COLD w/ AWAKE FOR DAYS & TIME KEEPER
@ FINE LINE MUSIC CAFE, MINNEAPOLIS (MN)
OCTOBER 23, 2019
Time Keeper, an unsigned, melodic-hardcore band from Minneapolis opened the Broken Human Tour. A set time of roughly 30 minutes had this five-piece, low in banter, but high in energy. Their performance was technically sound and entertaining. They clearly had fun, despite the lukewarm response from the crowd.
Awake for Days, from Nuoro in Sardinia, Italy, took the stage and seemed to ease into their set. As the night progressed, they became more comfortable as they warmed the crowd for the headliner. The alternative-metal four-piece played effortlessly and precisely through their set and what they asked of the crowd, the crowd happily provided with few groans. Awake for Days has the potential to build a loyal following in America if they can continue to impress crowds and perform at the level they did during this set.
COLD, aside from three shows in 2014, have not toured extensively since 2011 but sound as fantastic as they did back then. Inevitable lineup changes were obvious, but made little to no difference in the sound and chemistry of this five-piece. They played through their catalogue of singles, hits, and crowd favourites. Sierra Swan joined the band onstage to reprise her role as guest vocalist on “No One” and “Suffocate”. The crowd lent their voices to many of the songs as frontman Scooter Ward admitted he wasn’t feeling well but was going to push on nonetheless. COLD is touring in support of their latest release “The Things We Can’t Stop” and if you are feeling nostalgic or interested in what the nu-metal scene was like in its heyday this is your chance. If you just want to catch a few bands with big potential in a small club, this is a prime opportunity.
(Photography by Scott Allen Cornell)