Location: Hacienda Heights, CA
Member #: 22,823
Trivium totally rocked some heavy balls on October 1st. Coincidentally, while waiting for them to come on stage, the venue was playing "Balls To The Wall" by Accept. It was a great show indeed. This was the second time I've seen them play at The Glass House in Pomona. Both times they sounded fantastic and rocked the energy! The Glass House is an awesome venue because it offers the opportunity to be a little more intimate with the band. The guys really like to get up close and interact with the crowd, but then again I'm sure a lot of you already knew that.
I'm so glad I was able to make this show, it really turned my day around, personally. That same day I had a dentist appointment and had some rather bad news, but Trivium were able to bring my spirits up high and flying. Matt spoke to the crowd a lot and I always love it when the performers really try to talk to their audience and not just work them.
The meet and greet went great, these guys are really cool and down to earth. I've met some artists before and sometimes they have an energy thats not positive, but these guys were all happy to greet us and talk with us what little they could. I got a picture with all the guys, and Travis in particular made me feel great, because I didn't get to take a picture with him right off the bat, but he totally stepped off to the side for me just so I could get a picture with him. That totally brought me up.
To all the guys in Trivium:
You guys are a great fucking band, one that's been needed by me for a long time. I've been a fan for a while now, but this last show really made me happy to be your fans. Thanks for the Meet and Greet opportunity.
The only thing I missed out on was the poster.But I got one of Matt's guitar picks, so I was soaring on everything.
Let's talk about the opening acts a little now.
Unfortunately I missed out on "Dirge Within" because my old lady was slowing me down, but I did get to full on check out "Darkest Hour" and "White Chapel"
Darkest Hour totally kicked ass. I shamefully admit this was the first time I had heard them, but their energy and music left a big impression on me, so much so that I went right out to buy a shirt of theirs. I would have bought a CD, but they were all out. I guess I wasn't the only one that they touched. Aside from my "Ascend To The Heavens" shirt, the Darkest Hour shirt was the only other thing I was able to buy there. They totally kicked ass and rocked their set. I hope to see them again soon.
White Chapel I never really heard before this either. I had heard of them, though, since the guitar players are in my ESP Guitar catalog. The band had great energy and was totally feeling the groove of their music, but to be honest, I wasn't feeling it so much. The guitar sound was too muddy. The bass and the drums sounded great, but you had 3 guys up there rocking some bad ass seven string guitars, but I felt like I was only hearing one giant muddy riff the whole time. I wish I could have written something better, honestly, but that's the honest observation that I have to offer. I liked their energy and the attitude of the band though, they have what it takes, just maybe need to work on their live sound???
Well, I hope people, if they attended, enjoyed the show as much as I did. Trivium is one of the tightest bands out there today.
I love you guys, keep on kicking ass and writing bad ass music. I hope to see you guys live again very soon. I'm going to try and make it to the show over at the Hollywood Palladium and I'm sure I'm not the only one excited to hear the next album once you guys wind back down from the tour!
Heavy Metal Forever!!!!!
Location: Long Beach, CA
Member #: 10,343
I agree with everything you said, Trivium was absolutely AMAZING.
I really couldnt stand Whitechapel though.. awful, the only part that was enjoyable was the drummer =\