Showing off a Black Belt in the Art of Soaring Speed Metal: Bloodsport’s “Kumite Attack”

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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War Metal in the Throes of the Canadian Bestial Black Metal Scene: Death Worship’s “End Times” EP

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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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! A Look into Acid Witch’s Surprise “Black Christmas Evil” EP

Two things that certainly don’t blend well are Christmas and metal music. From the happy holiday cheer, overplayed Christmas tunes, and forced smiles, something about the whole event just makes me want to be alone. I don’t know, maybe I’m a psychopath. At least I’ve got Acid Witch’s surprise Christmas EP to keep me company.
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TUTORIAL: Chopping, Slicing, and Dicing with Blood Feast

American thrash veterans Blood Feast have been floating around the tepid metal waters since their reunion in 2007. While shows and festivals have been their weekend game, they’ve been sticking to the material on their three past albums (two released in the late ‘80s and one in 2017). While the reception for the recent The Future State of Wicked was decent, Blood Feast have returned once more with a 6-track EP. Let’s dive in.

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Letters in the Abyss Unveil a Melodic Death Metal Fury

Letters in the Abyss, another band based out of the endless void of creativity that is the bubbling Californian metal scene, recently unleashed their newest EP. While self-branded within the melodic death metal (or melodeath, for short) subgenre, the duo incorporate a blackened aesthetic which rises from the album cover and the more lo-fi production which is infused in the release. Grab your raincoats and join us while we dive into The Somber Gloom.

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