When doing something instead of being fun becomes an unwanted duty, one
should change a process of doing this thing, because, otherwise, no good
will come out of this. If you don't understand what I'm talking about,
relax - I will explain everything. I know my laziness will get me for
good one day, as for now, it has already started to tighten its grip on
me as far as this site is concerned. You see, at first it was fun both
going to the shows and later writing about them, to let all you people
know what's been going on in metal clubs of Greater Cleveland area.
Taken from http://www.skinlab.com
better lots which are currently doing this thing. And, as I said, first several songs
sounded pretty cool, especially when compared to what Burn It Down just
However, after a while (see below)... Some cool-ass solos, not
really something you expect from this kind of band, but Snake (I believe
it was him, but feel free to correct me if I am wrong) did them just the
right way. Very good stage presence on the part of all four band members,
it was obvious they were happy to be there and perform their songs live.
-: Well, after a while it all became quite boring with songs starting to
sound all the same, practically without any variations. Actually, at
first I was like 'Hey, they are pretty cool, maybe I should check them
out more closely, buy the latest album etc'. Ah, did not happen.
Throughout the whole show vocals practically could not be heard - plain
and simple. I don't have any idea what happened, but the crowd was forced
to listen to the evening of instrumental music, no more no less. I think
it's not a very good idea in the case of Skinlab. And Steve, please stop
calling your fans 'motherfuckers' and use word 'fuck' every other second
- it's annoying at best. Is it your idea of showcasing you toughness or
- IN FLAMES:
+: First of all, new In Flames album 'Clayman' simply rules, thus look
for an upcoming feature within a week or so. Secondly, their show was
almost excellent, except for few disappointing drawbacks, which will be
described later. Very good setlist, which included everybody's favorite
hits from all of their albums, except for the stuff released on Wrong
Again Records (actually, it's my dream to hear them play something from
'Subterranean' MCD, but...). First track played was 'Episode 666' -
thumbs up! Guys looked really happy and playful while being on stage, but
not a single bit fake, and it's very cool, as I'm equally tired of angry
hardcore guys, brutal death metallers and pseudo 'brothers' from 'true'
metal bands (Manowar...). I don't really know what else to say. I was
deaf on arrival home, my neck hurt badly after hours of tireless
headbanging, but who cares, it was THE SHOW!
-: In Flames set = Part 2 of the evening of instrumental music. You
guessed it right - no vocals whatsoever, as Anders Friden's voice got
totally lost below all the other instruments. Ah, shit! Their set was cut
short because of the time constraints. I understand it must be a city
ordinance, but it still sucks big time. Now, read carefully, their set
was cut short, so Earth Crisis could play a headline show! Holy shit!!!
Taken from http://www.inflames.com