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Date: 2007-06-07 16:03
Subject: Lacuna Coil Show
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Location:Last Planet On The Right
Music:Static-X – Cannibal
Lacuna Coil, Within TemptationThe Gathering  and Stolen Babies were at El Corazón Tuesday(5/29) night.  Again, I got there late, but not because I couldn't find the place.  El Corazón is silly easy to find, I was just lazy leaving on time.  So, I missed Stolen Babies which is probably the most interesting, musically speaking, of the opening acts(accordion in a metal band anyone?).  They were also the only US based band in the bunch.

Within Temptation was up when I arrived.  While a decent enough band, they don't really stand out enough to find much time on the player.

The Gathering was a little disappointing because their sound setup seemed fucked up to where it was hard to hear the vocalist over the rest of the band.  At least Anneke van Giersbergen was plenty cute to make up for it.  The Gathering started out as a death metal band, but when Anneke was brought onboard as the new vocalist, they became more melodic. To be honest, after hearing their earlier work compared to recent stuff, I like the older stuff better. The changes did make them more accessible to mainstream which I guess is good for them.

Lacuna Coil was every bit as awesome as I was expecting.  Their dual vocalist attack rips your head off and you thank them for it.  Definitely glad I got to go see them since I don't think there's another significant gothic/symphonic metal show until October with Nightwish and Paradise Lost.  Too bad they're not touring with Opeth.  That would be badass.

Crowd-wise, it was pretty passive compared to Dimmu Borgir.  In fact, I only saw one crowd surfer.

Overall worth the ticket price.
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User: michael__g
Date: 2007-06-18 00:14 (UTC)
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I'd like to see Lacuna Coil and Within Temptation. I've never heard of Stolen Babies, are they one of those "folk metal" bands? Heard of The Gathering, but I can't remember what they sound like.

Nightwish's new album will be released at the end of September. I'm surprised their first tour will be in the US. I'm pretty sure their following in Europe an South America is a lot bigger then here in the US. Looks like the closest concert locations for me will be Detroit and Cleveland. Also the Cleveland show is in the middle of the week, so that really leaves Detroit. If I want to go I'd have to take that Friday off from work and go up to Detroit go to the concert and spend the night. That'd end up being a lot of money to go see a concert.
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User: faltallon
Date: 2007-06-19 10:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Metal Chix
If you mean folk metal like Finntroll, then no they're not that heavy, but they do have folkish elements in their music. They're labeled as avant-garde metal. They have 4 songs on their myspace page to check out. Worth a listen IMO.


You're right, that would be an expensive concert, but they'll probably only be around what, once the next 3 years or so? I know what you mean though, I only went to see Static-X in Portland cause someone else was driving. It's way easier to throw cash at a gas problem than getting off my ass to drive 3 hours down there myself, heh.
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User: michael__g
Date: 2007-06-23 05:32 (UTC)
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Stolen Babies is definitely different.

Unless Nightwish is planning on pushing themselves big in the US I wouldn't be surprised is this is the only tour they do for this album. If I want to see Nightwish live, Detroit seems to be the best bet, perhaps the real issue is finding someone(s) to go with me.
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