[Overseas Features] Part 3 – Hold On Pain Ends Tour (NYC) – The Color Morale + Vanna + Slaves + Alive Like Me

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Overseas Features – Part 4 – Hold On Pain Ends Tour (NYC)
The Color Morale + Vanna + Slaves + Alive Like Me
<海外報導特集> 第四Hold On Pain Ends Tour 紐約站

In our Overseas Features Part 4, we are proud to attend Hold On Pain Ends Tour New York City stop presented by Alternative Press with the critically-acclaimed Illinois rockers The Color Morale as headliner.

<海外報導特集> 的第四章,我們很高興能參與由 Alternative Press 主辦、以廣受好評的伊利諾伊州搖滾樂團 The Color Morale 作壓軸的 Hold On Pain Ends Tour 紐約站。

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Photo Recap 現場相片 – Hold On Pain Ends Tour (NYC Stop)
The Color Morale + Vanna + Slaves + Alive Like Me
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If sincerity had a band name, this night it would be called The Color Morale. No matter if you are a post-hardcore / metalcore fan or not, we highly recommend this band to you because you’ll sure be touched by their affinity for life, faith and solicitousness.

如果真誠是一個樂隊名字,這晚它會被稱為 The Color Morale。不管你是否後硬核/金屬核樂迷,我們強烈推薦TCM 給你,因為你肯定會被他們對人生、信念和世界哲學觀的熱情所感動。

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Unlike many metalcore newcomers, they don’t have the fully-tattooed, sugar-coated image but choose to present themselves in a very down-to-earth way. As the headliner of this Hold On Pain Ends Tour, The Color Morale have put out an absolutely sensational show at Gramercy Theater with Slaves, Alive Like Me and Vanna who has elevated the show in an imposing presence.

與許多金屬核樂團不同,他們沒有刻意的全身刺青和糖衣形象,反而選擇腳踏實地以實事求是的態度以音樂示人。作為此 Hold On Pain Ends Tour 巡演的領軍人物,The Color Morale 在紐約 Gramercy Theater 一站中絕對獻上令人印象深刻的演出,他們與共演樂團 Slaves ( Emarosa, Dance Gavin Dance 主唱 Jonny Craig 為首)Alive Like Me 以及為非常出眾的 Vanna 一同創造非常難忘的音樂會。

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The Color Morale kicks off with energy-filler Damaged and Outer Demons. As a listener, you can always feel the sonic power when someone’s screaming his heart out; when Garret Rapp’s melancholic vocal hits your eardrum, you’d empathize the hidden message beneath the screams. Emotions transcends musical boundary and transits the deepest senses via their life-inspired lyrics.

The Color Morale  Damaged  Outer Demons 揭開演唱會序幕。作為一個聆聽者,你很容易就辨別到表演者是否由衷而唱;當 Garret Rapp 用憂鬱叫喊之聲觸到你的耳膜,你會深深感受到聲樂背後隱藏的故事。情感超越了音樂的邊界,通過以人生路途為靈感的歌詞傳達深層次的感通。

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Rapp also makes a long speech on his worldview and reflection of being in the world’s fanciest metropolitan. “You know there’s one person dying in this world every 12 seconds. We are so lucky to be here tonight with all of you,” Rapp continues “No matter it’s 1000 people or 100 people, we still sing the same song in the same way because of you.” with heartfelt sincerity in every single word spoken.

身處在世界最繁華的城市之一,Garret 有感而發分享他的世界觀和大都市生活的反思。「你知道世界上每十二秒便有一個人死亡。很幸運今晚能在這裡與大家一起…… 因為有你,不管是一千人還是一百人,我們仍以同樣方式唱著同一首歌。」一字一語道出無奈與真誠。

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All four bands perform as a family rather than a collaboration. Vanna and Slaves joins the force for a compelling, shoulder-to-shoulder trio presentation on Suicide;Stigma, showcases their mutual bonding and solidary brotherhood despite you can barely hear the vocal layering .

四支樂隊看似一個家族多於合作伙伴。Vanna Slaves TCM 表演中段加入肩並肩合唱 Suicide;Stigma 一曲,儘管你很難聽到歌聲層次,但展示了三人合作無間的兄弟情誼,娛樂性甚高。

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Garret Rapp later tells the story about his To Live As Wolves (New York City’s post-hardcore band) t-shirt given by a fan outside the venue as Brandon Roman from the band does a surprise appearance in a song. Rapp steps down from stage and invites fans to singalong with one extra song as a goodbye kiss to New York City.

其後 Garret 表示身上穿的 To Live As Wolves (紐約市的本地後硬核樂隊上衣是由一名樂迷在演唱會開始前贈送的。該樂隊主唱 Brandon Roman 作了個驚喜表演,使本地觀眾興奮莫名。 最後 Garret Rapp 在台下邀請歌迷合唱,更特別多加一曲作為與紐約市的告別吻。

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Back to the show earlier Boston beasts Vanna also drops a mind-blowing warm-up set which quickly push your inner souls out into the mosh. Like TCM, the band also takes on the personal side, turns the performance into a sociology discussion of addressing issues like racism, discrimination and poverty. The weighty denouncement towards inequality synchronizes with the forceful scream and slashing shredding. Frontman Davey Muise dives into the crowd to make another at-you-face proclamation with everyone’s fist up against social injustice.

至於較早時間的表演,波士頓野獸 Vanna 帶來了令人興奮的熱身秀,迅速把眾人沉睡的靈魂拉到 mosh pit 裡。如 TCM 一樣,樂隊也選擇與大家分享對生活的反思,如種族主義、歧視和貧困等問題,並將一切沉重不公訴諸有力叫喊和尖銳結他。樂隊主唱  Davey Muise 於後段衝入觀眾群,誓以拳頭和音樂一起反對社會的負面現象。

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These two striking performance are punctuated by Slaves and Alive Like Me who decide to let their youthful vigor and enthusiasm overrides the sentimental burdens. ALM’s sunny side and Slaves’ solitary coldness brings out interesting contrast.

這兩個氣氛較沉實的演出之間隔著帶點年少輕狂的 Slaves  Alive Like Me ALM 的陽光活力和Slaves 的孤獨冷漠成了有趣的對比。

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The night is ended with The Color Morale once again expresses their graciousness of bringing everybody together through music “such a blessing with you all here” and adds, “The good thing of being a show is you get to meet all the nice people!” That’s something we all still eager to attend live shows, isn’t it?

記得 The Color Morale 以此感言為當晚作結:「很感恩可以與大家因音樂聚在一起,」又補充說「出席音樂會的好處是,你可以認識很多友好的人!」這不就是大家堅持參加現場活動的原因嗎?

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Photo Recap 現場相片 – Hold On Pain Ends Tour (NYC Stop)
The Color Morale + Vanna + Slaves + Alive Like Me
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