Pretty cool metal concert.
Arch Enemy started around 7:30, were pretty energetic, sounded OK. Thier moshpits started working OK, but not overly heavy.
Their sound level seemed a tad low for my liking, but I was hoping that that was somewhat by design whereby the sound levels and volume increased to peak mightily for the headlining band a bit later.
Trivium were pretty impressive, the volume was louder, thier intensity was great, thier moshpits started working more.
The night/event belonged to the headliners Machine Head though, as it should.
The volume and intensity peaked - they were impressively loud through much of thier set (quite the statement from me), and geez did the moshpit really fire and go off!
The most brutal and energy-intensive moshpit I have ever been in, even surpassing those at the Hordern Pavilion when Machine Head supported Slayer, and when Hatebreed Supported Slipknot, a few years ago there. The circlework was amazing! And the ensuing moments of chaos were quite the experience.
A bit too much aggression in there too, tho much of it not malice-filled, so it was still cool.
I hit the deck a few times too - most I have ever been down.. Getting old, heh.
"Ten Ton Hammer" was the pick of the (songs they played for the) night - well-deserved too!
They didnt play an encore unfortunately - something I think should almost always be done by the headliners. Course, this would have been due to the time constratints applied by the organizers of the event/Luna Park management - bastages.
No injuries myself, didnt see any fights, didnt even drink a great deal, was a great night for extreme headbangers!