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Day 3 of Sonic Temple 2024 at Historic Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, brought a powerhouse lineup that kept the crowd electrified from start to finish

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Day 3 of Sonic Temple 2024 at Historic Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, brought a powerhouse lineup that kept the crowd electrified from start to finish. The festival, known for its heavy-hitting acts and intense atmosphere, lived up to its reputation with a Saturday roster that showcased a blend of legendary bands and rising stars.

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Headlining the day, Pantera delivered a blistering set that paid homage to their legacy while invigorating a new generation of fans. Their performance was a masterclass in metal, with crushing riffs and powerful vocals that shook the stadium. Staind and Breaking Benjamin followed with their signature sounds, each bringing a unique energy to the stage. Staind’s raw emotion contrasted with Breaking Benjamin’s polished yet heavy performance, both leaving a lasting impression on the audience. Sleep Token’s set was a standout, captivating the crowd with their enigmatic presence and genre-defying music. Their atmospheric and haunting performance provided a mesmerizing break from the more aggressive acts, showing the diverse musical landscape of Sonic Temple.

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In This Moment, led by the charismatic Maria Brink, brought theatrical flair and intensity, merging heavy metal with gothic drama. Flyleaf, reunited with original vocalist Lacey Sturm, gave fans a nostalgic yet powerful performance, proving that their energy and chemistry remain intact. The day also featured Polyphia’s technical prowess and The Amity Affliction’s emotive post-hardcore, both of which energized the fans with their dynamic performances. Spite and Slaughter to Prevail delivered some of the most brutal sets of the day, satisfying the hunger for extreme metal. In Flames and Apocalyptica added depth to the lineup with their distinctive sounds—In Flames with their melodic death metal and Apocalyptica with their cello-driven rock. These performances highlighted the festival’s ability to blend different subgenres of rock and metal seamlessly.

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Day 3 of Sonic Temple 2024 was a testament to the enduring appeal and diversity of the rock and metal genres, offering something for every type of fan and ensuring the festival’s place as a premier destination for live music lovers. For more details on the lineup and performances, visit the Sonic Temple website and check out additional reviews and setlists on Loudwire and Live for Live Music.

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