Chimaira concert review
Ah the best way to spend a shitty, cold and rainy night is to be indoors at a kickass Heavy Metal show! Again Montreal being the great concert city it is we had a choiceâ€¦Usher at the Bell Centre or Chimaira at Club Soda! So I embarked on another Heavy Metal adventure courtesy of Hardtimes.ca, there were no sexy songs played at Club Soda on Tuesday evening just pure fucking crowd-jumping metal! The hip-hop free evening began with Pennsylvaniaâ€™s very own Metalcore performers This Or The Apocalypse on tour promoting their latest Metalcore offering Haunt Whatâ€™s Left which was released this past summer. This was my first time hearing This Or The Apocalypse, actually this was my first time seeing all the bands on the concert bill. I even missed Chimairaâ€™s set at Heavy MTL this past July because I was at the third-stage watching 3 Inches of Blood. So it was a real Heavy Metal treat to see bands I never saw live before, the great and powerful Odin smiled upon us Montreal metal-heads on Tuesday night. Daath took the stage next probably at the same time Usherâ€™s lame opening act took the stage at the Bell Centre. Daath tore up the stage as their lights on stage lit up the crowd, if there were any epileptics at the show they would have been going into epileptic spasms. Luckily there is no epilepsy for this metal-head just a bad case of ADHD. Un-medicated ADHD might I add as you can tell by long rambling concert reviews that veer off topic at a momentâ€™s notice. Ok back to the show Daathâ€™s third song was Ovum from their classic 2007 album The Hinderers other songs of note were Subterfuge (also from The Hinderers album) and Sharpen The Blades from their third album The Concealers. Oh and I almost forgot about Daath drummer Kevin Talleyâ€™s awesome drum-solo some people find drum-solos epically boring & pointless but not me I fucking love â€˜em! The third band to take the stage was the brutally heavy Impending Doom, what a great fucking band name. The crowd was jumping and pumped up for Impending Doom! I avoided that crowd I took too many elbows in the back standing in front of the stage at Foufounes the week before during Evileâ€™s set. So there was no Impending Doom circle pit for this concert reviewer. Again this was my first time seeing Impending Doom and Iâ€™m only familiar with their latest offering There Will Be Violence that was the second song they played that night. It was a very appropriate song for the evening because later on in the show I believe during Chimairaâ€™s set the singer asked a guy with a bloody face if he was ok. So yes indeed there was violence in the mosh-pit on Tuesday evening. Violent mosh-pits are SO much cooler than watching a bunch of back-up dancers prance around the stage while same lame mainstream radio artists belts out some crappy tune. Impending Doom finished off their night with the catchy tune Silence The Oppressors and another satisfying Heavy Metal set was done! Iâ€™d like to start off my Chimaira review by mentioning that their album The Infected is the soundtrack to my power-walks, it pumps me up like a mother-fucker. Three songs into Chimairaâ€™s set they played Resurrection and launched into Destroy And Dominate from The Infected album. Chimaira played songs from all five of their albums, everything from their debut album Pass Out of Existence to their latest effort The Infected. Songs such as Nothing Remains, Secrets of The Dead, Power Trip, Severed and The Flame. Chimaira ended their set with Pure Hatred this was another appropriate song! With the Christmas shopping season underway Pure Hatredâ€™s chorus of â€œI hate everyone!â€ is the perfect song to listen to on your iPod while doing your Christmas shopping. I have many uses for Chimaira they fuel my power-walks and can drown out annoying Christmas songs played in stores and malls from December 1st to December 24th.