The second round of action was delivered by the hands of Avenged Sevenfold. The second act, and predecessor to Metallica, did due diligence to their colleagues.

The heat was cranked as the Shepherds of Fire came out with a much more stripped-down, simple approach. No banners, no nameplates, nothing but loud, loud music and energy.

Oh, there was some fire, too.

As Lubbock fans know, Avenged Sevenfold has the ability to take a crowd of thousands by the throat and refuse to let go until the final note.

That was the exact case here.