Live: Escape the Fate in Indianapolis

It\’s difficult to put together an album that\’s heavy and poppy at the same time and have it turn out as good as Escape The Fate\’s Hate Me. Released in October, the album has elevated the band to another level and solidified them as one of the top bands in their genre. They\’ve hit the road with labelmates Hellyeah and From Ashes To New as well as New Year\’s Day for a tour that has a little bit of everything and has brought numerous different crowd\’s together for a night of unified rock and metal and the tour recently hit Indy\’s Vogue Theater. From Ashes To New have the rap metal sound that echoes classic Papa Roach, Linkin Park or Hollywood Undead and have the younger fans going crazy while New Year\’s Day have a darker lyrical content and both fit perfectly on the tour. After the two of them wrapped things up and had the near-capacity Indianapolis crowd going crazy, the lights went down and Escape The Fate took the stage to incite pure chaos and give Hellyeah a run for their money. They opened with the aggressive “Just A Memory” from Hate Me, which showed everyone the band had stepped up their game and were there to slit the throats of anyone who doubts them. Their set was loaded with a beautiful balance of new tracks and ETF fan favorites like “Gorgeous Nightmare” and “One For The Money.” Their energy and attitude have both gone up to max during this album cycle and it translates to the stage as nothing but sheer intensity. In Indianapolis, the crowd saw the emotion and aggression and fed it right back to the band, equaling one of the most memorable shows of the year. Capping the night off was road warriors Hellyeah, who were gearing up for the release of their upcoming album- Unden!able, from which they played the lead single, “Human” enroute to a metal blitz of pure energy that left the Indianapolis crowd wondering what the hell had hit them. -Reggie Edwards Click here for exclusive photos of Escape the Fate