First to the stage was Dying Wish, the female fronted metal band. Mosh pits opened up immediately, partly thanks to front woman Emma Boston’s powerful screams. Being backed up by some gnarly guitar riffs, the band put on a solid high energy show, immediately raising temperatures in the room. The audience loved what they heard, showing their love through headbanging and moshing. The band played a 30-minute set before thanking the other bands and crew members, as well as the audience.
Next up was Stray From The Path, a personal live favorite of mine. As soon as he stepped foot on the stage, lead singer Andrew Dijorno’s energy level was on another level. Sprinting and jumping around the stage for the entire show, yet still managing to nail every line and scream.
One of the highlights in the set was when the band asked if the audience wanted to be in their next music video. After screams of approval, Dijorno told the audience to pack into the front, and requested exactly 25 crowd surfers. All chaos broke loose as the energy syrocked. The security guards were given a run for their money as fans leaped onto the crowd, far surpassing the number 25 that was requested.
After a quick set change, The Devil Wears Prada took to the stage. The 6 part band packs in a punch with every powerful chorus and screaming verses. Opening with their hit song, “Sacrifice”, the mosh pits opened right back up.
Formed in Dayton, Ohio in 2005, TDWP has released an impressive 7 studio albums. The 8th album, Color Decay, is set to release on September 16, 2022. The band even treated audiences to an unreleased song from that new record. Over their career, they have seen quite a bit of success touring with notable bands such as August Burns Red, A Day To Remember, and Papa Roach. After seeing them as an opening act a couple of times, seeing them headline was really cool.
The chemistry between the 6 person band adds another element that sets apart TDWP. With knowing glances and inside jokes shared between band members, you can tell they play their music with joy, having fun during each show. Their energy also feeds off each other, with each member doing crazy jumps and runs in their own way.
Their heartfelt lyrics struck a chord with the audience throughout the night. With songs like “Chemical” resonating, the audience screamed lyrics as loud as they could, showing just how much TDWP’s lyrics have affected them. The band offers a great mix of hard hitting heavy songs and slower more emotional ones.
The band thanked the audience, and shouted out a couple tour crew members before saying a final good night after a 2 song-encore.