West Palm Beach, Fl. (July 28th, 2019)
On Sunday July 28th the crowd that was packed into the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach Fl got a double barreled sonic gut punch in the form of grunge icon Alice In Chains and nu-metal godfathers Korn. Providing support for these two titans was Florida natives Underoath and Horror99. Horror99 kicked off the night with a high energy performance. For those that haven’t seen them, this three piece outfit combines punk rock, metal, and hip-hop.
Next up was Underoath. These metal stalwarts from just up the road in Tampa know how to put on a show. From the moment that guitarist Timothy McTague hits the stage and performs a frenetic drum solo to kick off the show to singer Spencer Chamberlains impassioned delivery, they give it their all every second they are on stage and the fans there ate it up.
Now it was time for Alice In Chains, one of the innovators of grunge, to show everyone why they are in the pantheon of rock gods. From the first notes of their opening number “Angry Chair” en masse the hairs on everyone’s body stood on end. They sounded amazing. Singer William DuVall having the unenviable task of replacing the long departed Layne Staley, sounded great and is clearly able to keep the legacy of this group alive and relevant. Their fifteen song setlist was filled with classics like “Man In The Box”, “Them Bones”, and new material like “Rainier Fog” and “The One You Know”. They closed out their time on stage with “Rooster”, which had every fan their singing along note for note.
Finally, it was time nu-metal titan Korn to take the stage. After twenty five years of making music they still have that raw energy and urgency to their sound and performance. Their opening song “Here To Stay” definitely sums up this band as they are here to stay. With an amazing lightshow that complimented their fifteen song performance, everyone there got more than their money’s worth out of this show. Not only did they play hit songs like “Freak On A Leash” and “Got The Life”, but they also spiced up favorites like “Shoots and Ladders” by playing parts of Metallica’s hit song “One” in it. This wasn’t a one off thing either; they did it again with “Coming Undone” by playing a snippet of Queen’s “We Will Rock You”. They closed out their performance with an epic version of “Falling Away From Me”. With the rich history that these bands have, no matter how high your expectations are they will blow them away. So, make sure you get a ticket to this white hot concert.
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