Engine rooms venue was packed with Escape the Fate fans this Thursday.
The night started off with everyone gathering around ‘These Days Are Numbered’ band who were the first to hit the stage. ‘These Days Are Numbered’ is a UK-based metal band. Even though their music was different from the main band performing, they successfully gave a crowd all the energy it needed to keep up with the show throughout the night.
‘Fearless Vampire Killers’ were the second to hit the stage and the ones who kept flow of energy for those who came to enjoy the night. Band delivered an awesome set. Kier and Laurence, the two vocalists/guitarists of the band, took turns in singing and guitar playing and both were extremely good.
By listening to their song you can understand how different it is different from others, which could possibly make the recording process much more complex. No wonder the guys showed everyone an excellent show before the main band appeared on the stage.
The clock hit lock 10pm and fans are ready for Escape the fate. The stage fades black, the crowed starts chanting ‘Escape The Fate. Escape The Fate’. When the band appeared the crowd went insane.
It was possible to feel the energy radiating from the guys on stage by simply standing in between the fan zone and the stage. Escape the Fate went on from growling (with surprising amount of power) in ‘Ungrateful’, to melodic pop vibes in ‘Ashley’ and ‘Something’.
While performing, Craig Mabbitt (vocal) and TJ Bell (bass) were entertaining their fans with some quality banter on stage. That made night not just about ‘come and listen to our songs’, but also filled it with laugh and excitement. There was one time when Bell opened one of the water bottles on stage and spewed all the water on the audience, then threw the empty bottle into the crowd. The roaring crowd was desperately trying to catch the bottle that had been touched by one of their idols.
I had a happy chance to not only enjoy the full show and listen to all of the song but to take the pictures of the guys performing (even though the way they energetically ran and jumped all over the stage made it quite hard to capture their moves without pictures getting blurry).
Escape the Fate presented enough material to keep both old school and new fans happy, as the setlist included a massive compilation the tracks of their five- album collection from over the last 10 years, which consisted of The Flood and 10 Miles Wide.
They dedicated steamy ‘Gorgeous Nightmare’ performance to the ladies, complete with some ‘entertaining’ dancing.
Later, as the guys have already left, the loyal fans started asking their idols for ‘one more song’. After just a moment after their return on stage Thrasher gave out an impressively intricate guitar solo from, which showed his immense talent and kept everyone’s attention , the rest of the band then reappeared with ‘The Guillotine’ what was followed up with ‘This War is Ours’ (‘Guillotine 2’).
If you are looking for a rock show with nonstop high energy and amazing atmosphere, Escape the Fate show is definitely the one to go and see. You will not be disappointed!