As a power metal fan from Canada where the genre isn’t exactly the most common, I always get extremely excited whenever I hear a power metal band from my country that blows me away. One of the bands that impressed me the most in recent years was Calgary’s Viathyn, with their epic debut The Peregrine Way, which offered up a seamless blend of power metal elements, prog elements, folk elements and symphonic elements, all topped off with some incredible guitar work and amazing melodies all around.
And then what has to be one of the bands top of my list to see over the weekend.
That band of course is Tesla, a band I never managed to see in those heady days of the late 80?s/early 90?s. Was I disappointed? Was I hell, I loved every minute of their set which peaked with an absolutely rocking Modern Day Cowboy.
You also can’t deny the success we’ve had due to the fact that we all get along, have fun on the road, and keep the drama down.