Carcass -- Toronto, Ontario -- September 8th, 2008
Support: Suffocation, 1349, Aborted, Rotten Sound
Date: September 8th, 2008
Venue: the Opera House in Toronto, Ontario
I’ve been finding a lot of setlists from shows I’ve been to on the past so I decided to post them. Some of them are with the help of setlist.fm, but these aren’t just me ripping setlists and posting them (that would be too easy). These are all shows I’ve been to and have stories to tell.
This was probably the best concert I’ve been to as a whole. I saw Arch Enemy opening for Machine Head a year earlier and all I could think about while watching Micheal Amott during their set was how much better Carcass was and how much I missed them. So needless to say I was pretty happy when they got back together and even happier when they announced a Toronto date.
I got to the venue early enough to catch every band. Rotten Sound and Aborted I was not familiar with but I loved both of their sets; Rotten Sound probably more just because they were a little grittier than Aborted. 1349 were sort of the odd-band-out on this tour. You had three pretty brutal death metal bands, a melodic death metal band and a black metal band. I didn’t really enjoy them very much but I really loved their stage setup and the ambient music they played in-between every song (a precursor to Revelations of the Black Flame and Demonoir’s sequencing). I don't know enough of any of the bands to post sets from them.
I’ll admit that before this show I had only just heard about Suffocation. I didn’t even realize that the guys doing the soundcheck were in the band. But they floored me from the first second they started and I’ve become a pretty big fan ever since. I loved that they didn’t even exit the stage after the soundcheck to make a dramatic entrance. They just let feedback scream through their amps and Frank came on, said “are you ready, are you ready, are you ready, are you ready” to the other four guys and they burst into Liege of Inveracity. So cool. If you ever have the chance to see Suffocation do not pass it up. I’m not the biggest fan of their last three albums, mostly because of the vocals, but Frank goes with a gruffer delivery live and they’re just awesome. He’s a great frontman too.
1. Liege of Inveracity
2. Pierced From Within
3. Thrones of Blood
4. Mental Hemorrhage
5. Abomination Reborn
6. Entrails of You
7. Brood of Hatred
8. Bind Torture Kill
I couldn’t believe after that set that there was still one more band to go. I was worried up to the show how Jeff Walkers vocals had held up over the years and if he could even pull off that rather unique sound live. But my worries were abated with the first song. He sounded awesome. They played really everything I wanted to hear by them. There was not a bad thing to say about this show except Bill Steer and Mike Amotts vocals in the chorus of No Love Lost sounded bad and Heartwork as a closer. No Love Lost works better as a closer. But five bands, all great in their own ways. Just a fucking awesome concert, I wish I got to go to more shows of this calibur.
2. Buried Dreams
3. Corporal Jigsore Quandary
4. Carnal Forge
5. Incarnated Solvent Abuse
6. No Love Lost
7. This Mortal Coil
9. Reek of Putrefaction
10. Keep On Rotting In The Free World
11. Genital Grinder
12. Pyosisified (Rotten to the Gore)
13. Death Certificate
14. Exhume to Consume
10/18 - King Diamond
10/24 - Pallbearer
11/01 - Suffocation
11/30 - Devin Townsend
12/06 - Distant Worlds: the Music of Final Fantasy
Last edited by adamclark52; 03-03-2012 at 04:12 PM.