Lester Robancho, writer
As I parked my car on the gravel parking lot across the street from The Boardwalk, I didn’t really know what to expect from Burn Halo, who had a show there that night. They attracted a pretty good sized crowd, all varying in age and background. The moment Burn Halo took the stage the atmosphere instantly changed. Compared to the local bands that played before them, things became really different really fast. They came out strong with their first song “Save Me.” They immediately followed with “Up From the Ashes.” The crowd was already rocking out and moving to the music.
After a few more songs they took a brief pause to play an interlude. James Stephen Hart, the lead singer of Burn Halo, asked everybody how they were doing, to which, seemingly the whole venue, responded with excitement and uproar. Their biggest song at the moment “Tear It Down” soon followed afterward. Before this, several people were yelling, demanding they played this song. The band followed with some very good solos. The solos demonstrated how skilled each member of the band was.
I can easily imagine any member of the band playing on their own and it would still be entertaining. The drum solo came first, followed by a guitar solo, eventually coming together to play a cover of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers theme song. This was probably my favorite part of the show. It was very unexpected, and they played it very well. The next three songs they played were “Alone” and “Our House”. The show took a quick change of pace with the intro to “Dakota”.
Another interlude treated the crowd to the Walking Dead theme song. With one of their more popular songs, “Dirtly Little Girl”, a small mosh pit formed in the middle of the crowd. There was a strong amount of energy. Burn Halo ended the night with “Threw It All Away”. The whole place was ecstatic. In the end Burn Halo put on an enjoyable, electrified, occasionally amusing, and overall great show.