Words edited by Anna Mengani
Motionless In White returned home to the Montage Mountain Pavilion for their kick-off tour with Knocked Loose, After The Burial and Alpha Wolf. The show was estimated to have 14,000+ fans present. They added some heavy hitters to their hometown's show such as Make Them Suffer, Northlane, The Amity Affliction, and Parkway Drive.
Make Them Suffer, from Perth, Australia opened the show with their creative take on metal. They truly came out on stage with energy and power and got the crowd moving.
Next was Alpha Wolf. There's no doubt that this band enjoys what they're doing. Their music is filled with groovy guitar riffs and some serious grit. I enjoyed their set and had to stop myself from putting down my camera just to watch them perform.
Next up was Northlane, I hadn't listened to this band much prior to seeing them at Apocalypse Fest, but I really enjoyed their music that intertwines metal and techno with beautiful clean vocals.
After The Burial came up next with massive breakdowns and insane guitar riffs. This group knows how to get the crowd moving and does it with ease. If people didn't know who After The Burial was before attending the fest, now they do.
The Amity Affliction shows their love for metalcore through their amazing guitar melodies and their beautifully honest lyrics. This Australian band has definitely made a name for themselves through the years as a band.
Knocked Loose, from Kentucky, came in swinging. The vocalist Bryan Garris has vocals unlike anyone else and this band makes you listen to them from the moment they strike the first chord.
Parkway Drive, from Australia, did not disappoint. They have been going at it for 20 years and know how to crowd-please. Between their heavy breakdowns and their rotating drumming cage (yes I said that right, the drummer was literally playing upside down for their last few songs) there was no way you couldn't enjoy their set.
Motionless In White, where do I start? This band has formed and grown in Scranton, Pennsylvania and to come back to their hometown in front of 14,000+ fans is a behemoth of an accomplishment. You can tell how much their fans love them and in return, you can fully feel how much this band genuinely cares for their fans. They had dancers, costumes, large pyrotechnics and visuals. This band knows how to put on an amazing show, and put in the hard work. They definitely know how to represent the 570.
Make Them Suffer
After The Burial
The Amity Affliction