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Skeletonwitch @ The Mod Club – Toronto Live Review

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skeletonwitch at mod club November 2 2013

Skeletonwitch – The Mod Club – November 02, 2013 – Photo by Stephanie Tran

Who: Skeletonwitch
From: Athens, OH
Where: Virgin Mobile Mod Club
When: November 02, 2013

Total Score: 9.6/10

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Style: Blackened Thrash Metal

Crowd: Noisem and Fallujah did a great job warming up the crowd, so when it was time for Skeletonwitch to hit the stage all hell broke loose the second they started playing. There was a giant moshpit in the center of the venue, sometimes totally chaotic, other times structuring itself into a circle-pit. People were crowd-surfing right to the edge of the stage. Even in the back, near the merch tables it was hard to walk through the crowd. People who weren’t in the pit, were headbanging and throwing their horns up. A lot of people had drinks in their hands. The crowd was pretty diverse as far the metal shows go, and there was a good guys to girls ratio.

Sex appeal/image: Chance Garnette (vocals) might not be the most handsome man on the planet, but he is a great frontman. He had the absolute control of the stage and the crowd, and his charisma is off the charts. The guys in the band are the epitome of what it is to be a metal head – long hair, tattoo sleeves and mad guitar skills. The band is incredibly tight, as you would have to be to deliver a wall of sound like that.

Memorable Moment: When Garnette said they are going to play a song of the newly released Serpents Unleached, the crowd got as supportive as they were for Skeletonwitch’s older material. It was great to see, since usually the new stuff gets a lot more criticism from the fans. At this point it seems that nothing can do Skeletonwitch wrong, and their fans will follow them to the ground.

Comments: Before and after their set there was always about 10 people near the Skeletonwitch merch table. Soon enough about half the crowd was spotting some Skeletonwitch attire.

View the rest of the images for Skeletonwitch here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephanietranphotography/sets/72157637267204963/with/10649943243/

Noisem photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephanietranphotography/sets/72157637266682953/

Fallujah photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephanietranphotography/sets/72157637266269596/

 

Written by: Raya P Morrison
Photos by: Stephanie Tran

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