For all the screamo/deathcore listeners out there that weren't at the Metropolis Saturday night, you missed out one hell of a concert. Punk band Deez Nuts, metalcore bands Parkway Drive and Architects opened up for one of Bring Me The Horizon's greatest shows. The Metropolis was packed with people that were ready to jump as high as they possibly could, scream louder than they ever did and bruise whoever that was in their way.
Personally, punk isn't my thing. However, these guys just wrecked the floor. Deez Nuts lead singer J.J. Peters sang out his crazy lyrics, screaming from time to time, while Stu Callinan strummed that guitar of his and Ty Alexander smashed those drums. The band gathered the crowd, interacting with them and making them jump their heart outs, making them ready for the metalcore bands that would be coming next.
Once Deez Nuts left the stage, the fans were craving for some more. Architects showed up and not only got the metalcore going, but the moshing as well. Sam Carter, Architects lead singer, scram his heart out to reach to the fans, and starting to make the Metropolis fall with him. Architects were the biggest surprise, as they literally shook the building up, blowing the speakers and showing Montreal who they were made of.
Architects were good I must say, but they are not in the same league as these next bands. Fans were already shouting Parkway Drive's name while Architects were playing, and when Architects were done, they got what they were waiting for. Parkway Drive were phenomonal. Singing songs such as Idols and Anchors as well as Carrion, they showed us what true metalcore was like, with amazing solos from Luke Kilpatick, and amazing sounding screaming from lead singer Winston McCall. The band had played for an entire hour, and all the people wanted more, but the band finished with Carrion, leaving the fans with good memories of an amazing band.
A lot of fans after Parkway Drive left the concert, but those who stayed got the best. Bring Me The Horizon literally destroyed the Metropolis, opening up with one of their most famous songs, Diamonds aren't Forever from their Suicide Season album. Oliver Sykes, lead singer of the band, made the crowd split in half, and when the music started playing the two halves collided with force. Sykes' voice seemed to have rejuvanated since Bring Me The Horizon's previous appearance in Montreal, as he was able to scream all of his songs exactly as they were on the albums. Other amazing captivating songs were played, such as It Never Ends and Anthem, both from their most recent album, There Is A Hell Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heavan Let's Keep It A Secret. When the band played their song Chelsea Smile, huge black balloons fell into the crowd, to make the already insane fans go even crazier. To finish the concert, Oliver Sykes gave the crowd a gift, as he sang Bring Me The Horizon's most famous song, Pray For Plagues. The moshpit went mental, heck even those who were standing went crazy. Matt Nicholls smashed those drums to the ground, Oli Sykes yelled as hard as he humanly could and Lee Malia probably wrecked his hands strumming his guitar so fast.
Once again, this was a show to remember. Architects, Deez Nuts and Parkway Drive brought one hell of a show. However, Bring Me The Horizon were the best of all, interacting with the crowd of even letting a fan sing one of their songs wit hthe band on stage! They trully brought that horizon.