Footpaths‘ music is like a lonesome descent. Like the slipping away of hope and the tasting on your lips of the second it leaves your grasp. From there, you feel the cold throes of no return clinging to your entire body… You get lost within the labyrinths of your own mind.
Here are some 2016 releases that are too unpopular (AKA cool) to have made any year end lists, but which deserve every ounce of attention and love they can get. This is criminally overlooked stuff that everyone should get into right now. Read this as a best of 2016 list for
Darkness is my favorite form of heavy. The eerie calm this album invokes is more powerful than if it had been slathered in squealing distortion and coated in anguished growls. I have said it before, and after spending the bulk of my days sorting through albums full of gnashing fangs
Photos: Ali En & Milton Stille OM, with Daniel Higgs – November 19th, 2016 at The Rickshaw, Vancouver BC Two band shows have always been kind of odd to me, especially in the absence of an art show. That said, it’s pretty difficult to argue with OM – even if it might not
Text & Photos by Teddie Taylor Mary Lattimore and True Widow are sonically unrelated. That’s what makes a night with the two so perfect. Rather than thrash metal band followed by doom metal band followed by black metal band, they were completely separate entities appealing to opposite emotions. Lattimore’s instrumental
Being in a band isn’t an easy endeavor. Even with the right chemistry between members, the sheer number of obstacles a project has to jump over can be daunting. It can strain relationships, or even outright destroy them. Just recording an album is enough stress to cause even the most