On a cool Friday night at HQ Complex in Adelaide, The Rise of Brotality tour was about to deliver some serious extreme-ness.
By being the first act of the night, Hellions amped up the fans that were jumping at the barrier. Within thirty seconds of the first song, lead singer Dre Faivre was off the stage and in the sweat-region of the crowd, passing the microphone around for the fans to scream their favourite lyrics. The performance set the intensity for the rest of the night, with Dre jumping into the crowd for their last song and causing the security blokes to be on high alert.
When Bury Tomorrow entered on stage, I knew it was time to leave the mosh for those who were actually built for it, and I’m oh so very relieved I did. With it being their first time in Australia, all the way from the UK, and with bassist Davyd Winter-Bates’ hair flying all over the stage, the dedicated fans were flinging their arms and legs everywhere, completely oblivious to others around them. It’s safe to say Bury Tomorrow definitely showed me the essence of heavy moshing and hardcore yelling.
The Ghost Inside sure were the culprits for the most circle pits of the night. The love for their fans was expressed by “We remember every one of you guys,” which shows how the fans are just as important as any band members: they support and love the music they make. They played their newest song 'Out of Control', with Jake from In Hearts Wake joining in for 'Between The Lines'. For their last song, absolute pandemonium struck. If you guessed 'Engine 45' being that song, you obviously understand the definition of "metal as fuck".
Being the final band of the night, I Killed The Prom Queen certainly delivered what the crowd was wanting: a mental finish to a mental night. One word to describe the pit? Lethal: there was no way I was going into that. After almost every song, lead singer Jamie Hope exclaimed, “hell fuckin’ yeah” to the crowd, only to receive a “hell fuckin’ yeah” in return. With guitar solos by Jona and absolute passion from Jamie, IKTPQ delivered a strong and powerful end to the night.
I say "strong and powerful" because my ears are still ringing 24 hours later. No regrets.
Review by Georgia Lake.
Photos by Sofie Marsden. View the full gallery here.