It used to be that if you said you were going to a Monster Truck show, most people would assume you were going to watch cars that were painted like wild beasts, with tires the size of your house, that jump over 15 cars, a transport and maybe a baby. But Hamiltonions knew better. Monster Truck meant something different to us and thanks to their well-earned radio play, Monster Truck now means something else to music fans everywhere.
You still have the cheering crowd, but instead of loud engines, it’s loud guitars.
Monster Truck is a band from Hamilton, Ontario whose signature melodic metal sound will have you screaming for more. These guys have it all. Long glorious hair. Check. Leather vests. Check. Ridiculous guitar riffs. Check. A vocal that makes you take notice. Check.
My husband and one of his best friends Trevor introduced me to Monster Truck a while back and I’ve been on the train ever since. But these guys aren’t pushing you to buy a ticket, their music has a classic sound with a bad-ass edge that will have you freight hopping just trying to keep up.
Monster Truck have been gaining steady momentum since their tunes hit the airwaves and are currently touring with Slash on his North American Tour. But this hasn’t gone to their heads. They are local boys at heart and came back to play a show at Club Absinthe who has been a welcoming home to many bands who are now making it big. This show sold out in record time and was a great opportunity to catch this band in a small club.
I was looking forward to this show for months, but of course, had a sledgehammer for a head and a gurgling stew of vomit in my tummy. I attempted to make it, but only lasted for the end of The Novacks and the beginning of Monster Truck. Luckily, resident photographer Chad was there to capture the night and give us permanent reminders of the fury that is Monster Truck – because everyone knows, you don’t Fuck with the Truck.
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Make sure you grab their latest EP HERE and for god’s sake, if you have the chance to see them live, do it. Even though I couldn’t make it through Saturday, I’ve seen these boys turn a Shopper’s Drug Mart parking lot into a dirty, rowdy rock show, at 1 in the afternoon. This band truly shines when seen live and thats a main ingredient in the recipe of legends.