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Protest The Hero, illScarlett

12-Feb-2008 05:36 AM Contributed by: pete Concert Photos
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Koolhaus in Toronto, Ontario
Photos by: Pete Nema
Protest The Hero
illScarlett
February 8, 2008
Full Photo Set (19 photos)

Although the headlining act was Silverstein, I know that I wasn't the only person in the audience who was there for just illScarlett and Protest The Hero.

Protest The Hero

I've never seen Protest The Hero perform before, but I'd heard a some good reports about their new album Fortress as well as a few things about their live show, so I did some investigation before the heading out. I'm not exactly sure how to classify their music, but after listening to Fortress my best guess would be metal-core with progressive rock influences. After seeing them play, I have to admit that their stage presence is pretty insane and that they are amazingly interesting to photograph, but while I was among the moshers (with at least one guy pummelled and bleeding), I felt a lot like Austin Powers: It's just not my bag, baby!

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Info: Protest The Hero | Connect: MySpace

illScarlett

It seemed like illScarlett was going to be little out of their element, surrounded by The Devil Wears Prada, Protest The Hero, and Silverstein, but the band brought it out a little harder and heavier than normal, the same aspect that drew my interest the first time I saw them play. From where I was standing, it looked like a fair number of audience members were there specifically for the illScarlett set. The usual flow of bodies surfing over the crowd (of more than 2000 people) and into the pit started up around the second song, and didn't finish until the band played the last note of last song of the set, Nothing Special.

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Info & Connect: illScarlett on MySpace

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