Battlecross -- Westland, MI -- January 25th, 2014
Wulfhook opened the show. They also opened the Battlecross Christmas show in Flint last month. They're pretty good.
Next was a death metal band called Gutrot. I watched about 3 or 4 of their songs. 99% of death metal doesn't do it for me. Their drummer used to play drums in The Black Dahlia Murder, so that's pretty cool.
A Canadian metal band called Crimson Shadows played next. I thought they were amazing. They completely stole the show. If I had to compare them to another band, I'd say they are similar to Dragonforce, but heavier and not nearly as over-the-top w/ their guitar solos. Check this band out!
Battlecross headlined. This was their final American show before they go to Europe to tour w/ Trivium, Miss May I, and Killswitch Engage. The place was packed, and the pit was going off for their whole set. The highlight was "Flesh & Bone." That's my favorite song of theirs. They always put on an excellent, high energy live show. Setlist:
Force Fed Lies
Wage a War
Never Coming Back
Man of Stone
Flesh & Bone
Get Over It
Push Pull Destroy
4/24 War of Ages
5/22 It Lies Within
5/16, 7/28 & 8/15 Slipknot