me of a modern and slightly more technical Death. The vocalist is one of the most down-to-Earth guys you'll ever meet. He was sellin the merch, so if anybody is interested in meeting him, he'll be there. The set was as follows:
Polarity (New Song; title track of the new record)
Condemned to Nothingness
Diminished Between Worlds
Prelude to the Apocalypse
There is nothing else that needs to be said about the next and final band other than what the main man said himself. "What can I say? Vader has returned." Great show, decent set, can't wait to see them again. Piotr is also one of the coolest guys out there. I met him as he walking throughout the merch area. The entrance to the backstage was right around there, so, he was around for a little while. But, that doesn't matter. Vader's set was as follows (a couple songs are missing):
Rise of the Undead
Never Speak my Name
Anger - I think...
Between Day And Night
Black to the Blind
THIS IS THE WAR
Thanks to girny777 for filling in the parts that I was missing
Great show. I cannot wait to see Vader with Overkill next year.
Last edited by Polock91; 11-08-2009 at 11:30 AM.