After the ups and downs that were lived in the knotfestlast Sunday at the monumental stadiumthe time has come for one of the most desired sideshows of recent times: Panther Y Grave at the Movistar Arena. Many and many of the attendees who were in the marathon day that was lived in the festival carried out by Slipknot, Monday presumed to be a day a little more tiring for the metalhead public. However, those led by Phil Anselmo they have unimaginable magic despite the sensitive casualties that the original formation has had.
From very early on, the surroundings of the enclosure located in tupper avenue and the majority of the conversations had to do with what was experienced the day before in the stadium of Colo Colo. “Hey crazy, how brutal was yesterday”commented a young woman with a T-shirt down to several of his friends, who with their heads and some concoctions in their hands gave their approval to this testimony. In the O’Higgins Park security was placed on their income so as not to have a bad experience and the line to enter reached the subway of the same name.
Grave She was in charge of opening the fires and giving the perfect preamble to a fantastic night. The band formed in Belo Horizonte thundered with their presentation where “isolation” Y “territory” were the pieces chosen to excite the thousands of attendees, mostly, if not all, dressed in black. Derrik Green beside Andreas Kisser They were the ones who stole the movie in each song due to the energy they deposited to interact with their fans and that was reflected when they sang -at the end of their setlist- the classic “Roots Bloody Roots”.
At about 10:00 p.m. they went on stage Phil Anselmo, Zakk Wilde, Charlie Benante, and Derek Engemmanthe latter was in charge of making up for the absence of Rex Brown (he got Covid in Colombia) and to give life to this new stage of Panther already a meeting that was expected decades ago. Fire, lights and tokens of thanks from anselm they were the tonic between song and song; However, one of the tracks that shook every Movistar space was “This Love” from the plate titled Vulgar Display of Power. The heat was felt in each chorus of the song released in 1992 and which showed that this composition is one of the most reputable from those originally from Arlington, Texas.
Cemetery Gates was in charge of using it as a moment of emotion and memories towards the deceased vinnie paul Y Dimebag Darrellto give rise to the cover Planet Caravan” of Black Sabbath. The anthem “Walk” was thunderous every time Anselmo said the already classic “Respect, walk, what did you say?” and it was one of the highest moments of the day.
Domination/Hollow was the interface to close the night with “Cowboys From Hell”, one of the most emblematic compositions of the groove metal band and that left many fainting while they played it. At the end of the day, the vocalist of down he gathered the entire band and invited them to take a photo with the Chilean public, which filled every corner of the Movistar Arena. An assistant even yelled at him “good Gary Medel” to Anselmo remembering that episode of the Chilean team where the ‘pitbull‘ brought together those selected to thank the public for the support received.
The “Cowboys from Hell” They showed in Chile that, with this new lineup, they are capable of filling stadiums and, incidentally, leaving the doors open to continue touring and releasing new music, since this band is not made only to revive old glories but also to guide the new generations. of metal and, by the way, shutting down many expert mouths who say that this is not the same as before. That is Panther. This is the present. And there is no more.
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Chronicle and photos of Bastian Cifuentes Araya / @periodistafuioso