Hordes of metal fans gathered at In The Venue this past Tuesday, Nov. 2 for the Hard Drive Live Tour featuring Sevendust with special guests 10 Years, Since October, Anew Revolution and Aranda.
It seemed like the dress code at In The Venue that night was black, black and anything black. Tool, Iron Maiden and various other metal bands could be seen printed on almost every black shirt or black jacket.
10 Years played a decent set that included the single “Shoot It Out” from their latest album Feeding the Wolves, as well as a few other hard, yet melodic metal songs. The only downfall was that it was very dark during their set so it was hard to tell if the band was rocking out or not, but the crowd definitely was.
Metal fans are some of the most entertaining people when it comes to dancing or rocking out. Whether they’re whipping long black hair around or punching their fists into the air to the beat, they let it be known that they are passionate about what they listen to.
Sevendust started out their part of the show with a few crowd favorites including the song “Denial” from the album Home.
The rumor was that Sevendust doesn’t put on a very good live show; that is definitely not true. The band is very passionate about their music and it shows in their live performance as the band members’ parade around the stage and get the crowd hyped up.
One wouldn’t expect an acoustic song to make it into the set list for the Hard Drive Live Tour but Sevendust did it. The crowd was silent as Sevendust singer Lajon Witherspoon started to sing “Skeleton Song.”
The Hard Drive Live Tour was definitely a banger and hopefully SLC will be seeing the likes of Sevendust and 10 Years in the near future.