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Bullet For My Valentine, Asking Alexandria & Cane Hill – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – May 10, 2016 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Bullet For My Valentine – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – May 10, 2016 - Photo by Erik Gibbons © 2016

Bullet For My Valentine – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – May 10, 2016 – Photo by Erik Gibbons © 2016

Bullet For My Valentine, Asking Alexandria & Cane Hill – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – May 10, 2016

The spring is the time of the year where you can expect some pretty epic tours. The British Invasion Tour, consisting of Cane Hill, Asking Alexandria, and Bullet For My Valentine is one of those tours. This show took place at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. This was my first time attending a show here and I ended up really liking the venue. The staff was very accommodating and the show ran very smoothly.

Cane Hill was the first band to play. I’d never really heard much about them until I got the chance to see them perform. Their music is actually pretty cool and their live performance is highly energetic. Their music reminded me of Korn, mostly, but, it had a lot of originality to it as well. If you’ve never listened to Cane Hill, then I suggest you go and check them out. They have a new album coming out on July 15th.

Asking Alexandria – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – May 10, 2016 - Photo by Erik Gibbons © 2016

Asking Alexandria – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – May 10, 2016 – Photo by Erik Gibbons © 2016

I was most excited to see Asking Alexandria because of their new vocalist, Denis Stoff; an unknown, YouTube sensation hailing from Ukraine. It was interested to see exactly how he could fill the void that was left after the sudden departure of founding member, Danny Worsnop. They opened with “I Won’t Give In” and continued their set with a mixture of old songs and some new. Overall, I think Stoff will pull this off. He’s very talented in and out of the studio. Asking Alexandria recently released their latest album entitled The Black on March 25th and it was produced by Joey Sturgis.

Bullet For My Valentine – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – May 10, 2016 - Photo by Erik Gibbons © 2016

Bullet For My Valentine – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – May 10, 2016 – Photo by Erik Gibbons © 2016

Finally, Bullet For My Valentine began their set. I’ve seen them three times now and they seem to get better every show. They started with “No Way Out” which led into “Your Betrayal” and included hits such as “4 Words (To Choke Upon),” “Scream Aim Fire,” and countless others. Song selection is key when playing live and Bullet For My Valentine seems to have that perfected. Be sure to check out their latest album, Venom, and purchase it wherever music is sold.

Erik Gibbons

Copyright ©2016 PopEntertainment.com. All rights reserved. Posted: May 15, 2016.

Photos by Erik Gibbons © 2016

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