In this Dream Tour segment, the metalcore musician, Evolutionary Sleeper, reveals who they would want on their ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
I think for myself if I were to go on tour with any set of artists dead or alive, Pantera would have to be one of them, they were one of the first bands that got me into metal & music in general. The brilliant guitar riffs that feature on all their albums but particularly on Vulgar Display of Power & Cowboys From Hell really inspired me to start learning guitar.
Counterparts would be a great band to tour with, their music seems geared perfectly toward the live experience. Their raw energy & authenticity to their sound that is very infectious & not so easily found in a lot of modern heavy music. Their album Prophets really hooked me the first time I heard it & I’ve been listening to it ever since.
Karnivool is another band that would be great to play with live. They straddle the distance between big guitar riffs & aggressive vocals to quieter atmospherics & soothing melodies with unrivaled ease. They’re a band I started listening to quite a bit later on but the dynamics & creativity in their music is undeniable. Themata & Sound Awake are great albums.
I don’t like everything they have ever done but I think Cynic would be a really interesting band to tour with. Traced In Air is one of the most unique albums I’ve heard, the fusion of jazz, metal & ambiance makes it unlike anything else. They’re clearly highly skilled musicians too, anyone touring with them could probably learn a lot.