Hatebreed has Diamond Pub Concert Hall buzzing with a stellar performance with Dying Fetus, Code Orange, and Twitching Tongues
Metal fans were lined up outside Diamond Pub Concert Hall well before the doors opened, not wanting to miss a moment of Hatebreed’s 20 Years of Desire, 15 Years of Perseverance tour stop in Louisville, Kentucky. There was a palpable energy in the room as the final on-stage preparations were finished, the house lights dropped and Hatebreed catapulted on stage.
There was a little something for everyone during tonight’s show as the setlist incorporated songs from the band’s entire catalog including “Looking Down the Barrel of Today” from their most recent album, “The Concrete Confessional”, along with fan favorites “A Call for Blood” and “Destroy Everything”.
Frontman Jamey Jasta was in complete control while urging more and more energy from the crowd, which everyone gladly obliged. At one point, Jamey thanked the sold-out crowd for coming out to support Hatebreed, saying they knew they had to come to Louisville during this tour, “now let’s all go home hoarse.”
With the sold-out crowd pouring out energy for more than an hour, Hatebreed closes the evening with “I Will Be Heard”, putting a giant exclamation point on a killer evening of metal.
Death metal masters, Dying Fetus proved their dominance with a classic dark and ominous set. Touring in support of their 8th studio album and first new material in over 5 years, “Wrong One To F**k With”, Dying Fetus wasted no time starting with “From Womb to Waste”, “Fixated on Devastation” and “Grotesque Impalement” to everyone’s enjoyment. Dying Fetus finished their set in blazing fashion with “Kill Your Mother, Rape Your Dog”
Before the show, there was a lot of discussion in the event thread about seeing Code Orange and it is not hard to see why. On a stage awash in orange lights, Code Orange steamrolled through a brutal set of original music from their recent album and first major label release, “Forever”. Drummer Jami Morgan, guitarist Reba Meyrs and Eric Balderose on guitar/synth share the vocal duties while Bassist Joe Goldman and guitarist Dominic Landolin are ‘Tasmanian devil’ like stage front, twisting and jumping, adding to the overall energy of a powerhouse set.
Los Angeles based hardcore group Twitching Tongues kicked the show off with a rock-solid 30-minute set featuring frontman Colin Young’s searing vocals.
Photojournalist: Michael Deinlein