The day before finals week started at my school I went to see my first major heavy metal concert with only a few friends: Rammstein. I couldn’t have started off the week in a better way. The day started off with me making the drive to meet up with the others and then going to the DCU Center from there. To anyone who’s never been, it’s a pretty good venue in the city of Worcester. It was significant that I got to see them there since it is the very place that they were arrested for their performance of “Buck Dich” on June 5, 1998. The interior is that of most larger indoor venues; a floor with tiers of seating all around. Before we got inside though, we had to wait in line for hours. Luckily we were near the beginning of the line and we talked about what we hoped the night would be like. We could feel the brick walls we were sitting up against shaking from the sound check and our anticipation built. One guy we talked to worked for the DCU Center and told us that he had never seen so much fire in all the years he had been employed there.
Hey there, Melissa of Metalosophy here! This is my first post for A Metal State of Mind. Since I go to local shows pretty often you’ll notice that my posts will be about bands from my area, New England.
This past weekend I went to a show and one of the bands playing was The Workout. I had been introduced to their music through the kid I used to do the local radio show with at my school. Over the past few months I have been listening to their album constantly. Saturday was the first time I heard them live.
It was a welcome back gig for the band and it took place in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Out of all the bands playing, The Workout got the crowd going the most. People were moshing the entire time. The only problem was they had so much effects and equipment that the power kept going out. Still, they were just as great live as they were on CD and a fun time was had by all. I got one of their unique “Embrace the Moon” shirts where the inside of the shirt can be used as a “mask”. (See fan picture from their Facebook page for example)
They have a sort of unique sound but I guess you could describe them as metalcore. The only band I listen to that sounds close to them would be A Day to Remember but even that’s not entirely accurate. If you want to take a listen and decide for yourself (which I highly recommend) you can listen to their albums here. If you ever find yourself in New England, I suggest checking them out for yourself!