Slipknot, the nine-piece metal outfit from Iowa, are known to have over the top production and theatrics for their live shows, so what could possibly make their show any better? Halloween. As luck would have it, Slipknot and supporting Korn would be performing at the Gexa Energy Pavilion as part of the Prepare for Hell tour on October 31st. So the mass of people who would have already dressed up for the affair probably multiplied by five, or perhaps tenfold, for this reason alone. Which, I might add, made for an interesting and entertaining atmosphere. Touring in support of their latest release, .5: The Grey Chapter, the masked men from Des Moines made sure that Dallas remembered this evening with their brazen metal sound and crazy showmanship.
Korn had a great welcome to the Dallas stage as they cranked out some of their hits including "Falling Away From Me", "Shoots and Ladders", and "Freak on a Leash". I'm not going to lie but their show and sound was pretty great. Not to say I think they're not a good band, I just haven't seen them perform since 2000 at Reunion Arena and I wasn't sure how their show would translate that many years later. Once Slipknot took the stage, there was no doubts of how their set was going to go. It was going to be 200 miles per hour, amps set to eleven, and whole lot of fun. There was nonstop commotion onstage, and off stage, as the nine members feverishly wandered the Gexa stage as they performed songs from their fifteen year catalog. For me, I enjoyed the older stuff from their self-titled debut and their 2001 release, Iowa. It took me the better part of decade to finally see their set and it was more exciting than I could have imagined.
Photos of the show are below:
Slipknot / Korn @ Gexa Energy Pavilion Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on 2:30:00 PM Rating: