HEALTH: Tuska Festival 2024

Among the eclectic lineup at TUSKA Festival, HEALTH stood out as a compelling force, drawing me in with their raw and unapologetic sound. Hailing from Los Angeles, California, HEALTH has been a pioneering figure in the realm of noise rock since their formation in 2006. Their music defies convention, blending elements of noise rock, industrial, electronic, and punk into a chaotic yet meticulously crafted sonic tapestry.

At TUSKA, HEALTH delivered exactly what I anticipated: a visceral and intense performance that resonated with existential themes and societal discord. Their music, characterised by distorted guitars, heavy percussion, and haunting synthesisers, creates an immersive sonic landscape that challenges listeners and stimulates the senses.

From their debut self-titled album in 2007 to their latest releases like “Vol. 4 :: Slaves of Fear” in 2019, HEALTH has consistently pushed the boundaries of experimental rock. Each album explores new sonic territories while maintaining their signature intensity and depth. Tracks like “We Are Water” and “Stonefist” exemplify their ability to blend aggression with intricate musicality, showcasing their evolution over the years.

Beyond their studio albums, HEALTH’s live performances are renowned for their dynamic energy and interactive engagement with the audience. At TUSKA, they didn’t disappoint, incorporating elements of visual art and performance to enhance the sensory experience. It was a show that not only entertained but also provoked introspection, leaving a lasting impression on all who witnessed it.

HEALTH’s collaborations across various genres and mediums further underscore their versatility and innovation. They have worked with artists ranging from electronic producers to filmmakers, expanding their artistic reach and influence in the music industry.

As I reflect on HEALTH’s performance at TUSKA, I’m reminded of their profound impact on experimental rock music and their unwavering commitment to pushing creative boundaries. They continue to inspire with their fearless exploration of sound and their ability to evoke powerful emotions through their music.

Health's Setlist at Tuska Festival 2024

Venue: Suvilahti, Helsinki

  • A Cruel Angel's Thesis
  • IDENTITY
  • GOD BOTHERER
  • CRACK METAL
  • HATEFUL
  • ZOOTHORNS
  • PSYCHONAUT
  • STONEFIST
  • NEW COKE
  • FUTURE OF HELL
  • DEMIGODS
  • MAJOR CRIMES
  • THE MESSAGE
  • Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)
  • TEARS
  • WE ARE WATER
  • FEEL NOTHING
  • DSM?V
  • Encore:
  • BODY/PRISON
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