Heavy MTL, and metal in general, maybe at a crossroads, but that didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of the forty thousand metal-heads that descended onto Parc Jean Drapeau for the 6th edition of the festival this past weekend. With a lineup that incorporated the old-guard of metal with a plethora of young, metal-core bands, there was definitely a line drawn into the sand, which luckily never evolved into a full-blown battle. Heavy MTL was perfectly balanced with incredible headliners who are loved by almost any metal lover. Just coming back from Mayhem Festival I had crossed off the headliners for the review, which in the end I was very happy about. Many of the “openers” were my highlights either way. Tons of great talent, well known to bands that are waiting to be discovered.
Full coverage and photos of A Day To Remember, Slaves On Dope, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Halestorm, HELLYEAH, Gwar, Obey The Brave, Augury READ ARTICLE IN SEPTEMBER 2013 VANDALA MAGAZINE