Went to see FIREWIND
at JAXX yesterday. It was not very well attended. Maybe a little more than 50 people (like the Rhinobucket show I went to at JAXX not too long ago). I got there a bit too early, and some band called REPLICANT
was on...a local band I think? I listened to one or two songs and decided I would sit in the back a bit...
had some lame (IMO) affliction looking shirts and a hoodie and their latest CD. Nightrage
had a couple CDs and some shirts I think. Arsis
had CDs, a patch, and a bunch of shirts. White Wizard
had their first CD, a Vinyl, a big patch, and some silly looking shirts. I got some CDs, didn't really care for the shirts they all had.
came on, but seemed to have trouble with vocals cutting out on half the songs :/ The sound guy kind of tried to compensate by making the vox even LOUDER when they came back. Kind of a disaster for that area :/ I thought they sounded pretty good. Gus G rolled out and guitar'd on one song, that was very cool.
was on next, I was looking forward to seeing them. No idea who the band was except the bass player (who is the main dude in it). Singer sounded like Ripper Owens- I asked the bassist who the singer was and he informed me it was the singer from CELLADOR
. What a twist! I thought they sounded good, but should have been better. I think the BASS WAS TOO DAMN HIGH. Iron Maiden syndrome there. Starchild
sounded the best, IMO .
played what I was sure were RATT
riffs during the sound check (Wanted Man
, Lack of Communication
at least). I checked with the guitarist after their set and he confirmed that all their songs are rip off of RATT
riffs. Hilarious. I thought they were pretty good, getting better near the end.
came on finalllly and I was PUMPED. They sounded very good (but the vocalist's mic could have been pushed up a bit) . He came out to the floor during the Instrumental jam. I am taking a look at the crowd and to my left I see him standing there! Shake hands, give him the horns, pretty cool. The band sounded tight, no complaints really. Pretty good set list (tho I would have liked more from Allegiance.), a little jumbled from other dates on the tour.
Overall a very good if not great show. Sad that the attendance was not better :/
All openers- seemed to play one less song than other shows on the tour.
- I know they played Set the World on Fire
, but it might have been after 'Angels..' my notes are a bit jumbled on where this song was played. 'Angels..' was def before it tho
- first two songs I assume are same as other reports, they didn't say what they were
- they didn't announce what the first two songs were, assuming they were same as other tour stops.
- Delirium of the fallen (I think?)
- Insidious (I think?)
- Being Nothing
- Wrapped in Deceitful Dreams(?)(A song they did with Gus G, he came out and did guitar on it)
- The Tremor
- 40 Deuces
- Fight To The Death
- Flying Tigers
- High Speed GTO
- Servants to the Night (I think?)
- Maddening Disdain (I think?)
- We are the Nightmare
- Forced To Rock
- Ten of Swords
- The Face Of My Innocence
- (intro that sounded like Head like sieve )
- The Ark Of Lies
- Head Up High
- Destination Forever
- Kill To Live
- Angels Forgive Me
- The Fire And The Fury
- World on Fire
- Heading For The Dawn
- Mercenary Man
- Til The End Of Time
- I Am The Anger
- Into The Fire
- Falling To Pieces