Recently re-united post hardcore band The Fall Of Troy brought their stellar live show to Toronto’s Opera House on Wednesday night. Performing in the city for the first time in six years, it’s no surprise that the majority of the crowd was probably too young to see them the last time around. With a fairly well-known history of strife between members, it was a surprise to see the band back together, and singer Thomas Erak made a joke that they were the last people who would have expected to see the band back together. Their set drew heavily from 2005’s Doppelganger and 2007’s Manipulator and gave the enthusiastic crowd exactly what they wanted, with Erak frequently diving into the audience mid song. The band hadn’t lost any of their skill and were just as good if not better than they were back in their heyday.
Opening the night were post-rock group And So I Watch You From Afar, and Boston rock outfit Slothrust, both of whom played excellent sets, and went a long way with the unfamiliar crowd.
The Fall Of Troy
And So I Watch You From Afar