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Reach The Sky / Bane / Terror / Most Precious Blood

Reach The Sky / Bane / Terror / Most Precious Blood: live in Worcester, MAlive in Worcester, MA (2003)
Victory Records

Reviewer Rating: 5


Contributed by: DukDuk
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Over the years, there has been many, many memorable hardcore shows in Massachusetts. Nothing could have prepared the crowd tonight for the historical show that they were about to witness at the Palladium in Worcester, MA. The night was already special seeing how it was the final performance of Bos.


Over the years, there has been many, many memorable hardcore shows in Massachusetts. Nothing could have prepared the crowd tonight for the historical show that they were about to witness at the Palladium in Worcester, MA. The night was already special seeing how it was the final performance of Boston's hardcore heroes REACH THE SKY. Throw in THE PROMISE, MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD and BANE (and not to mention a special, unanounced guest) and, well, we got ourselves a real pit fest folks.

THE PROMISE kicked off the night full speed ahead with their energetic, integrity fueled hardcore. This allstar lineup shredded totally. The crowd went nuts for them and the did not dissapoint, although their sound sucked royaly. They played many songs off of their new disc Believer. Highlights were No Hereos, Dead Man's Band, and Pity For None. Divers, moshers, the crowd was in full effect and the Promise has some cool words to say about hardcore, Reach the Sky and the scene in general.

MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD came on next and it was my first time seeing them...one word - awesome! Fucking place went crazy for these guys and fists and bodies were flying everywhere. There was a commotion to the side of the stage that sent security staff members running to see what was up...a kid got knocked out, he was taken out...hopefully the kid will be alright. Oh well, you win some and you lose some. This band ripped, I'll have to check them out more often...good set.

Toward the end of MPB sets, the singer takes the mike and talks about REACH THE SKY thanking them, he then said "TERROR is up next!" TERROR?!?!? What...the...FUCK!?! The place went absolutely fucking bonkers. TERROR was off the fucking hook! The place blew up, the crowd chaos was too much for most to take. A steady stream of divers, fists and feet were flying all over the fucking place...TERROR is THE band to see. The f'ed it up RIGHT!

If this wasn't enough, hometown hardcore legends BANE came up next. I don't know how to really descibe this set...I could use terms like "dope", "off the hook", "fucking shredded" but words can not do this band and this set justice. You just had to have been there. It fucking OWNED! The ripped through some serious songs from their catalouge, "Anti Up", "Can we start again", "Count Me Out" and "Two Guns Blazing"...many more. AT one point there must have been 75-100 people on stage fucking singing, moshing and pumping their fist. It was crazy. One dude even did a nice crowd walk, he got about 20 feet in before he bailed. Greatest set I've seen Bane play for sure, they spoke of integrity, Reach the Sky and being true to yourself. The crowd loved them.

REACH THE SKY came on and you would think that the place would be dead tired. A lot of people give this amazing band shit because they don't play moshcore, or they don't play what style is "hot". What can be said about this band. They played such a stunning set with such verocity, such intensity that the roof nearly caved in on the fucking joint. Since it was their last show ever, the played a ton of songs both new and old. The crowd went berzerk, swinging wildly and at one point the whole fucking place was floor punching madly..it was sick! "Last Known Address", "Gift of Stern ANgels", "This Sadness ALone", "Let us be damned", "Wherever you go", "World Stands Still", and "Catch the last train"...many, many more. Towards the end a huge sing along erupted on stage with dozens of people singing along with Ian. The show closed with fans chanting "REACH THE SKY! REACH THE SKY!...."

They will be missed, but they will NEVER be forgotten. What a fucking night...

 

 
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Vien (February 20, 2003)

"My Nose"

Vien (February 20, 2003)

Those kids practicing thier "Kung-Fu" moves in front of the mirror obviously doesn't have alot to do in thier spare time. It's not like anybody is impressed with that stuff anyway. People are too busy watching out for you fuckers kicking them in the head. I know how it feels, I got punch in his nose by some dude who thought he was Jet Li.

FeedMyNightmare (February 19, 2003)

""A lot of people in here are sounding fucking weak...if you don't like hardcore shows don't go, if it's too rough for you." only the strong will survive.

FeedMyNightmare? THATS LAME AS FUCK. probably either a pimply kid in a Nile shirt or some fat bastard eating popcorn.""

