Reviewer: The Astr0naut
Something basic to keep in mind: Radiant is a fucking church, so going to this venue and seeing a band like I See Stars was actually pretty interesting. Although the night started a little late for myself and my group of friends who went to the show, we were able to catch the second half of the second local, The Blessing of this Curse. I was actually a little upset we missed the first local mainly because they always put on a great show, but the others made up for it.
The next local definitely was not my favorite part of the show, but they were cool for a local. This band called That of a Lion came on right before the first touring band, and they kind of set the scale. In most cases, there’s a huge difference between the touring bands and the locals, one that you can physically tell, and they were this band.
I don’t even know what the fuck kind of set Razihel was, mainly because it’s a dubstep “band” that was apparently one person but there were three people on stage. This shit went on for way longer than their set time, and said “This is our last song” for at least four fucking songs. Like no, play your right set time and stop making fake ass rave kids jump to your bullshit.
I See Stars went on almost an hour late due to technical difficulties and Razihel’s set stupidity. They disappointed a lot of older fans due to the fact that they mainly played songs off of New Demons [their newest release] in comparison to their older releases. Nothing was played from 3D or End of the World Party, with only three songs off of Digital Renegade [Filth Friends, NZT48, and the title track] which sincerely pissed people off.
The only two songs that really stood out the entire performance were Filth Friends and Crystal Ball, both of which are done pretty well every time they play. A lot of the other songs related to sound issues or were not as good because the bass in the venue wasn’t up to the same par as in bigger venues. This can’t be blamed on the acoustics of the venue though because everything was balanced. It seemed to just be the bass that was turned down a little low.
Surprisingly the crowd was really good. A lot of people left before I See Stars, which honestly was weird as fuck because it’s hard to imagine that anyone came just for the locals or for shitty Razihel, but anything is possible I suppose. What a local scene Murrica has.
Bottom line: The show was great if you went just for I See Stars, which is probably what most of the people did, but the first two locals are really cool and deserve the exposure they got by playing this. Definitely stoked to see those three again very soon.
Final show score: 7.5/10
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