Palisades – Big Room Bar, Columbus (16th February 2019)

With themes fittingly following Valentine’s Day, Palisades performed to a sold out audience at Big Room Bar in Columbus. The North American post-hardcore band specializes in feelings of lost love and “letdown”s, as most of their genre tends to do. A showcase of these themes, the band recently released their fourth studio album this last December, “Erase The Pain.” Some would be surprised to find that the group has been around since 2011- they’ve certainly picked up some traction after touring over the last year or so.

However, this was the first sold out show in Columbus. “War” opened up the show, which is currently their most-listened to song on Spotify off of the new album (with 2,577,421 hits). The set following balanced songs off of their new album and the next familiar, self-titled, “Palisades.”

By the time “Better Chemicals” rang out, the audience was visible with ranging feels. Heart hurt is something that is relatable to anyone, but of course seemed extra relatable to the individuals immersed inside of the crowd of duos. To intensify matters, frontman Louis Miceli later paid a late tribute to Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

It is no doubt that Palisades has mastered their audience. The guys provide great energy and big stage motions, and get the same back in return. Following “Erase the Pain,” the stage was abandoned, leaving the crowd chanting “one more song” which eventually turned into “all the songs!” 

Some audience members just might get their chance. Palisades has at least two upcoming Spring tours announced, one with Badflower / Of Mice and Men / Nothing More, and another with Ice Nine Kills / From Ashes to New. For now, you can stream “Erase the Pain” on any listening platform.