Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Concert Review - The AP Tour: Miss May I

Author: Tori

On October 28th I attended the AP Tour in Orlando, Fl. It was a long night of metal featuring Like Moths To Flames, The Amity Affliction, Glass Cloud, and The Ghost Inside. Through each opening band, the wait grew longer and anticipation kept building; it was all worth it when Miss May I appeared on stage.

Their entrance was simple; the curtains opened and one by one each band member made their way onto the stage. Although all of the supporting bands were good, it was immediately clear why Miss May I headlined the show. Their energy was impressive and although their music is catagorized in the same genre as the other bands, somehow they stood out in the best way possible. Miss May I's music is heavy but it didn't sound like drowned out noise when they performed it live (as some other bands do). From the time their set started to the moment they left the stage, they put every bit of their energy into their live show. It would be so easy for them to simply head bang, scream, and call it a day but they didn't; that is what set Miss May I apart from the others. Levi Benton is by far one of the best metal frontmen I have come across and his performance at the AP Tour was even better than when I saw them at Warped Tour...I'm sure it helps that the room was air conditioned this time around. My only critique is that I wish there were more theatrics around them such as lights, smoke machines, or other effects to enhance their performance. Considering they didn't have any of that, their concert couldn't have been better. Levi was great at getting the crowd involved; he called for circle pits and high-fived every single fan that crowd surfed to the front. The AP Tour left me with my ears ringing, just the way I like it. If you are a fan of Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, or Memphis May Fire you have to check out Miss May I on the AP Tour this fall. All of the remaining tour dates can be seen here: http://theaptour.ning.com/.