Atlanta-based psychedelic metal heads Mastodon continue to step out of their comfort zone on their fifth album The Hunter. The Hunter has some truly great moments; it’s too bad they’re shrouded by some mediocre attempts by the band to step outside their comfort zone into more accessible areas. I respect what Mastodon tried to do with
In Saskatoon, bands usually last one or two years. This is not the case for thrash acts Untimely Demise and DFA, two of Saskatoon's badass metal bands, who have teamed up to bring us some of the most brutal shows our town has ever seen.
Yes, there is some merit to the belief that black metal is a morally-corrupting, soul-rotting, quasi-melodic path to hell. But I can't help but feel that this is ”” for the most part ”” a gross misconception, a wrongful conclusion many reach as a result of it's glossy, provocative image.
Headed by the powerful vocals of Madison Erhardt, Harmful Effects are a local metal act that have recently released their first album, one wrought with vast cross-genre experimentation and backed by an impressive and furious symphony of instrumentation.
By combining the technical ferocity of death metal with the gloomy undertones of melodic metal, local quintet Requiem of Existence (formerly known as Uninvited Burial) have raised the bar for home-grown metal acts.
The Cumshots is more than just a band name, it's a mission statement. The Norwegian metal band's shows are violent, the lyrics suicidal and the music like a harder Deep Purple.