Volbeat is the most original band I've heard in a long time. My tastes in metal are pretty varied. But at a time when everything that's coming out is so fucking cookie-cutter, it's refreshing to hear a band like Volbeat.
Iced Earth is pretty much my favorite band, so seeing these two tour together is cool. Just wish it was co-headline and there was no Hell Yeah. IE's set is basically what I expected. They had an off-date headline performance earlier tonight. Same sort of setlist as the Symphony X tour but they pulled out some Framing/Crucible songs -- Setian Massacre and Come What May. Buuuuut, they cut When the Night Falls, which is a no-no in my opinion.