LIVE AT THE CABOOZE in Minneapolis, MN | July 13, 2018
Easily being one of the most anticipated tours of the summer, The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel teamed up with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown, and Shadow of Intent to tour North America. I had the pleasure of attending the final show of the run, and it was an absolute blast. Shadow of Intent opened the show, and for forming as a studio only project, they certainly know how to perform live. The energy and presence were great from these guys, and everyone performed very well. Chris Wiseman (guitar) and Ben Duerr (vocals) deserve a special shoutout, and they both really brought it, and Ben Duerr’s vocals were studio quality. Shadow of Intent set the bar very high, and gave an amazing performance despite only having about 30 minutes.
Aversions Crown was up next, and while they performed very well, their energy was a bit low. While the performance was a bit lacking compared to the other bands, they still put on a good show, and are one another one to check out if they come near you. Up next was a band that I didn’t expect as good as a performance from, Fleshgod Apocalypse. These guys put on a real show. Wearing full 18th century European upper class dress, the band really commits to their appearance, and brought energy, technically, and a great stage presence.
Up next was Whitechapel, performing their revered album “This Is Exile” in its entirety. This was the only band I’d seen before, and they were better this time. The band’s performance was very tight, and while they didn’t bring anything very unique to the stage, everyone performed very well, and Phil sounded damn good. Lastly, performing their most recent album, “Nightbringers” in its entirety, The Black Dahlia Murder. These guys are damn fun live, they brought energy and stage presence, and were just a damn fun experience. This was the best concert I think I’ve been to. Everyone brought it, and everyone should go see these bands if they come near you.