Bison B.C. Toronto, ON March 12

Bison B.C. Toronto, ON March 12
Despite the onslaught of talent and ability that had graced Metal Blade's beguiling showcase up to this point, few were prepared for the riff-laden imposition of Vancouver's Bison B.C. Having just recorded their third and most impressive effort, Dark Ages, and currently following it up with relentless touring, they are at a creative and technical peak, displaying comfortable showmanship and the sonic girth to back it up. Witnessing this outfit take over the crowd was like being privy to a coming of age, as they stepped into a new level that will surely place them into an international context. Here's hoping they maintain the current temperament that makes them as brotherly as they are explosive.