Make no mistake, the Decibel Magazine Tour can get loud. The annual road show is widely known for terrorizing venues and to follow up last year’s tandem (Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder), they went for the kill and doused Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre in a sweaty cesspool of metal. PALLBEARER and VALLENFYRE carved their own variations of “doom”, AT THE GATES dragged ears through the depths of Gothenburg, and CONVERGE put an emphatic accent on their legacy – blasting through Axe To Fall and AWLWLB only to cut everyone down with “Jane Doe”. It was a test to not end the night with ripped denim or an obliterated eardrum, but that’s mandatory, right? Check out our photos above via Joel Pilotte.