Motionless in White + Knocked Loose @ Place Bell

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It was a beautiful October evening and the lucky souls of Laval were welcoming The Scoring The End of The World Tour featuring Motionless in White (MIW), Knocked Loose, After the Burial and Alphawolf. From the hype they were in for a treat, the perfect show leading up to Halloween. 

As I walked into Place Bell, I was welcomed by many fans all decked out in their favourite makeup and costumes mimicking the look of MIW, excitement was definitely in the air and most seats were full with metal fans already into it with Alphawolf getting the night started and followed by After The Burial, unfortunately I had to miss both acts but was told they both held their own, and fans of ATB were hype saying it was one of their best performances.

It was time for hardcore band Knocked Loose to let loose.  That they did, their signature still of hardcore seemed to please their hardcore fans in attendance as the floor was a super huge mosh pit including a death wall and some fancy rowers.  All in all the band came out and did what they do, having seen them a couple times I wonder what they were doing on this lineup, as it didn’t really fit the bill.  Only part of the fans in attendance were grooving with them and the rest were at a standstill, just waiting in their seats for the headliners.  I must say I like this band but I prefer seeing them in a more intimate setting. Highlights for me were Deadringer and Counting Worms.

Everyone was ready, the lights went out,  on came a screen with members of MIW telling us about their prep for this tour unfortunately there was a video malfunction and we missed the visual for this bit, went the video finally came back they ended by pushing play the Darude classic Sandstorm that played in the PA with some funky lighting.  The guys came out to the crowd’s cheers, they went right into Meltdown which was wild as there was fire everywhere, the Cherry Bombs came out wielding fire and power tools.  Just wild I tell you, being in front to take photos I gotta say it was overwhelming in the best kinda way. 

They continued with  Signs of Life and Immaculate Misconception where Lochie Keogh of Alphawolf came out to sign with them.  MIW were on fire all night, firing from all cylinders.  Having seen them on the Trinity of Terror tour, I can tell you they are just getting better with experience.  This was an arena show worth every penny!  They spent no expense on production; the crowd dug it and so did I.  They played a solid 18-song set including costume changes, a commercial for Zombite, an appearance from Zombie,loads of theatrics and a feature from each singer on the tour.  My favourites of the night were Voices and Not My Type: Dead as Fuck 2.  And to finish the night they played Scoring the End of the World.

It was a fantastic night, make sure you don’t sleep on Motionless In White, go see them next time they are in your neck of the woods.

Review & photos – Eric Brisson

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