When American heavy metal pioneer and legend Dimebag Darrell Abbot was killed, it left metal music fans stunned and shocked that one of the innovators of American metal was gone. It made people wonder if there would be a next great American metal band, and if so, would they be able to keep the spirit and intensity of Dimebag’s metal alive. Five guys from Richmond, Va. were out making noise before the death of Dimebag and soon after proved that they are the next great American metal act, and they are known as Lamb of God.
A few months before the tragic murder, Lamb of God played a show at Trocadero in Philadelphia. This show was recorded and recently released on DVD and is ironically titled Killadelphia. Not only is the performance on the DVD nothing short of spectacular, it defines what American metal is and how it should be played. Their performance shows that an American metal concert isn’t good because of great stage props and theatrics; it’s just pure raw talent combined with the fuel of the crowd. That’s what Lamb of God does at the Trocadero and it is what Dimebag would have done while playing with Pantera.
When you watch this DVD you not only get to see an adrenaline pumping concert, but you also get to know the band personally. There are hours of extra footage of the band on the road. You learn that lead singer Randy Blythe likes to eat boiled peanuts, guitarist Willie Adler likes to play pranks on everyone and that though they love what they do, they still miss home. You see that life on the road can have some really stressful moments.
If you’re a musician that enjoys playing metal music you will really be interested in watching the band’s sound check. You get to see Adler and Mark Morton tear into their guitars and play metal music as well as anyone out there. Riff after riff, the guitarists leave you awestruck with their amazing talent. It is truly an inspiration to any musician who loves metal.
Dimebag may be gone but his spirit and the great American metal he helped create still lives on in Lamb of God. This DVD is proof that there is no other band out there that can create and play American metal better than these guys. After you watch this DVD, check out www.lamb-of-god.com for tour dates. Then you can get out of your living room, jump into the pit and mosh with a great American metal band.