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returntothepit >> discuss >> MDF day three recap thread by the_reverend on May 30,2010 10:03am
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toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 30,2010 10:03am
MAIN ROOM:
11:45 - 12:00 - Honkey Kong
12:15 - 12:45 - Rottenness
1:00 - 1:25 - Surroundings
1:40 - 2:10 -Massgrave
2:25 - 3:00 - Rompeprop
3:35 - 4:05 - Crucifist
4:40 - 5:10 - Gridlink
6:20 - 6:50 - Black Breath
8:00 - 8:30 - Captain Cleanoff
9:35 - 10:15 - Converge
10:30 - 10:55 - Magrudergrind
11:10 - 11:40 - Capitalist Casualties
11:55 - end - From Ashes Rise

OUTSIDE STAGE 1:
3:00 - 3:35 - Gorod
4:20- 5:05 - Necrophobic
6:00 - 6:45 - Pestilence
7:35 - 8:30 - Pentagram
9:40 - 10:40 - Obituary

OUTSIDE STAGE 2:
2:00 - 2:30 - Krallice
3:35 - 4:20 - Sinister
5:10 - 6:00 - Eyehategod
6:55 - 7:30 - N2002
8:35 - 9:35 - Entombed



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 30,2010 10:07am
for cellphones
11:45 - 12:00 - Honkey Kong (mainroom)
12:15 - 12:45 - Rottenness (mainroom)
1:00 - 1:25 - Surroundings (mainroom)
1:40 - 2:10 -Massgrave (mainroom)
2:00 - 2:30 - Krallice (outside sidestage)
2:25 - 3:00 - Rompeprop (mainroom)
3:00 - 3:35 - Gorod (outside mainstage)
3:35 - 4:05 - Crucifist (mainroom)
3:35 - 4:20 - Sinister (outside sidestage)
4:20- 5:05 - Necrophobic (outside mainstage)
4:40 - 5:10 - Gridlink (mainroom)
5:10 - 6:00 - Eyehategod (outside sidestage)
6:00 - 6:45 - Pestilence (outside mainstage)
6:20 - 6:50 - Black Breath (mainroom)
6:55 - 7:30 - N2002 (outside sidestage)
7:35 - 8:30 - Pentagram (outside mainstage)
8:00 - 8:30 - Captain Cleanoff (mainroom)
8:35 - 9:35 - Entombed (outside sidestage)
9:35 - 10:15 - Converge (mainroom)
9:40 - 10:40 - Obituary (outside mainstage)
10:30 - 10:55 - Magrudergrind (mainroom)
11:10 - 11:40 - Capitalist Casualties (mainroom)
11:55 - end - From Ashes Rise (mainroom)



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 11:42am
I'll be in the main room pretty much all day, though I'd like to catch some of Entombed also.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 30,2010 11:56am
they are running a little late. probably because of the farmers market. it is so hot out right now. and it's only going to get worse.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 30,2010 1:09pm
lamp: i think you would also like necrophobic.

11:45 - 12:00 - Honkey Kong (mainroom) they were ok. Someone must have dropped cause they went on late.

12:15 - 12:45 - Rottenness (mainroom) pretty sick and all the hispanic kids got out to the show early to see them. Always a good time when they show up.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 30,2010 1:10pm
oh and the singer of marruta came out.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 1:24pm
I still can't believe the lineup of bands in the main room today. So much grind.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 30,2010 1:26pm
im trying to snap into it today. probably the lack of caffince. but im completely ready to just be at home.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 1:55pm
Surroundings was awesome, but why do people only bro-mosh to the slow parts of songs and not the more intense fast parts? And why have I seen four or five Lady Gaga shirts this weekend?



toggletoggle post by anonymous at May 30,2010 2:20pm
Yea the fact that dudes have been circle pitting to like every band is lame. Pits were way better last year



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 30,2010 2:23pm
1:00 - 1:25 - Surroundings (mainroom) pretty good, but i was completely just ready to be home. For their last 2 songs, i sat down in the back, listened and had a little me time with a caffinated beverage.

2:00 - 2:30 - Krallice (outside sidestage) this band plays at the least black metal times ever. Last time i saw them was also in the sunlight.

