Sully and company bring an unholy beatdown of metal in Broomfield
The days of rock bands filling football stadiums to the brim while thousands of fans give the devil horns as they rock to their favorite band seem to be of days past. Now Lady Gaga and Drake seem to be the one's filling the stadiums...for the most part. There are still a few bands that can reel in a legitimate sized crowd to rock the night away, and one of those bands is Godsmack.
The band landed on Wednesday night at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, which holds a pretty decent sized crowd. And there was no doubt this was a rock show, with a plethora of fans with a wide array of rock t-shirts anywhere from Metallica to Slipknot squeezed into the floor of the stadium to scream at the top of their lungs for their favorite rockers.
The bands that also played on Wednesday definitely played their part in keeping the rock scene alive as well. Things were warmed up by the now 14-year-old rock outfit, Drowning Pool. The band was likely more subdued than their earlier years, but still seemed to have quite a few fans in the crowd. The band made sure to rock to their most known song "Bodies,” which still seems to be the most identifiable Drowning Pool song to rock fans.
Probably the most energetic and arguably best band of the night was Five Finger Death Punch. Just think MMA meets Pantera. These guys had no problem rocking the face off fans, and did so with some hilarious props on stage to fulfill the heavy metal vibe. There was a drum set with every edge of each instrumental line with bullets, and a microphone stand comprised of bullets, skulls and a revolver for the singer to wail. The goatees were flailing around as well as the mohawks.
Finally, Godsmack took the stage much to the fans excitement despite the well played set from Five Finger. The stage was impressively set with rising amplifiers for the band to emerge from underneath. Before the band made their grand entrance, the song to precede the band taking the stage was AC/DC's "For Those About to Rock,” which had nearly the entire stadium shake their heads in approval as the excitement built for the set.
Once Godsmack took the stage, the musicianship was definitely evident for the band, as they played rock hit after rock hit. The impressive voice of Sully Erna moved with ease through their hits such as "I stand alone,” "Voodoo,” and "Straight Out of Line.” The band took the stage hostage and didn't let up for an impressive set that was likely to satisfy rock fans cravings!