This was a concert about a band called 3Teeth seen in Cleveland, Ohio, on November 7th, and for those who may not know, 3Teeth is an up and coming Industrial Metal band from Los Angeles, California. Seeing them live was absolutely bad-ass!
Unfortunately, I don’t have much to comment on because the venue had some issue unbeknownst to the management and me, where I didn’t get my ticket and photo pass for over an hour, and I missed almost all of 3Teeth. 😦
Fortunately, I was able to hear about 2 songs of them and get into the pit before the next set. With that being said, what I saw was great! The light shows were superb, and the guys rocked so hard on the stage, and in my opinion, they sounded better live than they did on the album version.
What I saw of the set, I still would give it a 5 out of 5! I hope to check them out again if they ever come back to Cleveland!
Also, checked out what major names in metal are saying about 3Teeth:
“State-of-the-art sensory overload with take-no-prisoners level aggression”- Rolling Stone
“Another 10/10 banger from the modern carriers of the industrial-rock torch.” – Revolver
“These guys really nail the aesthetic and visuals of what a cool industrial band should be like. And, the music kills too – so that’s always great.” – Metal Injection
“The reimagined version of the song [Foster the People — Pumped Up Kicks], gives the track a grittier feel, while also putting a little more focus on the song’s gun-centric lyrics.” – Loudwire”
This is my first concert review, as I had never actually been to a concert until this one. Being this was my first concert ever, I had no idea what to expect, and if I would be disappointed, but I definitely had a kick-ass time.
The concert that night was absolutely amazing, something like I have never experienced before. When Lacuna Coil came on stage, the fans went absolutely fucking crazy. I had never heard so much screaming and fanfare in my life before.
Their first song, “Blood, Tears, Dust,” introduces the band. Cristina and Andrea enter stage left and the crowd gets even louder and more boisterous than when the song began.
Once the drums kick in, Cristina starts vocalising then asks everyone in the crowd to scream and everyone in the crowd goes absolutely insane, and, at this moment, it became clear to me that the vast majority of the crowd came to see Lacuna Coil and nobody else.
Another notable moment was at the end of “Trip the Darkness,” there was a blue light show, timed perfectly with the guitar and drums, Cristina all the while slamming her microphone in the air in time with the beat.
The next song “Our Truth”, had a brilliant orange light show that was just, absolutely spectacular. In time with the beat of the song, the orange lights were just pulsating through the beginning of the song, toning down after the intro. You see Andrea jumping up and down and Cristina going right into vocalising. Towards the tail end of the song, you can see them both jumping up and down, just having a great time with the crowd.
One thing I have to commend Lacuna Coil on is that how they sound on stage is very similar to how they sound in a studio recording, which shows me they have a natural talent and don’t need excess layering, auto-tune, etc, to perform.
The set lasted about an hour, the songs played, were: “Blood, Tears, Dust,”, “Trip The Darkness”, “Our Truth”, “Spellbound”, “Reckless, “Layers of Time:, “Downfall”, “Zombies”, My Demons”, “House of Shame”, “Heaven’s A Lie” and “Nothing Stands In Our Way”.
Closing out the show, the set list is thrown into the crowd, along with a guitar pick, and the last thing we see is Cristina waving goodbye to the crowd, the applause echoing throughout the venue.
I absolutely cannot wait to go to another show, especially theirs, to see what it is like next time. I give my first concert, and their set a complete 5/5.
As for touring in The United States, Lacuna Coil most likely will not be back again until summer or fall of 2020. At any rate, if you have a chance to see Lacuna Coil in concert, I highly recommend you take that opportunity and you won’t be disappointed.
It’s just like someone told me: you never know when your favorite bands or musicians will stop touring or releasing albums, so make the most of every show and album you can.
December 7th, Reading PA
One Day Waiting
– finishing up the year on tour with OTEP
I had the
pleasure of traveling to Lancaster, PA for the “Outlaws ‘Til The End”
Tour – headlined by Devildriver, with support by Jinjer and Raven Black.
Additional (local) openers for the Chameleon Club were One Day Waiting,
Andhera, and Murder Method.
is located at 223 N Water St in Lancaster, PA. It shares ownership with the
Lizard Lounge, which caused a little confusion as to which line was which (two
events happening at the same time.) They have a main floor and upper floor for
viewing the stage; a mid-sized building for shows. The staff was very
professional, and easy to get along with. I recommend going to a concert here
at least once. 4.5/5
The first band
up was Murder Method. Hailing from York, PA, the band comprises of members Rob
Conover on vocals, Greg Anthony on Guitar, Randy Henry on Guitar, Kevin Day on
Drums, and Brad Micheal on Bass. They describe themselves as “Old School
Death Metal” and wear band shirts of that variety (Cannibal Corpse,
The first band
never gets a long set, and only 5 songs were played (one being a long
instrumental.) Kevin had an injured foot, and Brad didn’t play at all (only
being introduced at the end of the set – apparently he had just arrived or was
in the crowd the whole time.) Despite those incidents, you could definitely
hear the influence in their playing.
