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Finnr’s Cane - Elegy (Prophecy Productions)

Finnr’s Cane – Elegy (Prophecy Productions)

What is about North America and atmospheric black(ish) metal? Wolves in the Throne Room, Agalloch, Panopticon are just a few examples of masters of this delicate art, and Canada’s Finnr’s Cave deserve to be held in the same high regard. Their debut from 2010 ‘Wanderlust’.. Read More
Keys Of Orthanc – Dush Agh Golnauk (Naturmacht Productions)

Keys Of Orthanc – Dush Agh Golnauk (Naturmacht Productions)

Tolkien’s legacy will live forever as a benchmark for Fantasy literature and thanks to Peter Jackson a benchmark for Fantasy cinema as well. Although I have only ever had the pleasure of viewing the films a mistake I must rectify in the near future, my.. Read More
Kataklysm - Meditations (Nuclear Blast)

Kataklysm – Meditations (Nuclear Blast)

27 years, 13 albums…, and still going strong. Maurizio Iacono and Jean-François Dagenais have been doing this since the beginning, with Stéphane Barbe joining them 20 years ago when Maurizio swapped from bass to vocal duties. The newest member Olivier Beaudoin having now been with.. Read More
Tomb Mold – Manor Of Infinite Forms (20 Buck Spin)

Tomb Mold – Manor Of Infinite Forms (20 Buck Spin)

Evolution is only natural in all walks of life, even Death Metal, the genre has come a long way since its more thrash driven roots, expanding and changing, spawning a variety of different sub genres and even altering its very core. After all Old School.. Read More
Baptists - Beacon of Faith (Southern Lord)

Baptists – Beacon of Faith (Southern Lord)

Walking through the woods on a foggy day in autumn is somewhat uncanny. You feel like walking in a bubble, because you can’t see far. The woods are unusually quiet. The fog swallows light and sound. When my dogs lift their ears because they’ve heard.. Read More
Manacle – No Fear to Persevere (No Remorse)

Manacle – No Fear to Persevere (No Remorse)

Canada in recent times and very much in part of heavy metal history has given us some great bands. I found Manacle a while back whilst flipping through recommendations on band camp and YouTube. This heavy/speed metal band feature members and ex-members of other bands.. Read More
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