Nothing beats some good ol bloody death metal when you’re in the mood for it. Want something new from someone you may have never heard of? I suggest Gorelust from Canada! This rotten slab of metal meat only comes with bloated riffs, maggot filled drum work, oozing bass tone and fowl vocal work. Brutal death metal suffers from a lot of bands whom replace quality riffing with slam riffs these days and it’s finally grand to hear a band whom want to shove as many god damn riffs down our throats as possible within 10 songs. These tracks are just heavy as hell. “We Are The Undead” delivers 10 counts of aggravated battery.
Quebec…another Canadian town that seems to churn out high quality black metal bands whose music always seems to be the quintessential showcasing for this specific genre. Droning in with vigorous power is Entheos, whose thick ambient sound just soothes my soul. The experimental approach to black metal with added post metal touch really is something special. The band really knows how to kick start energy when they conjure it but they also know how to create a relaxing environment with their progressive musical mentality.
The winds howl, the darkness sets in and Spectral Procession immediately sets the mood for this atmospheric black metal journey. The raw sound of guitars sets in, the drumming pummels into the music soon the vocals beckon from the distance. The dreadful black metal sound swarms in, covering the dream scapes in darkness and black alchemy. This British Colombian black metal act delivers us fierce sounding raw second wave black metal with familiar Canadian landscape ambiance.
Canadians are their darn atmospheric black metal! Always giving me something ENJOYABLE with SUBSTANCE, how dare they?!?! Do you know how much music is submitted to me?! I mean I get this self titled album from a band called Boreal Tundra, from a label called Neckbrace Records, and I just wildly enjoy what I hear. The next morning, I listened to the album on the commute to work, the chilling environment went well with the music that was coming out of my speakers. Cold and callous production, howling and grim vocal work, thick yet well placed bass tone and hauntingly torturous guitar tone and riffing. Toss in the tragic keyboard ambiance and you have a solid piece of art here. Boreal Tundra kicks 2015 off right with a solid atmospheric black metal release that raises the bar on lo-fi, self produced recordings. How am I going to review other albums when I just want to constantly listen to this!?
Oh Canada. It’s not my home and native land but through musical endeavors and grand photography I feel like it’s home away from home and I’ve never even been there. ANOTHER great band has emerged from the North and it’s an atmospheric post-black band known as Old Graves. Emitting sounds of landscapes, the flowing winds and epic journeys, “Like Straining Boughs” is another fantastic example of why Canada has just become one of the best places for music in the past 10 years.
Joel Violette, a man I admire. A man with intellect, talent and a desire to continue on after hard times. Joel is the main writer of the Canadian Blackened Folk band “Thrawsunblat” and ex-lead guitarist of Woods of Ypres. Now focusing on Thrawsunblat, we’re going to be seeing new music and much more coming from this band in the near future. I had a couple of questions for Joel and I enjoyed what he had to say. So sit back, relax and enjoy the deep responses this man gives.
Listen to Canada 2010 while you read this. Enjoy.
Odium, an unsigned Canadian band that has potential. The music is pretty good but I don’t like the vocals singing on the track. The growls are fine but the singing makes it too close to Five Finger Death Punch to me. Which I can’t stand. The song/video is still worth checking out so DO IT!
Odium – “At the Bottom”
David Gold, founder and frontman of the great band Woods of Ypres, would have been 32 today. Remember him and listen to his great work. Listen to Woods of Ypres and hear him play drums in Thrawsunblat and Necramyth!!! HAIL DAVID GOLD!!! We all miss you man. You still continue to inspire and influence me to this day. See you on the other side my friend. Cheers!!!!
Wretched has announced a US headlining Summer 2012 tour with King Conquer starting June 14 and will continue on to Canada on July 4, 2012 to support 3 Inches of Bloodin their tour.
Wretched is super stoked to get back on the road this summer and complete their fifth headlining show before heading to Canada to support 3 Inches of Blood. Vocalist, Adam Cody said, “I’m pumped to visit our Canadian fans again. Even more so because the trek will include the metal powerhouse 3 Inches of Blood. They are fun to watch live and are a genuinely nice group of dudes!”
|Jun 14, 2012||Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall w/King Conquer|
|Jun 15, 2012||Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero w/King Conquer|
|Jun 17, 2012||Richmond, VA @ Kingdom w/King Conquer|
|Jun 18, 2012||Springfield, VA @ Empire w/King Conquer|
|Jun 20, 2012||Baltimore, MD @ Sonar w/King Conquer|
|Jun 21, 2012||New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/King Conquer|
|Jun 22, 2012||Trenton, NJ @ Championships w/King Conquer|
|Jun 23, 2012||Allentown, PA @ Crock Rock w/King Conquer|
|Jun 24, 2012||Pittsburgh, PA @ The Ironworks w/King Conquer|
|Jun 26, 2012||Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s w/King Conquer|
|Jun 27, 2012||Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew w/King Conquer|
|Jun 28, 2012||Fort Wayne, IN @ Broadripple w/King Conquer|
|Jun 29, 2012||Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail w/King Conquer|
|Jul 1, 2012||Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews w/King Conquer|
|Jul 4, 2012||Montreal, QC, CA @ Underworld w/3 Inches Of Blood|
|Jul 5, 2012||Hamilton, ON, CA @ The Casbah w/3 Inches Of Blood|
|Jul 6, 2012||St. Catherines, ON, CA @ Level 3 w/3 Inches Of Blood|
|Jul 7, 2012||London, ON, CA @ Call the Office w/3 Inches Of Blood|
|Jul 10, 2012||Thunder Bay, ON, CA @ Crock’s w/3 Inches Of Blood|
|Jul 12, 2012||Regina, SK, CA @ The Exchange w/3 Inches Of Blood|
|Jul 13, 2012||Calgary, AB, CA @ The Gateway w/3 Inches Of Blood|