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Dirtcake: Dirtcake

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Rating: 7/10
Remember when rock music use to have some balls? Bands such as Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, and Filter ruled the music scene paving the way for future rock acts. Sadly, the acts of today have decided to clean up and become wusses (Imagine Dragons, The Black Keys, Hot Chelle Rae .etc). One group from Quebec has decided to roll in dirt… Read the rest of this entry

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Oz: The Complete First Season

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Rating: 9.6/10
Company: HBO
Date: March 19, 2002
Format: DVD
Imagine spending your days locked up in a prison where you see the same sadistic people 24/7. Welcome to Oswald State Correctional Facility or Oz in short. The fictional level 4 maximum-security prison houses many of the state’s most dangerous criminals. As the famed movie The Wizard Of Oz says, “There’s no place like home”, the inmates also feel that “IT’S no place like home”. As viewers we encounter Emerald City, a part of Oz, run by Tim McManus who pushes for rehabilitation/ learning responsibility, rather than carrying out purely punitive measures. Read the rest of this entry

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

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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