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05.08.2011 Suicidal Tendencies

Wacken Open Air XXII

Wacken (Germany)

(Pentax k-x with Tamron SP AF 17-50mm 2.8 XR Di II LD Asp IF and Sigma AF 50-150mm 2.8 EX DC APO HSM II)

OK, right after the Finns extremely reviving you it continued at the Black Metal Stage. For me it was only a stopgap until the Van Canto concert but the Californian founders of crossover were even more than that.
Although it was not that crowded in front of the stage like at other gigs and theirs was also quite unusual from music style point of view but nevertheless the atmosphere was quite good. I did not know them before but was immediately remembered of the early songs of the H-Blockx. Singer Mike Muir with blue headscarf and in basketball clothes jumped across the stage like a mad man and his colleagues at the guitars Mike Clark as well as Dean Pleasants together with Steve Brunner at the bass were just doing like him. So lively like on stage Mike was also on the microphone and so songs like "Join The Army" or "War Inside My Head" were quite convincing. They tried everything to encourage the crowd in taking part but after all that was not very successful. All in all quite nice but not really outstanding.


  • You Can’t Bring Me Down
  • Join The Army
  • War Inside My Head
  • Subliminal
  • Come Alive
  • Possessed To Skate
  • Drum Solo
  • Suicidal Failure
  • How Will I Laugh Tomorrow
  • Pledge Your Allegiance