Originally Posted by ManiaSeason2017
Heard these guys have an amazing live show.
they do have an awesome live show and are one band I feel needs to be playing bigger venues like arenas
The Nausea, Taskmaster, Primitive Isolation Tactics, Munition
Date: Friday March 15th, 2019
Venue: LOLA in Toronto, Ontario
The first act “Munition”
was a noise act. Distorted wind with a few drumbeats. It was okay when the distortion got amped up a bit midway through his set.
The next guy called Primitive Isolation Tactics
was moar distorted wind. It was much harsher and cooler but it was still just distorted wind for fifteen minutes.
The next girl went by “Taskmaster”
. She started out with some nice violins, and then segued into moar distorterd wind. She was pretty cool.
The last guy was called the Nausea
and he was moar distorted wind noise.
So it was a night of distorted wind. The venue was pretty memorable. It was a really small crust bar that catered to the homeless. I’d go back. But my favourite bar was just down the road and I had to head there afterwards for a bit to cleanse my palette.
Crimson Shadows, Blackguard, Borealis, Lutharo
Date: Friday March 22nd, 2019
Venue: Coalition in Toronto, Ontario
I went to this show for the Metalsetlists alumni.
I forgot that I’d seen Lutharo
before. I’ve seen so many bands now that their name on the poster didn’t even ring any bells for me. They’re pretty good at the whole Arch Enemy, female fronted melodic death metal thing. Not my cup of tea but good for them. They tend to do a bit too much posturing for the cameras and the crowd.
were really not my thing at all. They were good at what they do but they were way too uplifting for my liking. I prefer to be spat on and called a dirty pirate hooker.
. 2011’s memiest band. I only saw them live twice in their heyday but I think both times were within five months of one another. They weren’t bad live but their one album I have is crap. But I digress: THEY’RE BACK, BABY!
It took them fucking forever to set up. Hey Blackguard, you’re playing some dive bar, not opening for Nevermore! Their singer has (thankfully) shaved his head. They were a lot less “pirate” than they used to me. They sounded like every other band rather than sounding like every other pirate metal band. They had lots of energy and they crowd was rabid for them. It’s probably the biggest crowd and the craziest show I’ve seen at Coalition. But they didn’t play This Round’s on Me. Fucking blasphemy.
actually weren’t bad at all. Their sound got a little same-y towards the end of their set to me but every other band tonight sucked so much more that they won out. I’d see them again if they’re at a show I’m going to but I wouldn’t go to a show with the sole intent of seeing them.
This show fucking sucked. I went for you guys. And it’s still fun going out. It beats sitting in my basement drinking by myself.
Mutank, Ammo, Black Absinthe, Snake River Redemption, Death Perception
Date: Saturday March 23rd, 2019
Venue: Coalition in Toronto, Ontario
Tonight was awesome. Forget whatever “Six Paragraphs Down Adam” says.
are a band I saw last year and kinda remembered their name from the poster. They played some pretty nice metalcore. Their bass player was insane. But their one guitarists tone was really terrible.
Snake River whatever
were tons of fun because they were so fucking hilariously drunk, especially their guitar player. Their banter was better than their songs. Their songs were good but they played way too long. Forty-five minutes of High on Fire worship is a bit too much for me.
was pretty bad but the booze made them fun. They’re bassist was pretty cute and had awesome hair. They were filming parts of their set for a music video. So if you see some guy in an Impetuous Ritual shirt with an indifferent look on his face standing off to the side of the stage in their video THAT’S ME!
were total cheese metal but they were so much fun it didn’t matter. Ya-ya-ya. They fucking sucked but were awesome at the same time.
were even worse but the night was so lit and they were fun.
This show fucking sucked but I had lots of fun. That’s all that mattered about this show. The bands all played way too long and the show didn’t end until way passed 2am but it was one of those nights where I just left with a smile on my face. Coalition is closing within a month or two and I went there twice this weekend. Then I watched some super Eurotrash horror movies from the 1970’s and 1980’s (Pieces, the Devils Nightmare and Burial Ground). It was a great weekend.