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Riot City – Burn the Night (No Remorse Records)

With the PR material stating that this is “Screaming Heavy Metal” from Canada, the review could stop there! That’s all you need to know. Riot City are from Alberta, and this is a band whom I have followed since buying… Continue Reading →

Smoulder – Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring (Cruz Del Sur)

Canadian epic doom/US power metal at it modern finest is how I would best describe Smoulder. This is a band I once again discovered trawling through an online music platform.  It’s no doubt that their influence comes from Solitude Aeturnus,… Continue Reading →

Zaum – Divination (Listenable)

Zaum was a form of sound symbolism utilised by Russian futurist poets. I’ll leave you to look that up. It was also a Tool side project of sorts that only released one demo in 1996.  It was apparently also an Atmospheric… Continue Reading →

Ossuaire – Premiers Chants (Sepulchral Productions)

Ever since I’ve been into Extreme Metal I’ve known about and enjoyed Black Metal, in fact one of the first Extreme Metal albums I ever purchased was Transilvanian Hunger. I’d even go as far as to say that the genre… Continue Reading →

Numenorean – Adore (Season Of Mist)

Numenoreans are folk of Numenroea – an island in Middle Earth where lived the greatest of men. Yup more Tolkien in metal.  Here though Numenorean are a post (ish) Black Metal band from Calgary. Their debut “Home” in 2016 was a collection… Continue Reading →

Camilla Sparksss – Brutal (On The Camper Records)

Sometimes we get some really leftfield curveball discs sent in to review and whereas if they are digital downloads and we can press delete and think, not for us, we do try our best. This is one such example and… Continue Reading →

The Black Sorcery – Wolven Degrade (Krucyator Productions)

It’s like going back in time. After a few seconds of outright warfare, total unabated breakneck black metal carnage ensues. The sound quality is rotten and dirty. The vocalist hisses down a tube, or it seems like it. The riff… Continue Reading →

Traveler – Traveler (Gates of Hell)

This is another Canadian band I have enjoyed from their demo days since finding them on a well-known music platform. In this review cycle, this is a two pronged attack from vocalist Jean-Pierre Abboud (also of Gatekeeper – see review… Continue Reading →

Gatekeeper – Grey Maiden (Cruz Del Sur Music)

From their demo day’s Gatekeeper from Canada have been a touch special. They are one of those groups who may be labelled as a particular sub-genre of metal, but travel well between high standards of a fair few descriptions. In… Continue Reading →

Seer – Volume 6 (Artoffact Records)

Seer are a quintet from Vancouver BC -why do people always put BC is there another Vancouver – I neither know nor care- what I do care about is the big noise these 5 boys make.  (Edit – I have just… Continue Reading →

Cantique Lépreux – Paysages Polaires (Eisenwald)

Cantique Lépreux’s members have a fine pedigree including the mighty Forteresse, but even with this knowledge, their debut album ‘Cendres Célestes’ surpassed all expectations and is an absolute masterpiece which remains on my regular playlist. With this in mind I… Continue Reading →

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