Don Broco Rob Damiani

FEAR FACTORY
“We’ve known about this show for a while now, it’s the one that’s been most built-up,” grins Don Broco’s Rob Damiani, arriving onstage.“We all used to come to this venue as kids, growing up.” Was it worth the wait? Yeah Man! The band step onstage in their Miami Vice whites, to match the palm trees, and the new-found smoothness of Automatic oozes throughout the set. Tracks like Money Power Fame and Superlove arriving so pristine it’s like they were carved out of ice, while the heavier strokes of Priorities and Actors give some grit to the glossy flow.
A string quartet, an orchestrated Mexican wave in the crowd and the trademark push-up contest are all fun flourishes that fit comfortably into the placei In fEct, Don Broco are so completely at home on the bigger stage, they may as well start redirecting their post.
crunch of guitar: It’s only 15 seconds into the opening title-track of Fear Factory’s seminal Demanufacture Lp and The Garage is completely exploding.
We’re celebrating 20 years of that industrial-metal masterpiece, blasting through every skull-cracking track. Partying if you will like it’s 1995. Irish deathcore crew Dead Label kick the night off with bracing severity, but it’s Logan Mader’s Once Human that really hit the groove. Dropping a spine-tingling cover of Davidian,the ex-Machine HeadSoulfly guitarist isn’t afraid to acknowledge his roots, but stunning vocalist Lauren Hart guarantees they’ve far more than nostalgic appeal. Conversely, Fear Factory are all about the nostalgia, with classics like Self Bias Resistor, Replica and Pisschrist dropping thick and fast.Vocalist Burton C. Bell stokes the crowd with memories from this venue on the original tour, while axe-master Dino Cazares grinds unmistakable riffs
to every sci-fi metal hit. Bald spots and beer bellies markthe long-standing hardcore in the pit, and even the encore ends with 1992’s still-riotous Martyr: Thing is, the old cutting edge still feels pretty sharp; just ask the front-row maniacs counting teeth as the lights come up at the end.

Don Broco Rob Damiani

Don Broco Rob Damiani

Don Broco Rob Damiani

Don Broco Rob Damiani

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