Five Finger Death Punch/Hatebreed/All That Remains

By Kaitlin Follmer

Published on Sunday, January 8, 2012

Five Finger Death Punch recently made a stop in Baltimore during their latest tour. Kaitlin Follmer was able to check out the show, her review and photos are below.

All that Remains:

Coming into this show, this is a band I was excited to check out. I have never seen them before but have heard good things. They came out on stage playing “Hold On” and were definitely fun to watch, lead singer Philip Labonte was immediately tuned in. He had such a powerful voice and wide vocal range that definitely translated live. Throughout their set they commanded your attention and took beaks to re-engage the crowd. Overall I thought this band was fantastic and look forward to the next time they come around.

Hatebreed:

This is another band I had not seen before, though I was able to shoot Jamey Jasta’s side project Kingdom of Sorrow at Mayhem fest this summer. It seemed likely that would be an indication to what Hatebreed’s set would be like. Between Jasta’s powerful screams and relentless energy, the crowd exploded. For me as a photographer this was a challenging shoot, Jasta wasn’t in one spot for more then a couple seconds before he started jumping around the stage. Bassist Chris Beattie was another huge part of the set, more often than not you could find him planted up against the amp.

Five Finger Death Punch:

I saw Five Finger Death Punch for the first time just over a year ago, opening for Godsmack. At the time I didn’t know too much about them, but I had first heard of them when they released their single “The Bleeding.” This time around, I was more familiar with their music and excited to check out them out.

I was immediately drawn into their set. One of the main focal points was Ivan Moody’s mic stand; the base was a spine that attached to a skull that had brass knuckles in its mouth. They had a very industrial, army based set up which matched their music perfectly. That being said, they sounded phenomenal. Ivan was constantly at the front of his stage throwing his mic in the crowd, and jumping all over the stage. Jason Hook is another huge part of this band, at one point he had even asked a crowed member to bring him a beer, and presented the man with a guitar pick. The crowd absolutely loved him. I would definitely not pass up the chance to see them when they come around again, fantastic live show.

Photos (Bands Listed in Alphabetical Order):

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