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« on: December 03, 2008, 10:31:55 PM »

So last night I caught Metallica's first Canadian show in four years at GM Place in Vancouver, with openers Lamb of God and The Sword. MetClub members got in about 15 minutes before the general public so that gave me just enough time to grab some merch and run off to get a front row spot before everybody came pouring in. As usual, Metallica are using an in-the-round centre stage on this tour, so there are four front rows. Two of them are long, thin sides that are only about 10 people deep, and the other two sides are deeper and that's where most of the moshing and such happens.

The Sword - Not very familiar with them other than listening to them on myspace a few times, but I did recognize a few of those songs at the show. Although you could tell they weren't used to playing arenas, they performed really well. All you fans seeing them Saturday night in Saskatoon will not be disappointed.

Lamb of God - The only time I'd seen them so far was at Sounds of the Underground 2005 and I absolutely loved that performance so I was really pumped for this. Due to being on the rail (and therefore under the P.A.), and because it was centre stage with the amps facing different directions, the sound was terrible. I was right in front of the bass amp so I had no problem hearing that, but one guitar was practically inaudible, the other one was turned way too low, Randy's vocals were way too low as well, and it sounded like only half the drums on the drumset were mic'd (I could hear the cymbals fine, but the bass drums and toms were too quiet). Huge disappointment, but it had nothing to do with the band themselves.

As far as the actual performance goes, it was great. They were all moving around the stage and had tons of energy. They played a brand new song, Randy said it was called Dead Seeds but after watching them play Overhauled on youtube (the new one they played in Seattle) I think it may be the same song, not sure though. It was fast paced and heavy, but aside from that I can't really say much because the sound mix made it hard to hear what they were playing.

Setlist:
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Hourglass
Laid to Rest
Walk With Me In Hell
Ruin
Dead Seeds/Overhauled/whatever new song it was
Now You've Got Something to Die For
Omerta
Redneck
Black Label


Metallica - Finally, at 9:00 it was time for Metallica. Lights turned off and Ecstacy of Gold played over the speakers with all the lighters going up in the air. After that, the heartbeat of That Was Just Your Life came in and we all knew what we were in for. This is definitely an awesome opening song, and it had an insane laser show, easily my favorite that I've seen at a concert. Also, after LOG's set I was worried about how the sound would be, but it ended up being fine. Hetfield's vocals were a little low, but still audible, and everything else was pretty much crystal clear.

They played for a good two hours and had an awesome selection of songs - they played the same five from Death Magnetic that they've been doing this whole tour, and they switched it up for old stuff. Some older songs they played included Ride the Lightning, For Whom the Bell Tolls, No Remorse, Battery, and what was the biggest surprise of the night for me, Am I Evil.

The stage show was awesome. As I mentioned, they're doing an in-the-round stage again and had a sweet laser show. They also had a bunch of gigantic coffin shaped lighting rigs overhead that would lower down on some songs. And of course they had a decent amount of pyrotechnics, although it was definitely toned down from their 2004 show - they only used them on three songs, and they didn't have any loud explosions anymore, just massive fireballs, and some multi-colored (red, blue, green, orange) jets of flame in between the amps.

As far as the performance goes, it was phenomenal. They were pretty much spot on all night and had tons of energy and were moving around everywhere, and they seemed to be genuinely enjoying it and having a ton of fun. Anybody who says they can't perform well anymore clearly hasn't been to one of their recent shows.

Setlist:
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That Was Just Your Life
The End of the Line
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ride the Lightning
One
Broken, Beat And Scarred
Cyanide
Sad But True
Wherever I May Roam
No Remorse
The Day That Never Comes
Master of Puppets
Battery
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
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Am I Evil?
Stone Cold Crazy
Seek and Destroy

Overall, an absolutely phenomenal show, totally worth every penny and then some. If I remember correctly there are a few people here who are hitting up the Edmonton show (or at least one of the AB shows), enjoy it guys because it's gonna be awesome (I'm gonna be hitting up the two Calgary shows tomorrow and Friday as well so I'm definitely pumped for that).

Also, after seeing waaaay too many dead Saskatchewan crowds it was really refreshing to hear so many people being so loud last night, everybody was singing along and really into it (you could hear the crowd over the band many times, even during some of the heavy songs), concert-goers here could really take a lesson from the people at last night's show (and I'm expecting it will be at least as good in Calgary).

