Concert review: The Amity Affliction with Northlane, Stray From The Path and Wage War by Alex Bock

December 19, 2016

  Munich, Backstage Werk, Dec. 16th, 2016 This show closed my concert year 2016 and I have to say, it ended with a blast. A few days before, the show was sold out and the place was really packed, from the beginning. The crowd was obviously into all the bands, although all three opening bands had some sound problems in the beginning. Nevertheless the audience seemingly loved their performances, considering all the crowd-surfers, mosh-pits and circle-pits that happened during their sets. Wage War Stray From the Path Northlane The Amity Affliction were loudly welcomed by the crowd. The audience sang along to every song, knew all the lyrics by heart.  Almost constantly the security guys had to catch crowd-surfers and see to it, that they got out of the pit quickly, so no one gets hurt. The songs they played were mainly taken from their last two records ‘This Could Be Heartbreak’ and ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’. Wise choice probably, because those records really let the band grow over the last years. Set-list: I [Read More]


Concert Review by Alex Bock: Stick To Your Guns / Stray From The Path / Counterparts / Wolf Down

February 16, 2016

Stick To Your Guns / Stray From The Path / Counterparts / Wolf Down Backstage Werk, Feb. 7th, 2016   What happens when you go to a rock show with four hardcore bands on the bill? Yeah right, it gets really sweaty, esp. for the audience and the security personal. The crowd though needed a while to get into the right mood, but no later than when Stray From The Path entered the stage it was crowd surfing on end. All four bands played solid sets and were fun to watch. Couldn’t really say, why everyone was so tame throughout Wolf Down and Counterparts’ set. Last time I saw Counterparts play with Bless The Fall, Every Time I Die and Architects. They had the crowd going there from the get go. Different audience, different reactions it seems. Wolf Down: Counterparts: Especially SFTP and STYG built a close connection to the audience when talking to them, reassuring the people to fight for their dreams, but also that parents’ concerns aren’t all that wrong with certain decisions [Read More]