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Every Time I Die / As I Lay Dying

Every Time I Die / As I Lay Dying: live in Providencelive in Providence (2004)
Ferret Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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The Living Room is small, dark, dank, dirty, and falling apart. I don't think it could've been a better atmosphere for the show. Scarlet took the stage after a small handful of bands had played in the other room, all of whom I missed since none of them were listed on the bill. Although I've hea.


The Living Room is small, dark, dank, dirty, and falling apart. I don't think it could've been a better atmosphere for the show.

Scarlet took the stage after a small handful of bands had played in the other room, all of whom I missed since none of them were listed on the bill. Although I've heard a direct comparison to Beloved, Scarlet came off live like something much closer to Norma Jean if anything; maybe even a harder, more straightforward Vaux. Of course, I might just be bringing up Vaux because Scarlet had a fog machine and light show (also similar to Dillinger Escape Plan), complete with a (hopefully) ironic background band name-logo-sign, with flashing, paparazzi-like bulbs. The vocalist practically used audience members as the characters of his songs. He was intensely interactive, often staring straight into a crowd member's eyes for time spans longer than singers usually do, or holding his fingers in the form of a pistol and cocking them to people's temples. It wasn't something entirely new, but definitely interesting.

The Black Dahlia Murder can be described in three simple words: "metal as fuck." Whether it was fitful, low-beat screams or death metal growling, rhythmic headbanging or the flat-out insane double bass theatrics the percussionist was pulling off, it was all there.

This deathfest continued when As I Lay Dying took the stage. Although I wasn't familiar with most of the band's melodic metalcore-styled material, many in the crowd seemed to thoroughly enjoy them. Thanks to a recent news posting, I was able to sing along to "Forever" (along with seemingly the rest of the room).

But none of this would come even close to the headliners.

To my mistress the bridge! As those words rang out, "Floater" began from Every Time I Die, and the room began to redefine "going apeshit." The band really did seem a little apprehended by the chaos in front of their own chaos. There were, honestly, roughly a hundred total stage dives and half-assed headwalk attempts. Even though there wasn't a whole lot played from Last Night in Town (lately it seems like they never play "The Logic of Crocodiles," including that night), they did play all the best songs off Hot Damn!, like "Romeo A Go-Go," "Off Broadway," and "Ebolarama," the last complete with its mini-clapping-bridge. When they asked us to "give it your all" during "Jimmy Tango's Method," the crowd took it as a court order, and by the song had ended, at least a dozen people or so had buried me, Keith, and probably another person or two right in front of the stage. That wasn't even the last song, either. The band also played a new song, as yet untitled, that not only seems to be in the vein of their general sound, but just plain fucking rocking, with more stop-start parts than they usually incorporate. They had a sign-up sheet and told the audience they could submit suggestions, with prizes promised for the winner. When the breakdown of the last song, "I Been Gone A Long Time," finally came around, Keith dragged the standup cowbell out from the right side of the stage, and slammed it in time to everyone clapping along. After only a few hits, it knocked over as a flood of people rushed to the stage and at least twenty of them screamed along "only the lonesome lovers, only the careless can handle us, only the lonesome lovers…"

Both pics from http://www.returntothepit.com

 

 
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ChelseyFaith (April 16, 2009)

THESE GUYS ARE AWESOME!!! I Love Their Music

Anonymous (November 24, 2005)

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Anonymous (April 12, 2004)

"By the way, I know I'm not the only RI kid here"

Definetly not the only one from RI. I'm from providence and The Living Room is right up the street from me, how did i miss this show? The Living Room does suck ass though, they should've played Lupos at the Strand, beautiful place by the way. I just went in there for my first time a couple of weeks ago to see Thrice with many opening acts including Vaux (awesome awesome band). Anyways..I saw Providence and I was like wtf!? No one ever acknowledges RI let alone PROVIDENCE. Woohoo!! lol oh and dude
M-80 isn't that great, but i'm all for supporting the local scene so yay them! haha. More bands should definetly check out Providence..Tsunami Bomb should come down with audio karate and shit, they could definetly get Lupos at the Strand, guaranteed it. =0) Later.
~Jen~

notaclevername (April 10, 2004)

man, the Black Dahlia Murder wishes they were At the Gates...that cannot be overemphasized

Romeo (April 9, 2004)

Hot Damn destorys all hardcore bands, hardcore sucks, ETID kills.

