Born of Osiris’ “The Simulation Tour” recently took a stop in Philadelphia, PA and the show was nothing short of heavy; boasting acts such as Kingdom of Giants, Make Them Suffer, and Chelsea Grin. I haven’t been to a metal show in a hot minute and seeing this tour reminded me why I love the genre so much. It was the perfect show to launch me back into seeing this genre of music live again.
Right from the get-go, openers Kingdom of Giants and Make Them Suffer made the floor literally rumble. Both bands set the mood for the night perfectly, getting audience members warmed up through wild screams and heavy bass. When Make Them Suffer ended their set, the entire mood of the room changed. Knowing that Chelsea Grin was on next, many patrons adjusted their positions on the floor and were clearly ready to throw down and jam out.
As Chelsea Grin took the stage, you could tell their performance would be nothing short of amazing. The members work flawlessly together to deliver a performance that is out of this world. Vocals from Tom Barber and drummer Pablo Viveros are so guttural and monstrous. The heaviness of the instrumentals combined with the vocal element made for a wild time; watching the audience crowd surf over overs and mosh like they were in a fighting ring. Even with all the chaos happening, everyone was still having the best time of their lives and it was so refreshing to see a community that knew how to get wild, but still be respectful of others and their surroundings.
After Chelsea Grin, there was a changeover for Born of Osiris and audience members were beyond excited when the lights went out. “Chop Suey” by System of a Down blared over the loud speakers and the entire audience burst into fits of energy. When Born of Osiris hit the stage, the audience immediately started to jump and scream. It was my first time ever seeing BOO and I was incredibly impressed by how tight of a live band they are. There are some wildly complex parts coming from each musician when you listen to them individually, but even more wild to hear as a whole how it all comes together and fits together immaculately. Their energy on stage is definitely a force to be reckoned with, and it’s no wonder they’ve gained the level of success they have reached.
If you’re looking for a metal show to attend, I would highly suggest picking up a ticket and making it out for The Simulation Tour. There’s no better feeling than having the bass so heavy it rattles your insides and sends your head banging. Throw on your mosh socks and get ready for a heavy night!
Nicole DiBenedetto is a photographer based out of New Jersey. She likes making new friends and meeting new people so catch her out in the pit and say hi!