In this leg of the Silence in the Snow tour, Trivium found their way to Baltimore for the second night of their journey. They brought along Swedish power metal group Sabaton and the highly energetic Huntress. Check out the gallery below taken by Luis Rosales.
Opening the show promptly at 7, Huntress’ vocalist, Jill Janus, jumps on stage and starts the night off with ‘Sorrow’ without missing a beat the entire night. She had constant energy throughout the night and hit every note with such accuracy; she gives a performance as good sounding as the album. Everyone in the band interacted with Jill as she had each member sing along in the microphone with her. She also had a fan and light box on the floor so when she would stand on it, she would illuminate and give her an ominous glow to her dark look. Overall, Huntress put together a fantastic set that looked and sounded great.
Sabaton was up next to take the stage and it was clear from the beginning of the night that there were more fans of Sabaton than anyone on the tour. Before the show even started, there was a long line just for the merch table for Sabaton that almost went to the door. Now once Sabaton started, fans went absolutely crazy for the power metal group as they played their massive set that lasted just over an hour. It’s not unusual for groups to wear similar clothes, but tonight everyone decided to wear the same black shirt and grey camouflage pants. Aside from the looks, light production was phenomenal as the entire set was very well lit to match the intensity that Sabaton delivered. Playing a total of 11 songs for the duration of the night including the last two being an encore, fans all over treated this show as if it were a massive music festival with flags and diehard dedication.
Now for the main event of the night as Trivium sets up their stage to rock for the true fans that stuck around for them. From the giant “T” on both sides of the stage, to the Silence In The Snow album cover for the backdrop and fog filling up the stage, Trivium had the most production on stage out of everyone that night. Kicking it off with Strife, the band played songs from every album they put out going back to ‘Ember to Inferno.’ Aesthetically, Trivium had such a presence to them with the fog and lights, which consisted mostly with blue and purple lighting. The band even threw in some songs they haven’t played live for a number of years such as ‘Entrance of the Conflagration,’ ‘Pillars of Serpents’ and ‘Detonation’ and even making a live debut of ‘Rise Above the Tides.’ Overall a really well put together show and great musicianship from every band as this is only the beginning of the tour, so be sure to check the remainder of the tour dates and catch this tour at your next city.