Our hearts are broken over the sudden and shocking death of Power Trip frontman Riley Gale, but we'd like to take a moment to celebrate his life and the many contributions he's made to the heavy music community over the years. As excellent as Power Trip's studio albums were -- and they were excellent, we named 2017's Nightmare Logic the 57th best album of the 2010s -- Power Trip were out of this world on stage, and it was always a treat to see them over the years. We're honored to have been able to see some truly wild Power Trip sets at shows we presented, like at Red 7 and Cheer Up Charlies in Austin and at the now-closed Palisades in Brooklyn, and we've always loved seeing them pack other small rooms like Brooklyn's Saint Vitus Bar and the now-closed Acheron or steal the show opening for bands like Exodus, Obituary, Lamb of God, Anthrax, and Cannibal Corpse.
We have too many great Power Trip memories from over the years to count, plus we're fortunate enough to be able to listen to Power Trip tear it up on their Live in Seattle 05.28.2018 album, and watch the tons of great live videos that exist of them on YouTube. We could spend all day or week or year going through them all, but here's five great ones that show off how much of an unfuckwithable force Power Trip were on stage.