On their very first tour this new, old, band formed by J.D. Deservio of Black Label Society are working hard to get their live set perfected. Having spent some time with their new CD I can tell you that some songs work well live, others not so much, but with a set list that is pretty much limited to songs from their first release and maybe not getting the best mix you go with what you got.
That said undoubtedly the song "Dead Man Walking" was both mine and the crowds favorite with a monster bass crunchiness that sounds like it's straight from the disc. This song should be getting massive airplay on the harder FM and Satellite stations and should be the song that makes their disc chart.
Frontman Gregg LoCascio belted out vocals that were more than a little reminiscent in rang and pitch of Chris Cornell, and JD's bass lines were straight from the Ozzy/Sabbath playbook. Both worked the audience hard while guitarist Joe Taylor stood like a statue, strangely Iommi-esque, intensely focused on his riffs as they tangled their way in and out of the rhythm. The band works well together both in terms of their sound and their stage show and was a good (almost perfect) match to open for Black Label.
This is most definitely a band I will be putting on my "see again" checklist. It will be interesting to see them gel and put out a few more releases, they could turn into something much bigger than just an opening act.
Cycle Of Pain Austin Set List
down witcha pain
dead man walkin
do my work high