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Last up was Saosin from Orange County, California and it was their first time back in Sydney, after thirteen years. As the crowd waited in anticipation, they moved to the front of the barrier. They opened up with 'Lost Symphonies', Anthony Green performed with stellar vocals and the fans sang along with him.
As Sacred Reich walked on stage, they did sound check and then they started playing their epic show. First up was 'The American Way' as they played on stage they had tons of energy and insane vocals. As Sacred Reich played 'Manifest Reality’, ‘Divide & Conquer’, ‘One Nation’ and ‘Awakening' their high-octane riffs accompanied by some primary and underlying riffs were stellar.
Last night there was Danger, and High Voltage in the Manning Bar in Sydney as we watched Electric 6 play two set lists! The dance commanders gave us the order to have fun, and the fans did not disappoint. The energy in the room was crazy, as the crowd was jumping up and down. Every lyric was being sung back to Electric 6.
As Stryper continued their set they played ‘Revelation’, ‘More Than a Man’, ‘Surrender’ and ‘Calling on You’. They had blazing metal solos and uplifting lyrics that had you gripped on a euphoric high. The drums sounded thunderous as Robert played his powerful drum beats. Michael Sweet and Oz Fox are a dynamic duo on stage as they played face melting riffs that triggered metal horns to fly into the air.
As they continued the set with 'Cocaine Cowboy', 'In The Raw', 'Tikket' and 'Riot In Everyone' the powerful chords, chorus and melodies bounced off the walls in the venue and the energy in the mosh pit and on stage proved that it was a legendary show. As you listened to Crashdiets songs they proved they have great songwriting skills and the attitude to match.
As they continued with 'Handshake with Hell' and 'Sunset over the Empire', the guitars powered over the audience with a classic heavy metal riff that made you want to headbang. Next up was 'Blood on your Hands' and 'As The Pages Burn', the guitar solos were extraordinary and brought the audience together treading the line between chaos and forming a circle pit. As Alissa kept singing 'Enemy Within' and 'Burning Angel', you couldn’t help but be blown away by her vocals. She brought a heaviness and thick brutality to the band's sound which is undeniably death metal.
As they continued with 'Knife in the Safe Room' they sang the lyrics and the crowd joined them and loved every minute of the song. We also got to listen to 'Sound the Surrender' and 'The Sadist Nation' They were fun tracks to hear live and the crowd was energetic and jumping around the mosh pit, people's arms were flying in the air and their hair was flicking around in circles.
Next up was the act we had been waiting for, the one and only (hed) p.e from California. As the band came out you could tell from the start that they meant business. Everyone in the venue launched forward to try and be as close as possible to the stage, and as they kicked off the show Jared said " Sydney you ready for some shit yeah let's go let's go" and the crowd cheered (hed) pe opened with R.T.R and Killing Time, you could tell that they are a well oiled machine and the chemistry they have on stage is undeniable. Jared Gomes not only sang a mad show but he played the piano and melodica pianica on bunch of songs throughout the night.
Geoff Tate kicked off the set with 'Walk In The Shadows' and the room was full of everyone singing every lyric. Geoff stopped and said " How are you doing Sydney" and the crowd clapped then Geoff said " It is nice to be here, it is nice to be back, it has been a long time, the world has changed and here we are, it is really nice to be back to see you once again. Tonight is the night, tonight is a very special night, tonight we are playing the entire Rage for Order album for you and if that one isn't enough the entire 'Empire' album as well" the crowd cheered even louder and then the band played "I Dream in Infrared".