I donno how I got talked into going
in for the first band, but there I was, watching, for
some reason, as Children Of Bodom took to the stage
and their special brand of uber-gay black metal permeated
the paladium. Although this band does spare us the
makeup, high vocals, and faux leather pants, the sheer
cheesiness of their music more than makes up for it.
some of the guitarwork was interesting, but the
keyboards just made me laugh.
Next were Fear Factory who plowed thru what seemed
like a slightly shorter set than their last appearance
in MA (Boston), offering a few favorites from each album (no
"Arise Above Opression" or Nirvana cover this time).
The band were quite tight as usual with the exception
of the vocals being a little off here and there. Heads
banged and pits swirled as the crowd were treated to
the sheer heaviness of Fear Factory's melodic mix of
industrial and old school death metal. The Boston show
wasn't topped, (you had to be there) but really, how
could it have been?
Lamb Of God appeared next and did a fine job of stirring
the already pummeled crowd into a frenzy with their
stomping old school Sepultura and Slayer-esque riffs.
The floor opened up as the packed house parted ways into
a serious pit for most of the set. Lamb Of God seem to
be coming into their own live, proving that they are a
band to be reckoned with onstage.
Reviewed by: Wolfie