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Old 07-03-2012, 02:46 AM
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The Black Dahlia Murder -- Moscow, Russia -- July 2nd, 2012

Another insane performance from one of the tightest metal bands around. Rotten Sound opened up the show (special guests in place of Nasum who couldn't make it), and played a solid set. I didn't get a setlist, but I did meet the band in between their set and Black Dahlia's. Everyone was stoked to have finally come to Russia, and I got everybody to sign my copy of Cursed. I liked Keijo better when I saw him fill in for Nasum at Graspop, but that's probably because I prefer Nasum over Rotten Sound. Black Dahlia Murder came on half an hour after Rotten Sound finished, and played for about an hour and a half. As always, the crowd went apeshit for them; I actually made it through most of their set up-front (got to sing into the mic during 'Statutory Ape'), leaving only when it got too intense for me to handle. What happened was that one dude didn't make the jump, and ended up back on top of me merely seconds after jumping; to make matters worse, another guy onstage waiting to jump didn't have enough patience to wait for the guy on top of me to get down, and jumped too. Fast forward another few seconds and I had four people on top of me. While I was trying to get them off of me, a fifth guy accidentally stepped on my hand that I had on the monitor in front fo me for support, which hurt like a bitch. I'm going to get that shit checked out today, but I doubt it's anything serious; probably just a sprain. Anyway, that shit went down during 'Salted Blood', so I watched the rest of their set from the back. I didn't catch anything, but I did get the band to sign a setlist of theirs I caught back at Summer Slaughter last year. This was definitely the best Black Dahlia performance out of the four I've seen, with Ryan getting better and better at his solos live, and Trevor's vocals becoming better by each tour. Their new bassist (ex-Despised Icon) was pretty fucking good, too. Here's Black Dahlia's set, a bit out of order:

A Shrine to Madness
Moonlight Equilibrium
What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse
Statutory Ape
Malenchantments of the Necrosphere
The Window
Den of the Picquerist
Carbonized in Cruciform
Everything Went Black
On Stirring Seas of Salted Blood
I Will Return
Blood in the Ink
Deathmask Divine
Funeral Thirst
9/24 Beirut
10/18 Opeth
10/19 The Tallest Man on Earth
11/5 Titus Andronicus
11/22 The Vaccines

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