1:40 - 2:10 -Massgrave (mainroom) that's massgrave? I think i have them confused with unholy grave. I expected asians, but saw crust punks. Im not sure why they have 2 singers.

ive seen like a billion lady gaga shirts and im at a loss.



toggletoggle post by MarkFuckingRichards  at May 30,2010 2:40pm
Massgrave was awesome, as was Surroundings. Bummed that there are no Massgrave shirts aside from the ones at the Warlord booth.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 2:46pm
Lots of crust bands have two singers, they're copying Disrupt and ENT. Mass Grave was great and Rompeprop should rule, they're about to play. Also anonymous cumbag, circle pits are awesome so eat dicks.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 2:46pm
Lots of crust bands have two singers, they're copying Disrupt and ENT. Mass Grave was great and Rompeprop should rule, they're about to play. Also anonymous cumbag, circle pits are awesome so eat dicks.



toggletoggle post by anonymous at May 30,2010 3:16pm
Yo lamp nli...you mad...fuck crust punks and fuck circle pits...bring on the bro-mosh pits where crusty dreads get ripped out



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 30,2010 3:32pm
2:25 - 3:00 - Rompeprop (mainroom) funny, but the pit for them was super lame. They tossed out a lot of beers to the crowd.

3:00 - 3:35 - Gorod (outside sidestage) they got moved to the side stage. Sounded good, but i havent listened to them in way too long to remember their music. They did get a new drummer so it's not the girl.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 3:32pm
Rompeprop was AWESOME! I wasn't sure how this band would translate live but the sound was truly pummeling, the vocals were great, and the bassist dressed as a skeleton with a bass that has a heart-shaped headstock looking like the neck is being jammed into a cunt, how does it get more fun? Oh yeah, with huge CIRCLE PITS!



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 30,2010 3:34pm
i must have missed the good pits. when i fought my way in, it was super lame.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 3:43pm
The best were during the last two songs.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 3:47pm
Who is playing on the street stage right now?



toggletoggle post by MarkFuckingRichards  at May 30,2010 3:58pm
Rompeprop's guitar sound was atrocious, but luckily it works for them. Left about 20 minutes in to see Gorod. Luckily they played a good chunk of songs from Neurotripsics or however you spell it. Now I am demolishing my hotel room's bathroom before Gridlink.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 30,2010 4:05pm
lamp: gorgod.

3:35 - 4:20 - Sinister (outside lotstage) they were way way way too suffocation for me. The CDs are so powerful too. I hope it got better after i left.

3:35 - 4:05 - Crucifist (mainroom) interesting. Dan Lilker's blackened death metal band? They all had eye make up on and it sounded pretty good.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 4:10pm
Gorod is do not want for me. I caught very little of Crucifist, not enough to form an opinion. I will be watching Gridlink for sure.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 4:10pm
Gorod is do not want for me. I caught very little of Crucifist, not enough to form an opinion. I will be watching Gridlink for sure.



toggletoggle post by MarkFuckingRichards  at May 30,2010 4:17pm
Lamp, Sinister was playing outisde when you asked. Gorod had ended 10 minutes earlier...but I'm still guessing you would hate them, haha.



toggletoggle post by arktouros at May 30,2010 4:41pm
Just saw the South Amero version of Rev



toggletoggle post by MarkFuckingRichards  at May 30,2010 4:56pm
Gridlink is fucking killing it right now.



toggletoggle post by whiskey_weed_and_women  at May 30,2010 4:59pm
the_reverend said[orig][quote]
Crucifist (mainroom) interesting. Dan Lilker's blackened death metal band? They all had eye make up on and it sounded pretty good.


if you went to see them at OBs then they rolled thru you'd know they did that shit, now wouldn't you bitch. WOULDN'T YOU



toggletoggle post by RichHorror  at May 30,2010 5:00pm
They were awesome. Dan Lilker shook my hand as soon as our set was done and asked me where the coke was.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 5:08pm
Gridlink was faster than a fucking train. People weren't even moving around, they were just in awe trying to figure out what was going on. Catching EHG from the wall in front of the diner now.



toggletoggle post by boblovesmusic   at May 30,2010 5:28pm
I'm sitting under the trees by the merch booths and EHG sounds positively massive.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 5:29pm
It would be cool to get this spot for Entombed. Converge is drawing a crowd of scenester types and the women of that crowd are hotter than the weather.



