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A Scar For The Wicked: The Necrobutcher [EP]

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Rating: 9/10
From Perth, ON death metal band, A Scar For The Wicked, released their EP The Necrobutcher Aug 8 at their Ottawa, ON show with Whitechapel, Stick To Your Guns, Sworn In and more. Sadly I wasn’t at the show but, I did receive a copy of their EP in the mail. Read the rest of this entry

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Under Aspect: The Things You Should Not See

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Rating: 7/10

When I first gazed upon Under Aspect’s cover art for The Things You Should Not See, my thoughts were on a gothic project like Marilyn Manson or H.I.M. However, when I actually heard the album I was stunned to hear some killer post-hardcore tunes. The CD Read the rest of this entry

Abriosis: Vessel [EP]

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Rating: 7.1/10
Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Abriosis has dominated the local death metal scene sharing the stage with established acts such as Hate Eternal, Origin, Abysmal Dawn, Vital Remains, and Jucifer to name a few. Through these shows the band has built a fan base and the support needed Read the rest of this entry

Scythia: For The Bear… [EP]

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Rating: 6.9/10

A year after the release of …Of Exile, Scythia delivered their EP For The Bear…. This extended play once again embodies their neo-classical folk metal with an oboe. What make Schytha’s sound “fun” is their use of group vocals. This gives it a “fun for everyone” type of vibe. While quite good, Read the rest of this entry

All Else Fails: Fucktropolis [EP]

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Rating: 7.4/10
Label: Suicidal Bride Records
Following up their 2011 album The Oracle, What Was, Is, and Could Have Been, All Else Fails has returned with their new 5 song EP, Fucktropolis. When the disc starts spinning, world population statistics are thrown at the listener. Soon after we get a big blast of fucking metal. Not only is it Read the rest of this entry

Various Artists: Metal Carnage Volume -1-

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If you ever ask a Canadian where the heaviest metal is in the country, they will give you one answer…Quebec. To prove this answer, a compilation album was released entitled Metal Carnage Volume -1-. It includes bands such as BornBroken, Insurrection, Cryptik Howling, Reanimator, Death Lullaby and many more. There are 16 bands in total, each offering their brand of metal. Metalcore, thrash metal, death metal and everything in between can be heard on the album.

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Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete First Season

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Rating: 7.1/10
Company: Funimation
Date: Jan 27, 2009
Format: DVD
Imagine having the ability to perform alchemy to create, fix or destroy with the use of your hands and a transmutation circle. This is a possibility for some in the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist. In this show, we follow the 2 Elric brothers who have lost their bodies while performing the forbidden human Read the rest of this entry

Space Pirate Mito: Complete Anthology

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Rating: 7/10
Company: Anime Works
Date: 2008
Format: DVD
Have you ever thought about what other intelligent life lives in this galaxy of ours? It seems we have a vast species that are far superior to us humans. They have better technology, understanding of what’s going on and their scientists have uncovered more truths about the universe. This means cooler weapons and faster space ships that can lead to one of the most badass things a kid would want to be. What if I told you there are space pirates soaring our galaxy? Oh yes, it is true, there are pirates and the most dangerous one is…. Space Pirate Mito.

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Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer: Schematics

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Rating: 7.5/10
Label: Le Pamplemousse Records / FlightPlan Records
On Sept 25th, 2007 Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer released their 3rd full-length Schematics on Le Pamplemousse Records, which was ran by Rachel Minton (vocalist/keyboardist) and FlightPlan Records. This album displayed the traditional catchy rock tunes known by all ZTR&RD fans. Poppy rock music with upbeat/cheesy vocal lines and a hint of keyboards make all 10 tracks of Schematics a fun record. Nobody could ever be bored or sad during Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer.

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Salt The Wound: Carnal Repercussions

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Rating: 6.4/10
Label: Rotten Records
Lately, the North American metal scene has been dominated by “core” bands who mix hardcore with another sort of metal. “Deathcore” is a popular combination which features breakdowns and death metal. One group who falls under this catagory is Salt The Wound who released their debut, Carnal Repercussions, via Rotten Records.

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