Sevendust Bring Killer Show to New York City With Trivium, Like A Storm + Westfield Massacre
With their new album Kill the Flaw out, Sevendust kicked off the evening with “Not Today.” But from there, they traversed into older favorites like “Face to Face” and “Home” which got fans really amped up. The band has the ability to both invoke mosh pits and crowd surfers one minute while also having audiences tear up and bust out the lighters the next. The somber moments of the set included an acoustic version of “Denial” and their tender song “Angel’s Son” that they dedicated to Prince. Earlier in the night, Prince's “Let’s Go Crazy” served as Sevendust's intro music before taking the stage. Just as Sevendust began the set with an infectious new song, that’s how it ended, with the Grammy-nominated “Thank You” completing their night.
The only downside of the set was that it was cut short and there were no songs performed from the band’s first album so diehard fans didn’t get to hear, “Bitch” or “Black,” old school staples from past years. All in all Sevendust showed off a balance of new tracks and fan favorites and whether they play the early songs or not, they always maintained a high level of energy and provided one hell of a show.
Trivium took the stage just prior for a forceful set and they were definitely the heaviest band of the night. The Florida metallers are touring in support of their latest album Silence in the Snow. They played the heavy hitting anthem “Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr” followed by a drum solo by the band’s new percussionist Paul Wandtke and ended their set with the enthralling “In Waves.”
New Zealand rockers Like a Storm brought their tunes and digeridoo to New York City. They performed tracks from their latest release Awaken the Fire and certainly heated things up with “Wish You Hell,” “Love the Way You Hate Me” and their rendition of Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise.”
Metal act Westfield Massacre opened the show with a lively performance and cranked out tunes from their new debut album. Frontman Tommy Vext hails from Brooklyn and got a lot of love from the hometown crowd. Check out photos of all of the bands performing in New York City in our photo gallery above!
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