Hypocrisy -- Mesa, AZ -- May 12th, 2010
Venue: UB's Bar
Source: AnglOvDeth and myself
Amazing show, I got there just as Blackguard was starting their set and didn't even enter the venue until they were done because I don't care much for them. Unfortunately Swashbuckle had already played, I wanted to see their set but I had already figured I wouldn't make it to the venue on time. So my friends and I took seats and drained several pitchers of beer while Hate played. I like their music and thought they did really well, but I don't know their songs very well so I couldn't tell you what they played.
Next came Scar Symmetry, which I was really looking forward to. They were awesome live, and my only complaint is that they got way too short of a set. The new vocalists, Roberth Karlsson and Lars Palmqvist did a great job of performing Christian Alvestam's material. After they played we went behind the venue and met the vocalists. Then we got another pitcher of beer and waited for Hypocrisy.
Hypocrisy was epic as always. Peter is an incredible vocalist, and his live performance is no less impressive than his recordings. At one point he yelled "scream for me!" to which the crowd responded with cheers, and then he said "now I'm going to scream for you" and let loose one of his famous soaring screeches. Incredible. Once again, the set wasn't quite as long as I had hoped for. They were barely onstage for an hour, but they tore the place down in that hour.
So here's the sets for Scar Symmetry and Hypocrisy, they're probably slightly out of order and I may be missing a song or two due to being intoxicated, but they're mostly accurate. (EDIT: Thanks to AnglOvDeth for providing Hypocrisy's corrected setlist)
Pitch Black Progress
Valley of the Damned
Hang Him High
Pleasure of Molestation/Osculum Obscenum/Penetralia (Medley)
Let the Knife Do The Talking
Weed Out The Weak
Fire In The Sky
The Final Chapter
10.01 Sonata Arctica
11.03 King Diamond
01.22 70000 Tons of Metal
01.27 Dark Tranquillity
Last edited by Epidemic Reign; 05-14-2010 at 12:04 AM.