November 11, 2018 – A night of many firsts for me as it was the first time I have ever been at The Truman and it was the first time I have ever seen Wolves in the Throne Room and At The Gates! The cold autumn air brought forth a chill in the air in Kansas City and the weather called for snow. Luckily, we were all tucked inside this venue with drinks flowing and loud music to keep us warm. At 7:30 PM sharp, the lights dimmed and the crowd roared. Wolves in the Throne Room took the stage.
I was fortunate enough to witness the very first night of the Bloodletting North American XI Tour but I need to state something right away: I missed the opening acts of Torn the Fuck Apart (a Kansas City technical brutal death metal act), The Kennedy Veil (Technical brutal death metal from Sacramento) and Dyscarnate (Death metal from the UK) as life just happened. Quick note: Visceral Disgorge was not able to make it to the Kansas City date for some reason, so obviously I didn’t get to see them either. When I arrived at the Riot Room (finally), I just happened to get there as Unmerciful was setting up the stage and doing a quick sound check. The lights dimmed a little and the band readied it’s onslaught unto the crowd.