Bad Wolves Get “In Your Head” In Denver

 

Label mates Bad Wolves and From Ashes To New’s “What’s In Your Head” summer tour finished up their run in Colorado and made a stop at the Gothic Theatre in Greenwood Village on Thursday night.

Newcomer Diamante warmed the crowd after local Denver band Tethys played a heavy hardcore metal set. Diamante is riding the momentum of her recently released debut album Coming In Hot. Wearing her distinctive tourquise dyed hair and matching high-top shoes, Diamante commanded a stage like a veteran performer. She played a energetic set of songs featured on her debut album including “Kind of Love”, “Bulletproof”, and “War Cry”.  It is no secret she gets some of her influence from 80’s rock bands and that is refreshing. She even got the crowd involved by playing covers by Skid Row (“Youth Gone Wild”), and Heart’s (“Crazy On You”).

Pennsylvania’s From Ashes To New was next up and ignited the stage. The band recently released a new album The Future and treated their fans to favorites from that including “Wake Up”, “Crazy”, and “Broken”. Vocalists Danny Case and Matt Brandberry are a great tandem both alternating lyrics, harmonies, and interacting with the crowd. Their spirited sound works well live and is obviously influenced by giants Linkin Park. They even performed the cover “Papercut” as a touching tribute to the late Chester Bennington.

Bad Wolves closed out the night with a blistering set of rock songs spotlighted from their recently released album Disobey. Out of the gate they blazed through “Officer Down”, “Learn To Live”, and “No Masters”. Vocalist Tommy Next is an incredible frontman and knows how to elevate a crowd.  His energy is infectious as he raises his hands swaying his arms and reaching across the barricade to shake hands with the fans. The Bad Wolves sound is quite diverse and is dynamic live. Their cover of The Cranberries “Zombie” has erupted recently and it was no surprise that it closed out the night.