Lamb Of God finally made it back to San Francisco after their summer tour with Dethklok was canceled due to frontman Randy Blythe’s unexpected incarceration in Czechoslovakia. Well Randy is out and Lamb Of God is back on the loose, headlining a diverse line-up that found die-hard fans of each of the bands lining up early for spots up front. Sylosis kicked off the night with some solid metal and Hellyeah got the crowd fired, but In Flames absolutely wrecked the Warfield and by the time they walked off the stage, seemed an impossible act to follow.
Never fear … Lamb Of God is not a band to be up-staged. LOG kicked off the set off with Mark Morton on guitars for Desolation as Blythe strolled on stage. Two things were immediately clear: 1. the crowd was ecstatic to see Randy and the guys back on stage, and 2. LOG planned to make up for lost time and deliver San Francisco a beating with an expansive setup with screens and ramps to the drum riser that was designed to let Randy roam (and own) the stage.
Probably due to advice from his lawyers, Blythe made no real mention of his time spent in a Czech prison and the charges leveled against him. However, he did mention how great it was to be touring again compared to how he spent his summer. Lamb Of God took a break an hour into the set which led some to believe that the end was nigh. Thankfully this was not the case and LOG came back with a five song encore including an absolutely crushing version of Laid To Rest that ensured that noone went home short-changed.
- Ghost Walking
- Walk With Me in Hell
- Set to Fail
- Now You’ve Got Something to Die For
- 11th Hour
- The Undertow
- The Passing
- In Your Words
- Laid to Rest
- Black Label
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