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All That Remains & Lacuna Coil @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (9/23/2009)

Logo - All That Remains

Artist:   All That Remains
Venue:    The Fillmore NY (New York, NY)
Date:    9/23/2009
Opener:    Lacuna Coil, Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster, From Sword To Sunrise
Label:    Razor & Tie Entertainment

They called tonight’s event “The Hard Drive Live” tour and what an exciting show it would be as it paired the intensity of All That Remains as the headliner with direct support from none other than Lacuna Coil. Kicking off the evening would be a band called From Sword To Sunrise and then a dose of Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster to really work the fans up. I had not seen the two lead off bands but was well aware of how good Lacuna Coil and ATR were onstage so I was rather excited to see them working together for the sake of our entertainment.

From Sword to Sunrise: Starting off the night would be Spokane, Washington’s own FSTS and while the venue was not yet at full capacity, the crowd was steadily building in the room and people were applauding what they were doing up there. Musically I felt that while tight it was not loaded with any surprises or stuff that left me begging for more from them, but that sometimes is the case which is experienced when a totally new band presents themselves in front of them. Vocally, their singer Seth used a blend of clean and dark styles to some effect and I would give them the fact that for a first time ever in NYC that they probably made some fans for themselves. They have their own released CD available which is self titled and was apparently up for purchase at the shows for those who wanted to give them a deeper listen. Maybe sometime soon I will see them again which I would not mind and I had to say that this was probably a great gig for a band like this to be a part of. Now it was onto Maylene and the Sons of Disaster.

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