I must be de-volving as I get older because I find myself going to more heavy metal concerts than in the past. Last night it was Iced Earth and Symphony X at the House of Blues.
Symphony X is a more middle-of-the-road hard rock band with a fantastic guitar player named Michael Romeo. He was the reason I went to the show and I was not disappointed.
Iced Earth on the other hand is a bit more extreme and I just couldn't enjoy their set because the sound level was so LOUD. I had earplugs and even with them in I thought they played loud, so I don't know how anyone without protection could stay through the entire evening.
All in all, not a bad evening for $40 but it could have been a bit more enjoyable if the sound and mix were adjusted.