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Order Of Ennead @ Santos Party House (9/2/2010)

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Artist: The Order Of Ennead
Venue: Santos Party House (New York, NY)
Opener: Mobile Deathcamp
Date: 9/2/2010
Label: Earache Records

The Order Of Ennead is a relatively new band that was started up by drummer Steve Asheim who is prominently known as a member of the blasphemously incendiary Deicide. With OOE, he joined forces with guitarists Kevin Quirion and John Li and took his Metal in a fantastic new direction. Don’t worry if you were thinking this might veer off an expected course because the material is intense and heavy as all hell. Having recently sunk my teeth into their second album “An Examination Of Being” I was more than interested in seeing them perform on the live stage. I would get my chance at this seemingly last minute of a gig that was also supposed to feature their Earache Records label mates Wormrot but something prevented that band from leaving their native Singapore so we would instead only have Mobile Deathcamp as openers and OOE doing their headlining set. The show was set for Santo’s Party House and I would arrive only minutes after Mobile Deathcamp had took to the stage. Here’s what I saw.
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“Live From Mt. Fuji” by GWAR

Artist: GWAR
Title: “Live From Mount Fuji”
Label: Metal Blade Records
Release Date: 5/31/2005
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 6/10

The return to Earth by GWAR is never an event that bodes much good for the Human Race. Their needs are generally base when it comes to us for they either need new Slaves or fodder to dismember during their live performances. Sadly, their return with this CD proves something more insidious, they are giving us a live album. No one is safe now. I know that I am risking my own doom for speaking out of turn on this heralded and awed Intergalactic presence, but I fear I must speak my mind. I was disappointed to find only a live CD and not a visual representation of this show released. GWAR is one of those groups that truly must be seen in person to appreciate in any sense. Otherwise you fail to get the point of what they do and also it makes just listening to them a little difficult to appreciate. There are a lot of jokes going on back and forth between the band members and audience and literally the evening is generally pure chaos when they perform.
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