For this event I was pretty near the front. From what I heard this band is pretty new and I attended one of the stops in their first tour ever. They weren't bad at all for a band that hasn't been preforming long. I liked the female vocals; they were very powerful and passionate. And the harsher male vocals were a nice contrast. In general they had a catchy list of songs and put on an ear pleasing show. They didn't quite have a stage presence yet and didn't interact with the crowd too much, but that'll probably come with time.
To be quite honest, while I didn't dislike this band, I wasn't super impressed. They had a nice sound and the vocals & instruments were wonderful. But none of the songs stood out to me. On a performance level they were great and the crowd loved them. But I just couldn't get into the music.
For the first half, not gonna lie, the lighting made it so hard to see. But when I finally got a good view, Lacuna Coil kicked ass. I loved their costuming! They had this bloody asylum attire, it was pretty neat. They had really cool makeup to go with it. I was so glad to hear Spellbound, it's my favorite by them. I also liked Our Truth. And both songs sound just as awesome live as they do on their album.
You would think that after 4 times I'd get tired of these guys. But let me say; you never do. Each time they have this way of hyping the crowd. And so far each time they've been in
the crowd playing. Not to mention they are hilarious. They came out singing We Will Rock You for their encore song. If you ever get a chance to see Epica live; do it. They are sublime. And Simone always has such strong and impressive vocals.
This is the fist non metal concert I've been to in years. I was able to get front and off to the right. The set was super awesome; they had this golden string of stars hanging fro the ceiling and a tent-like structure filled with LED lights. Nadia was inside of it singing. It was so pretty. But before that they came out burning potent candles. Their clothing was cool too very Aryan traditional-esque. Their overall aesthetic was nifty. For the second song Nadia and her dancers were sitting on a makeshift throne. Out of nowhere she lowkey strips. Like you could literally see her breasts--I didn't see that coming at all. So I'll just say right here and now that if you aren't comfortable with a little nudity I wouldn't recommend their show. I also liked the end bit where her dancers wore these golden flowing dresses that really enhanced the choreography. It was just wild.
This band was interesting to say the least; I've never been to an electronic music concert of any sort. So it was so odd to see. There was no singing it was just analog produced instruments and some good ol' DJing. So it was an experience.
Alice Glass was amazing. I managed to get front and center for her. She has a very soft singing voice and she was super adorable. She was holding hands with some of the audience members. She even went out into the crowd. And on top of that she played all of my favorite songs by her.
To be honest I didn't expect to enjoy this group as much as I did. When I looked up their songs on Youtube I wasn't impressed. But live, they blew me away! The guitars and bass were amazing. The vocals were powerful and fun. They had a good energy about them. I was front and center while watching them so (despite being super short) I got a fist bump from the guitarist so that was pretty cool.
This is a band that I enjoy much more on their albums than live. The problem I had was that I couldn't hear the vocalist over the guitars at all. I'm sure that I would have loved them if I could hear her. I'm wondering if her mic was faulty or something lol. They have some amazing songs regardless.
Cradle Of Filth
Oh man, first of all their stage attire was kick ass, likewise their make up was too. This band also had a wild stage presence it was very unique, and kinda creepy. I liked it a lot. And let me just say Dani's shriller screams sound just like they do on the albums. I was impressed. I was thrilled that they played both Bathory Aria and Death of Love as those are my two favorite Cradle songs. It was kind of unexpected because both are two of their older songs. But then, this was my first Cradle concert so I don't know if those were two of the popular ones. Even so, I had a great time, I managed to touch the guitar because it was held out to the crowd for people to do so. It was just a neat experience.
This is the second time I've seen them and they were even better than the first. I love Noora's stage presence. She was amazing and really worked the crowd very well. I was in the front row and to the left so the guitarist gave me a pick. Noora's vocals are clear and powerful and very fun. I loved her outfit too. Overall they put on a badass show.
I've lost track of how many times I've seen these guys at this point, but they never get old. In fact they always improve with each show! They have super cool light up mic stands now and to go with the banners they put up they have these block/stand things with these glowing humming birds. In other words the stage decor was awesome. And of course Charlotte never disappoints in her performance. In fact, the crowd loved her so much they wouldn't stop cheering and she was all flustered. It was precious.
Unfortunately I was recovering from a sickness at the time of this concert so I started feeling dizzy and had to go to the back by the time they came around (and missed a shot to be on their DVD at that, which is going to haunt me for a while lmao). But even from afar I loved their performance. They had a killer drum solo and Charlotte ended up coming back on and singing a song with them.
