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Old 11-14-2012, 07:14 PM
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Napalm Death -- Santa Ana, CA -- November 13th, 2012

Every once in a while there is a lineup you know you can't miss. A lot of other people seemed to feel the same way, as the venue was pretty packed considering that it was a Tuesday night. Two of the most important bands in grindcore would be sharing the stage, along with some other great bands. To ensure I wouldn't miss anything I arrived early and waited for Attitude Adjustment to start. Although I wasn't really familiar with their material I enjoyed them a lot. There were plenty of great riffs and they sounded great. Also, Barney came out to do a song with them. If you have the chance to see them don't miss it.
  1. Destruction's End
  2. Dead Serious
  3. American Paranoia
  4. Actions Speak Louder Than Words
  5. DSFA
  6. Hunger and Poverty
  7. Dope Fiend (w/ Barney Greenway)
  8. Satan is God
  9. In the Center
  10. Johnny
  11. Grey World

Exhumed was up next and by the time they came out the crowd had filled in nicely. As expected the pits were much more intense than at the Summer Slaughter tour. They sounded tight and put on a great show as usual, but Matt's vocals were too high in the mix. During "Limb from Limb" Dr. Philthy came out with the chainsaw, which they didn't do the last couple times I saw them. I was happy they brought back "Torso" and "Necromaniac" for this tour, and the Siege cover was cool as well. They're putting out a new album next year, so I'm looking forward to hearing new songs the next time they come around.
  1. All Guts, No Glory
  2. Decrepit Crescendo
  3. As Hammer to Anvil
  4. Slaughtercult
  5. Torso
  6. Limb from Limb
  7. Distorted and Twisted to Form
  8. Necromaniac
  9. The Matter of Splatter
  10. Drop Dead (Siege cover)

After them Repulsion was up. Before they started their set Scott said, "This has been a long time coming for us. We've never played with Napalm Death." They went into the opening track from Horrified, "The Stench of Burning Death," which got the pit going. It seemed like the crowd was a little smaller for them, but they still got a great response. They played all of the usual songs, but the highlight of the set was when Barney came out to do "Maggots in Your Coffin" with them. It was great to see Repulsion again and they put on an awesome show.
  1. The Stench of Burning Death
  2. Slaughter of the Innocent
  3. Decomposed
  4. Radiation Sickness
  5. Splattered Cadavers
  6. Festering Boils
  7. Pestilent Decay
  8. Helga (Lost Her Head)
  9. Driven to Insanity
  10. Bodily Dismemberment
  11. Black Breath
  12. Maggots in Your Coffin (w/ Barney Greenway)
  13. Horrified

I was looking forward to seeing Napalm Death again as I hadn't seen them since 2008, but I was disappointed knowing they would probably have to cut some songs. Originally the venue's website listed them as the headliner, but then it was changed to Municipal Waste for some reason. They came out to loud cheers and began playing "Circumspect," and then segued into "Errors in the Signals." Something was off though. Mitch's guitar was too low in the mix, so it was hard to decipher the riffs. This continued for the entire set. However, they still put a lot of energy into their performance and Barney's stage antics entertaining. He's like an extremely angry mentally challenged kid on stage. The floor level was packed and the crowd was going insane the whole time. There were so many people that there was hardly any room to move, so anybody around the pit automatically became a part of it. The setlist could have been better, but hearing "Practice What You Preach" was awesome. Unfortunately as I expected they did have to cut some songs, including "Human Garbage" and "Instinct of Survival." Despite the disappointments, I was glad I got to see Napalm Death again, and unlike some of the other recent shows we at least got "Unchallenged Hate."
  1. Circumspect
  2. Errors in the Signals
  3. Everyday Pox
  4. Protection Racket
  5. Silence is Deafening
  6. The Wolf I Feed
  7. Fatalist
  8. Practice What You Preach
  9. Quarantined
  10. Dead
  11. Deceiver
  12. When All is Said and Done
  13. Unchallenged Hate
  14. Nom de Guerre
  15. Suffer the Children
  16. Nazi Punks Fuck Off (Dead Kennedys cover)
  17. Scum
  18. You Suffer

Municipal Waste isn't my thing, so I left after a few songs. I will say that their sound was great though.
Ride the wings of death.

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