The CMF2 tour stormed into Huntsville, Alabama with an electrifying burst of energy. Featuring a high-octane lineup that never let up, the night was a whirlwind of musical intensity. From the scorching performance by Luna Aura to the relentless chaos of Wargasm UK and the commanding stage presence of Corey Taylor himself, it was an evening that never hit the brakes. Mars Music Hall became the venue for a high-speed spectacle, reminiscent of the sugar rushes of our childhoods.
The lineup may have seemed eclectic on paper, but in reality, it was a masterpiece of an adrenaline-fueled roller-coaster ride. Luna Aura kicked things off, instantly captivating the audience with a cascade of melodies that set the tone for the night. Their in-your-face blend of alternative with an indie twist was the perfect ignition for an escalating musical journey.
Wargasm UK stormed onto the stage, taking the already pumped crowd to even greater heights. The UK-based band unleashed a cacophony of punk, nu metal, and industrial music that screamed rebellion in a way reminiscent of the punk movements of yesteryears. Their performance was an explosion of pure, unbridled energy, with Milkie Way and Sam Matlock bouncing off each other in a frenzy that electrified the venue. They crowd-surfed, leaped across the stage, and whipped the audience into a mosh pit frenzy, continuing to amplify the evening’s energy.
Finally, the headliner, CMFT himself, Corey Taylor, took center stage to thunderous applause. After a brief intro with the Box, they launched into “Post Traumatic Blues” from the recently released CMF2 album, setting the tone for the night. Corey didn’t forget his fans from Slipknot and Stone Sour, offering a setlist that blended hits from all three facets of his musical career. The song selection was masterful, delivering face-melting metal tracks like “Before I Forget” and “Duality,” mellower moments with “Snuff” and a new rendition of the Stone Sour hit “Bother,” and even a couple of surprise covers.
A solo Corey Taylor show wouldn’t be complete without the raspy rendition of the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song, with the entire crowd joining in, and the Huntsville, Alabama show was no exception. The night reached its epic conclusion with a masterful tribute to Lemmy and Motorhead in the form of “Ace of Spades,” leaving the audience on an exhilarating high.
The CMF2 Tour is a force to be reckoned with, bringing together three different bands from three different genres for a mishmash of music that delivers one of the most energetic shows ever witnessed. Corey Taylor continues to impress, delivering an excellent performance filled with energy and making it an outstanding way to spend an evening.
Corey Taylor’s CMF2 tour continues through October 7th of 2023.
For upcoming shows, visit https://coreytaylor.com/tour/.