Ever attended a mini block party? Well now is your chance at experiencing your first one, how about joining in on all the fun with the spiraling circle of black! Hence I mean the crowd of people dressed all in black proudly expressing their love and devotion to one of the three musical acts that were set to set the stage that forsaken night out at the Glass House in chilly Pomona, California.
First up was an act from Athens, Ohio one who dislikes the fact that not too many people are aware of what type of music they actually perform, so I guess it would just be your plain old heavy metal if I do say so myself but a very upgraded version. Any who, Ohioâ€™s Anthenerâ€™s Skeletonwitch brought on the fiery blaze for a non-stop 30 minutes bringing on the skull crushing beer drinking sensation left and right, as the crowd interacted from all various angles – singing such songs off â€œBeyond the Permafrost,â€ and new comer, â€œBreathing the Fire,â€ due out on October 13th. Some of the head crushing tunes consisted of â€œSoul Thrashing Black Sorcery,â€ â€œWithin My Blood,â€ the title track, along with a douse of double trouble off the newbie album, â€œCrushed Beyond Dust,â€ and â€œStrangled By Unseen Handsâ€. The front man declaring his statements throughout the set â€“ wrapping it all up when it came to a closing point with â€œSmoke Weed, Drink Beer, and Eat Some F**king Pussyâ€.
Next up was a band everybody was in â€œdie-hopesâ€ of seeing and of course they did, known simply as The Black Dahlia Murder who threw together a 45 minute set capacity that couldnâ€™t hold it altogether when it came to this aggressive crowd of metal heads shouting and being thrown around like a rag dolls singing along to each and every song that came pulsing out of the vocalist along with his band mates to top it all off. Once they set had came to a closing point the final contender of the night that everyone was obviously here for, was up for their hour and a half glory.
Finlandâ€™s finest musicians around being led by one of the most talented guitarists around, Alexi Laiho, Children of Bodom was the main attraction of tonightâ€™s metal frenzy, starting the show off with â€œLiving Dead Beat,â€ rolling right into â€œHellhounds On My Trail,â€ finishing off the introduction with classic but true â€œSilent Night, Bodom Night.â€ But thatâ€™s not all, the band continued their classic chaos with â€œHate Me,â€ going down the lines of other top notch tunes, â€œBodom After Midnight,â€ â€œAre You Dead Yet?,â€ â€œBlooddrunk,â€ rounding it all off with â€œHate Crew Deathroll,â€ dedicated to all the hardcore Children Of Bodom fans within the sea of black.
The night closed off to being as I foretold it would, a â€œsea of black,â€ and indeed thatâ€™s what it was and had becoming, its waves of triumph pushing over anyone/anything that came in its path of destruction.