i agree about the loudness. The NYC show was pretty intense. Only bands I can think of that were louder that i've seen were My Bloody Valentine (obviously), one of my first Slayer shows (98-03...they arent overly loud nowadays), and poorly mic'ed low-rent hardcore shows haha.
Circa Survive,Title Fight 11/11
Jessica Lee Mayfield 11/18
Russian Circles,Mutoid Man 12/11