SHADOWS FALL PERFORM A PUBLIC EXECUTION IN MANILA
And I don’t mean that they literally killed someone.
What The Shads did do is slay — in the figurative, idiomatic sense of the word — a gimongous (15,000 people) audience in the Philippines last year, and filmed and recorded the event to boot. The result will be Madness in Manila, a new DVD/CD set the band is releasing on October 26.
Noisecreep is offering the first taste of the Madness in the form of a stream of “A Public Execution,” the studio version of which originally appeared on last year’s Retribution.
As for the quality? It’s Shadows Fall! On a bad day, these dudes still rip, and this recording doesn’t sound like they were having a bad day. I can just see Brian Fair’s windmilling dreads in my mind’s eye. It’s making me realize I haven’t seen these guys live in too long. Sad for me.