KORN, ROB ZOMBIE In Phoenix, AZ With Photos!
By CrpnDeth, Staff Photographer/Writer
Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 11:07 AM
But if it is, then I will go out grinning. Shows like these are spectacular. Not many times can you get a triple bill such as this where the bands actually mesh musically and visually. And visualization was the name of the game tonight.
Shortly before IN THIS MOMENT was set to hit the stage, one of the extras jumped off the stage, called over security and had a quick discussion. They had just authorized the photographers to shoot the entire performance. While no one was complaining, I had to wonder why? Go through the photos, Maria changed outfits before every song. She had a little tent set up as part of the visual performance, and changed outfits in privacy. And what better publicity than to let the photographers take photos of every outfit? Maybe more bands should take note of this, and remember writers and photographers make you look good.
I have been a fan since I reviewed their debut disc back in 2007, and they have steadily progressed. Unfortunately, their relatively short but blistering set was reduced to just Blood and Black Widow tunes ("Beautiful Tragedy" is what got me hooked on the band, still hoping they bring it back in to the live set). The band does well to interweave a theme throughout the six songs performed, and between song interaction with the crowd. Maria's vocals are solid as hell, and the twin riffing of Chris Howorth and Randy Weitzel can get ferocious. As if it wasn't hot and sweaty enough, IN THIS MOMENT got the crowd riled up even more. The band began the momentum that continued on throughout the night, the best metal cabaret ever.
It was an attention getter when Rob announced, "Just so you know, I'm starting to lose my voice. So if I start getting quieter, you've gotta get fucking louder to make up for it." Honestly, I was expecting it to be heat related, but his voice never wavered. The band was fun and firing on all cylinders, in between acknowledging the heat of the night. They were having fun.
So by now you know all three bands added enormous and set enhancing visual effects to their performances, the other main vein throughout the night was you could see the fun every musician was having. The fans tonight fed off this, and gave it back tenfold.
"Right Now" was followed by "Here To Stay", and Jonathan went on to talk about how the band felt about Phoenix.
"We've got a long history with this wonderful fucking town. We wrote and recorded a little bit of one of our albums here ya'll. So tonight we want to play y'all a new song tonight." yelled KORN's Jonathan Davis before tearing into the brand new track "Rotting In Vain", a seemingly nod to their own brand of roots, and a promise of what's to come.
The show was a total blast from start to finish.
Check out a few photos from the show!
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