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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Our Very Own Top 20 for 2014

Compared to 2013, the 2014 Canadian metal chart wasn’t invaded by heavy weigth bands (except maybe for Devin Townsend), which gave more room to newcomers and more visibility to others who have been dwelling in the underground for years. There were a few disappointments, but also a good dose of surprises in what we…

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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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Psychotic Gardening: new music video and ON/QC tour dates

Winnipeg’s Psychotic Gardening just released a new music video for ”Searing Cital”, the slowest and most crushing song on Hymnosis, their latest album which we wrote a review some time ago. Staying away from faces and individuals, this music video brings us on the scene of a macabre discovery: a couple of trees, plenty…

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Musical Digest: Hypnotic Dirge Records, Tumbleweed Dealer, Ocean of Tears, Psychotic Gardening, Towards Darkness, and The Vile Things

In a perfect world, the most original bands would be the most popular and their labels would have no problem supporting them. In reality, underground genres such as doom, black metal, sludge and atmospheric metal are holding on by the skin of their teeth, and often have to pay from…

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Musical Digest: Accursed Spawn, Buffalo Theory Mtl and Psychotic Gardening

You dreamed about it, so did we: an excerpt from the new Accursed Spawn EP, one of Ottawa’s most extreme metal bands. Accursed Spawn has a high profile locally, in part because of their two ultra sick EPs and many non-commercial favourite tracks, such as the tongue-in-cheek “Stabbed in the Dick”, “Date Rape Psychosis”, and more. On a…

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