Monday the 2nd saw The Amity Affliction bring one of the first big heavy shows of 2017 to Adelaide. Accompanied by Deez Nuts and Hellions, the trio of acts sold out HQ, each bringing their own brand of sweet, sweet hardcore (or post-hardcore) to satisfy the cravings of the many head banging punters.
Opening up the night, Deez Nuts played a ripper of a set - they jumped right into it with I Hustle Everyday, and damn, it didn’t matter if you knew it or not, it was hard not to get into it.
Taking the stage next were Hellions. After having an absolutely massive year in the heavy scene, which included a whole bunch of tours and dropping one of the (if not the best, sorry King Gizzard) heavy albums of the year, anticipation was high. On top of this, in 2016 the boys visited Adelaide for their own headline tour on a slightly smaller scale, playing at Enigma Bar and after seeing that, they certainly had a lot to live up to. Did they manage it? Of course they did. Whilst the show didn't spill onto the stage, Dre (lead vocalist) was bringing the show into the crowd by the first song. Was it a sick set? You betchya! When will they be back for a headline show is the next question?
Then the headline time came around. Over the last few years The Amity Affliction have played several shows in Adelaide. 2015 saw Amity play their Big Ass Tour along side A Day To Remember so this show had high expectations. Adding to the expectations towards the band was the release of the last album, This Could Be Heartbreak. Opinion's were widely split as the album for some shared too much of a 'pop' element and sounded similar to that of previous work. Luckily enough, The Amity Afflictions most admirable aspect is their ability to perform consistently, and as per usual delivered another great performance, playing songs from across a variety of their albums, if you're a fan of heavy music and yet to see The Amity Affliction play.... Don't miss out next time, trust me, it's worth it.
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