Scream it Like You Mean It felt like a multi-course meal; fans could try different dishes as the night went on and everyone tasted something new.
Of all the many concert tours this summer such as Warped tour, Summer Slaughter and Mayhem Fest, the Scream It Like You Mean It tour is the one that deserves the most attention. This tour brought a large crowd to the Masquerade in Atlanta, filled with metalheads and “screamo” fans alike.
An invisible yet expected presence of excitement and energy permeated the room while all of the bands put on wonderful shows with energy and vigor, and some were truly exceptional.
Opening sets by Secrets, Hands Like Houses and At The Skylines were a shocking surprise; they were talented, energetic and served as great appetizers for the later, more popular groups. Hands Like Houses lively and emotionally prevailing set made the band stand out among the opening acts, sounding similar to typical alternative bands, but with a hardcore-inspired sound.
The second course of this show included For All Those Sleeping, Like Moths To Flames and Volumes to name a few. Atlanta’s own The Chariot played a memorable and powerful performance with a hometown energy that truly left fans speechless. Vocalist Josh Scogin trotted around the stage like he owned the place! His heartbreaking voice echoed around the venue sending chills down the spines of head-banging fans.
Fans fed on an apex of bands like Attack! Attack!, Abandon All Ships, Woe is Me (also from Atlanta), The Acacia Strain and We Came As Romans for dessert.
We Came as Romans is a well known band that possesses catchy vocals, cheerful melodies and heavy breakdowns. The crowd could tell that the band onstage was having a great time along with the fans.
The Acacia Strain also commanded respect as are one of the heaviest groups with an unearthly sound, stage presence and attitude. With guitars that grumbled like a motorcycle starting up, The Acacia Strain remained unquestionably the most unique band on the tour.
Scream It Like You Mean It continues as a tour that is extraordinarily different than the rest of this summer’s concerts. Be sure to check out remaining dates at: http://www.screamitlikeyoumeanit.com