One of the heaviest tours of the year to came through Vegas and made a stop at the Pearl Concert Theater to a packed house The crowd arrived early to catch all the amazing bands on the roster, opening the show with THE ACACIA STRAIN. I first caught this band years ago on the Vans Warped Tour and was blown away how heavy they were on the outdoor stage back then. Their show can best be described as brutal, heavy, insane. The crowd was crazy, and lead singer Vincent Bennett encouraged the crowd to surge forward
and jump the barricade and crowd surf to the stage. With bodies flying over the barricade security did their best to hold the line, but it made for a wild set. TAS was tight and got the show off to a hell of a riotus start. The only downside was the lighting, at times was non existent. and hard to see the band. Other than that I LOVED this band and they were the perfect start for this power packed
I caught SUICIDE SILENCE a few months back at the Vegas HOB on the Carnage and Chaos Tour, and they were one of my top metal shows of the year. Now to see them on a large stage was a real treat, and I got to witness the full force of what this band can bring, and I loved every second of their set. The more times I see singer Hernan Hermida perform the more I love his style and what he has brought to this band. As with The Acacia Strain, Suicide Silence encouraged the fans to crowd surf to the stage and once again security had their hands full. The mosh pit engulfed nearly the entire main floor with fans haphazardly jumping in and out of it. It was pure chaos!
I can say is I LOVE LAMB OF GOD. Randy Blythe commands a crowd like few others and is one of the best metal frontmen touring today. They have been around for 29 years and have fought their way to the top to headline venues an tours like this, and the fans filled the venue. LOG opened the show with Memento Mori, such a perfect in your face song to open with, and the show was amazing with lights, fire, jumps (of course!) and pounding metal with a backdrop of a melee of crowdsurfing and moshpits.
During the set Randy told the crowd he has never seen the Wall of Death in Vegas, and wondered if the crowd would show him what it looks like? He warned security not to worry, that all that will be left will be bodies on the floor haha. Log also played through a catalogue of thier career with “Resurrection Man", "Omens”, "Blacken the Cursed Sun", "Desolation” and they closed the night with "Laid to Rest" and "Redneck”.
A killer (almost literally haha) show and amazing performances by all the bands. This leg of this tour continues through mid September, more info on tickets, merch, news and links to their most recent album OMENS to purchase HERE.
Lamb of God Las Vegas Setlist:
Walk With Me in Hell
Now You've Got Something to Die For
Blacken the Cursed Sun
Laid to Rest
Lamb Of God Photos: Harold Mountain / JustAFanPhotos
Suicide Silence Photos: Harold Mountain / JustAFanPhotos
The Acacia Strain Photos: Harold Mountain / JustAFanPhotos