Wow, what a line-up and in a very historic metal region. Massachusetts has birthed many prominent bands in the past. Blood for Blood and Death Before Dishonor bludgeoned their way into Boston’s hardcore scene and the “Philswitch” Engage troops (All That Remains/Shadows Fall/Diecast/KillswitchEngage) rose metalcore out of the west. Massachusetts loves its metal, that’s for sure. It was evident on this night, as the show had sold the fuck out. Thanks Metal Blade for the in! On this tour, Between the Buried and Me brought along some serious contenders in modern metal. San Francisco’s Deafheaven have been infiltrating the ears of critics and concertgoers with their blackened, shoegazing approach to metal, giving no fucks along the way. From LA, Intronaut is definitely the prog side of the bill, spacing way out in a cloud of smoke and bass licks. Ontario’s telecaster troubadours The Kindred just celebrated their first release on Sumerian entitled Life in Lucidity.
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