Way over 100 shows in 2012- a personal record!
Having seen Flametal/ Heavy Mellow (an incredible flamenco group that plays metal songs) a few times this year, it was only fitting that I go and enjoy Metalachi- “The World’s First and ONLY Heavy Metal mariachi band”. I’m really digging these bands that combine different styles of music. It’s always nice to hear a new take on good songs that have stood the test of time.
This was also the first real opportunity I’ve had to check out the amazing new outdoor stage area at Citywalk called 5 Towers, so this made for a perfect afternoon. 5 Towers is a fairly new state-of-the-art outdoor concert experience and this concert was part of its Music Spotlight Series. The screen and the lights are beyond awesome. I could go on for a while about how neat it is, but I’ll just recommend going there and checking it out instead.
What an impressive set list it what over the course of the two sets.
They played mariachi metal versions of Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Alice Cooper, Alice In Chains, Faith No More, Whitesnake and Europe- every song was great and most of the people in the sizeable crowd were really into it.
The highlights were when they played a Slayer song (I just found it too funny they were playing that on a Sunday at CityWalk) and two impressive medleys from Metallica and Led Zeppelin.