Last one for Friday night, Ontario Death Fest 2017's first night will be coming to an end with headliners: Vesication and needless to say, everyone will be dead tired by the end of night one. Before we all go home and rest though, one last band to sit through and this may be the hardest band of the night.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
Today is gonna be slightly different, there's a handful of bands on this years bill that I've seen in the past, which means i can do a doule coverage. Talk about the studio music and the live experience, so let's give this a shot with the main support of Friday night: Ending Tyranny. This will be the first Tech Death band to hit the stage this year and these guys do not hold back, this is gonna be fast, heavy and hard hitting and it'll kick you in the face right off the bat. My main experience with this band is having seen them multiple times at this point and practically worshipping the bands latest release "Elovultion of Deceit", anyone who's read my coverage in the past may realise this isn't the first time I've brought up this band.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Two words i never thought I would be typing side by side, even while being a Metal journalist, are "serene" and molestation", but here we are today to continue out coverage of this years Ontario Death Fest with the Brutal Death Metal band, Serene Molestation. Older underground Metal fans in the Toronto area might know these guys, the last release from the band was in 2014 and anyone who may not have been paying attention (or who only follows what they see on Facebook, which for bands could be a whole rant in itself about how Facebook is stupid) may have missed that in June, Serene Molestation announced their new EP and released a new track entitled "Mongoloid Meatmarket". With the new EP on its way, and from what I can tell mostly recorded, it seems like Ontario Death Fest couldn't have come at a better time for the band, so why not take a look at what the band has to offer and what you can expect on the first night of Ontario Death Fest.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Another day, another review. Today we talk about the band that has the tough job of following up Divinity Cast Down, who we discussed yesterday. Today we talk about Burdizzo, a rather strange Grindcore style band based out of Toronto. The band only has one album as of writing this entitled “Acoustic Neuroma” and I'll be honest I don't know what to expect with this band live.
From beginning to end “Acoustic Neurons” bursts in and out of songs, just like you'd expect with a Grindcore band. I think the real confusing part comes with the vocals, while the instrumentals are undoubtedly Grindcore, blasting as fast as they can without and real rhyme or reason, the vocals are a bit out of the ordinary. It becomes very obvious right away what I mean, in “Mistress” it sounds like Serj Tankien of System of a Down over top of the Grindcore instrumentals. This is a consistent thing as well throughout the album as well, although “Netflixxx and Kill” does take on a much more guttural approach with the vocals.
While not 100% my style, I won't deny this band interests me and I'm looking forward to see how they blend into the scene at this years Ontario Death Fest, Burdizzo will be second to hit the stage on Friday October 6th so be sure to come out!
Monday, September 18, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
When a band is advertised as sounding like Dissection and Watain, I become very skeptical, but that's exactly how H.P. Lovecraft inspired Black Metallers Crafteon were introduced to me. With “Cosmic Reawakening” all you have to do is look at the cover to see that the story is going to be focused on Cthulu, Lovecraft’s most beloved creation.
All in all, this heavy and very dark album is a must for any fans of Black Metal and Lovecraftian stories. Crafteon wrote this album with the darkest of intents and nailed the mark, if you don't know the stories and why Cthulu is considered such a menacing horror, this album will spell it out nice and simply for you. Excellent album, Black Metal fans pick it up August 25th!