toggletoggle post by Dertoxianli at May 30,2010 6:00pm
Well my car got broken into Friday night. Was parked on the street right outside my hotel. Still having an awesome fucking time though. In the off chance that anyone who checks this board comes across a Navigon gps or a Creative zen mp3 player with abig ass screen let me know. Worth a shot.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 6:12pm
That sounds shitty dude. Actually makes me a bit glad I'm staying out of town. I'll keep an eye open.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 30,2010 6:22pm
4:20- 5:05 - Necrophobic (outside sidestage) they were ok. I like the album so i was expecting a little more. Kind of a little cheese, but still good. I thought the sound absolutely sucked, but then i went back to the merch booth and it sound more like the CD. Where i was back stage it was all vocals.

4:40 - 5:10 - Gridlink (mainroom) they sounded all sorts of awesome, but faced away from the crowd the whole time. Hard to get into someones' backs.

5:10 - 6:00 - Eyehategod (outside mainstage) so much different in ann arena setting as opposed to a small club like the middle east. You really feel disconnected. The sound is different too. Looking at the singer, all i could think is "does richard alpert wear mascara?"



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 30,2010 6:54pm
6:00 - 6:45 - Pestilence (outside sidestage) unlike necrophobic, pestilence sounded almost perfect up front. The only issue was the lead guitar being too loud when he switched channels. When i stepped back to the booth, it sounded like muddy.

6:20 - 6:50 - Black Breath (mainroom) they ruled. Both guitarists came dramatically close to lopping off 2 different cameras. The heat jumped in that room.



toggletoggle post by MarkFuckingRichards  at May 30,2010 6:54pm
EHG was the first band I thought sounded good on that stage. Pestilence was fucking awesome. I caught 2 Black Breath songs and they are loud as fuck. I wish I could have seen more of them.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 6:59pm
I watched most of Black Breath, they were tight as hell and the music was pretty good, but I was getting a vibe from the vocalist like he had a massive ego so I got bored of them.



toggletoggle post by anonymous at May 30,2010 7:34pm
N2002 was a flop



toggletoggle post by MarkFuckingRichards  at May 30,2010 7:39pm
I watched about one N2002 song. It wasn't bad, but my insatiable hunger for Indian food got the best of me.



toggletoggle post by boblovesmusic   at May 30,2010 7:46pm
Nirvana 2002 was my highlight of the entire weekend for me



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 7:51pm
I thought N2002 sounded cool but I didn't watch much of them. Inside waiting for Captain Cleanoff now.



toggletoggle post by MarkFuckingRichards  at May 30,2010 8:26pm
Fuck, only caught the last few Captain Cleanoff songs; that band was fucking intense.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 30,2010 8:38pm
Captain Cleanoff was AMAZING! I bought an LP.



toggletoggle post by MarkFuckingRichards  at May 30,2010 9:48pm
Entombed sounded pretty good for that shitty stage; watching a bit of Converge before Obituary...it took me years to finally like this band. They're playing tight as fuck.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 30,2010 10:31pm
converge was so tight, but it was weird to see them away from home. there have been no rules the entire fest and then for converge, there are rules. kind of weird, but they sounded awesome.



toggletoggle post by MarkFuckingRichards  at May 30,2010 10:49pm
Magrudergrind kicked ass as always. I wish they'd want to play longer though.



toggletoggle post by AUTOPSY_666   at May 30,2010 11:07pm
What were the rules?



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 30,2010 11:41pm
n2002 DID A COVER OF PLEASURE TO KILLLLL!!!!