Evilmidget2,
You are a complete retard. Where the fuck did I say that? I hear the new Mest cd is dope brah.

FeedMyNightmare (February 19, 2003)

I fail to see where I said "hardcore music is all about the dancing".

If i made it sound like that then, its not what i meant. I meant it in realitivty to "slamdancing"....

I usually try and practice my moves about 2 hours a night. Then I put on my Cro Mags shirt and throw in my black spacers and im ready to go.

evilmidget2 (February 19, 2003)

trying to find the "meaning" behind a fucking musical genre is gay.

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

feedmynightmare-

Yeah I was being sarcastic, just as sarcastic as the guy talking about the kids practicing their dance moves(at least I hope he was). Anyway hardcore sure as fuck is not all about dancing. Sure its a big part of it but if your into hardcore just for the dancing, then you need to go to a rave or something.

*hardcore is not a background beat for you to move your dancing feet
its feeling living breathing its the life for those who love living, its outrage energy compassion not hate not violence or fashion*
~lifetime-background

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

Oh, I almost forgot. Did "FeedMyNightmare" really refer to the city he lives in as "Tuffalo"?!?!?!

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

Saying "f'ed" if you are not on the radio or tv is gay.

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

Stop busting on the hardcore kids who like doing the kung fu shit in the pit. These are the only kids truely dedicated to hardcore. They are the ones at home spending countless hours in front of the mirror, trying to get all their moves just right. You think those reverse roundhouse kicks & windmills come naturally? No. It takes work. That means when you're hanging with your friends, doing nothing worthwhile, they are at home practicing all their moves for the next show. So the next time you see some kid working the pit, remember, that kid spent more time than Britney Spears practicing his/her dance routine. At the end of the day, isn't that what hardcore is really all about?

evilmidget2 (February 18, 2003)

giving this show a 10 is gay

Edgie (February 18, 2003)

As they respect me by jumping into people with their foot up in the air?

Fucking please! I'm obviously not forcing you to stop kicking the air / people, so fuck you. I'll slamdance to whatever the fuck I want to.

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

I'm totally gay!

evilmidget2 (February 17, 2003)

being the guy who posted right before me is gay. what a pussy. he probably cries after he masturbates. or during.

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

Reach the Sky is the most passionate band I have ever seen live. They put their heart and soul into their music. Shows like this are proof that punk is indeed not dead.

evilmidget2 (February 17, 2003)

being FeedMyNightmare is gay

evilmidget2 (February 17, 2003)

listening to bane is gay

evilmidget2 (February 17, 2003)

living 4 hours away is gay

evilmidget2 (February 17, 2003)

all of these bands suck.

dancing sucks.

"A lot of people in here are sounding fucking weak...if you don't like hardcore shows don't go, if it's too rough for you." only the strong will survive.

FeedMyNightmare? THATS LAME AS FUCK. probably either a pimply kid in a Nile shirt or some fat bastard eating popcorn.

mosh pits are homo-erotic.

not having money is gay.

FeedMyNightmare (February 17, 2003)

"Because hardcore is all about dancing...yep."

I cant tell if youre being sarcastic or not . I sure hope you are. Hardcore has been about dancing for the 10 years that Ive been into it. Less silence more violence, people.

And if any kid in tuffalo tried to "slamdance" during terror or bane, id deff go "karate kid" their ass.Where im from, kids respect each other and dont slam into kids who are tryin to watch the music.

waste_elite (February 17, 2003)

"A lot of people in here are sounding fucking weak...if you don't like hardcore shows don't go, if it's too rough for you."

i go to hardcore shows for one thing and one thing only: music. not to watch (and dodge) some dickwad spinning his arms in circles and doing jump kicks. kids, you are NOT in the matrix, you are NOT the karate kid, and you are NOT the fifth ninja turtle. if you wanna jump around and act stupid, go at it, just leave your special ed dance moves at home.

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

A lot of people in here are sounding fucking weak...if you don't like hardcore shows don't go, if it's too rough for you.

Anonymous (February 16, 2003)

" plus all your whining about dancing is gay. i you want "slamdancing" go see korn and stay the hell outta hardcore."

Because hardcore is all about dancing...yep.

