Eastpack Resistance Tour - 2004 Edition - Tilburg
Last Sunday it was time for the Eastpack Resistance tour in Tilburg. The Line Up was pretty good, one name was missing when compare it to the Amsterdam line up and that one was Slapshot. Although there were pretty good bands playing this day and I was looking forward to several of these bands. Carn and Buzzin Hornet were invited by Roadrunner Records to check out this day.
The first band was Judasville. The variety of their music is big. They were playing Country, Rock'n'Roll and punk. Because it was the first band of the day the crowd wasn't big and the reactions were not enthusiastic. Overal the music wasn't that bad but it just isn't my cup of tea. After this band we decided to go for a short bite, therefore we missed Black Friday '29.
When I saw Walls of Jericho at the Midsummer Hardcore Event this year it was a promising and powerful show. This time I was prepared for the show and they did what there are doing best. Vocalist Candence was doing her thing, shaking her ass and dancing around the stage. With her energetic performance and extreme vocals she knows how to pump up the show. They played some old songs but also songs of their latest effort �All Hail To Dead'. For me this was one of the best shows this day, but that is mainly because I don't like punk that much. (Carn agrees)
And then it was time for one of the bands I was looking forward to, with their brand new album which is produced by Adam D. From Killswitch Engage. I dont think they belong between the bands who were playing this night. But the show was great to watch. Great solos and a good stage act complemented the show. One big bummer were the people who kept shouting that the band had to leave and that they were stupid hippies. Just respect music and if you are a real music fan you are open for different styles and you respect other bands.
And then it was time for the band Napalm Lex wanted to see, I called him if he would be there but he was buying his new pc (finally) and ofcourse I agree with him that this was more important. But back to the show, these Rock'n'Roll guys know what to do to create a lovely show. When you look at the artists on stage you immediately see 4 real rockers who are enjoying their Rock'n'Roll lifestyle. They were posing great for the camera and they were playing great songs. I would like to see this band in a smaller venue once with a more dedicated crowd, since these guys can get it going!
And then it was time for another punk band. Again this is not totally my style of music but the band was playing very good. Overall the sound was pretty good this day. It has been worse in the 013. The band presents themselves to be Hardcore Hooligans and they sure look like hooligans .
And then the two headliners for this show. The first one was 7 Seconds. This hardcore band played their set energetically and put up a great set. I didn't watch the whole set because I saw what I wanted to see and the reaction of the people up front wasn't that good. The people were pissed like hell and very annoying. Or maybe thats the whole point of this band. Let us see what Sick of it All has to bring us.
This is the 3rd time is see this band live. And once again they do what they do best. The same thing all over again. Same tricks, same jumps and same words between the songs. I'm getting tired of this stage act, the first time it is amazing but the more often you see it the lamer it gets. They did the Circle Pit, The Wall of Death and they shouted that they have been coming here for 12 years now.. if I had to decide I would call it a day. Or they have to come up with a new show!
Over all I had a great day and the shows I saw were good. It has been better but the two best shows of the day were Unearth and Walls of Jericho. I think I will go to this tour the next time (next year?). I know for sure that I won't be there in Amsterdam!
Sick of it All