Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos concert review
Halestorm + Buckcherry + Papa Roach + Disturbed
Vorst Nationaal, Vorst
The Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos passed through our small country, bringing America's finest along for the ride.
Halestorm, Buckcherry, Papa Roach and Disturbed filled the bill, and the turn-up was good on an otherwise freezing cold night.
We came in during the Halestorm set, seeing the last two or three songs in their 30-minute set.
Refreshing is what you can call this band, ballsy yet toned down just a little bit. The reason behind this is their female vocalist/guitarist, but let that not be a guarantee for a "softer" band.
Her screams filled the place up and got the people expecting nothing but top-quality bands that night.
Buckcherry did good promo on their last effort "All Night Long", seeing that these were the songs that got the greatest feedback from the audience.
It struck me as odd that they would fit 3 songs from the latest album, and 2 more from the previous "Black Butterfly", which forced them to clear a whole bunch of the classics of their short set. In any way, the crowd ate it up regardless of what album the songs came from.
They played a solid set of groovy rockers, throwing picks around like they were dealing out candy, not wasting time on crowd control or stretched out singalong choruses, but still left me a bit unsatisfied. I sincerely hope these guys get the break they deserve, and fill a headliner slot shortly. They've got 5 full lengths to prove it, and more than 10 years of experience, so let's give them a shot why don't we...
We stayed through the Papa Roach set also, partially out of nostalgia, and partially because they did always have a certain Hollywood feel in their music, old stuff as well as new.
The classics still bring a smile on my face, the stuff I don't know is pleasant to hear, and the new material ("Hollywood Whore" was awesome!) definitely does the trick. Papa Roach is taking every venue by storm, still portraying the same ADD-like energy and keeping the people on their toes at all time. Just lovely!
Since Disturbed did not really fit the sleaze/glam/rock n' roll bill, we didn't bother staying for them, mainly because Buckcherry and Papa Roach did a great job, and why ruin that by something you don't like hearing or seeing, right?
A cold winter evening well spent, now we wait to see Buckcherry in a bigger slot, giving them the chance to get more of their brilliant stuff across.