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 31,2010 12:40am
I heard Entombed from outside of the fenced area. I like Left Hand Path and all but I thought they sucked. Converge was awesome, I hadn't seen them since 2006 so I was looking forward to it, even though I don't recognize the new shit. I can't believe how much Magrudergrind has changed in attitude since the first time I saw them, it's almost a bummer to see their shows now. They were okay. But Capitalist Casualties HOLY FUCK. I LIKE STANDING ON THE BARRIER TO SING ALONG. BEST WEEKEND OF MY LIFE.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 31,2010 1:02am
Leaving MDF. It's over. Count down to next year.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 31,2010 1:30am
I've got one more night for my hotel, fuuuuuck driving right now.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 31,2010 1:50am
The one night I have the energy to get trashed in my hotel. Making it count.



toggletoggle post by goatcatalyst   at May 31,2010 1:56am
Do the shitwolf, Lamp.



toggletoggle post by Lamp nli at May 31,2010 2:24am
Weed is rampant in my body. Beer levels are increasing.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 31,2010 2:41am
things got really busy at the end there so i wasnt posting.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 31,2010 9:26am
pictures starting to uploading.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 31,2010 9:45am
wow... I'm falling asleep sitting up working on pictures.



toggletoggle post by sscharger300 at May 31,2010 11:49am
Surroundings- good stuff. havent seen the brothers in the band in a hot minute
Massgrave- never heard them coming in. i dug em
Gorod- great
Pestilence- very very good.
Entombed- highlight of the day. they fuckin owned
Converge- wow....fuckin brought it



toggletoggle post by chokeonyourownblood at May 31,2010 11:57am
what happend to Circle of Dead Children? did they drop off the fest or something else happen?



toggletoggle post by MarkFuckingRichards  at May 31,2010 12:22pm
CODC's drummer took an opportunity to tour with Hank III so they dropped off a couple weeks ago unfortunately.



toggletoggle post by chokeonyourownblood at May 31,2010 2:15pm
ahhh..okay! told my friend to look out for CODC too,oh well!



toggletoggle post by xgodzillax  at May 31,2010 2:59pm
i wish gridlink would do a short tour, but matsuba-san has to go back to japan. booo



toggletoggle post by poopshit at May 31,2010 5:25pm
guitarists (or soundpeople) really need to start understanding that MIDRANGE frequencies are YOUR FRIEND at live shows. so many bands suffered from sub-par mixes which really reduced the impact of the performances.

some comments:

Autopsy: fucking amazing, shame that you couldn't hear any of the mindblowingly twisted guitar solos. i'm happy to say that i've finally seen Autopsy in my life.

Coffins: fucking awesome. end of story.

Eyehategod: of course fucking awesome. they also seemed to charm the pants of the crowd by being such genuinely nice scumbags. how is Mike Williams still alive? he puked on stage.

Entombed: at first, the single-guitar attack sounded a little thin but after a while they were so intense and tight that they won the whole place over. the guitarist was doing some fancy pedal shit to double the guitar in certain points (like cutting out the right channel on guitar breaks and simulating a second guitar coming in by turning on the right channel). his looping fucked up while doing the epic part of "Left Hand Path" but it wasn't enough to take away from the performance. it's crazy to think that he and the vocalist are the same age. it's interesting what time does to some people.

Blood Duster: if you didn't have fun during this you're a fucking asshole.

Romperprop: also a blast.

Nirvana 2002: shitty mix with ear-piercing guitars. one of the guys was out of tune for the ENTIRE set. obvious that they have not spent a lot of time playing shows. could've been mindblowing but was a letdown.

Obituary: as the years go on i like Obituary less and less and find them to be rather retarded on CD... but holy fuck, they are perfect for live shows! all of their simple riffs and shit go over really fucking well on a good loud system. it's really nice to be able to actually hear every instrument, and even John Tardy's vocals were screechy and insane and cool, much better than on CD. his fucking hair!!!!!!!! jesus.

Repulsion: awesome in theory, but unfortunately a little unintelligible live. i enjoyed it but it didn't exactly slay.

Gridlink: crazy, but again one of those sets that just didn't translate in a huge live setting. it just sounded like noise, bad mix so you only hear low end + cymbals and vocals.... would be much better in a smaller venue or on CD.

Sadistic Intent: better than i thought it would be.

