Saw them again last night, unbelievable show. We had three local bands open up, one of them was absolutely horrible. ABACABB were all right, I guess, nothing really that special. I want to steal their ESPs, though. And Veil of Maya were good, I really like what that guitarist does with a loop pedal. They've grown on me a bit, but I still wouldn't go to a show just for them. So, yeah, basically I just went to this show for ATB. And they didn't disappoint. They DID headline by the way, saxaxe.
They opened with the Pi breakdown. Then, if I can remember correctly, they played:
Berserker Cursing Akhenaten A Steady Decline Forging a Future Self Aspiration Ometh Fingers Like Daggers
And then, even though their singer was sick (he said it hurt just to headbang) they came back out and played Rareform. I talked with both of the guitarists after the show and one of them told me they're going to be on the Summer Slaughter tour. Should be sick. And I got a guitar pick and a tour poster. That performance has put ATB in second place on my favorite bands list, just under BTBAM.
That was basically my exact same experience. For their encore they played Drifts, which was great. My 2 favorite songs they played were Aspirations and Ometh. Near the end Ometh was so much fun, with the constant shredding and all.
I like Sumerian, but this isn't one of its stronger bands. I'll be seeing them in February with After the Burial, Veil of Maya, and Fellsilent. They're the only band out of that lineup I'm indifferent about.
I'm seeing that tour on Monday. I'm mostly there for AFB, and I'm curious about Fellsilent.
I saw them last weekend at the High Ground down here in New Orleans, with After The Burial, and Shai Hulud. I can't remember the other band, but the show was amazing. BOS was the best, but I still say that Shai Hulud was just as good, hah