Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Trans Siberian Orchestra

  1. #1
    Commando
    fraroc's Avatar
    Member No
    28650
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Last Online
    10-29-2016 @ 10:56 AM
    Location
    NY
    Age
    25
    Posts
    1,172
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    286
    Thanked 300 Times in 197 Posts


    Rep Power
    11

    Trans Siberian Orchestra

    Yesterday, I saw Trans Siberian Orcherstra's "Lost Christmas Eve" show at Nassau Coliseum. And let me tell you something, Kiss needs to take a lesson in showmanship from TSO. I've always known that TSO was known for elaborate light effects, fog, lasers and fireworks. And I expected them to put on a very Kiss-esque preformance.
    The show was 1000% superior. The execution of music and showmanship was just phenomenal. In case you don't know what Trans Siberian Orchestra is, They're basically play thrash metal Christmas music and neo-classical progressive death metal. The band consisted of two guitarists, a bassist (gotta have one of those), a drummer, two keyboard players, several singers, and an electric violinist all backed up by a string orchestra. The entire concert was based off of a story about someone who hates christmas because his wife died of a stroke during labor and his kid is retarded because of it. The story was heartwarming and all but it had little to no relevance to the music. But the rest of the show was just great!


    Unfortunatly, you are going to get gripers as with everything. A lot of the bad reviews that the show got was that they're more like a rock band than an actual orchestra. And how it seeing the guitarist head-bang and gyrate around was "innapropriate for children" (will Tipper Cunt ever shut her face?)
    But there was one bad review that got me a little concerned. That they were all pretending to play their instruments to a pre-recorded track and that they were all a bunch of posers. I would normally call bullshit with this, but during the show I did notice something that got me very concerned. The electric violin player had a lot of energy as he was running around the stage bowing the living fuck out of that fiddle, but I couldn't hear the actual violin playing. It may have been drowned out by all of the guitars. But this guy was leaping around all over the stage while playing the violin, smashing the violin over his head and he even did an Air-Roth split WHILE PLAYING. I would be impressed with that. But I've seen Kansas twice and I know what an electric violin sounds like without any distortion. So its either his violin was so distorted that it sounded like a guitar, or he was just pretending to play.


    Overall the show is a perfect 5 out of 5 for me
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  2. Thanked fraroc for this KICKASS post:

    Northern Girl (12-16-2012)


  3. #2
    Full Member Status

    Northern Girl's Avatar
    Member No
    200
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Last Online
    10-24-2015 @ 06:46 PM
    Location
    In my own li'l world.
    Posts
    3,955
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    404
    Thanked 638 Times in 389 Posts


    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    24
    I love TSO. I haven't seen the Christmas show, but I've seen others and have all of their CD's. It's the only Christmas music I will listen to.
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  4. #3
    Banned
    Flappo's Disciple
    Veteran
    philouze's Avatar
    Member No
    2028
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Last Online
    06-02-2016 @ 03:24 AM
    Location
    France, zionist colony
    Age
    40
    Posts
    2,172
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    597
    Thanked 446 Times in 348 Posts


    Rep Power
    0
    SAVATAGE is my favorite band Ever.. (no joke here)
    I respect TSO.
    I like Savatage better.
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  5. #4
    DIAMOND STATUS
    Nitro Express's Avatar
    Member No
    7682
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 07:24 PM
    Location
    Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    Posts
    29,004
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    1,134
    Thanked 3,242 Times in 2,639 Posts


    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    78
    I love these christmas programs. The Nutcracker always sounded like a bad painful accident though.
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •