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Trivium and DevilDriver Bring ‘Ruthless’ Aggression to New York City

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Over Friday (Sept. 27), New York City metal fans packed the Best Buy Theater for high energy sets by Trivium and DevilDriver, both of whom are currently trekking around in promotion of their new albums.

Trivium know exactly how to keep the energy up throughout their live shows, as the audience unleashed from the beginning of the set, which started with ‘Throes of Perdition.’ Fans are highly anticipating the release of the new album ‘Vengeance Falls’ and the crowd’s reaction to new songs ‘Brave This Storm’ and ‘Strife’ give off the vibe that Trivium’s new disc will do immensely well.

Frontman Matt Heafy also offered an update on Sylosis, who were supposed to open up the show throughout the tour. The band members seem to be doing well, despite suffering injuries from a serious RV accident. Heafy also encouraged concertgoers  to buy Sylosis limited edition merch to support the band, since they are left with thousands of dollars in debt in the aftermath of the crash.

To see Trivium live is to recognize that the band is all about their music, their fans and the metal community as a whole. They ended their set on a relentlessly screaming note as fans destroyed Best Buy Theater during ‘In Waves’ and ‘Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr.’

As Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Mr. Crowley’ played, the blood pumped through DevilDriver fans gearing up for one hell of a set. Frontman Dez Fafara kept a smile on his face and high spirits even with some early mic troubles (which also happened at Best Buy Theater when he passed through with Coal Chamber earlier this year).

It’s no surprise that their lead single off of the band’s new album ‘Winter Kills’ is titled ‘Ruthless’ because that’s exactly the type of energy DevilDriver brings to their fans. The band performed a few more new tracks, such as ‘The Appetite,’ ‘Oath of the Abyss’ and a merciless cover of Awolnation’s ‘Sail.’

With violent pits erupting left and right, crowd surfers launched from back to front, DevilDriver left bodies sore especially with older favorites ‘I Could Care Less,’ ‘Clouds Over California,’ ‘Not All Who Wander Are Lost’ and their set ending ‘Meet the Wretched.’

The Minnesota metalers of After the Burial opened up the show and kicked off the night of metal. To see the remaining dates of this tour, go here.

Check out Photos of Trivium and DevilDriver Performing in NYC Below:

Trivium:

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