Death Angel

The Rock, Copenhagen - 2008

Text: Tobias Nilsson Photo: Lunah Lauridsen

Death Angels show at The Rock really reminded me that real thrash is best experienced live. Being new to Death Angel, I had only listened to a few of their songs before going to the show, and I had found it okay, but not something to jump up and down about. This show completely changed that though, it literally blew me away. It was really jam-packed with energy, the band was giving it their all, and the audience, although still a bit small, also got to show what they were made of. A side-effect of this was that I had such a good time that I nearly forgot to take notes, which is causing me some minor problems writing this review, but it was definitely worth it.

As I said, the whole band seemed to have a great time playing, and being one of the original Bay Area bands, the experience collected through all those years, both as Death Angel and under other names, really shone through on stage. Mark Osegueda was great as frontman, having the audience in the palm of his hand, and the rest of the band was right there behind him, helping to blow up a storm of pure metal insanity.
A perfect example of this was the song Sonic Beatdown off their latest album, Killing Season, which was said to be representing the very reason for Death Angels reunion, namely their love for music.

Death Angel will come highly recommended from me in the future, and I truly hope to get an opportunity to see them again someday.

Setlist:

Lord Of Hate
Evil Priest
Buried Alive
Dethroned
Carnival Justice
Voracious Souls
Sonic Beatdown
When Worlds Collide
Seemingly Endless Time
God Vs God
Steal The Crown
3rd Floor
Soulless
Kill As One
Resurrection Machine
Thrown To The Wolves

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