What’s up Butcher Crew?! It’s ya girl, The Saw, and I’m here to bring you a Show Review from a great tour stop. Frozen Soul brought the “Frozen Whole Tour” to a stop in Winston-Salem, NC – at BreakTime Billiards – on October 29, 2021. Guilty View, Inoculation, Vomit Forth, and Sanguisugabogg are touring with the Headliner, and all put on a great show.
BreakTime Billiards is a really cool place! While the stage is small, the venue is large with an open floorplan. There are several pool tables that were never in the way of the crowd interested only in the show. A good size bar, with a great staff, served up drinks all night. And speaking of staff, everyone was awesome and seemed really glad to have a good crowd in the building. The sound system did a great job; all the bands sounded good and clear. We had lots of room for a pit, standing room for all to jam, seats in and around the bar area, and merch booths for all the bands.
As I said, all the bands were great! Guilty View, and then Inoculation, did a good job of transitioning the crowd and prepping for the mosh. Vomit Forth stepped up the prep-work with some good grooves, crunch, and gutterals. I was really impressed with Sanguisugabogg – even though I have no idea how to pronounce it, or what it means! They are a three-piece band – singer, drummer, and guitarist (who had a peddle to cover the bass) – that can fill up a room with sound! Incredible drumming, fantastic riffs and crunch, and an entertaining and powerful vocalist. These guys have been around a while and it shows. They had the crowd near frenzy by the time Frozen Soul hit the stage!
And when they hit the stage, the pit literally blew up! There were people falling and actually flying everywhere! So, Frozen Soul know how to get it done. Stage presence, stage show, and interaction with the crowd are works of art, and these guys (and girl) have mastered it. The rumors are true! Blue lights, smoke machines, a snow maker/blower, and a wall of sound with a crushing weight of Death Metal genius. I’m telling you, this was one of the best performances I’ve seen! I was really excited about seeing Frozen Soul and I was NOT disappointed.
I got to meet Chris and the guys (and girl) of Frozen Soul. What a great group of people who really appreciate their fans and seem to genuinely enjoy the social interactions of the scene. I bought the band’s debut album, Crypt of Ice, on vinyl, and got the album cover signed by each member of the band. What a great night!