An Explosive Night of Post-Hardcore: Hail The Sun and Kaonashi Rock The Fillmore Philadelphia

Music Scene Media
Aug 1, 2023
5 min read
Hail The Sun, The Fillmore, Philadelphia

Unleashing a sonic explosion, Hail The Sun and Kaonashi set the stage ablaze at The Fillmore Philadelphia.  

 Table of Contents 

  • Origami Button: Setting the Stage with Engaging Melodies 
  • Kaonashi: Unleashing the Power of Metalcore from Philadelphia 
  • The Main Act: Hail The Sun's Unforgettable Performance 
  • Conclusion 

Hey there, music lovers! If you're a fan of explosive post-hardcore and high-energy performances, boy, do I have a treat for you! Recently, I had the opportunity to attend The Divine Inner Tension tour featuring California-based marvels, Hail The Sun, at The Fillmore Philadelphia. Not only did Hail The Sun bring their electrifying sound to the stage, but we were also treated to powerful performances from Origami Button and local metalcore favorites, Kaonashi. Unfortunately Being as an Ocean couldn't perform because of technical difficulties, but buckle up and get ready to dive headfirst into an unforgettable night of pulsating music and incredible stage presence! 

Origami Button: Setting the Stage with Engaging Melodies 

Kicking off the night was Origami Button, a band known for their captivating melodies and ability to hook the audience from the first note. Opening acts often face the daunting task of warming up the crowd and setting the stage for what's to come. Luckily, Origami Button exceeded expectations, leaving the audience craving more. The band's seamless transitions between their songs were a testament to their tight-knit chemistry. Each note ebbed and flowed effortlessly, captivating the crowd's attention and drawing them deeper into their enchanting soundscapes. With every strum of a guitar and each beat of the drum, Origami Button managed to strike a harmonious chord with the audience. It was the perfect beginning to an electrifying night ahead. 

Kaonashi: Unleashing the Power of Metalcore from Philadelphia 

As the venue buzzed with anticipation, the stage was taken over by Philadelphia's own metalcore powerhouse, Kaonashi. With their unique blend of melodic metalcore, these local favorites unleashed a whirlwind of energy that had the crowd on their feet within seconds. From the very first chord, Kaonashi commanded the stage, unleashing a ferocity that only a homegrown band could possess. Their powerful performance sent shockwaves through the audience, leaving them mesmerized and fully captivated by their intense stage presence. Guitar riffs sliced through the air like lightning bolts, while thunderous breakdowns rattled the floor beneath our feet. It was clear that Kaonashi was here to leave their mark, and Philly was eating it up. 

The Main Act: Hail The Sun's Unforgettable Performance 

Finally, the moment everyone had been eagerly awaiting arrived. As the lights dimmed and the crowd erupted in cheers, Hail The Sun took to the stage, and the energy in the room skyrocketed. As veterans of the post-hardcore scene, Hail The Sun's performance was nothing short of spectacular and left an indelible impression on the souls of every attendee. 

The band's sonic precision was palpable. Each member showcased their immense talent, effortlessly weaving intricate instrumentals that danced between chaos and beauty. Enveloping these musical masterpieces were poetic lyrics, delivered with passion and raw emotion. From start to finish, Hail The Sun exuded an intensity that truly connected with the crowd, forging an unbreakable bond between artist and audience. 

Although it's impossible to capture every standout moment, a few left an indelible mark. The crowd came alive during fan-favorites like "Rolling Out the Red Carpet," with bodies crashing into each other in a mosh pit of euphoria. The unmistakable chorus of "Human Target Practice" sent chills down the our spines, as we belted out the lyrics in unity with the band. 

But perhaps the most memorable aspect of the evening was the energy emanating from the crowd. The room pulsated with life as fans enthusiastically moshed, crowd-surfed, and hugged each other, united by a shared love for Hail The Sun and the post-hardcore genre. It was a night where strangers became allies, brought together by a universal language—music. 



The Divine Inner Tension tour stop at The Fillmore Philadelphia was an absolute explosion of post-hardcore brilliance. From the captivating melodies of Origami Button to the raw power unleashed by Kaonashi, and finally, the unforgettable performance by Hail The Sun, this night will forever be etched in my memories. 

If you haven't experienced the transformative power and captivating energy of a live concert, we wholeheartedly urge you to do so. The infectious enthusiasm, the electrifying atmosphere, and the sheer joy of immersing yourself in the magic of music are unlike anything else. Keep an eye out for Hail The Sun's future tours and make sure you catch them when they come to a city near you. Trust me, you won't be disappointed! 

The Fillmore Philadelphia will forever hold a special place in our hearts as the venue where Hail The Sun and Kaonashi reminded us of the sheer joy of getting lost in the music. So grab your friends, put on your favorite band t-shirt, and get ready to experience the magic that lies within a post-hardcore concert. Let the music move you and feel the energy course through your veins. 

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