Megadeth: concert review.
So I saw Megadeth last night at the Norva in Norfolk, VA. The Norva is a small venue that can cram about 2000 folks into it. Beer was on tap.
Opening band The Confession were pretty good in and up and coming wanna be Megadeth way. The second band, In This Moment, was ruined by their big-titted shrieking female vocalist. She sang pretty well, when she actually sang, but then she'd rear back and SHRIEEEKKKK!!!
Finally, about 9:20 or so Megadeth came out and ripped the roof off. They played Peace Sells, Wake Up Dead, Hangar 18, Symphony of Destruction, among others. The last song was Holy Wars. The whole band was tight and rocked hard. Dave's solos were kickass as usual. The Drover brothers on drums and guitar were very good. LoMenzo on bass also. They all switched guitars every 3 songs or so and there was some good looking hardware they were using.
Some rock concerts seem to drag on and on.... not this one. This one was over too fast, yet they played almost two hours! Next stop for Megadeth is the Pacific Rim.
Next concert for me: ICP!
(I kid, I kid!)
Megadeth is chronically underrated. The biggest regret I have for my college years was always getting dragged into family events for thanksgiving instead of going to their small venue concert that they seemed to give every year when I couldn't go.
I saw this same tour in Milwaukee a few weeks back.
I remember feeling kind of bad for the girl from In This Moment; she kept trying to get the crowd excited, and they mostly ignored her unless she threw Megadeth's name into it somewhere.
And yeah, Megadeth was amazing.
Yep, 'deth puts on a great show. :)
I saw them when I was in college, back when they were headlining the KSJO Day at the Green in San Jose. One of those area radio concerts with 10 different bands, too much sun, and expensive beer.
I had never really heard them, but was pretty close to the stage when they ripped into the opening of She-Wolf and I pretty much lost my mind. I bought Cryptic Writings the next day and love it.
I get weird looks when people see me listening to Megadeth but fuck it. I agree, always underrated and underestimated. Good, solid, straight ahead metal.
I saw them when the played the Moore here in Seattle last month and it was the worst sounding fucking show I have ever heard. I've seen Megadeth four times now and been to the Moore many, many times and have never been so disappointed in the sound. Guitars and vocals were completely lost in the mix. Hopeufully they fired there sound guy.
No longer plays GeoSpark
I lost track of Megadeth from about Cryptic Writings onwards - the music started getting too generic for my tastes, but I should catch up on their latest stuff. But it seems they're one of those bands that, regardless of how good or bad their studio output is at any given time, always puts on a great show.
I saw the Symphony of Destruction tour eons ago. Dave was plastered and the concert seemed too short; however, I enjoy their music.
Saw them last March when they opened for 'Heaven and Hell' (Sabbath with Dio) and they were awsome as always.
In the mid eighties I saw them in a dive in Quebec in front of about 200 people, on a 'stage' that was basically a dance floor. What a treat that was.
What I love about Megadeth is that they have remained faithful to their thrash roots over the years but still manage to release stuff every album that is completely fresh and full of energy unlike Metallica who are a shadow of their former selves.
Haven't seen them since i saw them on some metal tour with a zillion other bands like Anthrax and Slayer, etc. That was, um, like 10-15 years ago. Good to see they are still rocking though. Always did like them.