Behemoth is a blackened death metal band from Poland. Prior to the beginning of the tour, the band’s drummer Zbigniew Robert “Inferno” Promiński stayed home as he was about to become a father to his second child. As a fill in, Behemoth called upon ex-Job For A Cowboy drummer Jon Rice to take over drum duties for this tour.  The lights went out and the already packed Forum erupted into a roar as Behemoth was about to make their way to the stage. All the band members made their way to the stage with frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski being the last one to come out with metal rods in both hands with the ends of them being on fire as to prepare the audience for some truly evil metal. Behemoth started the show with Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer from their newest 2014 album The Satanist which earned the number one spot on Loudwire’s best metal albums of 2014. The band was off to a great start with a fast and brutal song as Nergal unleashed his hellish vocals onto the audience that immediately went wild for the band. The second song was the band’s most popular song, Conquer All. It has a heavy intro that always gets the fans to pump their fists in the air and of course with the heaviness of the song itself, mosh pits quickly formed as Behemoth played one of the best songs of the night.  Behemoth was an opening act for the tour so they didn’t get much set time, but they made sure to their set a heavy one and leave their mark on the audience. Behemoth would play songs such as: Decade of Therion, Messe Noir, and Ov Fire and the Void. To finish their set, Behemoth played Chant For Eschaton 2000 which is their usual closing song. Towards the end of the song, Nergal thanks the audience for coming out and does his speech of, “It was a great honor playing for you tonight! Stay Strong! Hail Satan!”. With that, Behemoth finished up the song, waved goodbye to the audience, then left for the next amazing band to come on stage.

Lamb of God released their seventh studio album Sturm Und Drang in 2015 and the band has been actively touring for it. Lamb of God came out and started the show with their most popular song, Laid to Rest. You could feel the energy that Lamb of God gives off during their live performance and fans reacted to this by jumping and moshing. The show was off to a great start. Lamb of God wasn’t about to slow things down for the next song was another one of their other popular hits and is always dedicated to the men and women in the Armed Forces, Now You’ve Got Something to Die For. This song gets the crowd going just as wild and is always a great addition to the setlist. Lamb of God‘s stage setup was amazing with different light setups and a screen displaying scenes of war. All that plus fog cannons letting out streams of fog whenever it called for it during a song. Frontman Randy Blythe proves to be one of metal’s greatest frontmen as he is very energetic and charismatic on stage never slowing down and always giving it 110% on stage. Lamb of God played hit after hit and who could keep still and not headbang when they play songs such as: 512, Blacken the Cursed Sun, and Still Echoes from the newest album. Nearing the end of the show, Blythe made a quick speech to the fans about everything that’s going on in the world right now and then told them that they could all…Walk With Me in Hell. And so, Lamb of God played the song and once again got the crowd jumping with it’s catchy rhythm. Now that the show had come to and end, Blythe demanded to see the biggest mosh pit of the night as the band finished with Redneck. The two mosh pits that had been going on throughout the night had merged into one giant mosh pit giving Blythe the satisfaction that he was looking for. Lamb of God finished up the song and left the stage as it was being covered by a white curtain making way for the kings of thrash metal, Slayer!

 

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Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 2:46 pm.
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