Saturday, November 24, “Lamb of God” came back to Philly on a blinding tour for another videotaped performance, this time at the Electric Factory.
The tour also included the “In Flames,” “Hellyeah,” “Sylosis,” who kicked off the evening’s merryment.
I had heard of “Sylosis” before and I was familiar with some of their music, but I hadn’t listened to them in a long time and seeing them live made me want to go home and listen to all three albums nonstop.
I thought they were incredibly good considering that a) this was their second time in America and they don’t move around a lot, so they have to rely on their complex riffs and machine gun precision to keep people interested.
Next up was “Hellyeah.” They have a couple of tracks that are pretty good, but I just never got into them and Chad Grey bugs me as a singer.
I just don’t think he’s that great. That being said, I was thoroughly impressed by their live show. The band really does sound like a stampede on stage (in a good way) and Grey can really control a crowd.
Next we have “In Flames,” a band that never really got the credit they deserve when it comes to being one of the big three pioneers of the Swedish melodic death metal style.
They had a live show that would rival any other headliner and they stormed through a collection of their all-time greatest hits.
Their light show was also phenomenal, and everyone seemed like they were having a good time on stage. I was so glad to finally see them for the first time on a night as momentous as that night.
Moving forward to the main attraction, now it is time for “Lamb of God.” After everything that has happened to the band, and Randy in particular, I think everyone was both curious and excited to see how things would turn out and how the band would play.
Knowing that “Lamb of God” simply just doesn’t fail live, I didn’t have any doubts, but man, I have not seen them play that well before.
It was an all killer no filler set and the new songs sound amazing.
They opened with “Desolation” and “Ghost Walking” off the new record and they also dropped “Undertow” in the middle of the set.
They played a blistering hour and a half long set with a four song encore of “In Your Words”, “Laid to Rest”, “Redneck” and “Black Label.”
If you’ve ever seen “Lamb of God” before, then you know how crazy their shows can get and it was all that and more.
No word yet as to whether the show will be produced into another live CD/DVD, so just keep your eyes and ears peeled.