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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Cope (Band Interview)

Today we chat to Mickey, the drummer -and second half- of Cope. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Tyson and I have played together in a few different bands over the last 8 years. A two-piece was something we always talked about but it finally came to be during a period of downtime from our other projects. It was nice because we play different roles in other bands and there is often a principal songwriter in those situations, but this is our first full on collaboration. It also brings us back to our main instruments, Tyson on guitar and me playing drums. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? Tyson is a self-taught musician, playing guitar […]

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Soldiers Of A Wrong War: Countdowns

 

 Once more we get to indulge in the power and glory of youthful expression and explosive creativity. This is “Countdowns” the latest album from the amazing Soldiers Of A Wrong War. The songs on this, 10 track, album represent the epitome of youthful Metal. Songs such as ‘We Will Never Fall‘ and ‘Out of Time‘ are, like the rest of their peers, backside kicking from start to finish. Bottom line, “Countdowns” is a good all-round album that is worthy of any Metal collection.

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