CMW Critical Conclusions for…Blood Ceremony (Canadian Music Week 2013 concert review)
Day 5 of CMW continued at Danforth Music Hall, with the refreshing and surprising Toronto act, Blood Ceremony.
Venue: Danforth Music Hall
First Impressions: They dressed exactly like a band called Blood Ceremony would. They also played metal, but with a twist – a killer flute player. At first I worried we were entering Anchorman territory. Thankfully, it was much, much better.
Stage Presence: 8.5 / 10 – Lots of devil worship arms being raised in the air by singer Alia O’Brien. The band rocked out hard in classic rock poses.
Crowd Reaction: 9 / 10 – They absolutely loved the flute rock, and showed their love as soon as the first track ended.
Water/alcohol/neither: Only blood from the hearts of bats and young children.
The Last Word: 8.5 /10 – Heavy metal and flute solos – an untapped genre. Who knew it would work without being gimmicky or slammed. I actually really liked this. It is not my typical genre (metal and flutes) and the singing also wasn’t my style but they were bizarrely awesome. Be sure to look them up and check out some of their stuff.
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