Anonymous (February 16, 2003)

i wish i could've gone to this show, but living 4 hours away and having no money prevented that. all you kids saying peope only like bane b/c chad wore abane shirt in their video is stupid, don't you know lately it's the cool thing to not like bane? plus all your whining about dancing is gay. i you want "slamdancing" go see korn and stay the hell outta hardcore. great review.

Edgie (February 16, 2003)

Have to say I agree with hardcore kungfu dancing. Getting kicked in the head or punched in the face is never much fun. I'd much rather slamdance.

Vien (February 16, 2003)

I once saw this big guy(approxamately 300 lbs) stage diving with his feet first in to the crowd.....three times!! Now that's disgusting.

waste_elite (February 16, 2003)

hardcore "dancing" is fucking lame.

next time i get kicked by some fat guy practicing his kung-fu, i'm gonna lose it.

Vien (February 16, 2003)

I like the music and all, but I never really understood the windmill swing thing. I kinda like moshing better, because then everybody can participate. Those guys in the circle pit swingin' thier arms around take up too much room....

sk8punx4evr (February 15, 2003)

man, the guitarist in that nfg video is chad gilbert, the ex-singer for shai hulud. c'mon dewdz, he's got hardkore cred!!!

i think its fucking retarded for anyone to think that people like bane cause of a stupid video. granted, it happens but only with fucking retards. bane has been out far longer than that lamewad video so HA!

waste_elite (February 15, 2003)

the stooges rule

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

A good hardcore show is always a vivid experience. Sounds like this was great show.

FortyMinutesWest (February 15, 2003)

"the reason why everyone is like "ohh yea...mmm BANE!" is because the guitarist from NFG wheres their shirt in the new video, and all these people are like "hXc" its annoying. "

Here's an idea, try not breathing.

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

"OMG! GOOD CHAROLETTE LIKES RANCID! SO THAT MUST MEAN THAT THEY ARE GOOD! SO I'LL LIKE THEM TOO!"

/actual conversation I heard.

The same goes for Bane.

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

i like the stooges

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

yeah, because it's obvious no one would talk about Bane because they're a good band. ANY mentioning of them would only be because of NFG. Of course.

Edgie (February 14, 2003)

I was actually about to post a message saying how much Bane ruled, but since it's apparently a trendy fucking thing to do now to say you LIKE a fucking hardcore band because some stupid NFG fuck decided to wear a Bane shirt, well, I guess I just won't do it.

Because I'd hate for my "punk" peers to hate me.

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

sounds like a killer show, id love to see RTS one last time and i wouldnt mind seeing The Promis or MPB again. the reason why everyone is like "ohh yea...mmm BANE!" is because the guitarist from NFG wheres their shirt in the new video, and all these people are like "hXc" its annoying.

-dion

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

I'll tell you what reaches the sky.

My penis.

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

Bane is so awesome, I love that band.

Hamish (February 14, 2003)

Mmmmmm, Bane.

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

oh yeah the show was downstairs with no barrier so there was sick stage diving all night long even the bouncers were going off

terror fucking rules they flew out to the show from LA on 2 days notice because they wanted to surprise their friends in rts, thats fucking cool. i wonder how many other bands would ever do something like that

sickboi (February 14, 2003)

I wish I could have gone. 13 hours away, damn. Good review.

FeedMyNightmare (February 14, 2003)

I wanted to go to this so bad. Its a shame I live 5 hours away and had school the next day at 7. Terror is shizzle.

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

the palladium holds 2700 people. it's insane when you're there for a sold out show.

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

I was at this show. There had to be at least 1500 kids there. You forgot Some Kind of Hate, who were the first band. Very fast angry punk hardcore. Best time I've seen them. Every band was great, but definitely got better as the night went on. I';ve never seen anything like what went on during Bane. A total sea of people singing and going off. Suprisingly the same thign happened during Reach the Sky. So many insane stage dives and sing alongs. This kid is right, this was one hell of a night. It was pretty emotional too. Corny, but whatever, it was. I love all those bands that played and there were so many friends there. A true hardcore show

Vien (February 14, 2003)

Terror kicks major ASS, I saw them with Throwdown a month ago, and they just stole the show. This band has a bright future I'd say.

As for Bane, I'm seeing them at the Chain Reaction!! cool...

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