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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Compilations – 2014 in Retrospect

Hammer Smashed Radio, the cult Ottawa extreme metal radio show, put together a behemoth of a compilation with no less than 26 bands. With no surprises, it includes a majority of bands from the Ottawa-Gatineau area such as Accursed Spawn, Insurrection, Fuck the Facts, Fumigation, Alaskan, Norilsk, Deformatory, Outrage AD…

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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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