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Mastodon and Eagles of Death Metal give rock a much-needed punch

Jeff Hahne Oct 5, 2017 22:12 PM
Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal, Russian Circles
The Fillmore
Oct. 4, 2017

From the opening notes to the final round of applause, a packed Fillmore was hammered with sludgy riffs, thunderous bass and growled vocals. While Mastodon was just here in the spring for Carolina Rebellion, fans were enthralled by the bands lengthy set on Wednesday night. It was the perfect cap on an evening that started with the instrumental metal of Russian Circles. The real meat in the sandwich was Eagles of Death Metal whose vibrant, energetic set was hypnotic. Frontman/singer/guitarist Jesse Hughes is a lightning bolt on stage and never stops moving or preaching the gospel of rock 'n' roll. Don't miss them the next time they're in town.

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Mastodon setlist
The Last Baron
Sultans Curse
Divinations
Crystal Skull
Ancient Kingdom
Bladecatcher
Black Tongue
Colony of Birchmen
Ember City
Megalodon
Andromeda
Oblivion
Show Yourself
Precious Stones
Roots Remain
Crack the Skye
Chimes at Midnight
Steambreather
Motherpuncher

Eagles of Death Metal setlist
I Only Want You
Make a Bang
Complexity
Whorehoppin
Silverlake
Flames Go Higher
Moonage Daydream
Boys Bad News
Speaking In Tongues