And a final word of warning to anybody who may be hitting up any of the upcoming shows (since I know a lot of people on here are the moshing/crowdsurfing tye) - avoid crowdsurfing, at last night's show crowdsurfers were immediately kicked out the building. Security would first try to push them back into the crowd so they didn't land on the ground, but if they did land on the other side of the barricade they were escorted out of the show. I don't know if it's like that at every show, but in this case it's definitely better to be safe than sorry, you don't wanna get kicked out only a few songs in.

And now to finish off this review, a bit of visual media for you...

Video (not taken by me, obviously):
Lamb of God's intro
Metallica's intro

A few high-quality pics from MetOnTour:







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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 07:51:47 AM »

good review man

I'll be in Edmonton on Sunday so its good to know what to expect as far as crowds and set up goes...gonna be killer
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008, 01:05:17 PM »

Good review indeed, although I'm curious to what you're saying about Saskatchewan shows?  Iced Earth had a pretty good crowd (not sold out but everyone was into it), and I'd definitely wager that Saskatoon's TSO show had a better reception than the one in Calgary.  And finally, going back to the fact that it's Metallica, don't really surprise me that it was a good crowd.  The same was true for the crowd at the stoon Metallica show in... was that 04?  That long ago?

Anyways, you get my point I'm sure.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 01:28:10 PM »

Yah that was 04, and I agree the Stoon show was just as good as the Calgary show on that tour in my opinion

I'm looking forward to this show moreso then that tour though for a few reasons
1)Lamb of God and The Sword are deadly openers...compared to Godsmack who is balls

2)They were in support of St. Anger last time around, which was a brutal album.  Whereas Death Magnetic is the best thing they have put out in almost 20 years

3)Road trips to Edmonton are more fun then road trips to Saskatoon, and I was just in Saskatoon this week for NIN

4) From what I've seen and heard, this tour is more extravagent which is what older bands rely on more and more, and lets face it they are just 4 years older then last time

gonna be a great show i'm sure
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2008, 05:07:02 PM »

Good review indeed, although I'm curious to what you're saying about Saskatchewan shows?  Iced Earth had a pretty good crowd (not sold out but everyone was into it), and I'd definitely wager that Saskatoon's TSO show had a better reception than the one in Calgary.  And finally, going back to the fact that it's Metallica, don't really surprise me that it was a good crowd.  The same was true for the crowd at the stoon Metallica show in... was that 04?  That long ago?

Anyways, you get my point I'm sure.

I guess I should've been more specific, I was talking more about crowds at arena shows than small venues (I fully agree that Iced Earth had a great response here). While I've seen some great arena crowds, I have seen a lot of crowds over the years where people just sort of stand around and don't sing along or make any noise or seem to get into it at all. For example, while I only caught Metallica in Saskatoon in 04, at the time I read reviews from people on the Metallica forums who had been to both S'toon and Edmonton shows and said that people in Edmonton were way more into it and knew their stuff, where as S'toon people would tend to just stand there and not really get into it.

The Vancouver show was the loudest audience I've heard at a concert in quite a while, and from various videos/bootlegs I've seen as well and reviews and such over the years it's always just seemed to me that BC and Alberta have (for the most part) louder, crazier crowds than Saskatchewan, where it's really hit-and-miss.

Of course I could be wrong, this is just the impression that I tend to get reading up/watching videos from Sask concerts vs. ones in BC or Alberta.
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2008, 05:17:30 PM »

Well, to be fair I haven't really been to any arena shows outside Sask besides the aforementioned TSO show just last month.  And in my side by side comparison, the Stoon show was better out of those 2.

I guess I don't hit as many arena shows as I used to.  What I find about a lot of arena shows in Sask is that the enthusiasm is there, but the numbers often aren't.  Which I suppose can bring down some bands to give less to those who are there and in turn receive less back.

*shrugs*  Thanks for clarifying anyways.
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2008, 07:29:47 AM »

as far as I was concerned Stoon 04 and Calgary 04 were very similar shows...but I was shitfaced at both of them, and that was 4 years ago

so who knows

in either case based on what I"ve heard so far this can't miss!
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2008, 10:04:28 AM »

And at last night's show they ended up playing Creeping Death, Harvester of Sorrow, Fight Fire With Fire and best of all, ...And Justice For All! Definitely looking forward to seeing if they do anything really crazy tonight, since this is the first double show of the tour.
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2008, 11:19:09 AM »

Also, I actually see what you guys mean about Calgary crowds being about on par with Saskatoon. The crowd at last night's show seemed more or less the same as a lot of the Saskatoon crowds I've seen. I guess Vancouver was just crazier, it definitely sounded like everyone was louder and singing along more there.
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2008, 11:40:03 AM »

