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Metal For The Masses 2 ~ Mortal Sin, Dungeon, Vaticide
METAL FOR THE MASSES: UTOPIA 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
VATICIDE (Replacing Infernal Method)
Friday August 6th - The Annandale Hotel
17 Parramatta Road, Annandale
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STRICTLY LIMITED Tickets $20 - ON SALE NOW at Utopia Records
ph: 02 9283 2423
Lower Level, 505 - 525 George Street
REVIEW BY MISFIT:
I heard a bit of it at the gig last night. Was pretty good. Once again I think dungeon stole the show though, they were the most talented band playing. I'm not a massive dungeon fan, but they do play well live.
I also enjoyed Vaticide. Although not the most technically apt musicians, they played well and the last song 'Decent' was killer. (I'm pretty sure that was what it was called)
I walked in on the first band Switchblade, playing ATG - Blinded By Fear which was cool, although it wasnt played well.
Lumping Mortal Sin and Dark Order together, they were enjoyable, but for me didn't stand out in any way.
However, when Flesh Mechanics came on stage, I began to laugh. The poor talentless souls.
The only reason to pay attention was because the lead singer was a good sort and I thought they would be the worst band of the night ....
Then Tourettes came on and I once again started to laugh. One could have been forgiven for thinking it was a comical interlude.
For Flesh Mechanics, the only dickwads who got into it were some mallcore retards, with shit haircuts and excessive piercings. Obviously some people havent been hugged enough.
More people seemed to enjoy Tourettes, but personally id sooner be circumcised with a splintery wooden spoon than having to put up with that crap again.
What did you guys think of the night? (if you went)
REVIEW BY OLIVER:
We arrived when Vaticide had about 2-3 songs left. I enjoyed their show as always. Their sound mixing was probably the best out of all the bands that I heard that night. I am eagerly anticipating the release of their full CD.
As Misfit mentioned Flash Mechanic have a new singer, and she is definitely a good sort (I also liked her tattoo). Her death vocals were unexpected and did surprise me. Overall I have to say that they were pretty bad, their drummer seems to be decent but the music is just crap. I guess some guy did win a $2300 ESP guitar because of the competition that they ran.
The Tourette’s were the shittiest band without a doubt. We were outside for their entire set, where there was an unsurprisingly large gathering of people. I guess everyone wanted miss this one.
Dark Order were fairly good even though I can't say that I liked the vocals that much. They would have sounded better if the sound mix in the whole place wasn't so terrible. The main singer had a Metal-rules.com t-shirt and seemed to have a huge *true metal* complex. There was nothing wrong with it except that it didn't make sense when he was encouraging the mosh pit which consisted of mostly fucked up mallcore kids, who copped too much abuse from mum.
Second last to perform were Dungeon. They had the biggest crowds and many left Annandale hotel after they finished. I think the main reason for this was that Mortal Sin only started around 1am, and a lot of people had been there from the start (6:30) and by this point could no longer be stuffed waiting. I can tell you for a fact that my Old knees were feeling it. Dungeon’s sound mix was the worse, the drums were too loud, bass too distorted, one guitar sounded ok, while the other was too faint etc... Their attempt to turn it ALL UP just backfired. At one point a sound so loud was emitted from the speakers that it sounded like an explosion and probably doubled the amount of ringing I am hearing right now by itself. They were getting a little fancier than usual in this show and even had lasers. From my understanding this was their last gig before they embark on their world tour which will consist of one week in Europe (Including Croatia) and then the USA.
Dungeon previewed their new DVD and CD after their show during the encore for Mortal Sin. I did not see enough of the DVD to make a comment. Those who did not work all day, and had supreme stamina, were offered the chance to go to Dungeon's after party and listen to their new CD in its entirety. If this was another day, I would have been there, but I hate Fridays as the lack of sleep that accumulates during the week finally catches up with me.
Mortal Sin put on a good and shorter than expected set due to the above mentioned issue. I did feel a little sad for them, as they were headlining the show and should have received a lot more support than they did. They were in good form and did not disappoint as always. The one power metal song which they played previously on this occasion sounded a lot better and certainly for me was better than any in Dungeon’s set(their sound was that BAD). I still have to purchase their DVD as I suspect that I am on it.
From the whole gig I felt that Vaticide and Mortal Sin were the stand out bands, followed by Dungeon and then finally Dark Order. The other two bands are probably not wort much mention.
For $20 the trip to Annandale was definitely worth it, in celebration of Utopia's 25yrs of support for METAL.
We have uploaded approx 50 pictures of Dark Order, Mortal Sin and Dungeon into our GALLERY.
You can also visit our forum and check out our GIG REVIEW and take a look at about 10 great photos from the night.
Title: Metal For The Masses 2 ~ Mortal Sin, Dungeon, Vaticide
Category: GIG Reviews
Author: Misfit & Oliver
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Added: August 7th 2004
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