Something happened to Ben Burnley while he was away. He learned to rock, HARD. I just don't remember Breaking Benjamin shows ever being as good as the band was at this year's FMX Big Purple Party.

Not only did the band kick out all the Breaking Benjamin favorites, the crowd lost its mind when they did "Smells Like Teen Spirit." And just when it seemed like everyone couldn't get crazier, they transitioned into an instrumental version of Pantera's "Walk."

I wouldn't have been surprised if actual heads had started exploding. It was absolutely electric.

Well, enough of me -- check out some of the pictures from Breaking Benjamin's performance for yourself:

Photos courtesy Mike Rushton, Rockshow Pics