Obituary -- Tampa, FL -- January 24th, 2014
We arrived at the legendary Brass Mug in Tampa about two hours before doors because I was suppose to meet up with Terry Butler from Obituary and Mike Browning from Nocturnus A.D to interview them. The interviews went very well, but I think Mike took one of my questions the wrong way, and the way he answered it made me look like I didn't know what I was talking about because I didn't get to finish the question lol. Oh well. We completely missed the first band "Tickle" because we went over and ate a burrito as big as my wrist, worth it.
We headed back inside right as the band Nakhiel had started. Nakhiel are an odd band, their intrumentals reminded me of bands like In Flames and Scar Symmetry, but with Wolves In The Throne Room type black metal vocals over it. The circle pits got started up early for these guys and never really let up. A good way to start an evening of metal.
Up next were Archangel. Other than the meh band name, these guys were awesome, they sounds like a mix between Iced Earth and Overkill. This was only the band's third show ever, but you wouldn't have guess it. I'll definitely have to check these guys out further.
Next it was time for the band i was mainly there for, Nocturnus A.D! Everyone who is familiar with Nocturnus knows about all the drama between Mike and the other guys, and for a while he told me he wasn't even allowed to use Nocturnus A.D, and that this was their first show under that name in a while. It was more than obvious a majority of the crowd were here for Nocturnus A.D, the circle pits became more violent, while everyone in the front screamed/sang along to just about every word. Nocturnus A.D's set was flat perfect, Mike Browning hasn't slowed down out bit, I'm still unsure as to how he's able to play like he does while focusing on doing lead vocals at the same time. I can't wait to see these guys at Maryland Deathfest in May, they've stated they are playing "The Key" in it's entirety, assuming they are given a 45+ minute set.
This was my third time seeing Obituary live, and they get better and better every time. This was also their first show back from writing and recording their upcoming album(Terry said the release will be late May, possibly June 1st), and they even played three new songs that had never been played live before. It's crazy to see these guys (who are over twice my age) still being able to play their music like this, they were almost flawless, except for when Donald Tardy completely fucked up on Infection, he just has this dumbfounded face and the rest of the band noticed as well as pointed and laughed at him for it, all in good fun.
All in all, it was an awesome night filled with awesome music, great food, great hangs, plus getting to talk metal trivia with Terry Butler and Mike Browning was amazing. It shows like these that make me glad to live in Florida.
5)Gates To Hell
7)New Song #4
8)New Song #9
9)Chopped In Half
10)Turned Inside Out
11)Back To One
12)The End Complete
14)New Song #8
15)I'm In Paid
16)Slowly We Rot
Nocturnus A.D (unsure about the order)
1)Visions From Beyond The Grave
4)Lake Of Fire
Last edited by TheNobleFaceHumper; 01-28-2014 at 01:53 AM.