High-Paced Stoner/Doom with Asthma Castle, A.K.A. Your New Favourite Sludge Outfit

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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Not Your Typical Death/Doom: Abyssic with “High the Memory”

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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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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A Look Back at Flotsam and Jetsam’s 1986 Debut: “Doomsday for the Deceiver”

Let’s take a dive back to 1986, where times were simpler and we didn’t have all the damn subgenres to worry about. Part of the second wave of American thrash metal, Flotsam and Jetsam are often washed up in the wake of Metallica and Slayer’s popularity. Here’s a dig at the band’s debut, with a close eye on all of the metal history going on in the background.
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