The Duluth News Tribune have written a short review on Avenged Sevenfold’s set in Duluth, MN on the “Buried Alive” tour.
Say this for Avenged Sevenfold: They certainly know how to make an entrance. They dropped the lights. Then the music started. From behind a sheer black curtain bush-sized bursts of flame sprouted, followed by a siren. The curtain whooshed up to reveal a glowing skull with wings and a stage covered in a low layer of fog.
M. Shadows, etc. burst into the growly speed-rock hit “Nightmare,” the final act of the four-band bill on its “Buried Alive Tour” on Wednesday at Amsoil Arena. It was a show that included fire spouting from about a dozen points on the stage, bursts of star-shaped flames and cloud-shaped puffs, and lasers and spotlights. Avenged Sevenfold played about a 90-minute set that included hits from its most recent album “Nightmare,” but also pulled from the early days.
M. Shadows addressed the audience before the band’s third song, calling it the craziest audience of the tour so far. “This is what I grew up on,” he said. “A few thousand of us beating the (crap) out of each other at a rock and roll show.” Then he welcomed new fans and blended it into “Welcome to the Family.” Before playing a slower song, “So Far Away,” front man M. Shadows gave a shout out to The Rev, a former drummer for the band, who died about two years ago. Midway through the song he called for more lighters and more cell phone apps to let The Rev know his life was being celebrated.