Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review of the Avenged Sevenfold concert in Morrison, CO

Examiner has posted a review of the Avenged Sevenfold concert in Morrison, CO:

Only five of Mayhem Fest’s bands made it to the top of Red Rocks Amphitheater for this year’s Denver date on Monday, but Avenged Sevenfold, Korn & company unleashed a five hour barrage of heavy metal music that echoed off the mountaintops and kept fans on their feet and kicking ass all night long.

That left Body Count, Trivium, Asking Alexandria, Korn and Avenged Sevenfold to crush fans at the country’s best amphitheater, high up in the mountains at Red Rocks. While moshing and crowdsurfing is practically impossible on the steep stairs, that didn’t stop anyone in attendance from rocking out to their favorite songs.

Fans could be seen wearing T-shirts from many of the Mayhem bands, but the vast majority of ticketholders seemed to be there for the sold out night’s headliners, returning Mayhem favorites Korn and first time Mayhem virgins Avenged Sevenfold.

Korn is a hard act for any band to follow, but Avenged Sevenfold were up to the challenge with a killer setlist and enough pyro to burn down a small village. Shepherd of Fire, Nightmare and Bat Country formed their opening assault, and fans went crazy for M. Shadow’s smooth vocals over the blistering guitarwork.

Fans also went crazy when he brought a girl on stage, covered her eyes, and then let go for her to see her boyfriend on her knees holding out a ring. Getting engaged at Red Rocks is not that uncommon, but getting engaged on stage with Avenged Sevenfold takes surprise proposals to the next level. (Click here to see photos and here for the video).

Avenged closed the night out with So Far Away, dedicated to late drummer The Rev, and the Metallica-esque This Means War. For an encore, they came back out with A Little Piece Of Heaven and an extra-scream-y Unholy Confessions, finally ending their flame-filled set to wild applause.

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