Lamb of God Tour with Anthrax, Deafheaven and Power Trip
January 22nd at The Norva by Gary Horton Rockonimages.com
Under a winter storm advisory I kept my fingers crossed that this concert wasn’t going to be postponed. Luckily the concert was moved from the TED center to a well known place called The Norva. I was so stoked since this is my venue of choice. I arrived after braving a mixture of rain and snow. I pulled into the parking garage and started gathering my equipment. A few cars away I could hear the sounds of Lamb of God blaring from a car loaded with fans. I quickly grabbed my gear and started my walk to the venue. I could see the lines of fans entering I could feel myself getting anxious to get inside.
As the crowd gathered at the front barrier of the stage the growing energy can be felt as the stage goes quite and the first band enters the stage. First up from Dallas, Texas “Power Trip” heavy riff hard hitting thrash sound. Coming out strong with “Manifest Decimation” and “Heretic’s Fork” there eight song set was enough to pump up the energy of the fans. This is a band to keep on your radar.
Next up “Deafheaven” a San Francisco based band formed in 2010. While the crowd already amped up and ready for another round I found that the majority of the fans were loosing interest. With poor stage lighting and vocals that you could barely hear makes me wonder what the crowds could make out also.
Now for an epic return almost six years ago, “Anthrax” as the stage was being set up you could feel the excitement in the air. As the stage lights dim and the shadow figures take stage and bam! The lights come on and it begins. No stranger to the stage they were on point starting off with “Fight Em if you Can’t”. Immediately the swarm of fans turns into a mosh pit. Keeping the fuel burning next “Caught in a Mosh” and “Evil Twin” a sneak preview to there new album coming out. To finish off they performed “Indians” and “Among the Living” as they said good bye to there fans you could feel the want to hear more from this legendary band.
Next up what seemed like a long period of time, “Lamb of God” enters the stage and the crowd goes bonkers. Opening up with “Desolation” and “512” its just utter chaos the mosh pit is in full swing. Head thrashing metal chicks singing along with horns up. With a good mix of song from VII:Sturmand Drang, Ashes of the wake, and Sacrament. With utter exhaustion they finished the night with “Redneck” until next time the fans applaud you with horns up until next time..
photo / review credit: Horton Photography / Rockonimages
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