Five Finger Death Punch and In This Moment Live Review

 The final metal show for Denver in 2008 had arrived on 12/1, and how appropriate it is that it happened to be 5 Finger Death Punch's first headlining tour hitting their home town. The Fillmore was packed wall to wall with a crowd of younger metal heads and even the most brutal mosh put veterans Denver has to offer.


 Horse returned as the opener for this show and I must say as much as I enjoyed their set when they opened for Mudvayne this one sounded much better. I was rather anxious to witness rising band In This Moment, and was not at all disappointed. They were met with one thunderous roar coming from the audience. Now I have to state for those who are not aware, Denver's altitude always leaves singers gasping for air, even Rob Halford of Judas Priest has a tough time here hitting notes and making them truly resonate. Well Maria did not share this problem, her voice sounded amazing and filled with conviction. This truly appeared to be a band living "in this moment" of triumph and just having a great time.


 5 Finger Death Punch hit the stage afterwards offering the audience their brand of balls to the wall aggression and enough testosterone to make even Stallone cringe in fear. For 5FDP's singer Ivan the energy of playing in front of that many people who were literally screaming his lyrics in his home town must have been a bigger rush than a priest in a room full of choir boys. I recommend all to check this tour out while they can, and don't forget your teeth guards. Now here is the visual evidence:



Review by: Rafi Shlosman

Photos by: Brandon Marshall


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Five Finger Deathpunch:

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