This show is in my top 10 of all time. I can’t begin to describe how amazing it was to watch this band preform in such an intimate setting. Full review and photos in B24/7 again…
In the past five years, use of the term ‘Emo Revival’ among bands like Mineral, who were at the forefront of the 90s post-hardcore scene, has grown each year and, at times, reunions and full album anniversary tours have felt like money grabs or cheap attempt to exploit nostalgia.
The performance by Mineral at the Exchange, however, was as honest a show after a band reunion as there possibly could be.
The dynamic shift from soft and fiddly guitar melodies to heavy, near drone level verses were punctuated by lead singer, Chris Simpson’s, cracking and wavering cries as Mineral took the stage midway through this 20-year anniversary tour.