In late July, Philadelphia was stormed with the annual barrage of punks for This Is Hardcore Fest 2018. The yearly festival showcases some of the finest and hardest bands in the genre. Among the wild sets at this year's lineup was Knocked Loose, a burgeoning hardcore act just two years out from their first full-length who've gained a fervent live following for their leaden breakdowns and unchecked fury while performing.
The entire crowd explodes in the footage at the start of the first song; by its mid-point, the growing pit spreads onto the stage as the kicks and gymnastic stage dives fly. Filmed by independent live music documentarian hate5six at The Electric Factory, the clip catches the just under 27-minute set from numerous in-crowd and onstage angles to effectively capture the intense camaraderie and passion driving every fan in the room to zealous elation.