Chris Loomis

Children of Bodom / Threat Signal / Revocation @ The Yost – 2/13/2012

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Monday night was not a quiet one in Santa Ana, CA . . . The Children of Bodom 15th Anniversary tour with special guests Eluveitie, Revocation and Threat Signal turned this Monday night into a metal thrashing madhouse at The Yost Theater.  This tour is slammed packed with heavy weights from start to finish. At about 7:30pm Threat Signal started the madness with a short but brutal set. This band is a great opener for this bill and certainly got the fans warmed up for Revocation. The Boston based technical-death metal machine really got the crowd pumped and the circle pits going. Lead singer and guitarist Dave Davidson ripped through every solo and was quite humorous in between songs. With the conclusion of Revocation’s set the Yost was now jammed packed with fans and ready for some Swiss folk-metal . . . Eluveitie. This eight piece band pretty much took up the entire stage as in addition to your typical instruments this band includes a fiddle (violin) player, a hurdy gurdy player as well as a  flutist/bagpipe player and lead singer Chrigel Glanzmann also plays the tin whistle. Eluveitie certainly has an established fan base as the crowd was absolutely insane for the entire set.

At this point in the night could it get any better ? . . . Well YES it can. Headliner Children of Bodom hit the stage and The Yost Theater erupted with moshing, circle pits and all out craziness. Main man and guitar God Alexi Laiho ripped through a setlist that spanned the entire 15 year career of Children of Bodom. Alexi’s guitar playing is fast and furious and every solo in each song was just amazing to watch. Children of Bodom’s brand of melodic death-metal along with the crushing diversity of all three opening acts make this tour a standout and a must see from beginning to end.

Children of Bodom’s  15th Anniversary tour with special guests Eluveitie, Revocation and Threat Signal runs through March 4 ending in Baltimore, MD. Catch this show when it hits your town and make sure you get there early to experience all four bands!!

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