Death Angel -- Atlanta, GA -- October 10th, 2012
This was one of the first shows on Death Angel's celebration of a quarter-century of the Ultraviolence tour. Too bad only about 50-75 people showed up, but that's about par for the course for a Wednesday night in Atlanta. I have very foggy memories of the first time they played Atlanta (at the Metroplex with Rigor Mortis), on their first tour, but they certainly didn't lack any youthful energy at the show last week.
I carefully avoided the first touring band, Wretched, and arrived in the middle of Bonded by Blood's set. This was the third time I've seen them, and I just don't think the new(er) vocalist delivers, although he seems much more comfortable on stage now. I also miss the other guitarist.
Some songs I know they played include "Mind Pollution," "The Aftermath" and "Left Behind." I'm not familiar with the new album though.
I then skipped Threat Signal and had some nachos and Guinness.
Death Angel came on around 11:30 or 11:45 and played for about 90 minutes:
1. Thrashers (with Osegueda on vocals - I was kind of hoping he'd sit it out and run out for...)
2. Evil Priest
3. Voracious Souls
4. Kill as One
5. The Ultraviolence (the whole damn thing for once)
6. Mistress of Pain
7. Final Death
8. I.P.F.S. (with some cool interplay)
9. Relentless Retribution
10. Claws In So Deep
12. 3rd Floor (I was surprised at this one.)
13. Seemingly Endless Time (Bonded By Blood's singer was psyched)
14. Thrown to the Wolves
Death Angel was awesome. If they come around playing this set, don't miss it.
10/11 King Diamond