I'll put in my 2 cents.....
Saw the Fest at Shoreline on July 10th. Had killer seats around the 12th row dead center.
It was great seeing Megadeth again. I haven't seen them since 2000. The stage was small for them but they were awesome. Sounded great, tight as always. No frills or thrills, just music. It's always great seeing accomplished guitar playing like Megadeth puts out.
GSmack was good as usual. They had some pyro but not much. The drum dual is probably the highlight of the show and the best solo in rock/metal today. Awesome....
Disturbed was fantastic. I saw them 3 times on the Sickness and caught them on Believe but haven't seem them since......The light show and video was top notch. Love the setlist, though I miss the old songs like Fear or Voices, maybe Deify (shit I could include the entire catalogue here eh?) but props to the band for putting their newest songs out there! Also something that's never appreciated is how many songs they punched in there for so little time........
- The Game
- The Infection
- The Animal
- Inside the Fire
- Another Way to Die
- Ten Thousand Fists
- Down with the Sickness
It was great hearing the Infection live. I love that song! I thought the band sounded the best on Asylum. They were tearing it up.....David is on the money with his comments on Twitter about how the band is sounding. They were totally polished, total professional. David sounded great. Really the only thing I noticed that was different from the old days were his "animal sounds" lack the same bottom end of his voice, but still was fine.
Any conductive criticism I could add for my favorite band would be the sound overall could be louder. My ears weren't even ringing the next day.....I think Dan should be brought up in the mix a bit. His guitar playing is right up there as best in metal today.......I know they're a headlining act now in bright lights, but if they could somehow produce their stage to be more eerie with darker tones, maybe dry ice for some effect, they would drive their package over the top...................................but, it's not like I have anywhere else to talk about Disturbed so there it is.
Best said, the show is worth the coin. And any rumors/reviews of the band not bringing it or David's voice being trashed is totally false........Go see it for yourself.
"Power un-restrained dead on the mark
Is what we will deliver tonight, deliver tonight
Pleasure fused with pain this triumph of the soul
will make you shiver tonight, will make you shiver tonight, yeah" [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]