Well, it seems like the winter weather is finally over for us. Might as well celebrate with an Anthrax show!
We got inside the Fillmore about 15 minutes after doors, and it felt pretty empty. Maybe a few hundred people there at the most? Then again there was a Tigers game going on literally across the street. Luckily it filled up gradually throughout the night. Holy Grail
started shortly after we entered the venue, and they were a great start to the night. Even though the venue had hardly any people they played like they were in front of a packed stadium. Second time seeing them, and they never disappoint. Make sure you catch them!
Ride the Void
My Last Attack
Fight to Kill
were next and I was excited. Even though they tour a good amount, it felt like a very long time since they were in Michigan. Right when the ripped into Unleash the Bastards, a huge pit formed and we were blasted for a good half hour of thrash goodness. They're a very fun band with some pretty funny banter. Can't wait to see them again.
Unleash the Bastards
The Thrashin' of the Christ
You're Cut Off
Thrashing's My Business... And Business Is Good
Headbanger Face Rip
The Art of Partying
High on Fire
were the next band. They were heavy but I'm not a fan personally.
Rumors of War
Madness of an Architect
Snakes for the Divine
Honestly, going into the show I wasn't expecting a whole lot from Exodus
but holy crap was I wrong. They were awesome! They gave a very energetic performance and the crowd definitely fed off that. They called for a wall of death for Strike of the Beast and it looked like it hurt a lot for whoever was in it. I might even go as far as to say they stole the show...
The Ballad of Leonard and Charles
A Lesson in Violence
War Is My Shepherd
Bonded by Blood
The Toxic Waltz
Strike of the Beast
So, as most of you know, Anthrax
was playing "Among the Living" in its entirety. The album definitely translates well live. They put on a great show, Frank Bello looks like a madman on stage. Not to mention it was fun doing the wardance for Indians. Overall, a great show, and if this is coming near you, by all means, GO.
Among the Living
Caught in a Mosh
I Am the Law
A Skeleton in the Closet
In the End
T.N.T. (AC/DC cover)
March of the S.O.D. (S.O.D. cover)
A.D.I./Horror of it All
Got the Time (Joe Jackson cover)
Imitation of Life
I'm the Man
Antisocial (Trust cover)
Oh, and random note, when we were walking to the Fillmore we passed by some guys (not sure if they were scalpers or wanting tickets) and heard this conversation:
One of the guys in the group: Anybody got tickets to the show? C'mon it's Anthrax, you gotta get fucked up tonight!
Random guy walking behind us: But I have church tomorrow.
One of the guys in the group: Yeah, you can go to church, but you still gotta get fucked up tonight!