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This Is Hardcore 2007: Day 1: live in Philadelphialive in Philadelphia (2007)
Reviewer Rating: 3.5
Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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This Is Hardcore Fest 2007 kicked off (officially) on Friday, August 17th, with a small, diverse gathering of bands under the fest's genre banner. Here's some thoughts on the bands that day, with overviews of Days 2 and 3 coming in the next week... Up first was Reign Supreme (6:51-7:07), playing .
This Is Hardcore Fest 2007 kicked off (officially) on Friday, August 17th, with a small, diverse gathering of bands under the fest's genre banner. Here's some thoughts on the bands that day, with overviews of Days 2 and 3 coming in the next week...
I wasn't particularly into Iron Age's Constant Struggle when I first heard it, and their live show didn't change much. They played well enough (9:00-9:26) and didn't struggle in motivating bodies to dance across the floor, but listening to them all could be heard were decent metallic riffs and little else.
Have Heart was a spectacle as per the norm, and it was nice to get a solid half-hour set from them too. They pleased fans old and new with a set consisting of a couple from 2004's What Counts EP and a bunch from last year's The Things We Carry. Patrick Flynn stormed across the stage for nearly every note while the rest of his comrades energetically jumped around. Audience participation was predictably strong, and the band predictably ended with "Watch Me Rise," but both factors went a long way into ensuring Have Heart had one of the best sets of the weekend. That and the band always seem to play every one of their standouts (not that 18 songs is a huge stable, but you get the point).
Set list (9:38-10:09):
Managing EditorAdam White
Contributing EditorsKira Wisniewski Brittany Strummer Armando Olivas John Flynn Chris Moran John Gentile Mark Little
Copy EditorAdam Eisenberg Britt Reiser
Podcast ProducerGreg Simpson
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