Musical Digest: Idol of Fear, Numenorean, Ov Enochian and Poète Maudit

Idol of Fear is one of the best surprises of 2014 in the realm of black metal. Captivating from start to finish, All Sights Affixed, Ablaze, the first album from this Barrie (Ontario) band stands out from your average black metal band for more than one reason, starting with the artwork signed…

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Musical Digest: Flying Fortress and Merdarahta

Here is one of the best surprises of the end of the year, and unfortunately an excellent album that many Top lists will have overseen. Flying Fortress just released a new vinyl and digital album, Dirty Rain. Hailing from Pembroke, Ontario, Flying Fortress is a duo that includes ex-Goat Horn…

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Musical Digest: Kolony, Laugh at the Fakes, and Skymir

Sledge is the new album from Kolony, a band I have a hard time categorizing. Hailing from Montreal, the metal band has a variety of influences ranging from prog to rock, and alternative to power metal. Vocals are essentially clean (and excellent), reminding me of alternative bands (for example, Candiria…

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Musical Digest: Sabbatory, Zaum and The Rough Boys

There is something excessively old school and extremely interesting coming from Winnipeg these days, in part due to metal bands such as Untimely Demise, Besieged, Electro Quarterstaff, Laika, Waster, and the brilliant Psychotic Gardening who, together with some UFO such as KENmode, contribute to raising the profile of the city’s…

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Musical Digest: Where Giants Once Stood vs The Body Politic

Let’s see what we have here: two melodic metalcore bands releasing a cardboard EP, with a similar cover design, each of them being the second release of the band, the first one being released on September 2nd and the other on September 16th. Let’s try something different and look at these two…

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