It’s not every day I go out to a concert… especially on a “school” night. When you get the opportunity to see three incredible bands though, you don’t miss the chance.
I had never seen Mastadon or Lorna Shore before, but I have had the pleasure of seeing Gojira.
I was blown away by Lorna Shore. I attempted listening to them before the night’s festivities and struggled to get into it, because it’s really not my style. However, if I get the opportunity to see them live again, I’m fucking taking it. I was highly impressed with their energy and musicianship on stage, and I could not take my eyes away from it.
Mastadon was up next and appeared a lot rougher, but this is another band where if I have the opportunity to see them again, I’m going to take it. Their metal was a bit more progressive, and as a bassist myself, I was hooked on seeing Troy Sanders play. His fingers moved effortlessly along the fretboard just as easily as his vocals came from his mouth. As much as I enjoy Gojira, I think Mastadon should’ve headlined this one.
It was finally time for the French metal Gojira to take the stage. They played a heavy, incredible set. Throughout the show they interacted regularly with the crowd, poked fun at their “whale-core” sound (if you have no idea what I am talking about, look it up because you won’t be disappointed), and had a blast on stage. I first saw them back in 2013, and 10 years later they were just as incredible.
Worth losing some sleep, and I’ll definitely be in the crowd when any of these three return.
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