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Fear Factory, Lamb of God Vancouver Show Report

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Being one of my favourite bands, the minute I found out that Children of Bodom was coming to town again, I thought to myself that I definitely had to go see them this time. And not only did I get to see them live, I also got to interview their bass player, Henkka. I was supposed to interview Mark Morton from Lamb of God too. But unfortunately, due to some complications, I was unable to.

The doors to the Commodore Ballroom opened at 7. Throwdown went on stage at 7:45. They weren't bad for an opening band. I was impressed by how much energy they've got and how they got everyone jumping up and down in the circle pit they've created. Rumour has it that there are tires under the floor of the Commodore so that it adds bounce...or something like that.

The minute Throwdown left the stage, the "Bodom" chants began. People started pushing and shoving before the band even hit the stage. COB went on at around 8:30 and they did not disappoint. There were some people who complained about the keyboards stealing away the solos, but in my opinion I thought that the added melody was a nice touch. Hennka dropped 10 bucks on the stage at one point and either he ignored it or was so focused that he didn't even notice it, even though it was right at his feet. That bill was lying there for a good 15-20 minutes before a crew member picked it up. What I didn't like about the show was that the music was bit louder than Alexi's vocals. But still, COB put on one of the best shows I've seen and I seriously wished that their set would never end.

Fear Factory wasn't bad, but I didn't really see much that stood out, except for the singer's set of vocal cords. I can't recall the last time I was in such a brutal mosh pit.

Fear Factory setlist:
Slave Labor
Cyber Waste
Demanufacture
Zero Signal
Shock
Edgecrusher
Martyr
Scapegoat
Archetype
Replica

I left the pit shortly after FF because I predicted that the Lamb of God pit would be even worse. And it was. Everything people said about LOG being one of the best live bands out there was true. They were insanely loud and heavy. That mosh pit was one of the biggest, most aggressive one I've ever seen at the Commodore. Throwdown's singer came out to sing a few lines in "Pariah." Local guy Devin Townsend (Devin Townsend Band/Strapping Young Lad), producer for "As the Palaces Burn," made a brief appearance. I think I caught a glance of Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad) after the show, but I could be wrong because I'm really bad with faces.

Lamb of God setlist:
Laid to Rest
Hour Glass
Palaces
Something to Die For
11th Hour
Terrors + Hubris
Ruin
Omerta
Pariah
The Faded Line
BTP
Subtle Arts
Vigil
What I've Become
Black Label

Overall, the show was awesome, probably one of the best metal shows I've been to, and I would highly recommend you catch it if you can.

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1. andy writes:

does anyone have a set list for children of bodom? i really wanna know so i can listen to those songs 100s of times so when i go tomorrow it will be awesome

# Oct 29, 2004 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. a real metal fan writes:

Bodom really rules.......

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3. a real metal fan writes:

hm that's a good question,I don't have it.But I'll bet that hate crew deathroll pases by and so does needled 24/7

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4. a real metal fan writes:

Men I really envy you that you can go!!!!!!!

# Oct 29, 2004 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Plan2Damage writes:

Sixpounder just might be my favorite song off of Hatecrew Deathroll

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6. leolenherr writes:

I saw that concert in Lawrence KS a little while ago.
Holy f***. It ruled.

# Oct 29, 2004 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Ficticious. writes:

Oh my god. This is a f***ing metal site. and it bleeps sh** out. p***yMETALUNDERGROUND.COM

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8. Andy Christ writes:

Dude, it even blocks out p***s. It's the medically correct terminology for the organ and it's apparently too offensive for some delicate little pansy-ass f***s out there.

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9. darkstar writes:

I'm sorry I didn't get the set list. The whole night seems a little blurry...I think I inhaled too much fumes. But I remember them playing "Hate Crew Deathroll." I think they might have played "Sixpounder" and "Needled 24/7" too. Don't quote me on that though.

