Behind Blue Eyes celebrated their debut album release with a gig at the Boston Music Room.
The London based quartet comprising Stone Behzadi (vocals), Joe Sweeney (bass), Kiahn Zamani (guitar) and Joe Baker (drums) blend catchy riffs with singalong choruses and heavy breakdown, showing influences from metal, rock and post-hardcore. Following their last EP ‘All That You Are’ which they self-released in 2019, Behind Blue Eyes just dropped their long-awaited debut album ‘Everything Between Us’ (2020, self-released) which blends a good mix of heavy riffs and breakdowns with anthemic choruses and ambient guitar melodies. To celebrate the release, they headed to the Boston Music Room and brought along some of their friends to support them.
There was already a queue lining up until the doors opened around 7pm excitedly waiting to be let in. Opening the stage and kicking off the night was the melodic hardcore quintet XIII Weeks, which set the energy level high right from the start. Their mix of ambient guitar melodies, grooving drumbeats and soaring riffs, leading into heavy breakdowns and anthemic choruses created an energetic yet melancholic vibe and caught the attention of the audience right from the start. Once let loose on stage they whirled around and delivered a dynamic set which got the crowd hyped for more and set the vibe of the night.
Second band on stage was Centuries, a four-piece post-metalcore band, blending ambient guitars with heavy breakdowns and mainly screamed vocals. Blending different metal elements and lighter atmospheric parts created an electrifying tension that resolved into rough breakdowns and was warmly welcomed by the audience.
Next up was the atmospheric post-hardcore band Lastelle who took the energy of the room to the next level. Their mix of atmospheric ambient guitars, heavy riffs and the alternation between screamed vocals and anthemic sung choruses creates an emotional and dynamic vibe. Vocalist Adam jumped off the stage right at the beginning to join the audience who moshed around and sang along on the top of their lungs seemingly enjoying the set which was highly appreciated by the band. Especially their latest single ‘Bluebells’ (2019, self-released) saw the crowd getting wild and singing along.
All warmed up, the crowd couldn’t be held back once Behind Blue Eyes entered the stage to play their album live. Everyone was off their feet, moshing and dancing around. Songs like ‘Growing Cold’, ‘Forever Here’ and ‘Father’ saw the crowd sing along as loud as they could. Towards the end of the set, crowd surfers made their way to the stage before jumping back off the stage to be carried back. Behind Blue Eyes highly appreciated everyone’s support and the crowd’s participation, having a great time on stage themselves.
Overall, it was a special time with talented bands, great music and an audience that was full of energy. Everyone seemed to have an amazing time. The bands were highly thankful for the crowd’s participation and support. The audience had a blast moshing around and singing along which made it a great way to celebrate the release of ‘Everything Between Us’.
Venue: Boston Music Room
Band: Behind Blue Eyes