Titan Toronto, ON March 12

Maximizing their own skill set yet fuelled by the awesome spectacle the Metal Blade showcase had been up to this point, hometown Toronto heroes Titan were not about to let this event end on anything less than a high note. Captivating and fiery, the band took off like starved wolves freed from a cage with their sights set on the furry woodland creatures on the other side of the stage. Matching sheer volume with physical intensity, one could barely see past a rumbling blur that threatened to prove Mythbusters wrong in asserting implausibility to the theory of a pant-shitting note. Severe yet entertaining, Titan were massive in every context imaginable.