Buffalo, NY-based metalcore/hardcore outfit Every Time I Die have become a staple in the heavy music scene since their inception in 1998, and they proved just why that’s the case this past week in Boston, MA. Acting as main support for The Used, Every Time I Die brought the chaos to the show and woke up a generally calm crowd. Between vocalist Keith Buckley calling for circle pits, brother and guitarist Jordan Buckley running around like a madman, and bassist Stephen Micciche jumping around like the easter bunny, ETID brought the energy right back to the show.
The band managed to touch on fan favorites from multiple records such as “We’rewolf,” “The New Black,” and “Underwater Bimbos From Outerspace,” while playing four songs from 2014’s From Parts Unknown, including the bone-chilling “Moor.” They even managed to incorporate their cover of Nirvana’s “Tourettes,” a song they’ve been playing on and off for years, but just recently recorded for their Salem EP, into the set.
The biggest takeaway from seeing the Albany guys play was this: they’re like a fine wine that just gets better with age. Their passion shines through everything they do. Whether it be inviting a six year old fan who drew a picture of the band on stage to ride on Jordan’s shoulders mid-song, their ability to gel with new drummer and industry veteran Daniel Davison like they’ve been playing together for years, or Keith’s intelligent and witty stage banter, ETID just prove time and again that they’re one of the most enjoyable bands in the scene to experience. I cannot wait for them to come back to town so I can bang my head and take it all in again.
Check out the full online photo gallery of Every Time I Die’s show on April 29th in Boston, MA after the jump, and purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.
All photos by Jason Cox.