Crossing things of my bucket list is fun. And I got to cross another one off the other night when I finally saw Lamb Of God at The Forum in Los Angeles for the first time.
Been a fan for a while, so I was amped to see what they had in store for the LA crowd. And minus a few mic issues (f*cking sound guys) at the start of ‘Laid To Rest’ to open the show, the boys pummeled the crowd with 10 songs – raising the intensity with each one. Randy Blythe is a force onstage – and to me, that’s one of Lamb Of God’s strong points as a live band. The heavy riffs, the booming drums…..they’ll always be there. But it’s Randy’s energy and interaction with the crowd that makes the experience hit you even harder.
On the band’s closing song ‘Redneck‘, Randy encourages the crowd to get the biggest circle pit going that The Forum has ever fucking seen. And from my vantage point, they may have succeeded. Great show. Great energy. And oh yeah, Slayer was there too. HORNS UP!
Has your life been boring lately? Have you felt the need to get some aggression out? Are you tired of the current establishment that’s going on in our country right now? If you answered yes to at least two of those questions, then I have the cure to what ails you: Slayer! Lamb Of God! Behemoth! Yes, those three monumental metal bands are headed out on a US tour this summer – starting July 12th in Bemidji, MN:
Yeaaaaaah! Nothing like an angry Cerberus guarding the ‘Gates Of Hell’ on the flyer to get you even more in the mood for this tour. Now, personally speaking – I’ve seen Slayer more than a few times…..but it’s actually Lamb Of God that I’m most amped to see because I have unfortunately never experienced them live. If you want to see if this metal trifecta is heading near your town, then you can go to Slayer’s website HERE or Lamb Of God’sHERE for more info. Do your part and keep live metal alive and snatch up those tickets! Devil horns up!!!!!