Concert Reviews

Photos: Mastodon, Opeth and Ghost at the Fillmore Auditorium, 4/23/12

See Also:Twenty most gnarly metal shirts we saw last night(Photos) Opeth at the Ogden Theatre, 10/11Q&A with Bill Kelliher of Mastodon (Review) Mastodon at Ogden Theatre, 11/9/11(Review) Ghost at Marquis Theater, 1/27/12

The Mastodon, Opeth and Ghost tour may be the first one in which metalheads have to ask themselves: Should I really be moshing to this? Rodney Dangerfield once famously remarked: "I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out" - with this sentiment in mind, last night at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver came for a metal show and a prog rock performance broke out. That's not to say that any of the bands weren't mosh-worthy, but seriously, if you were moshing during Mastodon's "The Hunter" then you were missing the real show: The band's instrumental prowess, not to mention a deeply moving song about guitarist Brent Hinds's brother, who died of a heart attack. Each band gave fans plenty to watch on stage. Page down to see the highlights through the lens of Brandon Marshall with additional commentary from Brad Lopez.

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