Metal legends Soulfly show Lexington fans how it’s done with Kataklysm, Incite and Alukah.
On a cold and blustery Sunday night in Lexington, hundreds of metal fans turned out to see Soulfly and Max Cavalera do their stuff. Touring in support of their 11th studio album, Ritual, Soulfly wasted no time getting down to to business as the house lights dropped and the guys took their places. Max was all smiles as he waved to the crowd that was now jammed as close to the stage as possible.
Soulfly started the evening with a couple of songs from the Ritual album, “The Summoning” and “Under Rapture” followed by “Fire” from their 1998 self titled debut album, and the night was off to a blazing start. Over the course of the next hour, Max and Soulfly gave the Lexington fans a little bit of everything including “Prophecy,” where Max stopped the show briefly after the song to give his pick to a guy in a wheelchair just off to the side of the stage, followed by “Ritual” before stepping way back into the dark ages with “Babylon”.
Feeding off the energy from the crowd and the continuous circle pit happening in front of them Soulfly blast into “No Hope = No Fear,” “Rise of the Fallen” before closing out their main set with “Back to the Primitive.”
Chants of “soulfly” welcome the guys back on to the stage where Max takes a minute to address the crowd “Thank you all for coming out on a Sunday night! Who out there has to work tomorrow? This one’s for all of you. Let’s see you jumping.” as the guys drop straight into “Jumpdafuckup!” ending a great evening of metal from a legendary band – Soulfly!
Soulfly is Max Cavalera with lead vocals & rhythm guitar, guitarist Marc Rizzom drummer Zyon Cavalera and bassist Mike Leon.
Providing the main support this evening were Canadian Death Metallers Kataklysm. Touring in support of their their 13th and most recent studio album, Meditation is the very successful follow-up to the Juno award-winning Of Ghosts and Gods, Kataklysm couldn’t have been better. Opening with “Narcissist” from the Meditation album followed quickly by “The Black Sheep” and “Thy Serpents Tongue” from the Of Ghosts and Gods album, Kataklysm start the set off in a great way.
Powerful frontman Maurizio Iacono is in complete control, urging on the rolling circle pit to keep going while the band reaches back into its vast catalog for fan favorites “As I Slither,” “The Resurrected” with a crushing double bass drum attack and “Crippled & Broken” before closing their set with “Outsider”
With a career now spanning almost 15 years and counting, Arizona metallers Incite are touring in support of their newest album Built To Destroy which was produced by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence) and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed).
Incite, fronted by Richie Cavalera along with drummer Lennon Lopez, bassist Christopher “EL” and guitarist “Dru Tang” Rome, opened their set with the title track from the new album, Built to Destroy and never looked back. Richie is a demon on stage! With a frenetic stage presence, he is in perpetual motion from the word go, egging on the crowd for all of the energy they have.
Not much for onstage banter, the guys barely take a breath as “Ruthless Ways,” “Resistance,” and “Up In Hell” come blasting off the stage in a rapid-fire succession that has the crowd moshing hard in a never-ending circle pit. Incite finish off their explosive, hard-driving set “Backbone” from the Oppression album before ending with “Savior Self” also from the Built to Destroy album.
Opening the evening were Maryland Death metallers Alukah. Delivering a fiery dose of Crab City death metal, Alukah blast through a set that includes “Demagogue” and “Carthasis” from their Defining Torment album before ending with their latest single and music video “Judas Cradle”.
Alukah is singer RJ Bunda, bassist Chris Meyers, guitarists Dante Dalton & David Demarr with Danny Bollwahn on drums.
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