Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Darkest Hour - Mayhem Fest 2014
On a hot day in August 2014, I planned on sweating beyond belief, suffering myself a little heat exhaustion, and cooking like an egg on a cast iron skillet. But, God Damn! I love this stuff. This is what separates the fans from the fan boys. The lover of music, the festival scene, the energy, excitement, and massive crowd, all of this is what I am built and programmed for. I will share the little bits and pieces here with you and throw in my photos as well.
Darkest Hour (http://officialdarkesthour.com/) was the first band I got to see for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. To say these guys were awesome would be old hat and stupid. Of course they fucking rock balls out, they are on the Mayhem Festival with 20+ other bands. They didn't make this cut on luck. All of the bands that performed this year need to have their head on straight about that fact. And the fans out there that didn't like this band or that band should shut the hell up, as there was enough distance in all of the different metal styles you could pick and choose.
Darkest Hour was surprisingly more melodic than I expected. There music struck a great balance between kicking in your teeth or letting you breathe between mosh pits. This translated wonderfully for the live crowd at a festival. For those that wanted to get there violence on and mosh their brains out...or those who wanted to stand with their arms crossed and breathe it in deeply...Darkest Hour hit the right chords. Like most of the bands, they came out charging and ran through their set and gave everyone just enough, and a little piece of everything to make it really fucking good!
Here are more photos from Darkest Hour onstage.