On the night of May 28, Dark Tranquillity‘s 2010 WE ARE THE VOID TOUR made its scheduled stop at Studio Seven in Seattle, and two of your NCS collaborators were present to take in all the awesomeness this show had to offer.
This was a must-see event for us, because Dark Tranquillity was one of the bands that first hooked us on extreme metal. And apart from the significance of that, we catch their live act whenever possible because they dependably deliver outstanding performances. Of course, they weren’t alone — Threat Signal, Mutiny Within, and local band Blood and Thunder were also on the bill.
So, here’s our report on the concert, plus we’ve got an unusually large batch of performance photos to show you after the all the verbiage. (And if you think these photos are amateurish, you should see the hundreds we took that didn’t make the cut!)
BLOOD AND THUNDER
We’re not gonna say too much about this band’s performance here — because we devoted a whole post to them yesterday. In a nutshell, they kicked massive amounts of ass: A great stage presence; technically excellent playing; and one catchy, headbangable song after another. This band churns out modern melodic death metal that deserves a wider audience. (We do have some photos of the band’s performance that we didn’t put in yesterday’s post — so we’re putting those up at the end of this one.)
(stay with us after the jump for the rest of this review, plus all those photos we promised . . .) Continue reading »