Undeath, Frozen Soul, Bodysnatcher, Chelsea Grin, and Dying Fetus all in one night, made a pit stop at Concord Music Hall in Chicago.
The colossal tour package that is Undeath, Frozen Soul, Bodysnatcher, Chelsea Grin, and Dying Fetus all in one night, made a pit stop at Concord Music Hall in Chicago. Undeath, from Rochester, New York opened up the night with a crushing energy, despite it only being 6:30pm, a large crowd had already gathered and was more than eager to start a mosh pit or two for the opening act. The band took a moment to pay tribute to the late Trevor Strnad, vocalist of The Black Dahlia Murder, stating that their first tour was with them and Trevor and the rest of the band really took them under their wing and were grateful to have crossed paths with them.
Dallas, TX locals, Frozen Soul, took to the stage next. Starting off by giving the crowd a great sound check, then showering them with soap bubbles. The blue lighted concert room suddenly turned into a gym room, when vocalist, Chad Green, asked the crowd to drop and give him 20 push ups, giving them the nickname Frozen Swole. Florida based band, Bodysnatcher, was up next. Despite being labeled as deathcore, their sound seems to stray closer to that of modern hardcore. Bodysnatcher had the most aggressive pits of the night, not necessarily violent, but the crowd that comes from the hardcore scene was definitely enjoying themselves.
Chelsea Grin, direct support for Dying Fetus came out with a heavy hitting set. They played a career spanning set showcasing how many of their songs are instant classics. By the end of their set, they had the whole crowd jumping and moshing around, really intense stuff from a really intense band. Death metal legends, Dying Fetus, sound bigger and fuller than any ordinary 3 piece band. Seeing that Frozen Soul had gotten the crowd to do push ups, they themselves wanted to see if they could pull off the first human centipede mosh pit, but due to the crowd being shy of putting their faces right on the behinds of strangers, they settled for what seemed to be a death metal conga line. Despite 4 bands playing before them, the crowd still found energy to run around and scream along to the lyrics.
Five incredible bands in one bill is a real treat for those of you that get the chance to catch this tour. Each band there has enough of a following and talent to headline their own tour. Getting them all in one package, is a real metalhead's dream.
Review/Photo By: Heriberto Gallegos