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Symphony X, Iced Earth and Warbringer

Recommended

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

$27.50-30

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
503-233-7100
http://www.hawthornetheater.com

Event Times
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  • Thu., Feb. 16, 6 p.m. 2012