For nearly three decades Godsmack has released hit after hit and they continue to do so via the band's successful latest release Lighting Up The Sky.
The hard rock band’s consistent four member lineup and steadfast live performances remain polished and well-received. Last night the band rocked Blossom Music Center in Cleveland with somewhat of a greatest hits collection—fans sang along and fist pumped to: “I Stand Alone,” “Cryin’ Like A Bitch,” “Voodoo,” “Surrender,” “When Legends Rise,” “Awake,” “Bulletproof,” “1000HP” and many more from their eight album catalogue.
Godsmack sounded fresh as ever. Lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist Sully Erna often spoke to the crowd and frequently stepped away from his mic to rock out in front of drummer Shannon Larkin’s kit alongside bassist Robbie Merrill and lead guitarist, backing vocalist Tony Rombola while flames shot up across the stage.
I Prevail brought their signature rap/sing/scream dual vocal frontmen backed by rock, metal and some electronic elements. The energetic set did not disappoint as the band that continues to sell out venues performed both the heavy and soft with a few cover song intros (System, Slayer, Bizkit). Songs performed included: “Bow Down,” “Deep End,” “Breaking Down” and “Gasoline.” This was the band’s first night as part of the fall tour.
Flat Black impressed the crowd with ambitious guitar solos and solid heavy rock from the four piece that includes former Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook. With this being their first full run on the road, this is the band’s live introduction to crowds. They performed for about thirty minutes which included a cover of 5FDP’s “Wash It All Away” as well as their new single “Halo.”