Originally posted in: http://valkyrianmusic.com/2012/06/25/swr-porto-hard-2012-2nd-day/
» EXODUS were the headliners, but DEATH ANGEL could have been so as well. What a show! A lot of jumping and movement, with natural technicism – Rob Cavestany just wants to play good thrash metal, not prove he’s the best in the neighborhood.
Mark Osegueda went down memory lane, to the first time they’d played in Porto, 3 years before. They didn’t know what to expect, but barely a couple of songs afterwards, they knew they had to come back. With a closed fist over his heart, Mark said it felt good to finally make it.
This year sees the 25th anniversary of their famous debut album “The Ultra-Violence”, and in its celebration, as it’s now common to do, the band’s been playing it in full. Mark even said that this particular night was special, as it was the precise date of the release (although Wikipedia says it was in April…). Whatever the case, that show was special indeed.
Unlike the rest of the dates, they still had time for an encore, which consisted of “Truce” and “Thrown To The Wolves”. Brilliant! «