It was a long night for Grim Reaper fans in Rochester, NY last night as we eagerly awaited Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper taking the stage. Going on at around 12:30 am and performing an hour long set, we all soon realized that the wait was worth it.
Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper performed a good variety of songs from both the original Grim Reaper albums (See You In Hell, Fear No Evil and Rock You To Hell) and the band’s latest release Walking in the Shadows, as well as a cover of the late, great Ronnie James Dio song “Don’t Talk To Strangers”. Among the songs performed were hits like “Waysted Love”, “Rock You To Hell” and of course their most notable song “See You In Hell” closed out the set. The band sampled their new record to the crowd by performing the title track “Walking in the Shadows” and “From Hell”.
Despite the crowd of forty to fifty people and the unusually small stage, the band gave the performance 100%. Standing alongside Steve Grimmett is drummer Paul White, bassist Martin Trail and guitarist Ian Nash, all of which brought their A-game to last nights show. Steve’s vocals have held up incredibly well, and still soar as high as they did twenty or thirty years ago. The band had great onstage chemistry, and Steve’s effortlessly funny personality helped the band transition from song to song. The band has about three weeks left on this leg of the tour, and I definitely recommend heading to a show and purchasing the bands new record.