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Borealis - The Offering (AFM)

Borealis – The Offering (AFM)

In 2015 Canadian Dark Power Metallers Borealis released “Purgatory”, an album that elevated the band onto a new higher level, booking their place as one of the top bands in their genre and (to a much less worldly important level) was one of my top.. Read More
Ulvesang – The Hunt (Nordvis)

Ulvesang – The Hunt (Nordvis)

First expecting a Danish band, I was quite surprised that Ulvesang (Danish for Wolves Song) are apparently from Canada. After a self-titled debut album in 2015, the band has moved on to Nordvis for its successor, called “The Hunt”. Alex Boyd and Ana Dujakovic are.. Read More
Empress – Reminiscence (S/R)

Empress – Reminiscence (S/R)

An early 2018 review, and a true breath of fresh air boasting unexpected excellence; that’s the short version of the review for this EP, and whilst this may be more than sufficient were this a one inch column in the latest edition of Kerrapp (other.. Read More
Black Wizard - Livin’ Oblivion (Listenable)

Black Wizard – Livin’ Oblivion (Listenable)

Canada’s Black Wizard have continued to carve out a reputation on the local heavy metal scene since their first release back in 2010. Ahead of a UK tour with Anciients, their fourth LP, “Livin’ Oblivion” will keep their riff arsenal well stocked. The twin guitar.. Read More
Anvil – Pounding the Pavement (SPV)

Anvil – Pounding the Pavement (SPV)

It takes me about a minute to realise that Anvil’s first track Bitch in the Box isn’t about matricide or anything so eeeeeevil and metal. How things have changed. When I first picked up an Anvil record, Forged in Fire, from a second hand record.. Read More
Circle of Salt – Suffer the Cold (Avantgarde)

Circle of Salt – Suffer the Cold (Avantgarde)

“Suffer the Cold” is the re-release of a 2015 work by a solo black metal artist from Québec, Canada, who operates under the name of Circle of Salt. This release interested me particularly because historically Canada has such a reputation for inspirationally cold and harsh.. Read More
Norilsk- Le Passage des glaciers (Hypnotic Dirge)

Norilsk- Le Passage des glaciers (Hypnotic Dirge)

French Canadian Duo Norilsk have followed 2015’s “The Idea of North” with 8 slabs of doom death by the name of “Le Passage des Glaciers”  Norilsk is the most northern city in Siberia and allegedly home to a heavy metal smelting plant. That gives you.. Read More
Sortilegia - Sulphurous Temple (Van Records)

Sortilegia – Sulphurous Temple (Van Records)

To say I was apprehensive to grab of copy of Sortilegia’s latest creation may have been an understatement, as it isn’t your traditional black metal concoction. The group are comprised of vocalist / guitarist Koldovstvo from the Ukraine along with Canadian drummer Haereticus and a.. Read More
Archspire – Relentless Mutation (Season Of Mist)

Archspire – Relentless Mutation (Season Of Mist)

A bit of history to this Canadian band who were originally called Defenestration before changing to Archspire, they have two albums and an EP out previously all of which I have purposely not listened to prior to reviewing this third album. This plainly because the.. Read More
Capture Kill Release - Nick McAnulty, Brian Stewart (Eureka)

Capture Kill Release – Nick McAnulty, Brian Stewart (Eureka)

There’s some sickos out there. One thing people are always going to be fascinated in is murder, an act that most will only experience themselves thankfully second hand in the news and on film. It’s a fascination that has led to a huge interest in.. Read More
Janvier – S/T (Wolfspell)

Janvier – S/T (Wolfspell)

Dunno but I always find it a little…well, humbling when a band sends in a full, beautifully designed digipak CD of their debut EP release. It at least should give the reviewer pause to think about what this music means to the artist. The artists.. Read More
Mitochondrion – Antinumerology (Krucyator Productions)

Mitochondrion – Antinumerology (Krucyator Productions)

Not a new release, fans of this Canadian black, death war machine have learnt to be patient as the band certainly do not work anywhere near as fast as they play. What we have here is a CD version of the 2013 release which originally.. Read More