Possessed i.e. Jeff Becerra and Sadistic Intent: nice feelgood set for the heads.

i haven't been to this fest before, so i was overwhelmed with the amount of uber-underground representation there. even the shittiest of crusties would seem to sport something like a Multilation patch or a Morbosidad patch or some Mortuary Drape logo next to their Amebix logo. little hot girls walking around in Blasphemy shirts. more Sarcofago repping than i have ever seen in my life. is this the same at ALL death metal shows these days or was it just because of the sheer undergroundness of this fest? how many of these little shitheads actually listen to this stuff?



toggletoggle post by poopshit at May 31,2010 5:38pm
whoops, thought this was a general re-cap thread.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 31,2010 6:26pm
it dont matter. all the threads here cross polinate eventually.

i completely hear what you are saying with most of the midrange, but epecilly the shirts... there were so many people wearing shirts and you know that they dont really listen to that band. i also witnessed some of the absolute newest looking jean jackets with the newest looking patches i have ever seen. everyones gotta start some where, but it smacked of neo thrash. i did see an awesome leprosy cover shirt that i coveted.



toggletoggle post by Lamp  at May 31,2010 6:28pm edited May 31,2010 7:19pm
I made sure I didn't wear any of the shirts I bought that weekend to any of the shows, as I didn't want them to end up giant balls of sweat. So my reviews of what I saw...

Ex-Dementia - Old school death, sounded pretty good.
XBrainiaX - Out of their element at a place like Sonar for sure, but they played tight.
Swarm of the Lotus - Sounded like metalcore, left.
Nekromantheon - Awesome old school thrash, I watched most of their set and they slayed.
PLF - A truly eclectic bulldozer of sound, awesome.
Iron Lung - One of the most pissed off bands there is live, comedic stage banter in between songs, and Jensen is also a very hard hitter on the drums. I wish I could see this band every week.
Birdflesh - Great costumes and great band, if there is ever a band worthy of the word "goofball", it's these guys. But I like that sort of thing.
General Surgery - They were cool but I was too tired to watch all of it.

The Communion - I only saw the last half of the last song.
Putrescence - Sloppy and kind of boring.
Defeatist - Tight as fucking hell and a real barrage of sound, they kicked ass.
Malignancy - I HATE this band on CD but they were okay live I guess. A lot of people complained about the sound on the outside stages throughout the fest. A band like this worked better for me outside since you couldn't hear all the unnecessary technicality.
Gorguts - See Malignancy review
Tombs - blech
Nazxul - See Tombs review
Watain - They were good for a few songs but then I got bored. I mean, it is black metal after all.
Gride - Warp speed ten! Energetic as shit and they really kicked some ass. Probably the best band of Friday.
Coffins - I can't even remember what this band sounded like, honestly.
DRI - They were doing a lot of rock star type shit on stage, making faces like "Wow, is it really us playing these songs? We're so cool!" They had some problems with Spike's guitar and while he was off fixing it, the bass player was playing random Dio songs and whatever else and basically being embarassing. Their drummer sucked too. Probably the biggest let down of the weekend. I stopped watching during the technical difficulties.

Sulaco - zzzzzzzzz
Fang - I liked them more on the outside stage, it seemed more suited to them. The stage banter was funny. The music was still boring as fuck though.
Ingrowing - These guys were KILLER! I hope this band plays the states again soon. Set ended with one of the guitar players jumping up onto the barrier, letting everyone in the crowd bang on his guitar, then tossing it to the side and diving into the crowd. That's a true finish right there.
Total Fucking Destruction - Total fucking garbage
Impaled - Somehow I'd managed to never listen to this band before, at least not that I can remember. They were great live, makes me want to look into them more.
Blood Duster - I can't believe how much old stuff they played. Yet another assault of sound and only a couple of the rock type songs were played. Kind of wish they played more though.
Obliteration - Same guitar/vocals as Nekromantheon, this seemed to take on more of a death metal tone. I didn't see a whole lot of them (I was browsing the merch tables while they were playing) but they sounded cool also.
Melechesh - I could tell by the name I wouldn't like this band and I was right.
Verbal Abuse - I only watched a few songs but they sounded great and had a lot of energy. Old dudes kick ass.
Repulsion - They kicked insane amounts of ass! The setlist was mostly just Horrified in order so it was really easy to keep track of what they were playing too.
Autopsy - INSANELY BRUTAL! My only problem with the set was that I couldn't hear the guitarist on left side (my left) too well so some of the solos he did were almost inaudible. But the tones were great, the setlist was diverse, and it all around ripped! Not to mention they were probably one of the biggest drawing bands there, but still so humble. Always a bonus.

