USA (Albany), October 2, 2004 Review

artist: shadows fall date: 10/04/2004 category: live concerts
shadows fall: USA (Albany), October 2, 2004
When Shadows Fall was up, however, the sound was near-perfect, the balance of the rythm and lead guitar was perfect, every solo was clear and piercing from every point in the venue.
 Sound: 8
 Perfomance: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
 Overall rating:
 9.7 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.3 
 Users rating:
 10 
 Votes:
 2 
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overall: 9.3
USA (Albany), October 2, 2004 Reviewed by: OnspringFan, on october 04, 2004
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Sound: The sound for the first three bands was decent, although the lead guitarrists were drowned out a bit by the drums and rythm guitar. So you couldn't really hear the solos. When Shadows Fall was up, however, the sound was near-perfect, the balance of the rythm and lead guitar was perfect, every solo was clear and piercing from every point in the venue. The drums sounded amazing, espcially the blistering double bass. The only complaint I have about the sound was that Brian Fair's vocals were a little overpowering, but overall it was phenominal. // 8

Perfomance: I was blown away by Shadows Fall's performance. You truly don't know how good they are until you see them live. Jason Bittner's drummer was superb, and Jon Donais' guitar work, solos, leads, and rythms, was easily up there with Petrucci. Clean, perfectly executed. They played a motley of songs from all their albums, ranging from the title track of The Art Of Balance to an old song on which Philip Labonte (All That Remains) came back to sing for it, and also a few songs from their new album, including the Power Of I And I, which was amazing, and also What Drives the Weak. // 10

Overall Impression: The show was held in Albany, NY on the night of October the 2nd. Opening acts included Full Blown Chaos, All that Remains and Candiria. The show was great, my only few complaints was the overpowering vocals at times and the amount of drunks there. Tickets were $17 a piece, and it was definately worth all of that money. Probably the most unforgettable moment of the show was when they played The Power Of I And I and also their last song with old vocalist Philip Labonte. I will definately go to their next show if it is in driving distance. // 10

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