Seabeast: the funniest part of their set was the fact that HTL was drinking hippie beer. This totally out paced me for smelling. I have never heard them before or heard what people said they sounded like. I was expecting stoner rock, but it was much too fast for that and there wasn't any leplin/sabbath. most of their set was just slow deathmetal. The most "stoney" was the part that sort of sounded like a SFU song.
throwing shrapnel: before they even started, they cranked it to 11. It was very loud. I going to blame that for why I tripped on a drum rack. I'm such a professional. I blame the fact that they played on floor. In the AS220, it always adds to the over all acustic gold of that place. W3 attempted to play something SOAish, but it was like 20x too fast. at the end, keith's mic stopped working. they thought that it was the sound guy cutting them off, but it was honestly the mic. they stopped their set without playing the two 8-second songs.
rosetta: sorry to all the other bands, but this band stole the show. Their set was almost one big long song. It reminded me of buried inside. the singer brought out a roland with the theramin. that is a cool little digital work station. He used it to play samples and messed with the theramin. I'm really surprised that the singer didn't blow out his voice with all that screaming. It looked like he was forcing his body.
tides: this is the second time I've seen them with brad's brotyer in the band. I thought they had added a 3rd guitar player too, but that could have been a rumor. Judging by their myspace and the fact that I see them at a lot of shows, I think they have given up that "from NY" thing and are now based out of boston. If I'm not mistaken, they started off with an old track and then one off the new CD. after that, I'm lost. Compared to other sets I've seen them play, this wasn't the best. They still ruled, but were mind meltingly amazing like they usually are. Something was just off.
sin of angels: everyone that stayed stayed for this band. there weren't that many people, but the people that were there were quality. they definitely played the longest out of all the bands. I know that with the other bands, they rushed their set and didn't seem to play everything they wanted, but SOA got to play requests and in the end only seemed to cut the last song they were playing off. At one point, a round of shots came up for the SOA dudes. I had thought "there goes the left over $12", but I think it was actually tony buying them for the guys. they played 2 songs that they haven't played for a long time and I only heard one mistake.
This will be a slighly different take, seeing as I saw all these bands for the first time at this show:
Seabeast: I missed their set thinking the show started at 9, plus I thought they were going on second, which kinda sucks because they were one of the reasons I went, but I'll catch them next time.
Throwing Shrapnel: I've known Sean for years and have been looking forward to seeing his band for a long time. I expected it to be just straight grindcore but I was pleasantly surprised to see lots of slow, doomy parts mixed in to give it dynamics, and even a really bad ass super fast thrashy riff at one point. My only complaint would be that they were about five times too loud for the room. Sounded great outside though. I liked how they set up on the floor, too, that was a good call for that time in the evening.
Rosetta: Cool ambient trippy noise metal, I liked it. Unfortunately though, the guitar was again painfully too loud for the room, and at one point in the middle of the set, he put on an effect on that was feeding back so badly because of it that the noise/music ratio was 70%/30% for almost ten minutes, causing many people to go running out of the room. A real shame because these guys were good, weaving their set together into one epic journey.
Tides: Like Rosetta, they were doing a similar ambient metal type style, but with two guitarists. The volumes were much more reasonable by this point and it really added to their set. I only wish they had used the two guitars to throw some harmonies in there, but that's just me.
Sin of Angels: Heard about these guys forever, finally got to see them. These guys definitely came off as headliners, their volumes were perfect and well mixed with each other, and they came off very tight and professional; a solid three-piece death/doom metal juggernaut. I wish I could have hung out until the end of their set but I'm glad I got to catch some of it.
post by HailTheLeaf at Jul 3,2006 1:28pm edited Jul 3,2006 1:30pm
Newcastle Brown Ale is hippy beer? come on now...Hey Shadow, we did go on 2nd, you missed Day Without Dawn...they were alright, not heavy enough for my taste though.