Rottenness - BREEBREEBREEBREEBREEBREEBREEBREE fuck this band.
Surroundings - They were pretty good, another band I felt was out of their element at a place like Sonar though.
Mass Grave - They were also pretty good, but definitely not a band I'd ever shit my pants over. I last saw this band three years ago and never bothered to listen to any of their material if that says anything.
Rompeprop - One of the most fun bands of the weekend! Everything about this band is comical to me, the bassist dressed in a skeleton costume playing a bass that looks like a dick fucking a vagina, the fact that there were two microphones set up with one to talk to the crowd and the other having the pitch shift on it (and these guys have one of my favorite pitch shift effects of anybody), the fact that they did a cover of "Born to be Wild" and called it "Porn to be Wild", the fact that they're playing goregrind yet all the songs are as catchy as pop-punk type stuff, the traditional Dutch music opening... I wasn't sure this band would translate live but I thought they were great.
Gridlink - Absolutely fucking ripped all over the place. People weren't even really moving around, they were just trying to figure out what was going on while in awe. They switched guitars a couple times during their set too (5-string bass to 6-string and back, 6-string guitars to 7-strings and back). Awesome.
Crucifist - Can't even remember what they sounded like, didn't watch them for long.
Black Breath - I thought they were pretty good musically too but got the same weird ego vibe from their vocalist (standing in such a way as to make himself look cool, throwing the horns, calling everyone in the crowd sick motherfuckers all the time, etc), kind of ruined it for me.
Eyehategod - The pic of me flipping off the camera while standing up on the high pillar was while I was watching this band play. They played right after Gridlink so it didn't really go down quite as smooth but they did sound exactly as I expected and I dug it.
Captain Cleanoff - Holy FUCK! The intensity of this band's set surprised me so much, easily in the top five sets of the weekend. Fast as fuck, all the tones were biting, and the vocals were truly harsh. Full package achieved.
Entombed - I was hanging around outside talking to my friends while they were playing on the street stage across from where we were. I like Left Hand Path and all but these guys sounded like dog balls.
Converge - I'm not really familiar with the new album but when I heard it at a friend's house some months ago, I thought it sounded as good as Jane Doe. There were tons of people who showed up just for this band on this day. The crowd was absolutely insane and Converge always delivers live.
Magrudergrind - I'm so fucking tired of seeing this band. Set was typical.
Capitalist Casualties - Same setlist as the Providence show (as the tour?), and another band that sounded noticeably out of their element at a place like Sonar. However, they were still intense as shit and standing on the barrier to scream along whatever words I knew was the perfect way to end the weekend!



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 31,2010 6:29pm
did you hear the guitaist for sulaco/brutal truth say "where are all the shirts? i saw one last year that just said 'blood and sperm' how do you mix those?"

also, eating my first meal since wednesday evening. about to get my first dunkin donuts since thursday.



toggletoggle post by Lamp  at May 31,2010 6:35pm
I think I missed that part, I kind of walked in and out of the room while they were playing.

What did you eat all weekend? I take it you didn't have time to grab some grub while at the fest. I'm glad I got some Waffle House and Wawa food, the rest of the time I was there I just went a couple blocks over, had Subway once, 7/11 a few times... that corner diner was a ripoff when I ate there, just as bad of a price as the food inside the fest.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 31,2010 6:53pm
I just ate bags of chips mostly.



toggletoggle post by Lamp  at May 31,2010 8:26pm
Everything about this picture is funny.




toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 31,2010 8:35pm
I saw you expressing your love to that seabeast and laughed.



toggletoggle post by Lamp  at May 31,2010 8:49pm
I took a note from Happy Gilmore riding the golf club.



toggletoggle post by Death_Metal_Jim at May 31,2010 9:44pm
MDF VIII was the sickest weekend ever. Hammered 4 nights in a row. Too many awesome sets to name. Finally got to pit to AUTOPSY. Partied with metal heads from all over the world & Fuct shit up all over the Mt.Vernon hotel. TIP: do not kick in styrofoam coolers full of melted ice. ...they're probly still wet vacin my room. I gutta do this every year. ..........KILL ON!!



