Well, Megadeth in Brazil isn't something new, but in Goiania, in the center of the country for the first time was something very expected by the people from that area who lives very far from the Brazilian 'concert's area', Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Myself, lives in the center, but as always, I have to drove to the concert - 200 km this time.
A surprise, 4,000 people were in the place - very nice venue - to see the Megaband. Not a big surprise, cause we had open bar; a ticket gave to you Megadeth and free beer! What about that?
The opening act Heaven's Guardian, from Goiania, didn't disappointed the crowd. They made some nice power metal. For people who likes this kind of metal, they are great for sure. Nice vocals by Mario Linhares (Harllekin, Dark Avenger).
For the main attraction we had to wait about one hour. Problems with the power, said Mustaine later in the show. They entered the stage beating everything with Sleepwalker, from the last album, making everybody jump - the metalheads and of course the open bar dudes!
To make sure they are Megadeth they played Wake Up Dead, Take No Prisioners (amazing version) and Skin o' My Teeth (believe me, Chris Broderick made Friedman's solo just perfect). Cheers to the band!!!
More new songs, Kick The Chair and Washington Is Next with the natural 'new song reaction': Some love it, some just watch and clap the hands at the end of the song. Then the highlight, In My Darkest Hour and She Wolf (one of my favorites), followed by A Tout Le Monde with the traditional South American choir. American band, singing in French with Brazilian people (we speak p-o-r-t-u-g-u-e-s-e) singing out loud. Weird, but nice.
The great Tornado Of Souls, with another Broderick's fantastic performance, was next, then Ashes In Your Mouth (I didn't expected this one), Sweating Bullets, both from the classic Countdown To Extinction and Burnt Ice (a new one) finished this block leaving some Brazilians crazy.
Well, end of the party with the so expected Symphony Of Destruction (extended version) and Peace Sells. I have to say that James Lomenzo did a great job in the bass playing and making the twin voice made by Dave Ellefson for many years. To finish the gig, the expected, but wonderful encore Holy Wars! C'mon, clap your hands for Megadeth!
Well, every Megadeth show is always the same: perfect and amazing. But since the classic band is no more, we always think about how greater it will be with, Mustaine, Ellefson, Friedman and Menza. We can't ignore this point!