With ‘Point Blank’ and ‘Catch Me If You Can’, also taken from the recent EP, they have tunes stacked with hooks that would make even the most stoic of people dance.
The phrase ‘lose yourself in the music’ would also be appropriate as there were several moments when I found myself, eyes closed, listening to the music feeling like I was the only person present in the audience.
FFDP finally comes on stage ahead of their monster production set, promptly and ready to ignite the night. Front man Ivan Moody seems in good spirits after his well documented battles with his own demons; trials and tribulations he has seemed to conquer as it may seem.
Last but not least, As I Lay Dying. Words can’t even describe how truly incredible their set was. I think I speak for everyone when I say, a few years ago I never would’ve expected to be seeing this band again and after seeing this set, I’m so glad I was able to. From the opening note to the last chord, they did not let up and their set was filled with bangers. Opening with “Blinded” they started on high energy and kept it there the whole night. Their set was also a great mix of old and new.
It’s amazing that their music manages to sound classic and at the same time new and fresh across the board – perhaps their songs are vampires too – timeless and immortal!!
This chilly night ends with “School’s Out/Another Brick In The Wall” and as the early week crowd heads out to of the Concert Hall, we are reminded once again how honored we are to witness another Rock legend, and also have a chance to share an experience with so many other Alice fans. Last but not least, we survived another butchery and his minions we’re very well satisfied. Until next time freaks!!!
The range that vocalist Cristina Scabbia can hit is truly incredible and it is her trade-offs with Andrea Ferro that are the essence of the band. ‘Cybersleep’ and ‘The House of Shame’ have the entire front row singing every word back to the vocalists before ‘Enjoy the Silence’ brings the venues voice together as one.
The end is almost here and for many that traveled far and wide to make it to Exit 111, it has all come to this, Guns and Fucking Roses. For those fortunate enough to have caught their lengthy “Not In This Lifetime” tour anywhere in the world we’re witnessed to Classic Hard Rock at it’s best, but paid a pretty dime to get tickets; so to see them at the only festival here in the states was pretty outstanding!!!
The French metallers aren’t messing about, once they made it to “Flying Whales”, the bodies start piling up and dropping and flying and surfing more heavily and more intense then we could handle.