Thursday, September 26, 2002 @ 12:28 AM
Sevendust & Dry Cell Live at t
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REVIEW BY: Noaldo Montecinos, AKA Imajica
The opening band, Dry Cell, was entertaining enough but they sounded like every other nu-metal band out there with the singer yelling and another band member growling at the same time. (This is really getting old!) We had to wait 40 minutes for them to finally come out and they only played for 30 minutes! Their drummer and guitarist looked like high school kids.
After another 1-hour wait for Sevendust to begin their onslaught, the fans finally began arriving to the show. I was really surprised that there was such a small turnout for a band that has been cited as influential and partly responsible for inflicting bands like Staind, who used to open for them back in the day. Anyone that wanted to could have been less than 20 feet from the band.
The sound was tight and Sevendust gave us an awesome performance. They
played material from all their albums and pretty much satisfied the crowd with their energy and aggression.
Disappointments: They only played for an hour, they didn't do an encore
(of course the fans didn't seem to want one), and they didn't play "Fall", which is my all-time favorite Sevendust song. The guitarists seem to be very good, but they don't play outside of their comfort zone which is probably because of the nature of the music being more about the energy. It would be cool to see them do other kinds of stuff with side projects or something.
Surprises: There was a mosh pit! Very tight sound and excellent vocals.
I noticed that Sevendust is a "KROQ" band [local LA radio station], even though they don't play them much. Why doesn't KNAC have concerts (besides their once a year parties)?