This tour was the Decibel Magazine Hall Of Fame tour, where Cynic performed their 1993 debut album Focus in its entirety. After a rough start, the band played through the album with some spoken word and ambient pieces between each song stringing the set together. After they played Focus, they did what frontman Paul Masvidal called "the pallet cleanser" and played an acoustic rendition of "Integral Birth" from their Traced In Air Album. They played a few more songs from Traced and a song from post-Cynic band Portal. In the end they played for over an hour and a half, sounded great and had cool visuals.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Intronaut just keep getting better. They've kept they're momentum going with constantly evolving songwriting and relentless touring. I'm really excited for their new album Valley Of Smoke to come out. They played three songs from it and they all sounded amazing.
Awesome mind-bending instrumental band featuring one of if not my favorite contemporary metal musicians; Colin Marston. I don't know how he does it. He must have a huge library of songs in his head to split time between 3+ active bands and as many instruments. He is also the engineering mastermind behind some amazing bands (Krallice, Castevet, Howling Wind etc.).
Room Of Vertigo video forthcoming...
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
My camera ran out of batteries, but I took more on a disposable camera and will show those later.
Altar Of Plagues are an awesome black metal band from Ireland. They're on the best metal label, and I'm really glad they could make it to the states. I've been listening to their album White Tomb for quite some time and I love it. The album is very dynamic drifting from punishing to beautiful throughout the disc. Their live show was a different story. It was raw, ugly, unpolished and above all else heavy. Needless to say, it was a great show.