toggletoggle post by IllinoisEnemaBradness at May 31,2010 10:08pm
Lamp,you seem like my kind of metalhead. Your review seemed spot on. I particularly liked "total fucking garbage" I couldn't agree more. Hoak is one of the most inconsistent and over rated drummers EVER



toggletoggle post by slymoe nli at May 31,2010 10:08pm
this fest has renewed my love for metal



toggletoggle post by Lamp  at May 31,2010 10:31pm
Heh, I didn't know I was a metalhead but thanks!



toggletoggle post by Lamp  at May 31,2010 10:43pm
I'd say also that my problem with Total Fucking Destruction as a band is that to me they're pretty much the System of a Down of grind. They start playing a riff and you think "Oh that sounds pretty cool" and then they transition into the WORST possible thing, a guitar part so bad that if I played it I wouldn't even play it a second time, never mind put it in a song and all the while your ears are bleeding wondering how they could do that to a perfectly good song.



toggletoggle post by boblovesmusic   at Jun 1,2010 1:52am



toggletoggle post by Conservationist  at Jun 1,2010 2:16am
Lamp said[orig][quote]
I'd say also that my problem with Total Fucking Destruction as a band is that to me they're pretty much the System of a Down of grind. They start playing a riff and you think "Oh that sounds pretty cool" and then they transition into the WORST possible thing, a guitar part so bad that if I played it I wouldn't even play it a second time, never mind put it in a song and all the while your ears are bleeding wondering how they could do that to a perfectly good song.


This could explain why they have been slow to gain favor, even though the people in the band are some of the chillest and illest in metal.



toggletoggle post by AUTOPSY_666   at Jun 1,2010 5:09am



toggletoggle post by MarkFuckingRichards  at Jun 1,2010 6:11am
IllinoisEnemaBradness said[orig][quote]
Hoak is one of the most inconsistent and over rated drummers EVER


Wait, people actually think that guy is a great drummer? I enjoy TFD, almost solely for the comedic aspect and abundance of Tom Araya yells, but yeah, not a good drummer. Watching how he "blasts" is hilarious.



toggletoggle post by ark at Jun 1,2010 11:23am
list of bands I caught while not drinking, smoking, schmoozing, merching, or frying in the sun...posting thoughts later:

Fang
Birds of Prey
Sinister
Asphyx
Watain
Gorguts
Naxzul
Krallice
Jucifer
Autopsy
Obliteration
Melechesh
Pestilence
Gorod
Crucifist
Necrophobic
Jucifer
Pentagram

loot:
Formulas Fatal to Flesh gatefold LP
TAAKE - Nattestid CD and shirt
SODOM blue deathtrooper shirt
Morrigan - Plague Waste and Death CD
Morrigan - Enter the Sea of Flames CD




toggletoggle post by MarkFuckingRichards  at Jun 1,2010 11:44am
I'm almost ashamed at how much merch I got this year.



toggletoggle post by boblovesmusic   at Jun 1,2010 11:46am
MarkFuckingRichards said[orig][quote]
I'm almost ashamed at how much merch I got this year.


yep...



toggletoggle post by MarkFuckingRichards  at Jun 1,2010 11:57am
DON'T JUDGE ME



toggletoggle post by boblovesmusic   at Jun 1,2010 12:01pm
No I was seconding you!



toggletoggle post by AndrewBastard at Jun 1,2010 12:06pm
im ashamed of how little merch i bought....unless beer is considered merch. If so...I win.



toggletoggle post by slymoe nli at Jun 1,2010 1:15pm
im so sad i was to drunk for portal....



toggletoggle post by Death_Metal_Jim at Jun 1,2010 2:16pm
i ran outta money at like 6:00 on day 2. only managed to bring $300 to blow.. ---thank u to HEATHER & GOAT THROAT for hookin me up the rest of the way. ..........this dude from Europe was buggin me to sell him my HIDEOUS MANGLEUS shirt. Almost did cuz i was BROKE.



toggletoggle post by Lamp  at Jun 1,2010 2:23pm
Between CDs, records, and shirts I must have spent at least $300. I've been working full time (and hard) but living with my dad so there's really not much in the way of bills and I can afford to pretty much spend what I want. I only bought two beers while at Sonar (I got a case of Yuengling for the hotel room and got a free Budweiser during Rompeprop). I smoked some weed while there but mostly during gaps where nothing I cared about was playing. I wanted to be straight while watching the bands because I just can't get into a show nearly as much when I'm all fucked up... live music is best enjoyed sober.

