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The Amity Affliction A Day To Remember Motionless In White - Live Review
THE AMITY AFFLICTION / A DAY TO REMEMBER
w/ Motionless In White and Hands Like Houses
PERTH ARENA - PERTH, AUSTRALIA
December 14th 2015

The Amity Affliction

The appropriately named Big Ass Tour rolled into Perth on the third show of the tour downunder where fans were treated to a massive bill that included co-headliners The Amity Affliction and A Day To Remember with support from Motionless In White and Hands Like Houses, who replaced The Ghost Inside at the last minute due to a tragic accident involving the band and their crew. With that aside, the tour rolled on and our newest writer Steve Monaghan caught all the action.

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Tonight the Perth Arena were here to see some serious heavy hitters and tonight's bill didn't disapoint. Motionless In White made no bones about their intent for this evenings proceedings with their Marilyn Manson meets industrial goth/nu metal sound. With songs like "Abigail" and "Reincarnate" rattling the rafters, it was clear the lead singer Chris "Motionless" Cerulli and co were taking no prisoners with razor sharp guitars and ear splitting drums. The track "Immaculate Misconception" was a mosh pit favourite but the real set surprise came in the form of Linkin Park's "One Step Closer" which I was not expecting at all.




Next up were A Day To Remember coming onto the stage with the phenomenal sounds of "2001: A Space Odyssey" then kicking into "The Downfall Of Us All", it was clear that ADTR were here to have fun launching toilet paper into the crowd as well as inflatable beach balls. This was made very clear during the track "City Of Ocala", the only downside to tonight's set was that lead singer Jeremy Mckinnon seemed a little bit off key during "I'm Made Of Wax Larry, What Are You Made Of?" where this was definitely the case. A highlight of the set was "The Human Jukebox", Kevin Scaff breaking into an acoustic version of Oasis's "Champagne Supernova" and "Sometimes You're The Hammer, Sometimes You're The Nail" but all in all an exciting diverse set.




Next up were, dare I say, one of Australia's finest musical exports The Amity Affliction. I will admit I am very new to this band and after witnessing tonight's set, shame on me! Frontman Joel Birch was every ounce of a showman with not very many words to the crowd apart from the obligatory "What's Up Perth??" They showed by sheer force and some great pyrotechnics and musicianship why there is so much hype behind this band and rightfully so. To give you an indication of the bands power from where I was located it looked like the crowd was rolling like a continous body of water, it was almost dream like at various points during the set. Even the sound guy behind the mixing desk was jumping around and as for Ryan Burt on drums, it was a flawless performance on his behalf and he did not miss a single beat. A set highlight for me was all the phones held up from the front of the room to the back as Joel Birch so eloquently put it, "It looks like stars in the night sky". The Amity Affliction may have their doubters but tonight well and truly laid that to rest. In the words of another great Australian Molly Meldrum, 'Do yourself a favor', and go and check The Amity Affliction if you haven't already, it's well worth your time.





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BIG ASS AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2015:
The Amity Affliction, A Day To Remember, Motionless In White, Hands Like Houses

Dec 16 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Dec 17 - Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
Dec 19 - Brisbane Riverstage (SOLD OUT)
Dec 20 - Brisbane Riverstage

Tickets and tour details can be found at BigAssTour.com.


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Review by Steve Monaghan
Photos by Tammie Molotov - Molotov Enterprises And Photography