AFTER THE BURIAL brought progressive metalcore to one of London’s most intimate venues, Boston Music Rooms, and they didn’t hold back.
Words and photos by Jade Greenbrooke
Opening the show was Denmark’s GHOST IRIS, who recently toured with SOEN, and now they were back to bring their melodic hardcore to the already packed out room. These guys seem to have already generated a large following over in the UK, this being clear due to how many people move along to their hardcore breakdowns and sing along to some of their greatest hits such as ‘Final Tale’ & ‘Virus’ – it’s only a short set, but they appear to win over the crowd and get the blood pumping for the main act of the night. Here’s hoping that we see these guys on their own headline tour soon.
AFTER THE BURIAL were the main act of the night and they didn’t disappoint. The stage is modest and there is no barrier between the stage and the crowd, movement instantly being felt as ‘Lost In The Static’ from their album ‘Dig Deep’ begins to play – shockingly not opening with a track from their latest album ‘Evergreen’, which doesn’t make an appearance until the third song, ‘Behold the Crown’ which was arguably one of the best songs of the night, with intense bass and symphonic melody, this band proved to London why they are some of the biggest music makers in the progressive metalcore scene. Their energy never falters, nor does the crowd’s, the pits are as heavy as the breakdowns of ‘Exit, Exist’. This show has reminded everyone of why AFTER THE BURIAL are one of the top tier djent bands out there, and big things can be expected from them if they carry on this path!