Hello and welcome to one of our infamous 3 am concert reports! Wörgl’s coolest venue Komma witnessed a show of four leading Metalcore bands from the US – Of Mice & Men, Chelsea Grin, Motionless In White and The Devil Wears Prada announced a couple of tour dates together earlier this year, leading them to only four European cities, Wörgl being one of them.
Sounds pretty promising right? Well, let us tell you what you could see and expect from this show with such an special line-up. Besides an audience dressed in clothes from EMP, of course.
The evening began with The Devil Wears Prada from Ohio. A troupe that doesn’t need an introduction if you’re a true Metalcore-aficionado (this goes for all bands here, btw). You could hear tracks like “Daughter” or “Sailor’s Prayer“, all packed up in an energetic live show that was decent at best. If there’s something about The Devil Wears Prada that truly caught my attention for the wrong reasons, it was one shirt they sold at their merch booth portraying Donald Trump in a superhero suit (?) with “Fuck Trump” written underneath it. Well, I see you’re still not over him, but putting political imagery on your merch is not the coolest thing you can do as a band nowadays. Or is political correctness a thing now in music?
Anyway, check out this slideshow to get a better idea what The Devil Wears Prada delivered in Wörgl, that’s the better option:
The show goes on with Motionless In White, who recently released a new record called “Graveyard Shift” (read the review here) and the fact that songs taken from this album could be heard in Wörgl is almost self-explanatory. The band opened their set with “Abigail” and continued with “Rats” as well as “Loud (Fuck It)” and the highlight-track from “Graveyard Shift” called “Eternally Yours” was also featured. The stage presence of Motionless In White was very convincing and the band delivered one of the best shows of the evening. They even had fans traveling hours just to see them perform for thirty minutes. Was it worth it for those fans? Definitely.
But seriously… The light situation on stage was one of the worst I’ve seen lately.
Moving on to the last supporting act of the evening, Chelsea Grin was the only band I haven’t heard much before – which explains why I can’t talk much about their set and what songs they played, except that it all seemed quite identical after some time. But anyway, I was quite surprised by their show as I didn’t expect all too much. And… Was it just me, or there weren’t as much people there to check out Chelsea Grin as there were for the previous two bands?
But soon it was time for the headliners of the evening to hit the stage and Of Mice & Men delivered another nice surprise along with their show. Besides the opener “Bones Exposed” the crowd in Wörgl could also hear the recent singles bearing the names “Unbreakable” and “Back To Me” as well as “Would You Still Be There” from the band’s 2014 album “Restoring Force” and it was obvious that the crowds enjoy whatever they were seeing. Topped up with an amazing light show, the band was able to catch my attention more than I ever thought and… Enough talking, here are the pictures. That’s why you’re here, right?