photos: Nelson Negrón
Last Friday (May 7th 2010), Caracas had the good fortune to witness the punishment given by Suffocation and Napalm Death in the fourth edition of 'Masters of Metal' an event series organized by Morrocoy Studio.
At 21hr the Suffocation guys took the stage of Templo Musical and started their night with Thrones Of Blood or at least they tried to do so, because due to small technical difficulties with the sound it made impossible that the band continue with the song. After a second attempt, the song is resumed from the beginning and it seems everything is ok, but only for about 30 seconds because the sound failed again...
At 21:20 everything seems to be ready, the third time's the charm, and it was!! Since that moment all the adrenaline gathered from the previous attempts was fully release... Thrones Of Blood have begun!
The guys walked through most of their discography except for songs of Souls To Deny album released in 2004. Classic songs like Liege Of Inveracity and Infecting The Crypts smashed the ears of all the fans.
Sadly the Suffocation show was pretty short and it was a little bit disappointing for the fans, but despite the short setlist they demonstrated their huge on-stage power and that each member is undoubtedly the best in style.
Thrones of Blood
Liege of Inveracity
Entrails of You
Breeding the Spawn
Infecting the Crypts
In just a couple of minutes the audience recovered totally their energies for what's coming up next... The excitement was immediate at the time Danny Herrera took command of his instrument and the rest of the guys from Napalm Death came on stage to play track number 1 of the album Time Waits For No Slave ... Strong-Arm, immediately the euphoria covered everybody in the audience and on stage. Right after that we stepped back to 1988 with Unchallenged Hate and energy overflowed into high gear.
Napalm Death played songs from almost all their records, to give us a total of 21 live songs that shocked the public to its maximum. The charisma, energy and the staging of vocalist Mark 'Barney' Greenway, which is one of the best frontman we have had the good fortune to witness live in our country, the excellent performance and power of Shane 'El Hongo' Embury, Mitch Harris, and Danny Herrera made this concert memorable for many, no doubt it was a brutal night.
Unfortunately, during the Napalm Death's performance we could also notice some bugs in the sound, most of all, the constant change of volume on Barney's mic.
Napalm Death's setlist:
Suffer The Children
Silence is Deafening
Life and Limb
When All is Said and Done
It's a M.A.N.S. World
From Enslavement to Obliteration
On the Brink of Extinction
Mass Appeal Madness
Nazi Punks Fuck Off
Persona Non Grata
Time Waits For No Slave
Siege of Power
No doubt this was enthralling show, with a 2 hours and 30 minutes length that left the audience pretty exhausted, but still with some energy to spend some time with their idols in the back stage at the end of everything.
As a negative point in this event, we could say it was something no one would expect from Morrocoy Studio, and this was the small problem that was with the sound, the problem was because the electric power of the venue did not provide enough power to feed all the equipment that was installed for the sound, everything else was excellent.
We emphasize the excellent organization that gave Morrocoy Studio throughout the event, with the exception of the uncomfortable delay experienced by the media personnel from various web sites and zines at the time of entering the premises, and made it impossible for all of them to cover and review the presentation of Serpent Christ which was the band chosen to be the opening act, all this thanks to the lack of commitment by the delegate for that work.
We congratulate Morrocoy Studio for making a great event and we also thank them for inviting us to the event representing the west side of the country, and also thanks to all those who shared with us and gave us their support from the beginning.