View Full Version : Adrenaline Mob -- West Springfield, VA -- March 16th, 2013

03-24-2013, 06:43 AM
Full Reviw (http://heavymetalcowboysteve.blogspot.com/2013/03/adrenaline-mob-empire-3162013.html)

been busy, so this is a late review.

Won a social media Meet + greet (very brief, but still cool) w/ Adrenaline Mob. Found out the bassist from Disturbed is in Adrenaline Mob. Both Russell and Mike Orlando loved my Rainbow shirt.

There were a TON of opening bands, and I was kind of sad that Mike Portnoy or Sir Russell could NOT bring anyone better than Nothing More.

Dark Dissolve- sounded off key except for the violin, which was exquisite. I only saw 1 song

Bachs of Rock- some 10 year old kids playing rock songs. Basically a local School of Rock. They kinda screwed up some solos and other things, but for being that young and getting things mostly right, they were AMAZING. Covered a lot of songs (see full review) including 'A Tout Le Monde.'

Southern Governor- southern rock a la Molly Hatchet meets Black Stone Cherry. I really enjoyed their material

From the Ashes of Her Wake- some kinda female fronted (with some decent vox) gothy sounding. They were alright. Covered 'One.'

Nothing More- newer rock ish, with some potential in their hooks, but something about them was erratic and I couldn't really get into them.

Adrenaline Mob came out and got the crowd the most moving, as I am pretty sure everyone except the 3 people who were going ape during Nothing More's set were moving. I thought Sir Russell Allen and Mike Portnoy sounded great. Mike Orlando (I keep writing Tony) sounded not as good as I was hoping for. He was passable, but not as virtuosic as I was hoping for. The guy from disturbed was fine. Nothing bad, but nothing amazing added. But you need a bass player.

They had a bookface poll for the fans to pick what two songs off of their new EP they would play. This date got KILL THE KING and BARRACUDA. I really wanted to hear Live Wire too, but hey that's how it goes. During undaunted, Russell, Mike O, and Mr Disturbed all jumped up and down in unison, prompting a decent portion of the crowd to follow suit.

A pretty great performance, only marred by the long wait time.

Adrenaline Mob (10:20- 11:40ish)

Sopranos theme intro
Feelin' Me
Down to the Floor
Angel Sky
Kill the King (Rainbow cover)
Believe Me
Hit the Wall
All on the Line
Come Undone (Duran Duran cover)

Guitar Solo
Barracuda (Heart cover)
The Mob Rules (Black Sabbath cover)
Godfather Theme outro

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
03-24-2013, 07:23 AM
Thanks for the review. I'm seeing them for the second time tonight.