Monday, October 18, 2010

Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax Show Review @The Rave, Milwaukee Sat Oct 16


I'm usually way too tired after every show or forget too much details to be able to write a full review and this weekend's leg of the American Carnage Tour in Milwaukee was no exception. A few details do stick out so I can give you a partial review. Until the show I didn't realize that bassist Dave Ellefson was back in Megadeth. That news is way too big to have passed me by for this long and made my 2nd time seeing Megadeth this year my favorite (esp since I was able to hear "Rust in Peace" in it's entirety.) Hearing him play the opening lick to "Peace Sells" was worth the price of admission!

I also didn't realize that Jim Florentine from VH1's 'That Metal Show' would be there hosting. His banter was a welcome distraction in-between sets. The Rave/Eagle Ballroom was the most packed I've ever seen it and I honestly don't think I've ever been to a bigger indoor show. There must have been 5000 people there easily! It was also the first time I ever saw religious 'protesters' at a show. At least they were quieter than their signs which was the loudest sight of the night until the Slayer van rolled through:


I was also late and only able to catch about the last 3 songs of Anthrax's set but they absolutely blew me away! I don't think I've heard another band sound so good live, Joey Belladonna was phenomenal! The man must have spent all these years taking vocal lessons every fucking day because he sounds better than ever and it's been awhile since I've heard a voice like his in a metal band. It's fitting that he gave homage to Ronnie James Dio between songs because that's exactly who he reminded me of when I was listening to Anthrax's recently returned lead singer. I'm pissed that I was unable to hear "Only" or "N.F.L." Holy shit you need to catch Anthrax live if you can, I hope they do their own headlining tour soon. Oh yeah btw, Scott Ian announced that there would be a new Anthrax album next year. SLAYER. Check the link to a full review highlighting Anthrax's set. Oh yeah, FUCKING SLAYER!

Read a full review here: Anthrax Steal the show in Milwaukee



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