Not saying that their music wasn't great...the crowd's energy just added to it. They blasted through about 45 minutes of crushing metal that really impressed me. I had never really listened to them much before, but after this showing I am very interested in hearing all their stuff. If you have never heard them...they sound kind of like Celtic Frost at times, then they can change it up with some plain old thrash metal mixed in there. Their melodic extended riffs can really be hypnotizing at times. I could feel myself almost daydreaming (or was it nightmares...?)
Then with a quick break and remaining on schedule...Amon Amarth breaks through clouds of thick smoke to unleash
These guys are impressive to say the least, but they seemed a little cramped in this small venue. I would imagine they can handle a huge arena show with no problem. But, they really seemed to enjoy the small Milwaukee crowd. They made a couple remarks about drinking beer, which I thought was appropriate, then they went right back to shredding the place to pieces for nearly an hour. I would go see them again any time they are in the area.
The whole band are a bunch of hams and you can tell they really enjoy what they do. Every song they played was flawless and I kept telling myself how much better they sound live than on CD...not that I don't still listen to their CDs constantly. They played over an hour and a half of both old and new stuff. I was highly impressed with all of it. I even went and purchased their newest CD, "Are You Dead Yet?", from the merchandise booth. These guys are seasoned professonals, and I can only see them getting better and better if they keep on the same path. Just like the opening two bands, I would go see these guys again anytime they are in the area.
Children of Bodom - Milwaukee, 12/2/06
Amon Amarth - Milwaukee, 12/2/06
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