Last night I went to see:
It was a sold out show in Worcester, Massachusetts! I got there around 4 or so, despite the doors not opening until 7 and the show not starting until 8. But it was an easy way to get front row for the whole show and chill with friends. :)
The Agonist went on first and they played for 30 minutes. The music they play is, in all honesty, just deathcore with some melodic death metal elements.
Their drummer was pretty fast and mildly technical and overall interesting to watch, but musically he wasn't doing anything groovish or interesting - just wanking. Their bassist and one of their guitarists were absolutely worthless, they were basically both just playing mindless chugs and notes all throughout their set without any real melody or technicality. Vocally they were pretty lame, it just sounded like she was trying to sound like the singer of Arch Enemy constantly. (which isn't that good)
However, I would like to say that the second of their two guitarists was quite amazing. He kept playing amazing sweeps and was pretty much the only melodic sounding member of the band, and he played like all of their solos besides one. He was pretty kickass. Oh yeah, and their singer was awesome eyecandy. ;D
Blackguard were second and also played for 30 minutes. This is somewhere between my sixth and ninth time seeing them, unfortunately. Basically their sets in a nutshell: Children Of Bodom worship and fans that think they're way better then they actually are. Nothing much to say here, as there's nothing much to say about blackguard.
The crowd basically reacted the same to both Blackguard and The Agonist: A little moshing, a little headbanging, some cheering and that's pretty much it. Nothing overly intense or violent though, and maybe one crowdsurfer for each band's entire set. Haha
Then Alestorm came on, and this is when the show TRULY started for me. They had a 45 set and it was full of craziness! Most of the crowd exploded into moshpits, sustained headbanging, constant crowdsurfing, sing alongs, etc. for their entire set!
1. Back Through Time
3. Wenches and Mead
4. Nancy The Tavern Wench
5. Wolves of the Sea (Pirates of the Sea cover)
6. The Sunk'n Norwegian
7. Heavy Metal Pirates
8. Captain Morgan's Revenge
While, technically speaking, none of Alestorm's members are THAT talented they were quite fun and spectacular to watch! Also, their keytar is gorgeous and their vocalist/keytarist randomly broke out into playing the final countdown for like a minute during Wenches And Mead before returning to their own song. It was awesome.
Then came Kamelot, and my pants became drenched with jizz. (as if they weren't already drenched with sweat)
As you may know, Kamelot's famous vocalist Roy Khan left the band earlier this year. In his place was Fabio Lione, known primarily for his vocals in Rhapsody Of Fire!
They were also joined by some cute Elize Ryd chick on backing vocals for most of the show, she pretty much stood next to the drum set dancing and singing. And they were also joined by Simone Simons of Epica for "The Haunting" and she's gorgeous as all hell in person! Always amazing to see/hear her in person. <3
01. Rule The World
02. Ghost Opera
03. The Great Pandemonium
04. The Human Stain
05. Center Of The Universe
07. When the Lights Are Down
08. Soul Society
09. Keyboard Solo (2-3 minutes long)
11. The Haunting (With Simone Simons)
13. Drum Solo (2-3 minutes long)
15. Bass Solo (2-3 minutes long)
17. The Fourth Legacy
18. March of Mephisto
They were perfection, Fabio's vocals are better then even khan's live and the light and smoke machines, combined with a gorgeous stage presence and a crowd which rocked out and knew every word easily made this one of the best shows of the year! Easily beating the Kamelot shows I attended in 2005 and 2008 as well!
I also scored a kamelot guitar pick! :D
At 8/31/11 06:16 PM, SomaGuye wrote:
Explosions in the Sky
And So I Watch You From Afar
Death From Above 1979
All of these bands are incredible!