Writer (Toronto, ON, Canada)
- Well now, apart from writing, I am the owner of a small label in Medusa Crush Recordings. Outside of this, I have also been a semi-professional musician and DJ around Toronto for over 25 years as a solo artist (Ruby Red River), and along with various local bands. Yep, music is my life. Cheers!
Extreme tour grind machine Full Of Hell bring forth a concentrated grinding blast of near-perfection for their latest long anticipated masterwork Trumpeting Ecstacy.
The ultra-cool psyche-out styles of Detroit's latest hard rockers Ecstatic Vision, keep it warm and loose on their second sonic trip, Raw Rock Fury.
The sound of true epic battlefield doom turn your cranks? Good, because Coltsblood is here to conquer, and nothing less is adequate.
Maryland doom legends The Obsessed show with ease, why they are just as heavy today as ever, with their new one for Relapse Records in Sacred.
Touted as 'what if Sabbath played afrobeat?', the ultra-fuzzy and danceable Here Lies Man comes forth to bring the party and real rhythm back to rock.
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After 3 years and a quiet revamping of personnel, California dark rock charmers Ides Of Gemini flourish with their latest entitled opus (and homage to) in Women'
The inexplicable feeling of eternal sadness and the quest for meaning, the euphoria of existence: Ghost Bath gives up way more than just fanfare on their Nuclear Blast debut.
Want to know if a band can pull off a classic feel and sound, while feeling totally current or new at the same time? Then let me tell you about Sweden's Vampire and their latest in 'With Primeval Force'.
Been about four years, but Isolator should give Hamden's hard rocking soulful crew Curse The Son all the juice they need to conquer the road.
We shudder from the mystique and powerful pieces on Zeal & Ardor's dark release Devil Is Fine, and attempt to describe it's brilliance.
The perpetual noise machine Mantar looks to keep you in sway and check, with their latest three-punch combo The Spell. Here's what we're feeling about it.
No doubt the one that they've been waiting for, Warbringer's fifth release (first for Napalm Records) is a blurring and progressively-frenetic masterpiece according to us here.
Florida sludge rockers Hollow Leg, spotlight their new line-up and give up a strong current taster in their Murder EP. Out now, see what's said about the quartet's latest.
Death metal masters Obituary remind the people why they've endured and still stand tall, with the release of their 10th self-titled album.
Japan's Earthists come out showing the world what 'naturecore' style is about in their debut album 'Dreamscape'. here
Old school death metal veterans Memoriam sound off and prepare for campaigning, with the heavy homage salvo in 'For The Fallen'.
The modern trash tour-de-force takes their latest album for a rocket ride through our dystopian modern day with Conformicide.
Original Swedish death masters Evocation reveal The Shadow Archetype, to welcome in a new era for themselves and claim their rightful stance.
Jagged Vision show how they drop hardcore for the modern day out of Stavanger, and a more textured weave you won't find than their recent offering Death Is This World.