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Soulfly And Morbid Angel Show Report From February 25th

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I recently had the chance to attend the Soulfly and Morbid Angel show in Philadelphia on Friday, February 25th at the Trocadero Theater. I also got to take a bunch of pictures as well, they will be up on the site in the very near future. Anyway, this is how the show went:

Morbid Angel came on stage around 8:10p.m. and I must admit I don’t really know too much about them, nor have I really listened to them. However, they played about 13-15 songs and from what the singer was saying it was mostly all older material. They were really great too, I’m not a big death metal fan but they blew me away with how much talent they have. Then again, what do you expect from a band that’s been around for so long?

The crowd got really into their set as well the whole time there was a huge pit taking up half of the floor at the venue. For the first time in a while there wasn’t any fights at the show and there weren’t any hardcore dancers either so that probably made it a little more of a friendly environment. Anyway, Morbid Angel has a great stage presence I must admit for not knowing them it even made me want to go into the pit for a while. They played for approximately for an hour and fifteen minutes or maybe a little bit longer.

After Morbid Angel exited the stage the lights went back on and the stage crew started setting up for Soulfly. The sound guy decided to either jump the gun a little bit, or just mess with the fans I think; because they put on the entrance music for Soulfly and one of the stage crew came out and told him never to do that one again. After about thirty minutes of set-up time the entrance music began once again, this time for real.

Soulfly came out playing Prophecy and almost immediately the entire floor was a pit. The sound wasn’t too great for the first couple of songs, which included: Prophecy, Seek And Strike, and Downstroy. The sound had a lot more clarity to it after those first few songs, then Max asked the crowd for their approval to play a new song. I’m not sure what the name of it was as I’m not even sure Max said the name. However, the new song was brutal, some what typical sound from Soulfly, but it had something extra to it. Maybe it was Marc Rizzo, Joe Nunez, Bobby Burns or David Ellefson’s playing style, experience or something else I don’t know. However this song was heavy as hell and it’s sure to please any and all Soulfly fans.

They also played songs from all of their previous albums, such as: Bleed, Last of the Mohicans, Jumpdafuckup, and Eye for an Eye, just to name a few. They also played Refuse/Resist from Max’s days in Sepultura. Also, to my astonishment, they played a Nailbomb song, something I’ve never heard them play before out of all the times I’ve seen them live. They also dedicated Prophet to Dimebag Darrell which was great because that song is awesome, and I’m also glad to see them, along with many others, paying tribute to such a legend. After Soulfly played about 15 songs they made their way off stage, leaving each and every fan, including myself, wanting more.

This is one hell of a great tour and if you happened to miss it when it made a stop in your town; you missed a great show! The last stop on this tour is Tonight in New York, New York. At B.B. Kings, so I hope anyone in the area tonight has a chance to check it out, you definately won't go home dissapointed!

Pictures from this show are now up in the gallery section, go here to check 'em out!

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1. metalthekid writes:

I just saw this show a couple weeks ago in seattle and it was brutal! this was an amazing show. i also am not too familiar with morbid but i thought they played amazingly. and soulfly blew my mind. they had incredible stage presence and the sound was amazing. max even brought his kid onstage to sing and that was pretty tight. when they played back to the primative, that was insane. the whole floor blew up! a great show all around

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