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Saw Mastodon yesterday

Discussion in 'Bar' started by Jarkko Mattheiszen, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Jarkko Mattheiszen

    Jarkko Mattheiszen The FU guy.

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    They were fucking flawless. Insane show, 23 songs, perfect set list, even the vocals were absolutely spot-on save for Crack the Skye. Easily in the top-5 of the gigs I have seen, might be even the second best after Faith No More.

    Haven't been this excited about a band in ages :D
     
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    yeah they always fuck up crack the sky.
    They're great musicians anyway ;)
     
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    Let it burn... Orgasm Donor

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    I'm seeing them Thursday. It's going to be epic
     
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    DanLights Santa Hat Forever

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    saw them last July at Sonisphere, unfortunately a short afternoon set, but I was blown away anyways, flawless live band.
     
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    Will see them in Barcelona at the end of the month! Can't wait!
    Also Red Fang opening will be great! haha
     
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    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    They sang in key?
     
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    Ronixis Rocket surgeon

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    I saw them also a few days a go. Really awesome performance, but the vocals were REALLY quiet throughout the whole show, which kinda sucked.

    Also met this fucker down at the bar :)
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  8. J the TyranT

    J the TyranT Thats just how it is...

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    Hahah yeah figured some euro posts would start coming. One of my good friends is with them and posting shit about this city and that city, etc etc. pretty funny.

    awesome guys
     
  9. Jarkko Mattheiszen

    Jarkko Mattheiszen The FU guy.

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    Yeah, the Finland dates were the only shows on the tour WITHOUT Red Fang. And I fucking love Red Fang :/

    Were you at Pakkahuone? Didn't notice anything like that at Circus even though the acoustics were pretty horrible (massive low-end buld up).
     
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    Yeah, saw them last summer, very, very tight playing. Kinda weird clean vocals, but still very good. BUT after seeing Dillinger Escape Plan and Converge I gotta admit, Mastodon's stage presence DOES NOT EXIST. And I was bummed because they haven't talked to public from stage, at all. Were they thinking that nobody could understand them? Were the thinking "maaaan, I hope this tour ends soon"? Dunno but it's not cool to not speak to your audience.

    But still, awesome gig, easily one of the best for me in 2011
     
  11. Jarkko Mattheiszen

    Jarkko Mattheiszen The FU guy.

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    Ha, that was fucking awesome. I hate the unnecessary CoB "HEY YOU CRAZY MOTHERFUCKERS, ARE YOU FUCKING DRUNK OR WHAT? WE FUCKING LOVE YOU FUCK PENIS NIPPLE ASS! THIS NEXT SONG IS CALLED I HATE MY LIFE AND YOU ALL SUCK COCK ALL RIIIIIIIIIGHT!" bullshit.

    If I want bad humour, I'll go see a stand up show.
     
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    O RLY? Nobody said it should be like your example. There are ways to show audience that you care without sounding like a bunch of pricks. It felt like they just working for money, you know. I payed $100 for a ticket (as about 2000 more people did here) and I don't even know that they are WANT to play that gig. Not cool. Afore mentioned Converge, for example, chilled with the audience and REFUSED to leave the venue after the show until the very last person left. DEP? Same thing. Faith No More? Patton was asking questions and giving his mic to people in front row to answer. And the list goes on

    I live in a country where 90% of music is pirated and still I have bought all of their albums and couple of vinyls. And I certainly don't like them to act like it's NOT important and they don't care.
     
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    I just got back from the Stockholm show and it was flawless as I expected.
    Regarding the audience participation I don't really see the need for it. The whole show had a flow to it that would have only seemed interrupted in an unnecessary way had they stopped to talk. Most Tool shows I've been to have been the same way.

    And honestly, the way they pour their heart and soul into the actual performance makes it hard for me they're only doing it for a paycheck.
     
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    Last saw them on the Remission tour about ten years ago lol. They were awesome back then. Brann is hilarious.
     
  15. Jarkko Mattheiszen

    Jarkko Mattheiszen The FU guy.

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    Chill. When I saw FNM, Patton punched someone in the audience in the face with the mic.

    All I meant was it's fucking cool that Mastodon can pull off the "no unnecessary babbling but straight up awesome music"-thing without making it seem like they don't care. In my eyes. It was an intense gig and all about the music, that's it.

    This exactly.
     
  16. Jarkko Mattheiszen

    Jarkko Mattheiszen The FU guy.

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    And regarding the "chilling out with the audience after the show" thing, yes, they did just that. That's got nothing to do with flooding the already very long set list by talking in between the songs.
     
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    Hey, I'm not saying it was so bad for me that it made the whole show look bad, not in the slightest! As I said, the show was fucking spot on. And there's no need to babble constantly between the songs, it's just absence of simple "hello" and "thanks" kinda things at beginning and the end that felt strange for me.
     
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    Saw them yesterday, they were ridiculously tight. Vocals sounded spot on but were really low in the mix (especially Brent's). They played 23 songs without a break, which got kinda boring after a while. The only one really interacting with the audience was Troy, the rest was just minding their business (until Brent got half naked during the last song lol).

    Overall a great show. Go see it.
     
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    Saw them on the first show of the tour back in LA a while ago. You should be bummed you missed Red Fang. They were AWESOME.

    Mastodon was amazing (as per usual) but some of the clean vocals were a bit wonky. Comes from writing vocals in the studio then having to learn to play the songs while singing. Branns talked about that before in some interview I read. He said something like, I'm a decent singer, and a pretty good drummer, but when I have to do both at the same time, then I suck at all. I love the vocals they put on the records, so it's natural I think that they have to progressively work them in to nightly perfection. That shit's hard man.

    And I didn't mind the no talking. Just come out, rock, and let the music do the talkin.
     
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    Red Fang was ok when I saw them in Brussels. The stage was way to big for their kind of music. Saw them a couple months back in a small pub filled with drunk people and it was one of the best show's I've ever seen
     

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