Dance Gavin Dance & Veil Of Maya - 3rd March 2018 - Birmingham Asylum
Being as this will be my last concert for a few months and with the new season arriving, I'll be reviewing the co-headline tour featuring metalcore band Veil Of Maya and Dance Gavin Dance.
Before the concert, I was a big fan of Dance Gavin Dance. Their latest album released over a year ago, Mothership
, was one of my favourite albums of the year and earned a lot of praise from fans alike. I had not heard of Veil of Maya and only knew through reviews of the band that they were metalcore so I was looking forward to seeing their performance.
Support came from A Thousand Below, I only managed to catch the end of their set but it from what I could gather was an average support set with nothing too exciting to boast about.
Veil Of Maya were the first of the 2 Co-headlining bands to perform. Fast paced, heavy growling and head banging was the best way to describe the band, they had so much energy for such a relatively unknown band in a small venue and kept the momentum going. They did seem to rush through their set with no real crowd interaction which was a shame, a stand out moment in the set was the use of not one but two Rick and Morty audio clips during the song transitions. Overall a decent performance and I would recommend giving these guys a listen.
Dance Gavin Dance were the final act of the night and they finished off well. This was the band's first real tour in the UK to perform a lot of material from Mothership and they did the album justice. Good energy and great vocals from both vocalists made the performance stand out. Again, the majority of the material was from Mothership but they also threw in some old songs as well as their latest stand alone single from last year Summertime Gladness. Overall a good performance and a great well to finish the concert.