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Last year, Ireland’s Zhora crept into the metal scene in Ireland with a brief online-only EP called Feet Nailed To The Ground. It exhibited a band that, while in their infancy, had aggression and exuberance in spades and most importantly, the bit between their teeth; so much so that they

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CrustMusicReviewsSludge

Morne have always been an impressive band; 2011’s lush but dark and heavy voyage into post metal/crust misanthropy Asylum will attest to that and going back further, releases like their split with Warprayer show that they had vigour from the beginning. However, Shadows is the album they’ve been threatening to

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DoomMusicReviewsSludge

This is desolation. This is ruin. This is death and decay. This is Shadow of the Torturer whose molesting death/doom dirges are simply devastating while also vast in their scope. Grief and sorrow run rampant through these vile slabs of sonic decay and anguish, a palpable sense of hopelessness dripping

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When you play in a band called The Ocean, it can’t really be that much of a surprise when you decide to do a concept album on the planet’s waters. It’s an idea that has been festering inside the mind of guitarist Robin Staps for a few years now as

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Let’s chat about France some more. Talk about a country that’s become a hotbed of heavy music in recent years. Whether it’s chaotic and brutal or beautiful and sublime… or a mix of all of those things, our Gallic friends really have been on it and France has definitely become

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Toronto’s BriefcaseFest calls itself a celebration of extreme music in Ontario, with a bill loaded with some of the province’s most intriguing heavy acts, with some friends from Quebec and even further afield calling in for a visit. The diversity across the two nights is quite staggering too, from math

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