Anonymous (April 9, 2004)

If I could suggest how they wrote their songs I would put down "less shitty."

Anonymous (April 9, 2004)

Hmm since Hot Damn! is my favorite cd ever and i don't really listen to hardcore, what other bands sound like ETID?

Anonymous (April 8, 2004)

Anyone go to the Madball/H2O/Shai Hulud show?

Minor Threat

Anonymous (April 8, 2004)

haha let's hear it for overdone 'death' jokes...

Anonymous (April 8, 2004)

when are they touring with murder by death and death by stereo?

Anonymous (April 8, 2004)

everytime i die are a bunch of cocky motherfuckers.

Can't be too cocky if they're willing to take suggestions from the audience on how to write their songs.

Anonymous (April 8, 2004)

"do not miss this, even if you don't like the music, just go watch people go off like never before."

wow, i went to the philly show and the "dancing" (if you even wanna call it that) was on the scale of HORRIBLE. go to watch the music BDM, AILD, and ETID put on very fucking good shows and are tight as fuck....PLEASE: do not watch the dancing. its very well this tour might ruin hardcore.

Anonymous (April 8, 2004)

Score is for the hilarious picture.

inagreendase (April 8, 2004)

"Possibly one of the best venues in Rhode Island"

Just watch where you park. They towed a good parking lot that night, including my ride.

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

This score is for the Living Room. Possibly one of the best venues in Rhode Island. Go see any show there!

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

"I saw these two bands opening for "Death Dies from Dying" a couple days ago. I think "Dying from deadly death" opened too tho, im not sure..."

Hahahahahahaha golden!

-c22

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

i saw this show in toronto and it was insane.......

do not miss this, even if you don't like the music, just go watch people go off like never before.

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

You sold me, I'm going on the 23rd.

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

i hate the fucking Living Room. that's the shittiest venue in town. ETID could've gotten the Strand (I mean Lupo's at the Strand) if they found another act for more draw.

By the way, I know I'm not the only RI kid here, but is somebody ever gonna do a review of one of M-80's records? Those guys are insane, I just put on a show with them... so much energy.

So in conclusion: Metal is cool, the Living Room blows, ETID could have gotten the Strand, M-80 are the best band in Rhode Island today.

-co0t

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

Those pictures while very "crazy" looking, should be an add for Atticus or something. Culterial Imperialism reigns over all!

Barkley

2 bad I really like what I've heard from this band. I like it cause its heavy like Anthrax

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

go listen to ben kweller

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

metal sucks more than you do

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

Night of the living dead.

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

doesnt anyone else thinkg "Every Time I Die / As I Lay Dying - live in Providence" seems a bit contradictory.. i laughed

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

I saw these two bands opening for "Death Dies from Dying" a couple days ago. I think "Dying from deadly death" opened too tho, im not sure...

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

i saw this show in atlanta last night. seriously crazy. fights during every set. friends of friends were arrested. other than that the music was great. ETID and AILD especially.

-greyicewater

Blarg (April 6, 2004)

It can't be an ETID show without "Emperor's New Clothes". Seriously. Heads used to roll.

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

ha, im going to this show next week, black dahlia murder is awesome, they remind me of older CARCASS, which cant be a bad thing. anyways nice review. should be a good time.

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

"love us"

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

i'd rather listen to good charlotte

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

everytime i die are a bunch of cocky motherfuckers.

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

...i dont see how As I Lay Dying is melodic in any sense but okay...

ETID fucking ownz...score is for them.

inagreendase (April 6, 2004)

Yep.

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

Did they play the new untitled song? That shit it caliente.

-sickboi

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