Friday, March 14, 2008
But the sound sucked!!!!
On an evening when the stage was set for the heavy weight metal acts to blow our freaking minds away, the sound set-up was an awful let down!
Still wondering how the opening Indian acts got a better deal than the headliners on the sound front!
Anyway, walked into 'Rock in India' around 5 pm to be welcomed by Thermal and a Quarter's set. I wasn't paying much attention to them. So, no comments there!
Millenium followed them. With Vernon on vocals, Roberto Narian on drums and Allwyn on guitars, they really could have kept up to the crowd's expectations. A metal act covering The Clash? Nah! Bad move!
Pentagram was up next and boy, do they suck or what? I hum 'Voice' all the time but watching Pentagram live just woke up me to the upsetting fact that they are so bloody pansy! Watching a band playing two power chords over recorded music is really not going to go down well with any Rock aficionado's expectations!
Machine Head came in next on the main stage. I've never listened to any Machine Head tracks before but they were impressive with their tight stage act. Only wish Rob Flynn (the vocalist) could say something more than just growling "BANGALORE" 30 times!
Megadeth appeared on stage amidst chants of "Megaa Death! Megaa Death!" and completely owned! Playing stuff from their new album, they peppered their set list with "Symphony of Destruction" and "Holy Wars" to everyone's delight. Mustaine was at his charismatic best and had ample support from his mates on stage. Good S#&*!