Blessthefall recently made a stop in Boston, Ma for the Drop The Gloves Tour with support from Miss May I, The Plot In You, and Sirens and Sailors. I spent a few hours before doors catching up with friends on the tour, mostly nerding out over video games and the new Architects song that dropped that day.
Soon enough Sirens and Sailors took the stage opening with “The Chosen One” and quickly moving into the crowd favorite “Go For The Throat” off of their previous release Skeletons. By this point the crowd was moving and quite a few people had made their way onto the stage and began diving off into the crowd. The band then dove into their newest release Rising Moon: Setting Sun for the last few songs. Sirens and Sailors finished their set with “Never There”. Vocalist Kyle Bihrle had the crowd sit down for the beginning of the last song and when it kicked in the venue exploded. Everyone jumped up and the entire floor began to move with one of the largest mosh pits of the night. If you’re heading out to any of the remaining dates of the tour I highly recommend you check out Sirens and Sailors.
The Plot In You was up next having recently put out their new album Happiness In Self Destruction. The band started off heavy with the firs track off the new album titled “Hole In The Wall” and continuing into “Troll” from their previous album Could You Watch Your Children Burn? and even “Miscarriage” from First Born. The audience surged throughout their set with plenty of kids finding their way up the stage to jump off, despite security trying to discourage it. By the end of the set the band lightened up a bit finishing with two of my personal favorites from the new album “Take Me Away” and “My Way Old Ways”. The crowd continued to fold over itself through the soaring vocals and quiet whispers by Landon Tewers on “Take Me Away” while screaming the lyrics back.
Miss May I opened up with the title track off their newest album Deathless. Crowd surfing began almost immediately while frontman Levi Benton made sure to share the mic with those who were up front. The band went on to play crowd favorites such as “Hey Mister” from the album At Heart and I.H.E., also from their newest release. The headbanging continued on through “Our Kings” where the stage diving really picked up. I made my way to the side of the stage to grab a few shots of Jerod on the drums, I was about to duck back out but Justin insisted I take a photo of him with Jerod mid song. Miss May I is always a blast to photograph but I had never seen them in a venue this small. At one point one of the kids in the crowd used a low hanging pipe to guide his way up to the stage where he jumped into the crowd. Even a few of the guys in Sirens and Sailors came running out from the back to dive into the crowd. The audience kept surging forward throughout their set with concertgoers in the front grabbing the mic when Levi pointed it their way. Once their set finished up we all headed back to the green room where Doug (Sirens and Sailors) proceeded to wreck everyone in Smash Bros.
Blessthefall rounded out the show in Boston. The band opened up with the title track of their previous release Hollow Bodies to get the crowd going. With stage diving in full effect the band eventually continued on into “Oathbreaker” from their newest release To Those Left Behind. Vocalist Beau Bokan ended up borrowing a fans hat for part of the set as he wandered about the stage and jumped on the risers in the front. The pace was slowed down a bit for the song “40 Days…” where the audience was content to sway together and sing along before kicking back into high gear with “Exodus”. The crowd was back to climbing on each other and jumping off of the stage now with a decent pit open in the middle of the floor. After finishing the set the band came back out for the encore where they closed the night out with “Open Water” which was considerably more calm than the rest of their hectic set.