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I Prevail played for an eager Houston crowd at a sold-out White Oak Music Hall on Sunday night. 

The band has become popular in recent years and is showing no signs of slowing down. They’ve sold out a lot of the shows on their current tour in support of their third studio album, True Power. 

Photo by Cynthia Isabel Zelaya Ordoñez

I Prevail opened their set with a crowdpleaser, “There’s Fear in Letting Go,” much to the delight of those in attendance. This was followed up by “Body Bag,” the first single off True Power. 

The post-harcore group is no stranger to critical acclaim. Although comparatively early in their career, they already boast of two grammy nominations and a Hard Rock Song of the Year award from Loudwire. 

Performing under flashing lights

Photo by Cynthia Isabel Zelaya Ordoñez

An LED panel came on behind the band during “Self-Destruction,” displaying coordinating imagery as the band played in front of it. I’m glad they didn’t turn it on sooner. Instead, they allowed the fans to take in the raw visuals of the start of the show, get a little excitement out and get acquainted with the performers’ faces before getting blinded by the light. 

The band paid respect to their elders with a blood-pumping rendition of Slayer’s “Raining Blood” introducing their next song, “Judgment Day.” The band is surprisingly easy to trace back musically. They pay homage to the artists that inspired them as they honed their craft while being undeniably fresh and modern in their own works. 

Photo by Cynthia Isabel Zelaya Ordoñez

They finished their set with “Come and Get It” to an eruption of applause. But the fans didn’t stop at that. They continued to yell until the band came back on stage for an encore of “Gasoline” and the iconic “Bow Down.”

I Prevail is a class act you wouldn’t want to miss during this album cycle. Catch them in a city near you. 

@cynthia_zelaya _ | Executive Editor 2022-2023 | Assistant Editor 2021-2022

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