Some thoughts on the show.
Swallow the sun-good at what they do,but it does nothing for me.Like Insomnium w/o good song writing.They had the best sound of the night though.
Moonfuckingsorrow-owned everyone in the city this night.I haven't seen them in 4 years-how the hell was that 4 years ago?!?And they were good then but great now.The live edit/rearrangements of the long songs worked well for me,everything was huge epic and full of interesting dynamics and left hand turns.Fucking great.
I have seen Finntroll 3 times before,twice in a small club right upfront,and left both gigs thinking they were the best band on the planet,buzzing from the high of the show all week long.Not tonight.The front of house sound was brutally bad- a ball of mush composed of guitars and snare drum-and i think it was bad on stage also,cause even b dominator seemed to be fighting with instead of playing the songs.Then some of the electric equiptment crapped out for a few minutes.It seemed to me that the band- who fought through the early set mush was affected by it and had an off night-not horrible,just out of sync.The sound out front was shit until 10 songs into the set,V seemed like he wanted to walk offstage most of the set.Maybe it's just my perception,maybe my headspace was still with Moonsorow,i dunno,i've seen them great before,I will see them great again.Everyone is entitled to a bad day at work.