Event ReviewsChristian Death at Hard Rock Cafe(Review)

Anthony McDonoughJune 7, 2022

This past Thursday May 26th, I had the distinct pleasure to attend a live performance from gothic rock band Christian Death at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA. They were touring in support of their new album Evil Become Rule which released May 6th of this year.

After the warmup of the opening act Jesucrisis who are a gothic rock duo which uses the added bonus of an electronic violin in their performances, it was time for the main event. One thing I can say right away in over 20 years of their existence, they have not lost the magic and mysticism in their musical performance. This was my first chance to catch them live, and right away, I was swept away into their spell.

The male vocalist Valor has that crooning voice, and with the ethereal pipes of the female vocalist Maitri added in, the combination is enough to give you chills. They performed the entirety of the new album, and the hits for me were “New Messiah”, “Blood Moon”, “The Warning”, “Beautiful”, and “Who Am I”. They had a visual backdrop during their set, which I felt made the performance more meaningful. At one point, Maitri performed within the small crowd gathered around the stage. I love when bands make their fans feel included. After the performance ended, they came out to perform an encore which left all of us satisfied.

Afterwards, they stuck around to autograph albums, and took photos with the fans. I of course ended up meeting with them, and they were very cordial as well as thankful for everyone who came out. I always say I love smaller shows as you get more time to interact with the band, and this was a pure example as to why. As a whole, I was very pleased and thankful for the opportunity to see Christian Death live. If they ever come back to the Pittsburgh area, I will definitely jump at the chance to see them again.

If you want to check out the new album Evil Becomes Rule, you can do so here. You can also discover more about Christian Death via their official website.

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