Blessthefall at The Underworld in Camden, London
The metalcore band Blessthefall and two special guests played a concert as part of their headlining tour through the UK. The group from Phoenix (USA) consists of Beau Bokan (vocals), Eric Lambert (guitar), Jared Warth (bass), Matt Traynor (drums) and Elliott Gruenberg (guitar) and mixes elements of screamo and post-hardcore.
Around 7pm, the doors opened and led the audience into The Underworld, a small alternative club for around 1300 people. The London (UK) based hardcore band Confessions Of A Traitor opened the stage, followed by the post-hardcore band Blood Youth from Harrogate (UK).
The crowd (mainly teenagers and students) was highly engaging during all three shows, opening one big circle-pit where many people danced and moshed.
The live performance of Confessions Of A Traitor captured the crowd from the beginning. Stephen MacConville (vocals) joined the fans in the circle pit and had the full attention of the audience. Keeping the motivation high, Blood Youth did a great job with their set on stage. The mix of clear, melancholic sounding choruses combined with the rough sounding verses created an amazing atmosphere. Blessthefall topped the vibes and energy, and enjoyed their time on stage. They played a good mix of new and old songs which was appreciated by the fanbase. The whole club was singing along and engaging in the performance. There were circle-pits and many crowd surfers, greeted on stage by the band. Especially during the ballads, the atmosphere was intimate and the energy turned into a vibrant feeling. The dark and basic lights supported this electrical vibe which was also given by the good performances of the band members. Yet, the acoustic of the venue was disappointing as the instruments seemed to overwhelm the singers of all three bands.
During the concert, the energy of the bands and the crowd was great. The bands enjoyed being on stage and performing for their fans who in general were highly involved. The combination of the music and the engagement of the crowd created a vibrant and electrical atmosphere.