For me, GOATWHORE and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER was the best and last show of 2015. This one show had more stage dives than I’ve seen in the past 50 combined. To say it was complete chaos would be an understatement!
I arrived right after IRON REAGAN, and just in time to watch GOATWHORE annihilate the crowd with speed and Satan. Almost everyone there was screaming the lyrics right along with singer Ben Falgoust. Anyone who wasn’t familiar instantly became fans. I just can’t say enough about how incredible this set was with crowd pleasing favorites off of Carving Out the Eyes of God and latest release Constricting Rage of the Merciless. Nonstop excitement from beginning to end!!
Union Transfer exploded when THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER took the stage. Overall a satisfying setlist for all fans, a few off the new record Abysmal then right into some gems from Ritual, Nocturnal and even Unhallowed. TBDM shows are usually a hell of a party and this time was no exception. With an onslaught of stage dives, circles pit and frontman Trevor Strnad’s onstage antics till the very end……
This was a crazy lineup and it delivered one of my favorite shows of the entire year!!
LIVE WORDS AND PHOTOS: KELLY SHARADIN