The metal phenomon called DevilDriver cruised along and their set list included songs “I Could Care Less”, “Cry for me Sky” and of course, covering Awolnation’s hit “Sail”. What these five guys are doing is a a rarity these days. What I mean when I say that they’re a rarity, is that they give everything they have into the music that they put out. The interaction with the fans ranging from fist bumps from Neil, to high fives from Dez. I could sit down here a break apart the entire band member by member and how great they excel at their instrument of choice, but this is not a review for the members, it’s a review for DevilDriver.
I could find something great to say about each member, but its when all five take their talents and combine them. That’s when it gets real. It’s thos five members that get on stage TOGETHER to create some of the best metal out there. It’s those five guys who get on stage night after night to bring joy and happiness to their fans, no matter what, and continue to do it impeccably. If you’re looking to watch a band who’s in it for the money,
drugs, and booze, then DevilDriver is not for you. If you want to go watch a band who cares about their fans and the music they put their entire hearts and souls into, then these guys are the way to go. Disappointment is not in their vocabulary and if they disappoint you, then you
weren’t paying attention and were probably staring aimlessly into your phone.
The hour set went way too fast, and my disappointment grew at the realization it was wrapping up. They finished up the night with their song “Meet the Wretched” off of their self-titled album. If you have yet to hear this song, I highly suggest you give it a listen. I feel that it was the perfect song to close out the night with because it gave the crowd one last look at their energy and power. As the final song wrapped up, the crowd looked exhausted and soaked in sweat, but continued to give back the energy that DevilDriver put out. Overall, this show I feel was a huge success. Although I am unsure about ticket numbers, judging by the crowd I’m going to assume it was close to selling out (they’re no strangers to sold out crowds, by the way). If you’re a fan of high energy, good ol’ fashioned California groove metal, head to DevilDriver.com and keep an eye out for future tours. They just finished their “Bound by the Road” tour with Death Angel, Winds of Plague, and The Agonist, but I have a feeling that they are far from done!