Ok...Slipknot's album was...ok, I didn't hate it,
but it wasn't the shit either...and I saw them twice at Ozzfest and
wasn't too impressed...tonight was different
I missed the first song or 2 because I was outside pestering Adam
(MH), but after I went in and battled my way to a place where I
could see something, I noticed the place was going slightly apeshit.
(Unusual for a CT crowd, but I won't get into that...) Slipknot
actually put on a pretty good show...while I still find their masks
quite silly looking and pointless, and the hydrolic 3rd set of drums..
8 or 9 guys onstage? eh well, overall they sounded pretty good in
spite of the P.A..and had alot of energy onstage, the singer seemed
to know how to get the crowd going too...although there are only so
many times you can use your middle finger without wearing out the
effect. The songs sounded better live than on the cd, which is true
with almost every cd I've heard that Ross Robinson has produced *cough*
Ahh, my first Machine Head show in 2 years...First off,
the P.A. system at the Webster theatre SUCKS ASS, it took about 15
minutes to get a kickdrum signal, the fans (including myself) were
getting pretty restless and pissed off, but finally the problem was
solved, and out walks Dave...I had to do a double take to see that
it was really Dave...what's up with the sunglasses..and that shirt?
eek! Looked like Dave was on his way towards the stage and got pulled
into Coal Chamber's wardrobe and attacked.
The band started right in with Desire to Fire and began to fuck shit
up...The new songs seem to go over great live and mixed well with the
older material...Robb jumped around, and Adam thrashed about, but
something was different.
Maybe it was seeing new guitarist Ahrue Luster up there instead of
Logan, or Robb's new spikey haircut...or maybe it was seeing them
play "Old" with only Ahrue playing guitar..Robb just ran around with
a mic, went over and stood on the steps behind the barrier..but didn't
put the mic into the crowd or dive in...bizarre. I think Robb also was
guitarless on the last song "Nothing Left"..I'd never seen that
The 40-45 minute set didn't do MH justice, there were only 2 songs each
off of their first 2 albums, (Davidian, Old, Take My Scars and Ten Ton Hammer)
and 4 new tunes...not sure about the order, but here's the setlist
Desire To Fire
Take My Scars
The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears
Ten Ton Hammer
From This Day
I think they should've
been headlining this tour, they need more time, there was no "Violate",
no "A Thousand Lies", "Struck A Nerve", "Blood For Blood" "Blistering"
or "Death Church"... they've got 3 albums out for gad sakes, and Coal
Chamber only has 2...besides, if I were CC, I'd be worried about
following them...there are few bands that can.