State Of Millenia @ Hideaways, Chelmsford [Review]

05 October 2019

At Chelmsford’s cavernous Hideaways, State Of Millenia flaunt a powerful and filthy sound which came entirely unexpected when we first rocked up at the venue.
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We last saw State Of Millenia grace a stage way back in the summer of 2017 under the railway tracks at The Asylum. Back then, SOM were a straight-up pop-punk band and, while they were incredibly fun, they hadn’t yet carved their own sound in the genre.

Two years later, at Chelmsford’s cavernous Hideaways, State Of Millenia flaunt a powerful, filthier sound which came entirely unexpected when we first rocked up at the venue. The band’s recently released single, ‘Hangnail’, is a brilliant and bouncy slice of pop-punk and it was incredibly well received by the crowd. However, it was the moments of filth where the band would drop down into djent-y chugs, Knocked Loose-esque grooves and when Skinny P from MTXS would bound on stage to provide powerful scream vocals, that really blew us away.

These forays into the heavier side of punk and metal display that the band and their sound are not stagnating, they’re learning and growing and building their own unique sound as a result. And, with that said, they are not forgetting their roots. The fun and catchy side of pop-punk is still heavily influential to them and it keeps the crowd beaming with smiles.

Early tracks like ‘Wait Up, Madison’ are still a treat, and the band look like they’re having just as much fun as we were in the crowd. The boys all look incredibly comfortable up on stage and seem so enthusiastic that you can’t help but be sucked in.

State Of Millenia are growing and going from strength to strength. They are an incredible live band that you’d be stupid to miss. The band are planning something big for the end of 2019 and are looking for other Essex based bands to join them. If you’re interested get in touch with the lads here »

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Photography by William Smith

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