Unfortunately I showed up late for this one but my spot was still pretty decent. I really loved what I got to see of their performance. They sound exactly how they do in their videos. Skye was wearing this really cool outfit that kind of reminded me of a grey version of the titans from AOT. They were also a lot of fun to talk to after the show, they were all super friendly and super funny.
I had a good time watching them as well. The lead vocalist said that he had some dental surgery done or something of the sort. But he still went out into the crowd and still put on a pretty kickass performance. So kudos to the band for still playing despite everything.
This was my second time seeing them and halfway through I made it to the front. These ladies never disappoint and know how to get the crowd engaged. I adored their cover of 'Funny Farm' and it was awesome when Carla got off the stage and was fistbumping crowd members. I also thought that the mannequins that they set up on stage were pretty cool.
For them I was actually closer to the mosh pit. I quite liked them too; I liked them more live than I did in their videos and such. They had an awesome energy and really got the crowd moshing and headbanging and it was just a fun and wild atmosphere. They are the first band I lowkey moshed to so it was a fun time.
From Ashes To Knew
Kay so this was the best concert I got into for free. Like I came in not knowing any of their songs but I'm a fan now. I got to be front and almost center for it too. They sounded so freaking amazing. They had these banners held up by light up poles and this really neat smoke show. The members were super chill and funny too. Like one of the singers was wearing a bulls jersey and they were debating over who was better, Jordan or some other dude. The one guy was like, "I don't even like basketball I just wanna give him shit." They had a great energy and sound quality. Again I'm found myself glad that I decided to go to this one.
As with the last band I went to this one because of the free tickets. I only knew one of their songs and to my delight they played it as well as a nifty cover of Heart Shaped Box. I loved the screens they put up they displayed neat images there like a wolf and a scene from some thriller movie that I can't place the name of. All in all I'm glad I went.
Death Valley High
For these guys I was front and to the left. The venue was set up in such a way that I could touch the band members if I wanted to! I liked their songs Fuck The Pain Away and Death Valley High. They were very interactive with the crowd. During the last song the lead sing went into the crowd right next to me and let everyone sing into the mic. It was a kickass time. As for the sound quality; it was very amazing but extremely loud. Overall I had a great time listening to them though I didn't know any of their songs.
These guys were amazing too. Like I only knew Losing My Mind but they played it and it was really cool. I knew that this band was gonna be good when the guy came out with prison gains wrapped around his neck. He was really fun with the crowd touching people's heads and stuff. Before the last song he had this very touching speech about suicide and how he'd made an attempt once and invited fans to talk to him if they were feeling suicidal. And the song to follow was wonderful and he was inviting as many people as he could to take his hand. And then he did a stage dive. Overall it was a fun show.
Now I don't know the lead vocalist's name but she had a ton of energy. And she used most of it to dance around, she was really good at it too. I liked this show because the music was more electronic. I knew Night Club prior to the shown and felt like they'd be out of place but I was thrilled for them no less and not disappointed. The sound quality for their show was HD like her vocals were super clear. This show was extra cool because she mentioned that this show was her first time ever being in my city.
I was the most excited for this bad and they absolutely did not disappoint. Joseph had so many badass costumes! Like the first one he changed into was this shiny goat mask that was pretty wicked. And then after that it was a mask that looked like a face and he had a second mask on the back of his head so it looked like he had two faces and he would lean back and sway his arms. It was a very eerie display. The third out fit was this black mass priest get up. He even had a bible with a 'bloody' 13 on it. One of the last songs they played was my favorite, I Love To Say Fuck. For this one he even had and umbrella with a middle finger on it and when the song started, BAM! Middle finger! He asked everyone to give him the finger through the whole song it was good fun. An amazing way to end the show.
Holy shit this band was so much fun. The drummer was kickass, he would pour water all over the drums and then start playing em and spraying water everywhere. He also liked throw and twirl the drumsticks and sometimes he would just knock the drums over for the lols, it was fantastic. The guitarist was phenomenal too; he poked my finger to his ET style and he gave me a little "hello." He also let me sing the chorus of What The Fuck Is Wrong With You, which is my favorite by the band. And then the drummer tossed me a stick and I got to take a pic with the keyboardist after the show. On top of that I love the crowd every single person I talked to was super cool.