Make Them Suffer at Boston Music Rooms - Tufnell Park!
Cursed Earth were the first band to grace the stage at Boston Music Rooms supporting Make Them Suffer, the band, originally from Perth, Australia were overcome with support from the excited crowd. Singer Jazmine Luders expressed their sincere thanks and gratitude, explaining that they weren’t expecting such a monumental response, but that it meant the world to them.
Cursed Earth’s set was heavily lit with red lighting, which complimented their music perfectly, the powerful vocals and heavy riffs made the venue shake, and anyone near the front of the audience would be guaranteed to get caught in a pit. Cursed Earth have an incredible stage presence, and at one point in their set a fan could be seen jumping onstage to sing part of one of the tracks, without a doubt they were the right choice of band to open up the show.
The hype for Novelists was clear before the band even came onstage, the crowd could be heard chanting their name in the build up to their set, and once they started performing it was easy to see why. The French metal bands set consisted less of moshing and two-stepping, and more of jumping around, however they engaged with the crowd a lot, and their live performance was outstanding. Contrary to Cursed Earth’s set, Novelists had largely blue lighting, and their music had melodic nu-metal undertones combined with clean vocals, which tied the whole thing together perfectly.
Novelists’ set saw frontman Matt Gelsomino spinning across the stage, shouting to the crowd “In this one I wanna see you guys break your fucking neck!!” Expertly performed guitar riffs, a packed room with a fired up crowd who chanted Novelists’ name between songs, and a set that ended on Voyager, Lead The Light and Gravity, which saw the crowd singing along, all contributed to what was an amazing performance.
Make Them Suffer, a metal band from Perth, Australia, and the headliners of the evening came onstage shortly before 10PM. The crowd went insane from the beginning, and the weight of the near sold out room jumping in unison made the floor shake.
Make Them Suffer kicked off their set with Widower, as a band they’re highly active, making the most of all available stage space, and singer Sean Harmanis isn’t afraid to physically and vocally engage with the crowd.
Their set consisted of both older and newer tracks, including Fake and Elegies, towards the start of their set, the stage was illuminated entirely green, but as the evening progressed blue and pink lighting enveloped the band too. Throughout the night the crowd could be seen singing along, throwing themselves into one another, and at one point a fan dressed as Shrek even crowdsurfed across the room. The room felt electric and the energy emanating from the stage never dwindled. Make Them Suffer ended their set with Ether and Blood Moon, this was their first show of their first headlining tour across the UK, and it was already clear to see that as a band they’re incredible at building atmosphere, and already have a large and passionate fanbase across Europe.
Make Them Suffer’s new album Worlds Apart is out now! You can buy it here.