Show Review by Paige James for Out with Ambler
Photos by Out with Ambler
On the last day of April 2018, another phenomenal all ages metal show came to Phase 2 in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Lynchburg local band Braincell started the show with some great metal. It really set the stage for what was to come later the evening. Lead singer Joe even crowd surfed a few times during the Trivium experience later in the evening.
A very unique duo known as 68 hailing from Atlanta, Georgia came to stage next. Both Josh and Michael proved you can have humor, music, and just 2 people to make for a good sound. There was something sensational about the music orchestrated by each member. From the battered drums, to the post-punk guitar combined with the “computerized bombast” as the band puts it, they put on quite a performance to behold.
As if this band needed an introduction, the amazing Trivium came to the stage and the faces of the crowd started to melt off as soon as Matt Heafy stuck his tongue out to greet concertgoers. By the time the band got to “Betrayer,” everyone sang along. Crowd surfers went wild and almost toppled a monitor with all the ear shattering, head banging metal you could shake your horns too. With the crowd going wild, the band played some of the best songs on their list like “World Goes Cold,” “Becoming The Dragon,” “Strife,” and “The Heart From Your Hate.” When “Pull Harder” started the mosh pit actually got a full fledged running pit circle up, running and grabbing as many metal fans as would participate for the experience. The crowd sang along to the final song, “In Waves,” and the band bid the crowd many thanks for being so gracious to have them in Virginia.