A couple weeks ago I photographed a great show that included four metal bands that were all stellar live acts. The bill included Killswitch Engage, Miss May I, Darkest Hour, and The Word Alive. Killswitch Engage was the act I looked forward to seeing the most that night, especially since this was kind of a reunion of sorts being that they brought back original vocalist Jesse Leach. Their set was of course explosive, hard hitting, and completely had the crowd freaking out as they sang along to well over half the set list. The surprise act of the night in my opinion was Miss May I.
Miss May I has actually came through St. Louis often but I’ve never had the opportunity to catch them. I was so happy that they were on this tour, from a photography stand point they were great to shoot because all the band members were constantly running from one end of the stage to the other. Lead vocalist Levi Benton is one of the most animated front men I’ve photographed to date, playing to the crowd throughout the set often calling the audience out insisting they raise their fists in the air and participate in the show. Do yourself a favor and catch this band live the next time they come through your town, actually if you are a heavy metal fan I suggest you look up all the acts that were a part of this tour because you won’t be disappointed.