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Symphony X, Iced Earth and Warbringer


Hawthorne Theatre (map) Southeast
Thu., Feb. 16, 6 p.m. 2012 21+


Iced Earth were the first band that made me appreciate the melodic, anthemic metal that, on paper, sounds goofy. A 32-minute trilogy dedicated to the Gettysburg Address? Check. A set of concept albums telling the story of the Setians, a group of people who were on Earth before humans and who were actually aliens? Check. Songs inspired by films like Soylent Green and V for Vendetta? Check! Total nerdtown. But once I saw them live, I stopped laughing and rocked the fuck out. They deliver it all irony free, with a lot of headbanging, killer guitar riffs, and both piercing falsetto and growling-monster vocals. I still may not know shit about the metal genre overall, but I know Iced Earth put on a show even the serious thrashers can appreciate—once they get over how geeky it all is. MEGAN SELING

Hawthorne Theatre

1507 SE Cesar E. Chavez, Portland, OR 97214

Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Feb. 16, 6 p.m. 2012
  • Live
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