Tag Archive: The Fire Still Burns

Ensign-Vision-The Fire Still Burns-Triple Threat-Charge-Test Of Courage-Ash Monday @ Manahawkin NJ 3-20-05

One of our friends put this show on. Vision had never played Manahawkin before, but Neurotic Impulse did in 1987. Ash Monday and Test of Courage were local bands. If I recall correctly, ToC covered an Underdog song? I don’t think Charge played this show. Triple Threat were good. I liked their 7″, which tried to blend speedy youth crew hardcore with something like Bl’ast! or Pressure Release. Generally it is pretty good. The Fire Sill Burns had members of Ensign and some others. Oh and Ensign played too. We packed it up front for Vision. Some of my students…
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Vision-Ensign-The Fire Still Burns at Brighton Bar in West Long Branch, NJ 4-2-05

I do not remember a ton about this show, but as you can from Sam’s photos I am all over this show. The Fire Still Burns were a new band that Nate from Ensign was in with some other people who were in big bands during the nineties. They had a melodic sound, but not really my thing. They seemed to play a lot of shows for awhile. Did Ensign actually play this show? I think they did, but I do not remember anything about them. Vision’s set was pretty subdued because I think a friend of the band had…
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