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Category: Album Reviews


otep_sounds_like_armageddon
Rating: 7/10
Label: Victory Records
During Otep’s recent “Destroy To Create Tour”, they recorded their debut live album Sounds Like Armageddon. This release offers 11 songs spanning the band’s entire career (2001-2012) and includes hits such as “Blood Pigs”, “Confrontation”, “T.R.I.C.”, and many more. Continue reading

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titans_eve_life_apocalypse
Rating: 6.9/10
British Columbia has offspring-ed a vast amount of great metal bands such as Unleash The Archers, Without Mercy, 3 Inches Of Blood, and of course Titan’s Eve. The band recently released their sophomore album Life Apocalypse, following up their 2011 debut The Divine Equal. Continue reading

anatomy_of_i_substratum
Rating: 6.8
In 2011 Anatomy of I released Substratum, their debut album containing ten thrashy death metal tracks. The trio (Michael Dorrian, Dirk Verbeuren, and Steve Di Giorgio) pull off some heavy instrumentals and dirty growls all pushed along well by Dirk’s speedy drumming. Overall the songs are punchy and get the heart pumping, the only objection I have however, is that the recording features poor quality bass tracks. Continue reading

marianas_trench_ever_after
Rating: 7/10
Label: 604 Records
In the far, far away land of British Columbia, Canada, there once was a group of boys (Ian Casselman, Mike Ayley, Matt Webb, and Josh Ramsay) who came together to create music under the moniker Marianas Trench. Every time they released new music, boys and girls everywhere listened with joy as MT took them on a musical journey. In 2011 Ever After was released and brought with it the highly popular singles “Haven’t Had Enough” and “Fallout”. Continue reading

bornbroken_the_healing_powers_of_hate
Rating: 7.4/10
Quebec is a province increasingly known for its killer metal bands. Groups such as Blackguard, The Agonist, Derelict, and Endast have risen from this part of French Canada each making a significant name for themselves within our growing loud music scene. Newly-formed metal act BornBroken could now also possibly join the ranks of these such bands affirming once again why Quebec is the place for metal! Continue reading

Dirtcake: Dirtcake

dirtcake_dirtcake
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… Continue reading

a_scar_for_the_wicked_the_necrobutcher
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. Continue reading

under_aspect_the_things_you_should_not_see

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 Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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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, Continue reading

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