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Heresiarch / Antediluvian – Defleshing the Serpent Infinity (Iron Bonehead)

Serpents, wolves, tanks, let’s throw them all together and hope things stick… Here we have a split EP featuring two uncompromising, underground acts, one from New Zealand and the other Canada. We get a track or 2 from each and… Continue Reading →

Empress – Premonition (Petrichor Records)

In these trying times for music, and especially the underground scene which does not have the reserves of larger labels and a back catalogue to tide them over, it is always heartening to see a new label come forward, and… Continue Reading →

Vile Creature – Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (Prosthetic)

Most people’s first encounter with Canada’s Vile Creature was 2018 release ‘Cast of Static and Smoke’, a tale of apocalyptic robots trying to escape the end of the world. The unhurried tempo and gritty musical textures combined with the heart… Continue Reading →

Sombre Héritage – Alpha Ursae Minoris (Sepulchral Productions)

I confess to being a massive fan of icy cold Québecois black metal, having first discovered it in the 00s through a band called Frozen Shadows, and worked my way through others including Forteresse and Cantique Lépreux. Now we have… Continue Reading →

Serment – Chant, O Flamme De La Liberte (Sepulchral Productions)

Even before looking at the titles and the record label, one look at that cover and I suspect anyone familiar with the Quebec scene would have it tagged as emanating from there. This is a first solo project by Moribund… Continue Reading →

Blight – Temple of Wounds (Svart)

Blight have been crafting their blackened art for more than a decade in which time, as far as I can see, they’ve released about four EPs for your delight. Spinning through, things seemed to have reached a kind of brutalised… Continue Reading →

Revenge – Strike.Smother.Dehumanize (Season Of Mist)

I have been left indifferent to this Canadian war metallers discography previously, their unique brand of cacophonic assaults often came across as repetitive and lacking ingenuity but all that changed when I saw the band for the first time at… Continue Reading →

Auroch – Stolen Angelic Tongues (20 Buck Spin Records)

I have always been impressed by the sonic output by this Canadian outfit whose blackened death metal onslaught is tempered by adept musicality and an inherent melodic nature. I caught the band at the Netherlands Deathfest in 2019 but was… Continue Reading →

Blasphamagoatachrist – Bastardizing The Purity (Nuclear War Now)

Is War Metal the trvest genre of all? Or is it just a little too try hard? I care less and less about being ‘kvlt’ everyday, life’s too short, just have fun (damn I sound lame). Despite this pathetic rambling… Continue Reading →

Traveler – Termination Shock (Gates of Hell)

Spookily, along with fellow Canadians Riot City who Traveler recently toured Europe alongside, their debut self-titled release was my joint top album of last year. Unfortunately, like many, this tour was halted by Covid-19. As I witnessed them previously in… Continue Reading →

The Projectionist – The Stench of Amalthia (Moribund Records)

You don’t see “Black Metal Opera” very often but when you think about it, it’s not that far out. Black metal can be bombastic and symphonic. You only have to think of Carach Angren, Dimmu Borgir or Cradle of Filth…. Continue Reading →

Spell – Opulent Decay (Bad Omen Records)

Spell are an interesting 3 piece band from Canada on their third album. Purveyors of retro flavoured hard rock/metal and with two members of the band (the bassist and the drummer) sharing vocal duties. Aha! Just like fellow Canadians Triumph… Continue Reading →

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