Wolves in the Throne Room -- Montreal, Quebec -- September 8th, 2011
Venue: Death Church
Opening bands: Thou and Ensorcelor
This concert was in a DIY venue, which was in fact a house built in an old chapel with a concert room in it. The merch was set up in the backyard and it was the perfect atmosphere for this kind of show. The only inconvenients were that the show was sold out and the room was packed. With only three fans, it was hot as hell in there. Also there were a few sound problems: most of the time the mics were not loud enough and in the middle of "Thuja Magus Imperium", the breaker for the amplifiers blew and they had to change the wirings and start again.
Anyway, all three bands played great sets and except for the vocals, the sound was impeccable. All of them had a kind of mesmerizing sound (Ensorcelor with their doomy melodies, Thou with their crushing riffs and WITTR with their hypnotic atmosphere), which was increased by the look of the venue. Also, Thou's singer was crazy.
Wolves in the Throne Room's performance was perfect. If this tour comes anywhere near you, you should definitely go see it!
Thou (not 100% sure about this one)
Rats and Mice and Swarms of Lice
Their Hooves Carve Craters in the Earth
The Song of Illuminate Darkness
Wolves in the Throne Room
Thuja Magus Imperium
I Will Lay Down My Bones Among the Rocks and Roots
Prayer of Transformation
12/18 - Neutral Milk Hotel
12/19 - GY!BE/Neurosis
12/25 - Tribunal (my band)