April 24, 2021
Paddo Lounge, Sydney NSW
Supports: Pridelands and LUNE
We got the pleasure of another stellar line up in Sydney on Saturday. At Paddo RSL of all places, Gravemind decided this was where they (along with Pridelands and LUNE) were going to tear the roof off in one of the most flawless shows I’ve been to in a long while. I was going into this show not having seen any of the bands before and only going off a lot of friend’s hype and it certainly lived up to it.
LUNE had an incredible opening with the kind of energy and sound you’d expect from a headliner. They also began the first of many walls of death that became exceedingly more dramatic as the night went on.
Pridelands followed up somehow raising the bar even higher. Every member was an absolute blur of kicks, spins and laps across the stage as they very quickly had the crowd in the palm of their hands. This was definitely a contender for the most fun set of the year (so far). Insert another 2 walls of death.
I don’t know if I can properly explain just how charismatic Gravemind frontman Dylan Gillies-Parsons is. The way he interacts with the crowd feels like a mix of Brendon Urie (Panic!) and Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday) if they were in a deathcore band. This was almost as fun to watch as the actual performance. The whole room lost it from the beginning of their set to the encore in an amazing feat of human agility.
The cocktail of all these factors made for a real spectacle and needless to say all three of these bands should be on your must-see list!
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