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On March 30, I went to a concert featuring Sevendust, Red, Diecast, and Invitro. The show began at 7:02 p.m. on a Friday evening with five band members walking on the stage with foil masks. The band Invitro began to play a weird mix of hard rock and punk. Full of energy, all members were rocking out with their foil masks and when they were done with the first two songs, they threw their masks to the audience.
Their performance was good, but a thing that really messed the show up was the loudness of the speakers. I’ve been to plenty of shows and sometimes next to the speakers, but this band had them extremely high. It hurt my ears every time the singer did his high voice. On the fourth song, the speakers were louder! It really killed their show, so I would rate their performance 7.5 out of 10.
After their performance the next band, Diecast, started at around 7:50 p.m. This five-member band had a better performance than Invitro. All members were pretty energetic only on the harder parts. Diecast had a better mix of Metal with some smooth simple riffs.
A song that stood out from the rest was a song called “The Coldest Rain” because of the soft vocals. Furthermore, later on in the song, the whole band played a great performance of Metal. In total, I give their performance 9 out of 10.
The energetic band Red played next at 8:40 p.m. in typical rock-show clothes. This band had a slower beat than the previous bands, but they still put up a good active show. This band had a little similar sound to the band Linkin Park, though not so complex, the band would still be considered as a Christian band.
Since I didn’t know this band that well and did not like their sound, I would still recommend this band to anybody that likes softer beats. Overall I give this band 8.5 out of 10.
The main stage was for the band Sevendust, which played for more than an hour and a half.
Sevendust have been in the scene since late 1997, and their recent CD “Alpha” was released this month.
The band was great, and had some interesting melodic tunes to their music.
At a certain point after a song, the drummer would give some interesting drum beats while lead singer Lajon Witherspoon spoke to the crowd. The band had a great stage appearance and good interaction with the crowd.
The speakers were loud, but they had a better vibe than the opening band, Invitro. For this band I would give them 8.5 out of 10.
The whole show was great and anybody who missed it should try to make it to any other Sevendust show. If you don’t like the pit, it would be wise to sit due to the rough play of inconsiderate jerks.
I give this whole show a 9 out of 10.

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