Legendary industrial metal act, Ministry brought their Industrial Strength tour to Royal Oak. Kicking off the night, metal act Corrosion of Conformity who were blazing through a nostalgic heavy metal setlist. A COC show is always a fun experience, and this one was no different.
Genre-bending act The Melvins were up next, playing a set featuring numerous tracks from there long and impressive career. Headed by the charismatic frontman Buzz Osbourne, the trio gave fans something to remember as not many can do it like these legends, especially after all these years. An impressive performance all around.
Finally, the fence came up, and Ministry took to the stage. The fence is somewhat reminiscent of those chicken wires that were put in bars protecting the bands from, let’s say, less than happy patrons as they would hurl bottles towards this age. But of course, it’s Ministry, so we’re seeing nothing but horns in the air. The fence is also a little bit of a throwback to the stage setup they would use in the early 90s.
Though the band I’ve seen a few lineup changes, the band is still there with their raw and powerful intensity. Overall, an absolutely incredible show and a fantastic tour to catch.
Corrosion of Conformity