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The Masters Of Chaos Tour Report

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Last Saturday, April 8, was the day of the Worcester stop of the Masters Of Chaos Tour. Before the show I was dreading that if not enough tickets were sold, the Palladium owners will pull up a last minute change of floors ( upstairs, instead of downstairs) like they did last year for the Behemoth/ Suffocation show- not that upstairs is bad but there’s no photographers pit which would result in poor quality pictures from the side of the stage. Thankfully, my fears were put to sleep when I got there, the venue was full of enthusiastic metal fans. What an amazing night for metal that was.

Despised Icon got a 30-min set which opened up ok and got better, they were trying hard but definitely did not fit with the rest of the bands on this tour. The main singer kept jumping into the crowd and some kids did get into it but still the feeling of boredom was filling the air.

Krisiun were impeccable on stage. Amazing musicians, flawless playing, so much energy. The double bass was very punishing to the ears but it was totally worth the 2 day buzzing in my ears afterwards. I watched their set from the balcony overlooking the stage and was particularly impressed with their drummed- this guy is a machine. The crowd went absolutely insane. Some members of Behemoth and their crew were also enjoying the show from the side of the stage. I thought they would mostly play their latest album so it was a pleasant surprise to hear older stuff from Apocalyptic and Conquerors . Some kids went the extra mile and brought in the Brazilian flag, a nice touch.

I’m sure I’m repeating myself when I say that Behemoth are one of the best live bands nowadays. I’ve seen them 4 times and they never cease to amaze with musicianship and stage presence. Tonight the light setup contributed even further to their charisma. Halfway through the set, Nergal showed up with the mask from the Demigod front cover and a latex Hellraiser-type of robe.

The fans graced them yet again- there was a pretty good size Polish flag in the front row and the number of crowd surfers increased. The entire set was awesome, I was head banging so hard on As Above So Below that my neck and back were stiff for a week but it was a sweet pain. And the coolest thing was that they played old material- from the ‘94 demo, through Satanica, Thelema and Zos Kia. There was even an encore, very rare for a supporting band. The setlist:

Demigod
Antichristian Phenomenon
Conquer All
Christians To The Lions
Summoning Of The Ancient Gods
Decade Of Therion
As Above So Below
Slaves Shall Serve
Chant For Eschaton
Pure Evil And Hate

Morbid Angel came on stage around 11. David Vincent was wearing a weird PVC tank top, I don’t think this was very metal but he still rocked the house. The set was longer that expected and full of old stuff, I was ecstatic when they played songs from Altars and Blessed. Fall From Grace, Lords Of All… and God Of Emptiness were my highlights for the night, I don’t know how many muscles are there in my neck but I annihilated every single one of them. I was expecting Lions den too but they didn’t play it, maybe next time.

Setlist:

Rapture
Pain Divine
Maze Of Torment
Lord Of All Fevers And Plague
Blasphemy Of The Holy Ghost
Dawn Of The Angry
Where the Slime Live
Blood On My Hands
Dominate
Immortal Rites
Fall From Grace
Day Of Suffering
Evil Spells
Chapel Of Ghouls
God Of Emptiness
World Of Shit

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1. metalmayhem writes:

i was at this show, and this review is spot on in my opinion. However, i must add that no band, even the mighty Morbid Angel should ever play after Behemoth. They are the best live band in metal today. They are the only reason im going to SoundsoftheUnderground......Krisiun ruled too.....great show.

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2. AL writes:

MORBID ANGEL WAS GREAT,Whats up w/ Behemoth they were o.k. except that Inferno plays along to a double bass loop whats up with that?A disgrace to all true drummers .I wonder what Pete thinks about that

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3. strife55 writes:

i saw the show at the key club in hollywood. behemoth and morbid angel tore the place apart . krisian. they were o.k but no charisma it wasjust another show to them. despised icon i didnt get to see them,by the crouds reaction it looked like i didnt miss much.

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4. metalmayhem writes:

yeah, that double bass loop was BS, but in my humble opinion Nergal is worth the price of admission alone but i wish Havoc was still playing rythm.....but Seth is not bad (ie way better than i or most aspiring guitarists will ever dream of being able to play)

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