Bad Omens prove they are more than just a TikTok trend

The L.A.rock sensation brought their sold-out TOUR OF THE CONCRETE JUNGLE to the UK with three nights at London’s The Dome in Tufnell Park.

In this scene, gatekeeping never seems to go out of style. Whether it is long-term fans playing “name three songs” with new fans, or whether it is old school fans complaining about young bands rising to stardom, whether via social media or other platforms. And whilst that is worth a whole post in itself, we are here to tell you: Put whatever your attitude towards Bad Omens is aside and let the music and performance guide you because you are definitely missing out.

When the band released their third studio album early last year, little did they know what the world was going to have in store for them. Having burst onto the scene in 2016 with their self-titled debut record, and their first headline tour getting cancelled thanks to the virus that shall not be names, It seems 2023 is finally the time the world gets to have their share of Bad Omens.

Playing their 2022 record The Death Of Peace Of Mind almost in its entirety may not seem like a good idea but if you know the album well you’ll know that it is filled to the brim with breakdowns, riffs and Noah’s impeccable skill of taking his vocals from the most throaty blegh to one of the most siren-like choruses within one track that you have ever seen.

Kicking off their set with the name sake of the tour, CONCRETE JUNGLE, followed closely by ARTIFICIAL SUICIDE, Bad Omens have absolutely no trouble getting the crowd going. Mosh pits galore and a few crowd surfers along the way.

But it’s not just their latest album that hits the spot when played live. Tracks like Glass Houses and Dethrone are those that just call to be played in a bigger venue with a thousand voices shouting it back. We can only imagine the carnage that is about to ensue at this summer’s Download festival!

Sending us off into a Sunday night with an encore that leaves little to be critiqued, it is The Death Of Peace Of Mind that really has the audience in a choke hold. As a scorpio, I blame the lyrics (I see you, Noah!) but the seesaw between melodic notes and heavy riffs are incredibly to the point and have all of us in awe.