These guys set the mood for the rest of the night. I would probably have to rely on the names of the genres to give people an idea of what sounds their talking about. The band is from Michigan so they got a pretty loud crowd reaction.
Alternative Music. Does anyone know exactly what it really is? The term ‘alternative music’ seems to cover such a broad spectrum of musical genres, it’s really hard these days to say what really is alternative music.
The members include Big Mike-vocals, Jeremy-guitar, Josh-bass, and Shawn-drums. You know you are not listening to a PG-13 band when they dedicate songs like “I Hate Your Face” and “Serial Killer Love Song” to their exes. Their music is smart. It’s raunchy. But for the most part, it is what rock and roll is supposed to be. It is really fun.
“Alpha Noir” is such an expansive record, regarding the diversity of sounds piled into it. Is a typical Moonspell show just as much a rollercoaster ride, or is there no such thing as “a typical Moonspell show”?
Next on the bill was Impending Doom, a southern California death metal band, that took the stage going 155 mph and didn’t stop until their set was up. Their detuned guitars and neck breaking riffs made the room feel as if there was in fact an impending doom on the horizon for everyone.
His past drug use has hurt his voice a bit, making him stop to get oxygen throughout the set but he used it to his advantage prompting the crowd with, “Don’t do drugs!” and making the handing off of the oxygen part of his production.
This year’s festival drew an even bigger crowd despite Michigan’s hard hit economy which goes to prove that people will still invest their money if they are provided with a high quality lineup.
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