Post-hardcore powerhouse band Senses Fail have returned to our shores after a 6 year hiatus. The band are doing an entire Australian tour (including Perth & Adelaide, a bit of rarity these days), last night it was Sydneys turn to scream along to songs new and old with the scene heavy weights.
Getting the crowd pre warmed up for Senses Fail was Eat Your Heart Out, hailing from Newcastle they are one of the nations hottest upcoming pop-punk acts. Vocalist Caitlin Henry was on fire, the group’s energy and powerful sound immediately ignited the crowd. Hit songs like Carousel and Spinning getting the most vocal action from the crowd.
After waiting six years we cant wait any more the packed in crowd begin to chant Senses ! Senses ! Senses ! and when the stage lights dim the speakers inside the Crowbar erupt with the early screamo sound of Tie Her Down from their debut album Let It Enfold You.
It is good to have these guys back on our stage with the crowd responding to every line sang, moshing and crowd surfing in appreciation. You can feel the love from the band for their Australian fans. They haven’t forgotten us they were just busy writing and touring the 2018 release ‘If There Is Light It Will Find You’ from which we got to hear three new tracks the best of which had to be Elevator to The Gallows. As much as I love hearing new music from the band for me and I say the whole crowd it was great to get lost in the nostalgia of old to classic tracks Rum Is for Drinking, Not for Burning, Lady in a Blue Dress, and Buried a Lie.
All good things must come to an end sadly and Sense Fail ended things in one of the craziest ways with a metal melody featuring Chop Suey/Bodies/Break Stuff/Bulls On Parade during the main sets finishing song of Bit To Break Skin, it was mental. The whole crowd roaring so heavy for the encore which was One Eight Seven.
With a genre resurgence and their highly regarded new album the timing couldn’t be better for Senses Fail to return to the land down under, the band promise not to keep us waiting so long next time. The New Jersey five piece really delivering the goods tonight with an incredible set which featured heavily all the tracks that first gained my attention and new genre busting ones that proved that they are still one of the best bands going around.
(photos by Christian Ross & review by Chad Heard)
Head on out and catch these guys before they are gone. 20/7 Melbourne at Stay Gold, 22/7 Adelaide at Jive Bar and 23/7 Pert Civic Hotel.