Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010

Alesana

Tonight @ The Rave, 6:30 p.m.

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Each year finds the North Carolina melodic metalcore outfit Alesana a little more ready for prime time. Where the group’s mythology-themed 2006 debut, On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax, was a raw screamo record, 2008’s follow-up, Where Myth Fades to Legend, downplayed the bloodcurdling growls in favor of the sweeter sound of singer/guitarist Shawn Milke, whose clean singing complements the emo-pop songwriting hiding underneath the band’s menacing veneer. The following year the group released its third album, The Emptiness, which finds them moving ever closer to regular radio play. Tonight Alesana shares a bill with A Skylit Drive, Of Mice and Men, The Word Alive and We Came As Romans.