Review: Gorelust – We Are The Undead

gorelust we are the undeadNothing 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.

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Review: Entheos – Ototeman

entheosQuebec…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.

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Review: Spectral Procession – Spirit of the Mountain

Spectral ProcessionThe 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.

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Review: Boreal Tundra – Boreal Tundra (Full Album Stream)

Boreal TundraCanadians 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!?

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joel violette 2Joel 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.

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MUSIC VIDEOS: ODIUM (Metal), Mandroid Echostar (Progressive Rock), Every Time I Die (Hardcore) & Over Your Threshold (Melodic Technical Progressive Death Metal, lol)

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”

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Happy Birthday David Gold!!!!

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!!!!

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WRETCHED announces US and Canadian tour!

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!”

Tour dates:

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