Architects brought their highly anticipated North American tour to the Danforth Music Hall for two sold out nights in Toronto. Although Architects were headlining the show, it appeared that most of the crowd arrived early to also catch openers, Thy Art is Murder and While She Sleeps.
While She Sleeps opened the show and brought the energy to a ten right away with their heavy guitar riffs and catchy hooks. It wasn't before the vocalist was encouraging the crowd to get up and crowdsurf, putting the security guards to work.
Thy Art is Murder were next to perform and did a great job following up While She Sleeps, keeping the energy up. With their usual vocalist, CJ, taking a break for his family, Nick Arthur of Molotov Solution stepped up to fill in. Although they weren't performing with their usual lineup, Thy Art is Murder still put on an incredible show. Nick did the band justice and if I wouldn't been familiar with the band, I wouldn't have even noticed someone new was on the stage.
Lastly, Architects hit the stage to play for one of the loudest crowds I've heard in a long time. After hearing how tight they were live, it was no surprise that they were able to sell out two back to back shows. Opening with Death is Not Defeat and closing with the crowd favorite, Doomsday, the band played an hour and half of straight hits that resonated with the audience.
While She Sleeps
Thy Art is Murder