While this may sound redundant and blatantly obvious, the Lamb of God concert at the Fox Theater in Pomona on May 28, 2016 was absolutely brutal. Massive circle pits erupted and lasted for nearly the entire show. Frontman Randy Blythe was incredible to watch live. His never ending energy transferred to the crowd as he jumped off of his platform again and again. Luckily, he did it enough times for me to get a good shot of it!
The stage was brightly lit by various screens projecting fire, smoke, and pictures during the show. During one song, Randy dedicated the song to US military personnel who have lost their lives, showing their pictures on the screens behind him. One of the reasons metal bands are awesome is because of their support of the military. So many bands thank our military while performing on stage, and Lamb of God is one of them. The lighting during the show had a great deal of reds and yellows which went well with the tone of their music and the fire being shown on the screens. For a few songs, Lamb of God had smoke cannons blast out into the crowd, bringing the intensity to an insanely high level.
Lamb of God’s new album “VII: Sturm und Drang” debuted at #3 on the US Billboard 200 and has been doing quite well for them. They are currently on their headlining US tour with Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity.
Setlist: Walk with Me in Hell // Ruin // 512 // Ghost Walking // Now You've Got Something to Die For // Still Echoes // Descending // The Faded Line // Blacken the Cursed Sun // Anthropod // Hourglass
Encore: Vigil // Laid to Rest // Redneck