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10. a real metal fan writes:

told ya.......they allways play HCDR
Well, how cares anyway cause every song form COB is great,I think my favorite would be bodom beach terror or chokehold

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11. KMADD writes:

Thats why I misspell my cuss words. Fukk The World!!!!!!

# Oct 30, 2004 @ 3:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. a real metal fan writes:

You can put dots between 'm think,like this: f.u.c.k linkin park

# Oct 31, 2004 @ 10:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. a real metal fan writes:

yeah see! cool

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14. brad writes:

i cant feel my legs

# Oct 31, 2004 @ 1:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. jesus writes:

l like lamb of god slightly more than COB, but fear factory is gayass. linkin park is pretty f***ed up too but some of their heavier songs are ok

# Oct 31, 2004 @ 6:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. SeattleShowFan writes:

I was at the Seattle Show and FEAR FACTORY my favorite band (blew my mind live) I dont care what you say Fear Factory's Adrenaline pummping drumming and fast furious rythym is the best live, however they had to much power for the Showbox and they blew out a few circuits causing the show to delay a few times. LOG f***ing ripped as usual and while their power went out too Randy just did some Crowd Surfing while they got it fixed hahaha I LOVE THAT guy. Throwdown Sang UNITE and got us all to unite while COB is good to they were my 4th fav of the night. There was a guy in a wheelchair crowd surfing.

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17. a real metal fan writes:

jesus(this sounds weird calling someone jesus)I agree with you,
and about FF I must say I listin to the band allmost only for the drummer and that wheelchair surfing is f***in cool

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18. a real metal fan writes:

I like COB best though

# Nov 4, 2004 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Dave Satan writes:

That was the worst review I have ever read.

I will give you one point: the commodore's floor is built on tires to make it springy. As for throwdown, a bit out of place on this tour I think but they definately got the crowd going, and if anyone is into the hardcore scene these guys do it pretty f.u.c.k.ing well. The highlight was their cover of Sepultura's Roots Bloody Roots. Fear Factory was technically on the mark. They put on one of the most consistantly metal destroying shows in the metal scene today and they have been rocking that consistency for years. Children of Bodom is way beyond their years in technical prowess and showmanship. Lamb of god is metal. Top of their game. One of the best albums of 2004 and one of the best live bands touring today. Once again the commodore was the best venue in vancouver to see a live show especially when it is sold out, and yeah that was Gene Hoglan, he is at EVERY Vancouver metal show. And if anyone knows what he looks like, you dont need to see that guys face to recognize him. He's the biggest dude in the whole place. Lets hope that more big tours like this role through van. cheers, thats my review f.u.c.k.e.r.s.....

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20. brokenwings13 writes:

COB shouldn't be opening, they should be headlining!!

# Nov 4, 2004 @ 9:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. brad writes:

i should be headlining


im in a one man band with 4 other people

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22. darkstar writes:

Yeah, I know I have weak writing skills, if any at all. And on top of that, I had like 6 exams the week before so my brain was fried and I was tired as hell. I kept dozing off throughout most of the show. That's why I didn't have much to say, and I apologize for that. But if you guys have any constructive feedback, then fire away. I'll try to write something better next time.

I wasn't sure if it was Gene Hoglan because I only saw his back. But then again, there's no one else that looks like him. That's actually the first time I've ever seen him at a metal show, save for the Opeth show, when he filled in for the drummer.

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23. WebbInFlames writes:

They played trashed, lost and strungout... their new song.. other songs I recall are hatebreeder, sixpounder, needled 24/7, everytime I die, hatecrew deathroll, and I think they played silent night as well.. Show f***ing owned

# Nov 5, 2004 @ 4:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. brokenwings13 writes:

they always play hatecrew deathroll, i can't recall a time they haven't played that song.

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25. Colin Gale writes:

Fort sure...this was easily one of the best metal shows I have attended this year. LOB didn't disappoint....they sounded like they do on their cd...which is always important to me. I only own one LOB cd but I'll be sure to check out more of their material. COB was pretty good too...the singer sure like to slip his hair though...haha. I wasn't too convoerned about that though...wicked guitar work. \m/

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