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Venue: MGM Resorts Village, Las Vegas

Modern metal’s top guns battle the heat in Sin City

With temperatures nudging triple digits, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE [5] are probably wishing that they were indeed motionless and in white.

Instead, they offer fairly standard, keyboard-sprinkled metalcore that has teenage girls screaming “We love you!” at vocalist Chris Cerulli. In fairness, they have their moments, Devil’s Night being among them, but their style is more conducive to a darkened club than unrelenting sunshine. It’s churlish to suggest that BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE [5] are not well received, but it’s foolish to suggest that they’re to everyone’s taste. Their seven-song setlist, led by Your Betrayal, drags on way too long and leaves little residual flavour.

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