10/08/2016 St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI
10/09/2016 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
10/11/2016 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH*
10/12/2016 Harmony House - Webster, NY*
10/13/2016 Gramercy Theater - New York, NY*
10/14/2016 Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA*
10/15/2016 Rock & Shock - Worcester, MA
10/16/2016 GameChanger World - Freehold, NJ
10/17/2016 Arizona Pete's - Greensboro, NC
10/19/2016 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
10/20/2016 The Door - Dallas, TX
10/21/2016 Top Deck - Farmington, NM
10/22/2016 Vinyl @ Hard Rock - Las Vegas, NV
All dates with Suicide Silence, Carnifex, Oceano
* w/ Despised Icon
Adam Warren, the singer, is one of the most powerful and consistent singers I've seen in a long while. This guy was up on that stage doing his thing regardless of what the crowd was doing. It didn't matter that the crowd seemed to be conserving their energy for the other three acts, Adam was going crazy on stage and I'm pretty sure there wasn't a single point during their set that he was standing still. His vocals, even with all of the movement, never faltered. They were powerful throughout the set and really made these guys stand out.
Carnifex seemed to focus on songs from their newest album Slow Death which was released in August of this year but they didn't forget that there were fans in the crowd that have been with the band since their inception in 2005. They played songs off of old albums and the crowd seemed to enjoy them just as much as the new material.
The softer songs on the new album didn't stop Whitechapel from playing through old songs that got the crowd pushed and shoved their way through. It was interesting to see how the crowd reacted when the band played through one of the new songs with a much calmer feeling to it. It was obvious that the crowd was being respectful and watching the band but they stood still and the energy in the venue instantly dropped. As fast as the energy dropped, it came right back when the band played their signature, fast and heavy metalcore anthems.
Suicide Silence proved just why they are the co-headliners this time around. They came out on the stage full of power and energy and blew the crowd away.
It seems like just yesterday that the future of Suicide Silence seemed a bit blurry as the world was mourning the untimely death of Mitch Lucker, the singer. They proved on Thursday night that they aren't going anywhere and, as big of a blow as it was to lose Lucker, they got the best replacement they could and they are still turning heads and making waves in the scene.
Vocal duties are now done by Hernan "Eddie" Hermida, formally of All Shall Perish. Hermida does an amazing job of keeping the live show high energy. The way his voice can switch from pig squeals to guttural growls is more than jaw dropping and when you figure out that he's doing that while running from side to side of the stage, it's quite amazing.
The band hasn't released a full length since their most recent release You Can't Stop Me which came out in 2014 but that didn't stop their set from feeling fresh. Everything about the set was clean and you could tell that they are up to something because, compared to the last couple of times they have been in the Twin Cities, everything just seemed much more polished.
Suicide Silence has a new album due out early next year.
Suicide Silence at Cabooze, Minneapolis (06 Oct 2016)