Musical Digest: Them County Bastardz, Moonlyght, Outrage AD, Longhouse, Quartered, Meet the Mailman, Karmatik, Alphakill

Released on February 24, 2015, Sick Daze is Them County Bastardz new EP. The 27-minutes long CD contains six songs of average length, and one interlude. Coming from Southern Ontario’s Essex County, I can hear a distant familiarity with the excellent stoner-doom band The Georgian Skull, which brought us their excellent brand of…

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Musical Digest: Norilsk and The Great Sabatini

The doom-death/sludge entity Norilsk unveils “Japetus”, first music video off their album “The Idea of North”, released March 10, 2015 on Hypnotic Dirge Records and Dwyer Records, and later this year on vinyl via Alerta Antifascista Records. Named after Siberia’s northernmost city, home of a famous heavy metal smelting complex,…

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February 2015 Compilations

As we insisted in our very own Top 20 for 2014, doom is one of the genres that gained more interest than any other in Canada in recent years (in terms of growth), a phenomenon that follows a solid trend worldwide. Over the years, many artists contributed to this scene,…

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Musical Digest: Dopethrone, Insurrection and Slave to the Grind

Do you like dirty/stoner doom? With its filthy guitars and oily grooves, Dopethrone has become one of the leaders of the genre. The Montreal band is about to launch its fourth album, Hochelaga (named after the famous Montreal neighbourhood), on April 13 via Totem Cat Records. With a beautiful cover…

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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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