Friday, September 27, 2019
Concert Review: An Evening with Demon Hunter at Trees in Dallas, TX
I've been a fan of Ryan Clark's musical output since even before Tooth and Nail released Focal Point's "Suffering of the Masses." They had a 7-inch ep entitled "Neglected" released on Life Sentence Records a short time before their debut full-length which caught my attention. Seeing them live on their only tour was a highlight of my musical history. I booked Training for Utopia in Austin, TX and saw them live a few times and the experiences were always electrifying.
Let's not put all the spotlight just on Ryan. The rest of Demon Hunter are more than capable of holding their own on stage. Guitarists Jeremiah Scott and Patrick Judge both handle their instruments with precision and fury, trading off leads with each other and double-picking power chords that whip the crowd into a frenzy. Bassist John Dunn stalks around the stage adding the booming low-end to the songs while drummer Timothy "Yogi" Watts pounds out the rhythms that drive home a cohesive heaviness and groove that really has become known as the Demon Hunter sound.
I would highly recommend attending An Evening with Demon Hunter wherever they're playing around you. It's the definitive experience if you're a fan of the group. They play a little over two hours, with an intermission in-between their acoustic and heavy sets. No matter what your favorite "sound" of Demon Hunter is, they play a song off every album and there's something for everyone.