Credit Bryan Kirks

I’ve been wanting to see Bad Omens in concert ever since I discovered the band last year. Their latest album, “The Death of Peach of Mind,” is an opus. It blends so many different sounds – from metalcore to pop to jazz – but somehow still sounds completely cohesive. That’s so rare.

Bad Omens’ current tour is sold out across America. They played a sold-out show at The Intersection in Grand Rapids on Friday (May 26), and I made the road trip to check it out. Here’s my quickie Bad Omens concert review. Also, here’s a link to get tickets to Riff Fest 2023 to see Bad Omens at Pine Knob.

The guys started their set with one of my favorites off the new album, “Artificial Suicide.” This song is a rager, with scream-y vocals and heavy, relentless guitars. Live, it was absolutely electric and captivating. Next up was the first Bad Omens song I ever heard, “Like a Villain.” This is another guitar-heavy track that just exploded live.

The whole band has such incredible chemistry, and that really comes across in Bad Omens’ live show. Whether they were playing one of the aforementioned heavy numbers or an atmospheric, softer gem such as “Bad Decisions” or “Miracle,” Bad Omens delivered, and the audience loved every minute. They have a presence about them and a mysterious image that is never really unveiled, even live, which makes one curious about the band.

Check out photos from the show below via Bryan Kirks. Were you at the show? If so, reach out to me on social media and let me know if you liked it as much as I did. See Bad Omens at Riff Fest this year! Find Riff Fest details here.

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