Review | The Rise and Fall
Jul 20th 2010 admin Event Reviews

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  • Primal


    The vocalist had a really bad voice, I barely heard him sing, he was basically yelling incomprehensible words, not to mention the over boosted guitar and bass when they were playing: their overall performance was O.K.

    • Frozen Flames


    The music they played was almost great, the vocalist did a great job so did the rest of the band. All instruments were clear, a little better than Primal’s. Their performance was real good, didn’t expect any less from the guys.

    • Monarchy

    Ok, to be honest, the first track was way beyond what I expected, young but very talented guys. Second was their original, really nice guitar combinations and rhythms.

    The vocalist and the rest of the band did a good job all along till the end. It was a sick performance especially towards the end and i guess no one can deny it.

    Overall the event was good, but over-boosted music was annoying and very disturbing at times. Such amount of equipment is way beyond what is needed in such a compact and confined place.

    • Rami Rouhana ( review)

    In the event organized by RMLB, I sat there as an attendee not as a reviewer and did not plan to review the event thus I did not focus on every second of the event and I was somehow busy with the Metal Cards we were selling.


    For the event I have a few words to say: organizing was good, promoting was good, sound was great and as Charbel mentioned above, a bit more than needed. Roy told us once that the sound level at metal concerts is 120~125 db average but isn’t that for large halls !? (Don’t explain to me what db is, I know what it is 😛 ,still there is what we call reverb and resonance)

    For the bands’ performances, it was the first time I see Primal on stage and the first impression I got is that the vocalist did not suit the music (I am surely expecting someone to get angry and start shouting here but I have to say my opinion and the few opinions I have heard of people around me). I must clarify that my friend Charbel is not an official reviewer of but he is a friend of ours who wanted to write his opinion without knowing anyone of the bands on stage and without having any subjective opinion.

    As for Frozen Flames, that wasn’t their first performance that I attend and I am not going to say anything again. I just need to mention that someone found them a bit “Cocky” but that’s an opinion I heard and disagree with.


    Finally, the last band Monarchy! Good Luck ! Great Music! Great Originals! The album is going to be a success but be careful not to repeat yourselves too much; I sensed some monotone similarity in “Progressive Metal” tracks.


    One last word: we know that few know what a metal card is and what is it for and I am sure all attendees noticed that we did not intensively promote them. That was done for a reason and soon you will all know! See you all soon in the next event!

    We also received this brief review by “Saria Beainy”:

    The next band playing at Monarchy’s album release was Frozen Flames. Having been criticized about their unchanged play-list from their first appearance up till their last, it was quite obvious that the band had put much effort in broadening that list. They played a new range of Maiden songs including Clansman, Rainmaker, Afraid to Shoot Strangers, Iron Maiden, and four other hits. There were some minor yet noticeable mistakes in the band’s performance. Yet despite it all, they were quite successful at moving the crowd, and intensely so.

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    • gerard

      thx to our brother Rami Rouhanna we appreciate ur reviews every time…

    • Nizar Hawat

      I like the fact that earplugs were being sold 🙂

      Excellent musical composition by Monarchy, i like it 🙂

    • Lilo

      I thought members of Primal weren’t really in sync with eachother.. Monarchy and Frozen Flames were amazing. Frozen Flames had perfect rythym and performance wasnt bad. 😀

    • Kareen

      I enjoyed the concert. I like how frozen flames connect with each other so perfectly. Great new playlist!! They were awesome :D:D

    • Apo

      Hey guys, i’m a member in primal. I totally agree with the reviewers, but the band sync thing problem is that we only had done 1 practice with simon the drummer from blood ink, and had some minor problems on stage, kevo the vocalist didn’t even hear himself on stage also all the members didnt hear him, about the guitars at the sound check the sound was amazing and everything was right, but right after our 1st song the electricity went off and everything went bad, the sound on stage was so disturbing tht even we were so disturbed from it, and we were nt hearing what we were playing, even kevo stopped more then once in order to try to get in the music again, although we were trying to tell roy about it from the stage, but no action was taken. nways hope next time we will be better.

    • Hey Apo. Thank you for your comment. We will be waiting for the next Primal Performance and we will be there .

    • Wissam

      WTF !!! I’m not a big fan of Primal, but whatever happened to this band was crystal clear for goodness’ sake! I hate the fact that things turned out bad for them; they were put in a pretty bad situation that could not be handled, and if they didn’t have respect for the show and the audience, they could’ve just put their instruments aside and leave the stage in the middle of it all, I could read it on their faces !!! I can’t bear reading all the critics implying that Primal ‘s not an average band because of the over boosted sound of guitars and bass, which were way better during back at the sound check … Ba3den how can they say that the vocalist’s voice was bad, when they barely heard his voice! Hello ! The contradiction ☺ ☺ ! The guy was trying to shout his guts out when he couldn’t hear himself because of the “great sound system” they had, and there’s one thing I would like to say about the lead singer : he will be in a mental institute one day, of that I am sure. But one thing you cant say about him, is that he doesn’t deliver a good performance !!! tsk tsk tsk… To say that they kicked ass at their 1st performance, I was there and witnessed them rocking the place up and were maybe the greatest band of ’em all at that time, not to mention the crowd’s reaction to their performance : All the headbanging at the same time right in the middle! when, out of the blue, things weren’t satisfying at all during their 2nd concert, for “some reason”. All I know now is that I respect and support this band, and saying that I have become a huge fan, and I’ll be more than just happy to see them perform again, the covers of one of my favorite legendary bands of all times Pantera, because I can feel they have great potentials! … That is all, and thank you for reading this.☺

    • Fady

      Thx For The Clarification Apo… And Gr8 Review (Y)
      Hope Next Time We’ll Enjoy Better Engineerin..
      See YOU 😉 There

    • Carlo

      Thanks for your support Wissam, it’s an honor for us to have fans like yourselves… You’re a great observer!

    • Jad

      thanks for ur reviews … and thx rami see u around

    • Jad

      Saria people were shouting for us to repeat dance of death and no more lies and other songs (we already played them) … so some people did want us to play the same playlist again … and we try to satisfy all people … (btw we always renew our playlist bass we dont change the hole list) 😛 … anw thanks for the review (K)

    • Fady

      Wissam… Thx Mate…
      And Jad… I Was Screaming For Dance Of Death 😛

    • Jad

      yup many did … maybe next time though 😉 😀

    • kevo

      thx wissam u seem to really understand good music…unlike some.and ramy,see u at Rockin the woods 😉

    • All in the woods soon ! Its gona be great !