Commencing Human Desperation are a deathcore band from Winnipeg, Manitoba and I was absolutely thrilled to be invited out to shoot their show on May 27th on the Canadian Domination Tour. While I've never been a huge fan of this genre, I knew these guys had a pretty big following in Winnipeg and that there must be a reason why.
The show opened with other local bands, Amused By Tragedy and Pentapuss, who did a fantastic job of getting the crowd's energy up. Next up was Commencing Human Desperation who did not disappoint. Almost the entire crowd left their seats and made their way up to the front. They moshed, headbanged, and screamed back lyrics to the band. Commencing Human Desperation fed off of their energy and played an amazing set. I was very impressed by their stage presence and how well put together they appeared to be. This band definitely knows who they are as artists and came off as professionals. They were naturals on stage, looking as if they had played hundred's of shows prior to this.
Winnipeg's music scene is by far the best I've ever seen. For every band that played on this tour, local or not, the crowd gave it their all. Watching the crowd react in such a positive way made for a fun show and made me want to check out more metal/deathcore shows.