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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Concert Review

So I found myself attending a concert last night in which I was pleasantly surprised. It was only $20, ordered my ticket online and went with a couple friends. The line-up was as follows in order of appearance:

Carnifex www.myspace.com/carnifexmetal
Unearth www.myspace.com/unearth
All That Remains www.myspace.com/allthatremains
As I Lay Dying www.myspace.com/asilaydying

I am going to give my personal opinions on the music quality/stage show & presence/overall of each band in the order that they played.

Unfortunately, the line was a bit long so it took us about a song and a half to actually get into the venue to see Carnifex playing. If you are into some heavy stuff, Carnifex would be worth your time to check out. These guys rip some heavy riffs that are fast played and delve into what most people would call death metal. Double bass petal is pretty much omni-present throughout their entire set, which gets a little repetitive. Some good ole' fashion head banging and thrashing accompanied most of their stage antics. Overall these guys weren't an absolute "wow" for me, however they put on a good show.

Unearth, on the other hand...were very "wow". I had never seen these guys prior to last night and let me tell you, they bring some awesome energy. The scream style of their vocalist has never been my favorite, as it borders on punk/hardcore type yelling, as opposed to raw screaming. I guess the main difference is pronunciation of whatever he is saying, its easier to tell in his form, but not as aggressive if you ask me. That aside, these guys were killer live. They were all over the stage, in the crowds face, and even one of the guitarists toward the end of their set, ran back to play within the crowd. They ended one of their songs with the blow of an airhorn, while ridiculous was actually pretty hilarious. Overall, sick show I would recommend anyone able to see them live.





All That Remains, I am still a little undecided about how I feel about this band. I like them all in all, but they were kind of a downer after Unearth. Not that they didn't have great energy, it was just noticeably lower than the band before them. Everything was spot on sound wise, minus the vocals. Vocals to me are pretty important if you decide to sing, especially when a good majority of the crowd knows the words. That's a pretty big bone to pick however, they were still pretty cool live.


As I Lay Dying, kaboom the place exploded. I've seen these guys a couple times live and they never disappoint. Everything was great again sound wise, except I think their drums were a little too loud and the guitar riffs weren't always distinguishable. Pretty surface stuff, because everything else was perfect. They always throw down and last night was no exception. The pits were great all night, but when As I Lay Dying came on, they really went nuts.






So here are some more of the tour dates if you happen to be interested in checking this show out.
Sep 15 2010 6:00P
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New Daisy Theatre Memphis, TN Find Tickets
Sep 19 2010 6:00P
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Sep 20 2010 6:00P
The Madison Theater Cincinnati, OH Find Tickets
Sep 21 2010 6:00P
Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI Find Tickets
Sep 25 2010 6:30P
Webster Theatre Hartford, CT Find Tickets
Sep 26 2010 6:30P
IMPERIAL Quebec, QC, CANADA Find Tickets
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Trix Antwerp, Belgium, BELGIUM Find Tickets
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Waterfront Hall Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM Find Tickets
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32 comments:

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  6. sounds great. will check them out.

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  7. I haven't heard of a couple these bands but will check them out later. :D

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