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CONCERT REVIEW: Ice Nine Kills Play Intimate Show In Tilburg

We also saw Ice Nine Kills in Amsterdam more recently, check out that review here.

Not even a week after we saw Ice Nine Kills live playing an absolute huge show at Rock Am Ring, we were fortunate enough to capture Ice Nine Kills live once more, this time in a more intimate setting in Tilburg’s Poppodium 013. Mastodon were playing the same venue on the same day, meaning that Ice Nine Kills was playing the ‘Next’ room, giving the INK show something very intimate.

With less than 1000 people, we were enjoying the very same setlist we enjoyed in Germany a few days prior, but when a band brings as many props, gimmicks and just straight up banger tunes, we do not mind.

For a good hour, Ice Nine Kills played a nice mix from their 2 The Silver Scream albums, as well as a small throwback to Every Trick In The Book with the single Communion of the Cursed. Besides the visual aspect, Ice Nine Kills are truly an extraordinary band when it comes to musicianship. Not only do 4 of the band members rotate vocal duties, but the breakdowns they play live are next-level. A personal highlight was Take Your Pick, perhaps the heaviest song of the evening, featuring a brutal breakdown, which was executed to perfection.

We had a wonderful time with Ice Nine Kills again, especially in an intimate setting after seeing them play in front of thousands at Rock Am Ring. While Rock Am Ring was spectacular, it’s nice to be in a room surrounded with fans who bought tickets purely to see Ice Nine Kills perform live – the singing-along and moshpits made for a very great atmosphere.

An intimate show is also very different for a photographer, compared to photographing outdoor. Eva van den Bosch took some nice shots during the set in Tilburg and you can see them in the gallery below.

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Glenn van den Bosch