Aversions Crowns @ Amplifier Bar, Perth

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After a couple of years, deathcore monsters Aversions Crown have returned to Perth, boasting hits from their explosive album ‘Tyrant’ for the Parasites tour. Unfortunately, it seems like Perth punters may have been still recovering from Chelsea Grin the night before as the turn-out was pretty poor for a Friday night. Nonetheless the trio of metal outfits stepped it up.

Opening the proceedings were Perth’s very own Earth Rot who delivered a chaotic set filled with crusty vocals and blistering riffs. Beers were spilling and heads were banging to tracks from their ‘Dirt’ EP. Having done a dash overseas shows, Earth Rot continue to showcase their huge efforts.

A few more bodies popped through the bar to catch another one of Perth’s finest groups, Iconoclast. The band brought the fury with Mitch Macari’s deep growls and tight breakdowns from their back catalogue. The Western combination of support slots were ideal in preparation for one of Australia’s heaviest bands to hit the stage.

Of course, Perth punters were not only keen to see Aversions Crown, but also for the first time with new vocalist Mark Poida (formally I, Valiance). It is safe to say that Poida has fit the mould of this band perfectly in terms of pace, pitch and vocal variation. The band belted out a phenomenal level of energy to the crowd. Hits from ‘Tyrant’ translated perfectly into a live setlist. The breakdowns almost shattered pint glasses and the drums nearly caved the room in. ‘The Glass Sentient’ was a crowd favourite with help from the crescendo before a half-speed, face-melting breakdown.

The tour is set to hit Bunbury and YMCA HQ over the weekend, so Western Australians, I suggest you head down for some of our finest metal.