Live: DevilDriver, Death Angel and more in Baltimore
DevilDriver is currently out on the Bound by the Road tour with Death Angel, The Agonist, Winds of Plague and Azreal. This is a tour that offers a little bit of something for everyone, which is why I was so stoked on hitting the Baltimore date.
Azreal is a bit of a lesser known band out of Australia and they are making quite the impression out on this tour. The guys come out overloaded with energy and are the crowd really enjoyed it. Their set was absolutely fantastic and I really hope I can catch them out on another tour again soon with hopefully a bit of a longer set.
I was totally blown away by The Agonist. I’m always a little more excited when there is a female vocalist and Vicky from The Agonist is working her way onto my favorites list. The band worked so well together on stage and the crowd loved every little thing they did, it was a very good set.
Winds of Plague is always a blast to see live and this tour was no different. Vocalist Johnny Plague holds back nothing and does a fantastic job of getting the crowd riled up. Winds of Plague has always been a bit on the intense side of things and they definitely stood out with their set of both old and newer songs which I was extremely impressed with. But then it was on to Death Angel, who absolutely tore the damn house down.
Vocalist Mark Osegueda did seem slightly confined in the small space that he did have on the stage but other than that it was a phenomenal set. Before playing their new single “The Moth” from their new album The Evil Divide, Mark was also keeping the crowd entertained in other ways like saying they were going to play “their moth song”, obviously poking fun at Metallica, all in good fun.
DevilDriver closed out the night with a killer setlist, even pulling out their cover of “Sail”, which was fantastic. They also played a pretty consistent mix of newer and older songs with favorites like “Clouds over California” and “Not All Who Wander Are Lost”.
Even though DevilDriver remains one of the most consistent and powerful bands I’ve ever seen live, this tour they seemed to turn it up to 200 making for one of the best tours I’ve seen thus far this year.