Hey guys, just wanted to give you a heads up if you have a chance to catch this show do your self a favor and go!
I honestly cannot describe how good The Human Abstract are live, all I can say is that they have completely destroyed any other band I have seen live before in terms of sound / musicianship / and stage presence.
Both guitarists were so insanely tight that it was almost unnatural; they took "shred" guitar to a new level that was just nuts. They come across really good on CD but this is just one of those bands that shines so much more live then on cd, trust me any one into metal guitar (even Dave) will completely dig these guys live.
Check out the song below, Its like an evolution of neo-classical music that was popular in the 80's with a modern sound.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7EzA0Oeah8&feature=related]The Human Abstract - "Faust" Official Music Video - YouTube[/VIDEO]
All of the other bands were really good as well, Periphery sounded amazing as usual and the new song they played was really cool! Spencer's singing was the best I have seen so far, he added all sorts of vocal changes to the songs that made them really cool. But really the best part of seeing Periphery live is the fact the entire band looks like they are having fun and get really into the tunes they are playing, and the audience reacts by doing the same
Misha used Darrens DB1 for a couple of songs, and i gota say the maple board on that guitar has a crazy hologram effect that I haven't really seen before; besides the cool aesthetics in my opinion it was the best sounding guitar in Mishas rig as well.
Had a chance to bug Misha about his AXE-FX II patch settings / wood selections / mixing and mastering and he is a super chill guy to hang out with in genreal who loves gear as much as any of us
Got a cool picture together (I ended up looking retarded in it because of the camera my friend used that has a flash that's as bright as the sun, haha)
I would place this in my top three live shows ever (the others include the Symphony X and Blind Guardian show, and the Hammerfall and Death show)
Guy on the left: "Hey!"
Guy in middle and on the right: "I'm here to kill you!"
Glad you had a good time! They passed through OH last week or so, but I wasn't able to go.