LIVE REPORT. BORN OF OSIRIS TOUR featuring: Glass Hands, Currents, Fit For A King, Born Of Osiris
Live in Indianapolis, Indiana
May 4th, 2018
A review by Anthony Talanca
On Friday, May 4th, 2018 I attended the Born Of Osiris tour, featuring: Glass Hands, Currents, Fit For A King, and Born Of Osiris at the Emerson Theatre in Indianapolis, Indiana. Due to time constraints and the tour being over two hours from me, I had to leave after the Fit For A King set, meaning I missed Born Of Osiris.
The first band to hit the stage was Glass Hands. They are a local band from the Indy area and they drew a big crowd for an opening band. I have actually seen Glass Hands open before, so I was familiar with some of their music. In terms of an opening band, these guys are probably one of the best openers you will ever hear. They have a defined sound and know what they are trying to achieve with every song. They brought a lot of their friends to the show and that led to a nice intimate crowd that knew a lot of the lyrics. The pit opened up during a few of their songs, as a credit to things to come during this show. Glass Hands have an album coming out later this year, and I definitely recommend checking it out. These guys need to get signed immediately. They have way too much talent to just be an opener for bigger bands. Still, it was great exposure for them and they surely made a lot of new fans.
Next up was Currents, the band I went to see. I have been lucky enough to see Currents twice last year, but it had been almost a year since I had last seen them. Their last album, The Place I Feel Safest holds a special spot to me, as it is my favorite album of all time. With that being said, there was no way I was missing them being in driving distance of me.
They opened up with their hit song, Apnea, and the crowd immediately started going crazy from the jump. Once Brian yelled, “You’ll never sleep again!” the crowd right away went into a frenzy and then started the movement. As an opener, this song is what Brian calls “balls to the wall chaotic” and gets people going. It is one of their most recognizable songs and a great way to introduce people to the band.
Currents then played Tremor, Brian’s favorite song to play live. I was one of about five or so fans that knew all the lyrics to the songs in the front row and you could tell the band, especially Brian, was really feeding off of that. The Place I Feel Safest is an album that really resonated with a lot of people, and Currents is starting to build a very passionate fan base.
I could go on and on about Currents, but the highlight of their set was that they played their song, Silence, for the first time ever. The crowd, including myself, was going crazy for this song and the vibe of the room was off the walls. Brian really responded well off the energy of the crowd and delivering an amazing live performance. The cool thing about Currents is that they play all their music video songs and then substitute a new song in over the past few tours. So, Silence was entered in the set list, and Shattered was removed. It is a really cool way to see how fans respond to certain songs.
The final band I saw was Fit For A King. Although Born Of Osiris was the headliner, you could tell most people were there for Fit For A King. They opened up with Stacking Bodies and the crowd went absolutely crazy. Ryan Kirby is one of the best live performers in this genre and he knows how to control a crowd. During the song, he tells us when to jump, when to mosh, and when to sing, and we follow their every move.
I saw Fit For A King last November and then during this past Warped Tour, so I have heard all their staple songs off the album, Deathgrip. This set was more of the same, but the highlight by far was them playing their new song, Shattered Glass. I attended the second date of this tour, and after the first date, there was a video running on Youtube of this song live, taken by a fan. Let me tell you, it is heavy. It might be heavier than anything else we have heard on Deathgrip. It has several callouts leading into breakdowns and does everything you want to hear in a Fit For A King song. Kirby said that the song will be the first single and should be out in June. He followed that up by saying to expect a late summer album and a summer tour to be announced as well. So, if you are as big of a Fit For A King fan as I am, that should be great news for you.
Overall, this was an amazing concert and worth the drive. Currents and Fit For A King are two of my favorite bands. If this show is in your area, you have to go. It is heavy and does everything you’d expect at a show like this.
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