I think there's a better culture for rock and metal in Van, just based on what I've heard, so that doesn't necessarily surprise me.  They don't call Calgary Cowtown for nothing.  Both there and stoon I don't think have a strong hard rock/metal scene, and we just simply don't have the numbers in Regina.
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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2008, 11:42:37 AM »

yeah I think your right...I've seen some good shows in Van. compared to Calgary

for example the Unholy Alliance a few years ago with Slayer, LOG etc.
the Van show had a live DVD shot at it, which probably fired people up even more but nevertheless
the Calgary show was so so
the Winnipeg show was an awesome crowd as well...I have had the best experiences at big shows on the coast and in Winnipeg
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2008, 01:13:14 AM »

Just got back from the 2nd Calgary show, they debuted All Nightmare Long! They also played a lot of other sweet songs.

Full setlist:

That Was Just Your Life
The End Of The Line
Ride The Lightning
For Whom The Bell Tolls
One
Broken, Beat And Scarred
Cyanide
Sad But True
All Nightmare Long
The Memory Remains
The Day That Never Comes
Master Of Puppets
Damage, Inc.
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
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Blitzkrieg
Hit The Lights
Seek and Destroy
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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2008, 02:15:24 AM »

i dunno about that sask crowd comment the heaven and hell show and iron maiden shows here were pretty damn sweet, with regards to crowd
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« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2008, 09:20:15 AM »

After seeing the first Calgary show in the seats and then last night's on the floor, I'd definitely say that Sask crowds are on part with the ones from Alberta (or at least Calgary). However, I still stand by my statement that I thought Vancouver was better.

The main difference that I personally noticed was that Calgary/Sask crowds are much more aggressive and about moshing and slamming around, and the people who aren't into that tend to just sort of stand there and not really do anything. Whereas in Vancouver people were more laid back and there wasn't as much moshing but it was more about headbanging and singing along and making tons of noise (from what I could see from my floor view, the people in the seats in Vancouver were more into it than those in Calgary).

I will say that it was a very interesting experience to compare crowds from different provinces. And again, this was obviously just my personal impression of things, somebody else who went to those three shows could very well see things differently and have a different opinion on the matter.

And with that being said, I really don't wanna turn this thread into a debate about which provinces have better crowd response, so I'll just leave it at that.
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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2008, 09:54:51 PM »

what was the setlist from the first night in calgary?
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« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2008, 11:03:06 PM »

The first Calgary show's setlist was...

That Was Just Your Life
The End Of The Line
Creeping Death
Harvester Of Sorrow
One
Broken, Beat And Scarred
Cyanide
Sad But True
...And Justice For All
Wherever I May Roam
The Day That Never Comes
Master Of Puppets
Fight Fire With Fire
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
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Last Caress
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Seek and Destroy
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2008, 07:33:37 AM »

I'm slightly jealous that Edmonton got to hear The Unforgiven, aside from that though I'd say the Vancouver and Calgary shows all had better setlists overall.
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2008, 08:25:51 AM »

I was front row in Edmonton, right at the spot where he did Unforgiven so that was cool

I was happy with the set list....and Lars ended up handing me his drum stick after the show so that was cool as well!

all in all an awesome night
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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2008, 03:23:55 PM »

sounds like pretty fuckin deadly setlists for all those shows
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« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2008, 06:41:35 AM »

Yeah it really was

nothing off of Load/Reload/St. Anger

they played six of the new songs which is fine by me because I really like the album more then anything off of any other album in a long time...plus of course we had never heard them before so it was all new

Of Wolf and Man, Sad But True and Creeping Death were a couple that they had been playing with switching up, I had never heard Of Wolf and Man live before so that was cool
the rest were ones you would expect, (One, Enter Sandman, Master of Puppets etc.)  and of course they were killer

not really a low point in the set...thats what happens I suppose when you have been doing this for so long
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« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2008, 05:40:18 PM »

I like that it's significantly different every night. 

As far as the crowd energy goes, I guess it would depend on the act.  Many bands have said they the energy in places like Billings, Fargo, Saskatoon.  It could be because these places don't get every show, and are more pumped up about a cool band coming to their town.  That said, this area has been getting more shows in the past few years than any other time I can remember.  And I've gone to as many as I could afford for the past 20 years.
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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2009, 03:07:30 PM »

LoG and The Sword played in Saskatoon without Metallica and it was a great show! The sound was really good and they played it all clean. They had 2 new songs which were both extremely deadly. Also the crowd did the wall of death to Blacklabel and it is something I will never forget!
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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2009, 12:02:59 AM »

man, that metallica setlist would have been super fun to see live.  wish i went when they were in saskatoon.
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