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Old 01-22-2010, 12:35 PM
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Devildriver -- Pittsburgh, PA -- January 21st, 2010

We got to Mr. Smalls about ten minutes before Thy Will Be Done started playing, so it was good timing I guess. They were alot better than I thought they would be and I was somewhat impressed. I don't know any of their songs but I know one of them has the word "Fire" in its title.

Very shortly after they were done, Goatwhore took the stage. I was really looking forward to seeing them and they put on a great show. It was a good way to start off the night. The crowd started getting a little bit rough during this time, which was nice, and there was a pretty big pit during "Apocalyptic Havoc". They played about 30-45 minutes. Their setlist was the same as it has been the whole tour. I spoke to Ben Falgoust at the merch booth after the show too.

Alright I know there's barely anyone from Pittsburgh on here, so you don't know about Mr. Smalls. Mr. Smalls is an old, gutted out church in a small town about 5 minutes north of Pittsburgh. It has a 650 people capacityand the whole floor is about as big as my living room, and there's a bar area in the back. Well by the time Suffocation was coming on, there was barely any room to move around, so I knew it was going to be insane. Suffocation started playing and they absolutely blew my mind. Just watching Terrance Hobbs play those riffs and solos was mind-boggling, and Mike Smith was just ridiculous too. Whenever I bought one of their shirts they were giving out free Blood Oath posters signed by the band, and I was lucky enough to get the last one of the night.

I didn't know some of the songs, but I'll list the songs I know that they played, but they won't be in the right order and there might be a couple missing.

Thrones of Blood
Liege of Inveracity
Infecting the Crypts
Habitual Infamy
Pierced From Within
Suspended in Tribulation (I think they said this was the first time they played it in a while)
Brood of Hatred
Blood Oath
Cataclysmic Purification

Next was Devildriver and as soon as they came on the place went off. All the songs they played were good choices, and it seemed to go by really fast. They only played for about an hour though and Dez said that John Boecklin (the drummer) has a pinched nerve in his neck and it's difficult for him, so they had to cut it a little bit short.

1. End of the Line
2. Before the Hangman's Noose
3. Pray for Villains
4. Back with a Vengeance
5. Clouds over California
6. Fate Stepped In
7. Grinfucked
8. Hold Back the Day
9. These Fighting Words
10. Not All Who Wander Are Lost
11. I Could Care Less
12. I've Been Sober
13. Meet the Wretched

So in the end it was a great show and I'm glad I went. All of the bands put on great shows and it all just got better as the night went on. Now I'm just looking forward to seeing Behemoth and Septic Flesh in the same church next week.
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