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Pantera with Lamb of God in Winnipeg

Winnipeg’s Canada Life Centre witnessed an electrifying metal extravaganza as legendary heavyweights Pantera, alongside the powerhouse Lamb of God and the eclectic Child Bite, unleashed an unforgettable night of headbanging fury. Metalheads from across the province converged to experience a night of pure sonic assault and unadulterated energy. In this concert review, we delve into the visceral experience, the mind-blowing performances, and the sheer intensity that defined this epic event.

The Canada Life Centre pulsated with anticipation as fans eagerly awaited the onslaught of metal mayhem. The venue’s atmosphere crackled with energy, fuelled by a diverse crowd united in their love for heavy music. From die-hard veterans adorned in classic band tees to fresh-faced enthusiasts ready to immerse themselves in the sonic chaos, the audience was a testament to the enduring appeal of metal music.

Child Bite

Kicking off the night with a burst of raw energy, Child Bite wasted no time in setting the stage on fire. The Detroit-based outfit delivered a frenetic performance, blending elements of punk, metal, and experimental rock with unparalleled ferocity. Frontman Shawn Knight’s manic stage presence and unhinged vocals commanded attention, while the band’s tight musicianship kept the crowd engaged from start to finish. Tracks like “The Masochist’s Daughter” and “Born a Hog” showcased the band’s eclectic sound, earning them a legion of new fans in the process.

Lamb of God

As the anticipation reached fever pitch, Lamb of God took to the stage with an unbridled intensity that was nothing short of electrifying. Launching into a relentless onslaught of crushing riffs and pulverizing rhythms, the Richmond natives unleashed a sonic barrage that left the crowd in awe. Randy Blythe’s primal screams reverberated throughout the arena, while Mark Morton and Willie Adler’s guitar work soared to dizzying heights. Tracks like “Laid to Rest,” “Redneck,” and “Walk with Me in Hell” ignited mosh pits and incited mass sing-alongs, showcasing Lamb of God’s undeniable prowess as modern metal titans.


And then, the moment everyone had been waiting for arrived – the return of Pantera, albeit in tribute form, with vocalist Phil Anselmo leading the charge. From the opening notes it was abundantly clear that this was going to be a night for the ages. The band’s unmistakable groove and swagger were on full display as they tore through a setlist comprised of classics spanning their illustrious career. Tracks like “Walk,” and “Fucking Hostile” elicited deafening cheers from the crowd, who sang along with fervent passion.

In the end, the Pantera show at the Canada Life Centre was more than just a concert – it was a celebration of everything that makes metal music great. From the blistering performances of Child Bite and Lamb of God to the triumphant return of Pantera, the night was a testament to the genre’s enduring power and the unwavering devotion of its fans. As the final notes of “Domination” echoed through the venue and the lights dimmed, it was clear that this was a night that would be etched into the annals of metal history for years to come.

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