Setlist: Film the kill Fiend for flesh Hide the bodies Casket dreams Hypocrite
was Andhera. Claiming Lancaster PA as their turf, they even have shirts for
sale to represent the area. The band comprises of a drummer, bassist,
guitarist, and vocalist who go by rune symbols. They definitely brought an
energy before the main event, and lots of jokes were cracked in between songs.
They played songs from both of their EPs, Liminality and Firewalker. During the
last song, the vocalist hopped off stage and sang across the barrier.
You can join their cult at: https://www.andheraband.com https://www.facebook.com/andheraband/
Closing out the
local openers were One Day Waiting. Tyler Kray (Vocalist), Nick Cozzolino
(Guitarist), Zach Ballantine (Bass), and Griffin Silvestro (Drums)
traveled from Hudson Valley, New York, to give us a hard rock speculation.
Their whole show was energetic, from start to finish. Nonstop headbanging,
hardcore dancing, and even at one point, playing instruments in the crowd. The
crowd was feeling it, as the mosh pits that started were widening until the
people on the barrier could feel them. Catch these guys as they kick off their
tour with OTEP soon. If you can’t, find them on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/OneDayWaiting/ https://onedaywaiting.bandcamp.com/
Bodies (Drowning Pool cover)
Dying for the Truth
New song (first time live – the band is letting the fans help pick the title
Raven Black was
next on perform. Hailing from Los Angeles, California, this band lives up to
its name as “A Dark Metal Carnival.” Expertly blending in theatrics with a
creepy carnival motif and metal music, Raven (Vocals), Muppet (Drums/Vocals),
The Doctor (Lead Guitar), and Stitches (Bass) have released an EP (Seven Sins)
and an album (13), both which we heard songs from.
From the get go, Raven Black caught our attention by carrying props to the
stage; we later found that Raven would sing while holding them, each prop to
its own song. While smokescreens and dark lighting complemented the theme, it
was the theatrics of each member that really sealed the deal. The makeup vibed
with the music, and the variety of each song never left a feeling of, “Didn’t
we just hear this?” They may had not headlined, but they quickly became a crowd
favourite (THE crowd favourite?) by the end of the night.
Follow your new favourite carnies at: https://www.facebook.com/ravenblackband/ https://www.ravenblackband.com
Sticks N Stones
Break The Box
I would argue
that most of the crowd came for the next band, Jinjer. Hailing from the
Ukraine, the members are Tatiana Shmailyuk (vocals), Roman Ibramkhalilov
(guitars), Eugene Kostyuk (bass), and Vladislav Ulasevish (drums.) Their sound
is a mix of progressive and groove metal, with Tatiana both singing and
growling in tune of the music.
We were treated with the setlist being half from their King of Everything
album, a song from Cloud Factory, and three new songs (Ape, Perennial, and
Dreadful Moments.) Tatiana played up the stage, both headbanging and hip
swaying as the band jammed and captivated the audiences. The moshes only got
more hectic as the songs continued. If you didn’t know who Jinjer was prior to
the show, you sure as hell knew after you left.
Words of Wisdom
I Speak Astronomy
Who Is Gonna Be The One
Sit, Stay, Rollover
finished, a few people had left, but the crowd was still rowdy and anxious for
Devildriver. DevilDriver is an American heavy metal band from Santa Barbara,
California; they consist of vocalist Dez Fafara, guitarists Mike Spreitzer and
Neal Tiemann, drummer Austin D’Amond, and bassist Diego Ibarra.
Devildriver wasted no time starting the set. As Dez said, he’d rather “play
than talk”, so we got a variety and long setlist (including two covers.) As
appreciative I was to hear their songs, the stage presence was missing compared
to the prior two bands. It didn’t matter, as the crowd was in their hands. They
finished with a powerful gusto and smattering applause.
Devildriver can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/devildriver/ https://www.devildriver.com/
Hold Back The Day
Heartache (Let Them Rot)
Whiskey River (Willie Nelson cover)
My Night Sky
I Could Care Less