2 Day Metal Fest
Jabber Jaws-Allentown, Pa
On stage tonight was a band LifesBlood, that I am not familiar with, . They established themselves that night, they performed a really tight set. I couldn't catch all the following bands 'cause i was at the bar talking and meeting cool people. Faith Or Fear is next on stage, it's almost midnight, these members are from the philly/Jersey area, and who have established their own sound of Thrash metal since the lates 80's. If the stage had been bigger I am sure that they would have been moving around with some great energy. The floor filled up a little more for FOF. Some have compared this band to Exodus and Overkill, well being an avid Thrash Metal fan, I don’t hear it at all ( maybe the riffs). Their set list was a killer , songs like CDS, TIME BOMB, RIP OFFS, PUNISHMENT AREA......
I appreciate watching a band that’s trying to be unique and knows what they are doing. March to Victory was next and did a good job as well. Last up tonight is Solstice, this band I do know but never had the chance to see them live. They kicked ass that night, you always want to see the crowds enjoying, that way you know you are dishing out the right stuff for all to walk away with a great feeling. Killer set list as well , people enjoying the show to the maximum and having so much fun and you will see Ryan on vocals/rhythm guitar, Dennis Munoz lead guitar, Alex on drums and Julian Guillen on bass. Their music though fast paced is well put together, guitar riffs, drum blasts, bass and brutal vocals are worth a listen. They obviously have worked hard/practised a lot to reach their accomplishments. Solstice has perfected their sound, its not just noise. And I found myself really enjoying their music. What a great fucking night that was. Really cool hanging out with cool Metalheads and glad to see the Metal scene getting stronger every day !!
Concert Report by Paul Caravasi