Live Review: Pressure Tour Starring Wage War

Pressure Tour: Wage War, Like Moths To Flames, Polaris and Dayseeker

Venue: Elevation

Grand Rapids, Michigan

 October 2nd, 2019

 Dayseeker has been around for a long time and have only gotten better throughout the years. The short time from the Feel Nothing Tour with The Plot In You to the Pressure Tour, Dayseeker has blown me away with their ability to perform and evolve. Dayseeker released their most unique and diverse album entitled ‘Sleeptalk on September 27th, 2019 through Spinefarm Records. Songs like Drunk, Burial Plot and Crooked Soul intensified the room and allowed the band shine in a way I haven’t seen before. Vocally and instrumentally. I hope to see a Sleeptalk headliner in the U.S. soon! Please check out Sleeptalk’ on all streaming services and keep up with the band at @Dayseeker.

Polaris formed in 2012 and is based out of Sydney, Australia. This is only the bands second time in the United States and the perception from the crowd, proved why they are back. Polaris started with The Remedy and kept Grand Rapids on their toes from start to finish. Elevation was split directly down the middle for a wall of deathduring Consume. This was the most memorable part of the show; I will remember that for a long time to come. The bands last release was ‘The Mortal Coil’ in 2017 and we haven’t heard anything about new music. Stay tunedwith Unbowed Online for any information regarding music from Polaris. Listen to ‘The Mortal Coil’ on all streaming services! Keep up with the band at @PolarisAUS on social media!

Like Moths To Flames recently signed with UNFD Central and released their heaviest track in years called ‘All That You Lost’. Like Moths To Flames seemed more energetic and refreshed releasing a new song. Every time I see them perform I am reminded why they are such an influence to the genre and set a standard of what heavy music should be, GNF. The night was filled with huge pits, crowd surfers and heavy riffs. Notable songs from the set include, You’ll Burn, Serpent Herders and Bury Your Pain. Be sure to be on the look out for more new music from Like Moths To Flames in the near future by following them at @LMTF. Don’t forget to listen to ‘All That You Lost’ on all streaming services!


Wage War released ‘Pressure’ their third full-length album through Fearless Records on August 30th, 2019. This is the first time I have seen Wage War in a venue opposed to seeing them on Vans Warped Tour and Self Help Festival. Wage War knows exactly what they’re doing, keeping things heavy, melodic and real. Witness, Twenty One, Grave and Prison were the songs that I felt captivated the crowd and created an atmosphere of chaos. Vocalist Briton Bond has one of the best voices for live performance that I have seen in a long time. He did a great job mixing his heavy vocals and his cleaner vocals in songs off of ‘Pressure’ like Grave and Prison. After seeing the show I have no doubts to why the Pressure Tour hasbeen selling out left and right. Make sure you get out to a show near you and let us know what you thought about the show! Make sure you check out Wage War’s new album ‘Pressure’ on all streaming services and follow them at @WageWar on social media! 

Author: Jeremy Coutu

IG: VanceLens

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