The Damn Truth: Devilish Folk (Album Review)

 

 There is nothing like the joy one gets from hearing well thought-out and brilliantly constructed Rock music. It’s moving. It’s powerful. It does something physical and erotic to your mind, body and soul. It’s wondrous on numerous levels. This is the brilliant band, The Damn Truth, with their amazing offering to the elder gods of Rock, “Devilish Folk“. The songs on this 12 track album spill forth from the very bowels of the Rock genre -it’s power and style in equal amounts; riddled with a quantity of volta inspiring energy. It’s as real as Rock music gets. White Lies Pirates & Politicians Plastic Flowers Wouldn’t Be Lying Broken Blues Alex Heart Is Cold Get With You The Match Hangin On […]

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Ten Cents Short: Major Steps | Minor Setbacks (Album Review)

 

 Explosive and aggressive. Those are two words one can use to describe the music produced by young bands with a lot to say. This is Ten Cents Short, with the amazing “Major Steps | Minor Setbacks“. The songs on this epic little album are exactly the sort of music that the Punk genre was founded upon. There’s a lot of kick and awe coming forth form this album. It’s everything you’d expect from a Punk band. Draw The Line Higher Powers (fade out) Beggars Setback Make It The songs on this album are about as brutal, and ruthless, and pure bloody Punk awesomeness as anything in the Punk genre. Bottom line, “Major Steps | Minor Setbacks” is an album that […]

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Cydemind: Erosion (Album Review)

 

 There is something glorious and arousing in the listening to of instrument driven music. Granted, there are a lot of Metal bands that use their instruments well and dispense with the power of screaming vocals; but none have done so as wonderfully as this amazing Canadian Progressive Rock/Jazz/Classical/Metal quintet. This is the masterful, Cydemind. This is their coup de grace, “Erosion.” The songs on this 6 track album are about as unique as anything I’ve ever had the privilege of listening to before. For the most part the pieces kick and pound at your head with classic Metal aggression. Yet there is such a powerful amount of Classical and Jazz influence that one finds oneself weeping in remembrance of sins never […]

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AnalogueTrash Records: Label Sampler Vol. 3 (Album Review)

 

 By now you are probably well aware that I adore compilation albums. For those that do not know that, well, now you do. (Don’t you feel involved in 925 Rebellion now -like part of the family? -Ed) So, come now and join me in saying ‘welcome’ to this is -the third in an amazing set of compilation albums from an absolutely amazing record label. This is AnalogueTrash Records‘ most wonderful album “Label Sampler Vol. 3” The songs on this 14 track album demonstrate the diversity of the Alternative Electronic music scene -power, kick, style and more. The songs also show the brilliance of AnalogueTrash Records ability to find unique bands and creative sounds from across the world and to combine […]

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Rapheumets Well: Enders Door (Album Review)

 

 Within moments the universe is left a burning ruin as an insane hambo of a bizarre and esoteric nature pours forth in all directions forcing billions across space and time to reduce their worlds to ash in the eternal frenzy of creative dancing insanity. This is “Enders Door” by the brutal Rapheumets Well. Now this album is chock-full of powerful, aggressive and moving sounds that show the diversity and complexity of the Symphonic Metal genre. Distress On The Aberrant Planet Eishar’s Lament Enders Door Ghost Walkers Exodus Killing The Colossus Lechery Brought The Darkness Nastarian Waltz Prisoner of the Rift Secrets of The Demigods The Autogenous Extinction The Diminished Strategist The Traveler Unveiling The Sapient Songs like ‘Enders Door‘ and […]

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Lane Change: Rise (EP) (Album Review)

 

 There is something about American rock music that simultaneously excites and intrigues in equal amounts. Perhaps it’s the no holes barred attitude of the young rebellious Americans that hold nothing back and give it their all to create something fun, exciting and thoroughly entertaining. Perhaps it’s simply the passion that youth can unleash upon a world that demands conformity and mindless obedience. Perhaps it’s all this and more? All I know is that this is the fervid band Lane Change with the wonderfully potent “Rise” (EP). Now this album might only be an EP, but it’s packed with the kind of backside kicking music that runs riot around the neightbourhood, raises the dead to join in chorus, and sends bland […]

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ERA 9 (Band Interview)

Today we chat to ERA 9. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? The band has been together for 6 years, but we found our sound in 2016. Jona, Marco and Joe met in high school, all sharing the same passion for music, and that progressed to the start of a band, and lead us to where we are today. Lalla was in a “rival” band from our city, so we all knew of each other in the MTL music scene. Joe and Jona had actually seen Laurie perform with her old band years before she joined Era 9, through mutual friends. We all had a passion for music since we were kids, and that brought us […]

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Closer To Found: Always Just As Lost (Album Review)

 

 The universe is bathed in a shroud of explosive darkness that pours across space, time and reality itself. This darkness is invasive and penetrating. It burns worlds, sacks galaxies and lynches charted accountants across the multiverse. It is, in short, the bloody essence of Heavy Metal. This is the belligerent album “Always Just As Lost” by the amazingly brutal Closer To Found. Now the album itself is close to an hour in length; every second of which is a bloody and vicious assault on the senses -mind, body and soul. I would say that this album hits you in all the soft parts and on multiple levels -and in a way it does- but, it hits older farts like me […]

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Bubbles Erotica: Bubbles Erotica (Album Review)

 

 There is something of a Retro-Renaissance happening in the world of Alternative music of late. Bands seem to be delving into the music of the ’70’s and ’80’s and even the ’60’s, and are creating, from nibbling bits of this delicious smorgasbord of unique sounds, their own wondrous tunes, tracks and pieces of creative brilliance that will live long into the 22nd century. One of these bits of brilliance is “Bubbles Erotica” from Bubbles Erotica. Now… let us have a look at the album itself. “Bubbles Erotica” is an album that mixes the best of a number of fantastic genres and styles together. There is a wonderful dollop of Rock n’ Roll spirit running through its veins. There is a brilliant […]

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Rapheumet’s Well (Band Interview)

Today we speak to Joshua from Rapheumet’s Well. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Our history is a rather lengthy and complex one but what has amalgamated to the present line up has been a evolution in the mission that is currently Rapheumets Well.  Rapheumets Well started with Joshua Ward, Ralph Barnette (R.I.P), and Jonathan Finney and eventually Aaron Rogers.  As life has it, people change and our personal mission changes. Our previous singer and guitarist moved on to pursue batter career options but the new line up is outstanding and one of the most talented groups to form what is now Rapheumets Well. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? We have an assortment of […]

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