Hot off 2018’s explosive LP Burst Into Flame, Haunt are back with an answer to their successful roster. If Icarus Could Fly released worldwide on March 15th via Shadow Kingdom Records, to the praise of the band’s rapidly growing fanbase. Let’s see what all the hype surrounding this band is about.
Do you love FAT riffs? How about blasphemous stoner comedy song titles? Well look no further, Asthma Castle has got you covered. We’re done with that softie, high-pitched wailing music that some call “stoner metal.” Out with the old, and in with the brew. Here’s a look at Asthma Castle’s newest angsty LP.
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38 minutes of relentless death metal catered by Hate Force, your new favourite death metal band. The name’s a little juvenile for my tastes, but we’re all really just children wandering aimlessly through this decrepit world anyways. Bummer.
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Oregon’s Bewitcher are releasing a 7” EP in support of their upcoming sophomore full-length. While the album’s release date is to be determined, Too Fast for the Flames will surely keep your speed metal thirst quenched until the band’s next offering.
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Coming off the heels of the Trapped Under Ice compilation, Traveler released their debut self-titled album on February 22nd. The timing could not be more perfect, in similar fashion to the quality of this LP. Dig in to some sci-fi retro heavy metal madness.
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Within the cookie cutter world of metal subgenres, there are instances where bands stand (sometimes tall, sometimes not) above the contemporary crowd. Death/doom outfit Abyssic are certainly contenders for this category as their use of upright bass, keyboards, and harmonious chords deliver a truly unique listening experience. Check this out.
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Calgary’s Bloodsport debuted last December with Kumite Attack, a two song EP aimed to deliver that good ol’ razzle-dazzled guns blazing speed metal sound. Focusing on honour, street fighting, and its unwritten code, there’s a lot to unpack here. Let’s dig in with our fists up.
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Untraditional doom outfit Seer unleashed their sophomore full-length back on February 8th. I may have came across this a little late, but the band’s ritualistic blend of doom and sludge metal really caught my ear. Check this out.
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Rising from the ashes of the incestuous Canadian black/death metal scene (ashes of which are still smoldering, I might add), Death Worship have put forth a ceremonial offering. Titled End Times, a title undoubtedly fitting within our world of crime and decay, the ten-minute EP blends first-wave black metal with the primitive Canadian bestial black metal scene. What’s not to love?
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