Thursday, July 31, 2014

Review of Avenged Sevenfold concert in San Bernardino, CA

Ocweekly has posted a short review of Avenged Sevenfold concert in San Bernardino, CA:



Orange County's Avenged Sevenfold headlined the main stage as the final act, preceding nu-metal giants Korn, Asking Alexandria and Trivium. A7X's nearly hour and a half set focused the band's latest release Hail to the King with a towering castle, flames, assimilated bomb blasts and a giant crowned skeleton revealed during the album's self-titled track. Prior to A7X's finale, the Coldcock Herbal Whiskey Stage and Victory Records stage hosted performances by other California bands and metal bands from a slew of different sub-genres. Here are some more of the highlights from the day:

Although the endless crowd surfers and outfits impacted the festival's energy, the best crowd moment was fueled by fire, literally. Somewhere in between Korn and Avenged Sevenfold's main stage set erupted a gargantuan fire on the lawn, sparked by raging fans. Metal heads danced, moshed and yelled around the flames and black smoke as if they were performing a demon ritual of their own, and wasn't extinguished for around 20 minutes.