Moscow: Queen Of Sin (Album Review)

 

 There is something wonderful about EP’s. I know that I have said this before, but it is true. EP’s are a great way of getting your music out there without killing yourself making an LP; they are a fantastic way of whetting people’s appetites, titillating their senses, exciting their souls; they are simply an awesome way of spreading the creative word. This is the brilliant EP “Queen Of Sin” by the bloody talented Moscow. Now as this is an EP -and thus it is nothing more than a first course in a banquet you are left waiting for- you would think that the hors d’oeuvres served would be pleasurable, but not too amazing. But you’d be wrong. As EP’s go, […]

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Aeraco: Baptized By Fire (Album Review)

 

 Metal! Metal! Metal! Metal! More Metal! (I do hope you’re writing this all down?) There are few things that knock people out of their beds, and awaken the dead, like the explosive sound of Metal. This is “Baptized By Fire” by the brutal Aeraco. The songs on this album are, quite simply put, the epitome of Metal. There’s kick. There’s power. There’s aggression and style on multiple levels. Back With Vengeance. Cum To Rock. Baptized By Fire. Stab In Dim Light. Tequila And Lime. All I know. Withered Rose. In Hell We Trust. In Vain. Bad. Fighting The Fame. Lone Wolf. The Outlaw. Songs such as… Well, let’s be honest here. No one song stands out for me. Instead, each […]

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nttx: Of Beauty and Chaos (Album Review)

 

 It has been a few years since we last heard from the EBM/Industrial side of Canada, and I can honestly say that the return of Canadain-Doof-Doof to 925 is a welcome sight. This is “Of Beauty and Chaos“ by the amazing nTTx. The songs on this short album, though few in number, kick like a full-length album. Songs like “DarkMove” and “Prey” and “True” and “Earth” come at you from a thousand directions, with a thousand different flavours. They threaten to overwhelm you, overcome you, destroy you; and yet, they do nothing but inspire you and drive you to frenzied dancing. MoveDark Prey True Earth Falls Beautiful (Rotersand Remix) Eye of the Tiger Now the other two songs “Eye of […]

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nTTx (Band Interview)

Today we speak to the power that is nTTx. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of nTTx? nTTx started out along time ago when I was still in high school. I managed to buy a couple of synths and a drum machine and started to make the kind of music I wanted to hear. I lived in a blue-collar town that was mostly metal and country music centric and I kept writing EBM and industrial music for myself never really promoted the electronic music I made. I was known more to be a drummer for post punk and rock bands. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? I grew up in a musical, performing family. I first went on […]

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Centuries of Decay (Band Interview)

Today we speak to Devin Doucette -guitarist/vocalist from Centuries of Decay: Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Centuries of Decay formed in 2013 in Toronto, Ontario by Myself (Devin Doucette) Derrick Doucette  Rob McAllister. Derrick and I grew up in Charlottetown and were involved in the music scene there. I went to school for photography and digital imaging and decided to move up to Toronto in 2005. The love for music was too strong and after a while, I put down the camera and went back to school for Audio Production at The Harris Institute, where he met guitarist Rob McAllister, who shared the same passion for heavy music. All this time, Derrick was still playing […]

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Paul Johnson and The About Last Night’s: Give Up The Ghost (Album Review)

 

 There are few things in this world that kick and punch with sounds like American Rock music. It’s personal. It’s powerful. It’s rebellious. This is “Give Up The Ghost” by the amazing Paul Johnson and The About Last Night’s. The songs on this EP pack a kick from start to finish. It’s a wonderful thing to listen to such brilliantly written, constructed and executed music. Underachiever Burn It Down American Story (Adrenaline) Hollywood Missing You (Digital Only Bonus Track) Each and every song on this album whets the appetite. There is a strength on this album that, in many ways, dwarfs the strength of many full-length albums I’ve heard over the years. It’s astonishing. Bottom line “Give Up The Ghost” is […]

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Karkaos: Children of The Void (Album Review)

 

 The madness! The madness! Oh, how I adore it. The world is aflame, and hordes of undead Vikings are looting the local mall. It’s Armageddon and WW3 made Metal. This is Karkaos, with their latest offering to the gods of chaos and madness “Children of The Void“. The songs on this 12 track album are pretty much as savage as you’d expect them to be. They kick, scream and flail out in all directions. It’s rather threatening, and more than a little arousing. Babel Skymaster Kolossos Let The Curtain Fall Pale Children Of The Void Rêverie Tyrants Where Mushrooms Grow Lightbearer The Beast Bound By Stars Each and every song on this album is an assault on all the senses; […]

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JIBE: Epic Tales of Human Nature (Album Review)

 

 There is something beautiful about the gruff and eternal sound of Hard-Rock music. This is JIBE with the amazing “Epic Tales of Human Nature“. The songs on this 13 track album are pretty bloody good. There is a nice mix of aggressive drumming, intense fingering (Stop sniggering. -Ed) and powerful lyrics that are the embodiment of Rock! Children Of The Sun Broken City The Human Condition 1 Release Girl On A Hill A Shadow In The Garden Change We’ve Only Just Begun Don’t Give It All Away Waiting Best I Ever Had Sanctuary Bravery Songs such as ‘Girl On A Hill‘ and ‘Sanctuary‘ and ‘Children Of The Sun‘ are exactly what the Rock scene thrives upon: pure, unadulterated music that […]

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Fire From The Gods: Narrative Retold (Album Review)

 

 Once again the office is on fire. This seems to be a weekly occurrence. This time however, the madness is not caused by my inability to consume alcohol and use firelighters at the same time, but instead, it’s caused by the power of music. This is the amazing Fire From The Gods with their latest offering to the gods of chaos, “Narrative Retold“. The songs on this 13 track album come hurtling at the universe from the deepest part of Purgatory. It’s chaos and insanity made flesh. It’s disorder and control united. It’s pure bloody metal. The Voiceless The Taste Public Enemy End Transmission Excuse Me Composition Evolve Pretenders Diversion In Spite Of Doubt Lifeline Into The Blue Excuse Me […]

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Divinity: The Immortalist (Album Review)

 

 Once again my bedroom walls are on fire. Well, yes, I did get absolutely ass-holed last night; so much so that I awoke this morning with a police woman’s helmet, and a rubber traffic cone in my bed. But that is neither here nor there. What is there, is the fact that my walls are burning and my speakers are spewing out a barrage of powerful Metal. (Perhaps that is somehow related. -Ed) This is “The Immortalist” the latest offering to the gods of Metal, from Divinity. The songs on this 12 track album are about as Metal as any songs I’ve ever heard. It’s the antitheses of rebellion, chaos and feral disorder. Manhunt Atlas Hallowed Earth D M T […]

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