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Show Review: Five Finger Death Punch, Avatar, & 36 Crazyfists

By: Edward A. McGrath

Monday, May 4, 2015 the Soul Kitchen in Mobile, Alabama played host to a fantastic in-your-face show featuring 36 Crazyfists, Avatar, and Five Finger Death Punch.

First of all, I love attending shows at the Soul Kitchen. They definitely take the task of putting shows on very seriously. The lighting is good, security keeps things in check and they make it a venue where their fan’s concert and event experience is fun – but above all safe. The staff does a great job.

The show started off with 36 Crazyfists. They put on a very energetic performance.

Next we had Avatar, a band from Gothenburg, Sweden – bringing their amazing stage show and infectious tunes to the stage – tearing it to IMG_6504shreds as they rocked out before a musically lustful crowd. They are as visually appealing and entertaining as their music sounds to the ears, which is saturated in their potent melodic works of art. Lead singer Johannes Eckerström is definitely the star of this show. It’s very hard to take your eyes off of him for fear of missing something exciting.

I absolutely love the showmanship of this band and all of it’s colorful members! If you want to see a band that will give you all that they have, and leave you wanting more, then Avatar is your band. My only negative thing I can say about this great band is that it was over too soon. I’ve been to countless shows over the years and have found that very few bands can hold my attention the way that Avatar did. Fans definitely should never get bored at this band’s performance. I am a fan, so maybe I am partial. Avatar is what I believe to be this generations Marilyn Manson or Alice Cooper. I am interested in seeing where they end up when it’s all said and done.

Finally, the one and only Five Finger Death Punch took the stage in front of an excited and anxious crowd. After the recent fiasco at the Beale IMG_6828Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee – Five Finger Death Punch brought their show to Mobile and did they ever bring it. This will be a show I will not soon forget, and I am sure anyone in attendance will not as well. Ivan Moody and the rest of the members of gave it their all, and got the crowd involved including bringing birthday kids up on stage to be a part of the action. It was also really cool for Ivan Moody to have his mother fly in for the show. Is there a break up on the horizon for this legendary band? Not from what we witnessed. Everyone has a bad day from time to time and so let’s just hope these guys keep rocking and putting on tremendous performances like they did in Mobile!

All in all, I will always remember this show for many different reasons. This was one of those shows that will stick with me – wow- what a show!

Click to see more photos of Five Finger Death Punch and Avatar.

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