I saved a good portion of my smoking for the hotel room. Especially that last night. Wow.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Jun 2,2010 11:44pm
uploaded some new randomshots... including



toggletoggle post by MarkFuckingRichards  at Jun 3,2010 8:50am
Hahaha, ugh. I felt like total shit, glad I looked like it too.



toggletoggle post by arktouros at Jun 4,2010 10:07am
Fang - Fun band. I remember good old-time hardcore choruses but forget what they were saying. Oh well.

Birds of Prey - Watched half their set. Stoner rock that could have been good but failed, the vocals turned me off, and the first song just flat-out reminded me of Creed.

Sinister - Watched from afar and the guitars sounded huge but couldn't tell the difference between songs. Meh, big fan of Cross the Styx....why bands don't play full albums at shows like this is beyond me.

Asphyx - Couldn't hear Martin's vocals from where I was which is probably the most important part of the band. I was way more into the show last year.

Watain - I could barely tell what songs they were playing. They sound very different live. STTD is somewhat sterile but I'm a fan of Cassius. Enjoyed them a little more last time in Cambridge. I wasn't impressed until they played THE RETURN OF DARKNESS AND EVIL and it was the only part of the fest I stormed the stage and went fucking ballistic. That was the part I felt like I was at a black metal show.

Gorguts - Impressive from afar. The best drumming of the festival.

Naxzul - BORING. I stood right up front waiting to be impressed, had never heard the band before the show. Lackluster outfits and what the hell was they keyboard player doing kneeling over his laptop half the set? Their slower songs were much better because they had a semblance of atmosphere but it was mostly black metal devoid of any attitude whatsoever. Maybe their albums are interesting, I would hope so if they came all the way from down under.

Krallice - More boring black metal with 'orthodox' riffs. Their drummer was fucking amazing, he really hammers and can kill the cymbal accents. But he should get a better band that doesn't stare at their shoes. Deathspell Omega's pissant son.

Jucifer - MEGA BONER. I had no idea who this band was. Banshee calls and strobes lured me inside, and I was in awe. The loudest band of the fest. She made a prostrate fan out of me right away.

Autopsy - FUCK YES. $50 set. Chris Reifert is among the death metal gods. I thought the police chopper was still flying around above but it was just the bass guitar. Apparently they were filming a DVD? Watch out for it. DEAD.

Obliteration - Another FUCK YES. Celtic Frost with waves of dead wind and militant death metal runs with so much power. Can't wait to see them again. My biggest surprise of the fest.

Melechesh - Waiting for them to play on fire in the desert sun under the vaporizer's influence. What a great band. The drums came up short compared to Proscriptor's work on the albums but it was more than made up for with the rest of the band. First show in the US I guess? I thought I heard him say they were going to close with Rebirth of the Nemesis but that even in a democratic country they were told they couldn't play it. I was wondering why they didn't. Lame on many levels.

Pestilence - I was grooving. They sounded great, new songs were meh. Bass player is amazing to watch.

Gorod - Also sounded great. Melodies really came through.

Gridlink - Awesome, these fuckers can grind!! The seasoned bass player's shirt said "Kill Yourself So I Can Grind" and that's basically what they sounded like. I like seeing a whole lot of extra strings in stellar grind bands. Made me a fan right away.

Crucifist - These guys were fucking terrible. Excuse me for being particular about black metal. Cardboard cross? Whatever, you sounded 14.

Necrophobic - Better than Crucifist but still cheesy. Sounded thin from where I was. You get your armor online?

Pentagram - OOOOOoohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Glad we took the time to spin up a few joints before hand. Bobby Liebling really puts on a show and their sound would have blown Sabbath or Zeppelin away. Truly among the greats.

I had a great weekend and can't wait til next year. Hell, I would have drove down just to see Autopsy and Pentagram.



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toggletoggle post by arktouros at Jun 4,2010 10:17am
I couldn't get into Entombed after the mighty Pentagram. Saw them in Finland anyway (yeh.) We had to book it back home around then, Pat had to get to work at 6am.



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toggletoggle post by bloblovesmusic at Jan 5,2011 11:26pm

just wanted to say this picture is kinda awesome



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