Void of Vision
Stay Gold, Melbourne VIC
January 27th, 2019
Supports: Thornhill, The Gloom in the Corner and Weighbridge
After a disappointing triple J hottest 100 for heavy music fans alike, it was time to head down to Stay Gold to get our fix. With the air conditioner out of order, it was certainly going to be a hot and sweaty show. First up were Melbourne up and comers Weighbridge who played an impressive set (considering it was their first ever show). Their melodic post-hardcore sound reacted well with the crow and it was great to see a band so early in their career get such a good response. Next up were The Gloom in the Corner, this time the venue seemed to become full in a matter of minutes as these boys took to the stage and the crowd was going nuts for them, especially during fan favourite ‘Witch Hunt’. They also played three crazily heavy unreleased songs, so my hopes are high that this young, promising band release new music soon. UNIFY Gathering 2019 alumni Thornhill kept the intensity high during their set. Songs like ‘Reptile’, ‘Sunflower’ and ‘Lavender’ brought all the moshers out of the woodwork in the process. It’s exciting to think what 2019 year has in store for this band as their fanbase seems to be constantly growing at an incredibly fast rate.
Finally, it was time for local heavy hitters Void of Vision to play. I will never tire of watching this band perform, they continuously smash all my expectations. They started off with brand new single ‘Kill All My Friends’ and continued to play a huge set full of old and new favourites such as ‘Nightmare’, ‘The Ghost in the Machine’, and ‘Sunrise’. The punters couldn’t get enough with fans running on stage, stage diving, and performing copious amounts of moshing. It seemed as if not one member of the crowd was standing still. Frontman Jack Bergin is always impressive to watch as he involves the entirety of the crowd throughout the majority of his shows, whether its steaming hot inside a venue or not.
Void of Vision are quickly rising through the ranks and becoming known as one of Australia’s best young bands in this scene. With a new album in the works and plans to release it this year, they truly have huge potential and the world is theirs for the taking. If you have not had the pleasure of watching this band perform live, sort your shit out and get down to their next show.
Revisit our UNIFY Gathering special podcast episode of Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall featuring the Thornhill lads right here
Gig Review by Adam Rice @adam.rice94