Home Set Lists Forums The Permanent Record Asshole Opinion

Raven -- West Hollywood, CA -- October 20th, 2014
Pallbearer -- Champaign, IL -- October 19th, 2014
Asia -- Las Vegas, NV -- October 17th, 2014
Sammy Hagar -- Las Vegas, NV -- October 18th, 2014
Tony MacAlpine -- Vienna, VA -- October 19th, 2014


Go Back   WWW.METALSETLISTS.COM > Community Forums > Set Lists and Gig Reports

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-01-2011, 11:39 AM
brutal_descent's Avatar
brutal_descent brutal_descent is offline
Happy birthday, darling. We love you very very very very very very much
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Russia
Posts: 5,846
Apocalyptica -- Moscow, Russia -- October 1st, 2011

Kind of a boring show. Regret going, would've rather stayed home or something.

Apocalyptica

On the Rooftop With Quasimodo
2010
Grace
Master of Puppets (Metallica)
End Of Me *
I'm Not Jesus *
Quutamo
Sacra
Beautiful
Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
Last Hope
Fisheye
Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
Inquisition Symphony (Sepultura)

At the Gates of Manala
I Don't Care *
Hall of the Mountain King
Farewell

* Tipe Johnson on vocals.
__________________
11/22 Iceage
12/3 Peter Murphy
12/6 Cut Copy
3/15 Gogol Bordello
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-01-2011, 12:05 PM
brutal_descent's Avatar
brutal_descent brutal_descent is offline
Happy birthday, darling. We love you very very very very very very much
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Russia
Posts: 5,846
A few words on Apocalyptica and whatnot:

If you ask me, I think I went to this because I wanted to see whether they were worth all the hype they get - which they weren't. The concept of a symphonic metal band with only cellos is a gimmick, just as prepostourous as Ghost dressing up as Satanic priests or Gwar dressing up as intergalactic terrorists. While they do have talent (believe me, they can play some beautiful pieces) their music is only metal in that they play covers of bands such as Sepultura and Metallica. The songs with vocals (most of which I'm assuming are from the new album) have RIDICULOUS lyrics. Were they to get their cellos replaced by standard instruments, their music/lyrical content would be just like Skillet's or any other mainstream rock band's. The crowd (full of goths) was pretty disappointing, especially when they couldn't remember the lyrics to Master of Puppets aside from the chorus.

Anyway, unless you're a HUGE fan of the band, I wouldn't recommend going - especially if you only listen to their cover albums like I do.
__________________
11/22 Iceage
12/3 Peter Murphy
12/6 Cut Copy
3/15 Gogol Bordello
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-01-2011, 12:46 PM
InFlamesOfBirchmen InFlamesOfBirchmen is offline
N00B
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 699
I agree with almost everything you said. Except Ghost have the talent to back up the ridiculous gimmick. Writing a catchy pop song about human sacrifice is no easy task.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-01-2011, 12:48 PM
brutal_descent's Avatar
brutal_descent brutal_descent is offline
Happy birthday, darling. We love you very very very very very very much
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Russia
Posts: 5,846
Quote:
Originally Posted by InFlamesOfBirchmen View Post
I agree with almost everything you said. Except Ghost have the talent to back up the ridiculous gimmick. Writing a catchy pop song about human sacrifice is no easy task.
True. I saw Ghost at a festival this past June and they were great - I disagree with whatever ravenheart has to say about their live performances. Gwar were pretty fun live as well, but I'd never listen to them on CD. Nevertheless, Ghost's costumes are still a gimmick whether they make good music or not. The image of the Priest (frontman) is probably burned in everyone's mind, when you think of Ghost, you think of the Priest's costume and badass facepaint.
__________________
11/22 Iceage
12/3 Peter Murphy
12/6 Cut Copy
3/15 Gogol Bordello
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-01-2011, 01:01 PM
InFlamesOfBirchmen InFlamesOfBirchmen is offline
N00B
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 699
Oh, definitely. I wish they'd head back to the states. I think they use the gimmick to their benefit. Much like GWAR, there's a huge tongue-in-cheek factor to it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-01-2011, 01:05 PM
brutal_descent's Avatar
brutal_descent brutal_descent is offline
Happy birthday, darling. We love you very very very very very very much
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Russia
Posts: 5,846
Quote:
Originally Posted by InFlamesOfBirchmen View Post
Oh, definitely. I wish they'd head back to the states. I think they use the gimmick to their benefit. Much like GWAR, there's a huge tongue-in-cheek factor to it.
I think them cancelling their tour with Enslaved just adds to the mysterious atmosphere they've created for themselves.
__________________
11/22 Iceage
12/3 Peter Murphy
12/6 Cut Copy
3/15 Gogol Bordello
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-01-2011, 01:55 PM
jd091's Avatar
jd091 jd091 is offline
rolling critical success on casting a level 7 stagedive
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 7,265
I saw these guys at Rock on the Range a couple years ago, and really enjoyed them. Maybe because I've played the cello since 4th grade? I go to classical concerts all the time and love 'em.

I will say it pissed me off how they play standing up. Do you realize how fucking SHITTY your posture is for playing cello standing up? It's just stupid. A gimmick. If they were serious musicians about it, they would sit down and play well.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-01-2011, 03:06 PM
Magson13 Magson13 is offline
Banned Asshole
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 854
Apocalyptica is great live. Who cares if the songs are "metal?" Music is either good or not. And the vocals aren't even their own singer, they were all written by the various guests they brought in. The crowd shouldn't be expected to know Metallica vocals either, because they're not at a Metallica show.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-01-2011, 08:36 PM
velvetgrass velvetgrass is offline
N00B
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Greenfield, WI
Posts: 418
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magson13 View Post
Apocalyptica is great live. Who cares if the songs are "metal?" Music is either good or not. And the vocals aren't even their own singer, they were all written by the various guests they brought in. The crowd shouldn't be expected to know Metallica vocals either, because they're not at a Metallica show.
I agree with you that Apocalyptica should be judged on their great live performances, not if they're metal enough.

But I'm shocked to hear that the crowd didn't know the full lyrics to Master Of Puppets. I mean the whole first Apocalyptica album contains all Metallica covers, plus there are Metallica covers on their next two albums. Even if they didn't know Metallica when they got into Apocalyptica why would someone just be satisfied hearing a symphonic metal cover version? Not dissing Apocalyptica at all, love them and have all their albums. Just personally when I get an album I enjoy that has a cover song, I feel the need to hear the original for comparison and contrast. To be honest, I got into Metallica, Faith No More, AND Pantera because of the great Apocalyptica cover versions.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-01-2011, 10:13 PM
GarageMetal468's Avatar
GarageMetal468 GarageMetal468 is offline
WELCOME TO THE WEST COAST
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrutalDescent View Post
I think them cancelling their tour with Enslaved just adds to the mysterious atmosphere they've created for themselves.
Well it was confirmed that the singer of Ghost is the frontman of Repugnant.
__________________
https://www.facebook.com/nucleusmetal
http://nucleus.bandcamp.com/album/the-colony
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
apocalyptica

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:09 AM.


Blah Blah Blah Copyright WWW.METALSETLISTS.COM 2008