One of the hardest working bands in metal, DevilDriver made another stop in the Bay Area, providing support for Arch Enemy before heading off to Europe with the mighty Machine Head. San Francisco got treated to what was probably one of the tightest and heaviest sets I’ve ever seen from these guys.
The band seems to have really gelled with Aaron “Bubble” Patrick (one of the most dynamic and physical bass players out there) after the departure of Jon Miller earlier this year. And don’t get me started on Spreitzer and Kendrick; when you see Kendrick assuming the position (if you’ve seen DevilDriver before you’ll know what I’m talking about), you know you’re about to get blasted with both barrels. For his part, Dez owned the crowd during the 40 minute set which covered a nice sampling from their entire catalog including the highlight, Dead to Rights from this year’s Beast.
It all went by way too fast for my liking; let’s hope we see these guy back out this way soon.
- End of the Line
- Hold Back the Day
- Dead to Rights
- Clouds over California
- I Could Care Less
- Not All Who Wander Are Lost
- Head On To Heartache (Let Them Rot)
- Pray for Villains
- Before the Hangman’s Noose
Be sure to check out the interview with Dez Fafara from April, 2011.
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