Fate Misunderstood


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I love this time of year, when bands are recording and putting their finishing touches on their new albums and gear up to go on tour.  Here’s the beginning to my list of upcoming shows that I’ll be be going to so far (I’m sure this list will continue to expand over the next days, weeks, months):

4/18  Silverstein, Blessthefall, Before Their Eyes

The National in Richmond, VA

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btf

5/11 Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, As I Lay Dying

Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, MD

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6/14 Paramore and No Doubt

Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA

paramore

7/14 WARPED TOUR

Merriweater Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD

A Day To Remember

A Day To Remember

A Skylit Drive

A Skylit Drive

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

Saosin

Saosin

Underoath

Underoath

Awesome. \m/



A Skylit Drive Show in Baltimore

Recently, we went to see A Skylit Drive, Alesana and Escape the Fate at Rams Head Live.  They were the openers for Silverstein and Chiodos.  We only ended up seeing the first 3 bands since we didn’t know any Silverstein/Chiodos songs.  The band I most wanted to see was A Skylit Drive.  Their newest full album, Wires and the Concept of Breathing, is a remarkable album from start to finish.  Each track is really worth the listen and the sound of the band is so different than other bands out there.  They opened the set with the album titled track and continued for only about 5 songs.

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A Skylit Drive

A Skylit Drive

You could tell that the audience had not necessarily come to see them, but as they were warming up the crowd for the bands to follow after them, it was clear that they were gaining fans with every minute they were on stage.

Alesana came on next and tore it up.  Those guys were CRAZY on stage.  They all dressed the same in white jeans and white Hanes tee shirts.  Odd.  Their front man is nothing short of insane, and really pumped up the crowd.  Their music wasn’t all too bad either.

Escape the Fate followed, and I felt something was lacking.  The crowd seemed to eat it up, but there was something I couldn’t get into about their music.  Their new lead singer Craig Mabbitt – formerly from blessthefall – seemed arrogant and annoying to me for someone his age/level of “stardom”.  I’m completely of the mind that when bands are first starting off, they need to exude a level of confidence, but should still stay humble in their success and following.

I was hoping that after seeing them, I would want to go out and get their new album, This War is Ours, but… I don’t…

Overall, the bands we DID see were good, but A Skylit Drive really took the cake.  The vocals, lyrics and musicianship impressed me above the other bands there that night.  Make sure to check these guys out.  Do it now!