Rob Kachluba reviews the February 6th Toronto performance by Iced Earth, Symphony X and Warbringer at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Live photos by Adam Wills.
Beyond All Reckoning is a solid album throughout, and the fact that you can’t completely pin down the sound of Aggressor is exactly what makes them so good. This is an album best experienced beginning to end, though you couldn’t go wrong picking any one track to listen to. For my money, that’s the mark of a great album.
Right from the beginning though it is obvious that Joe Thrasher not only want to make you bang your head, they want you to remember these songs for a long time.
Since Hellbound.ca is a Canadian-owned and operated metal publication, we do things a little bit different than most. While 2011 was coming to a close we asked all of our contributors to pick their Top Canadian metal albums of the year. We then tabulated up their responses and have created our third annual Top 10 Canadian Metal Albums writers poll.
Please check out what our writers feel to be the best Canadian metal albums released in 2011.
Canadian thrash metal legends SACRIFICE have some merch left over from their recent Trois Rivieres Metal Fest gig and want to give you a chance to buy it before everything is gone.
Five Serpent’s Teeth proves that Evile are also growing, in terms of skill and aesthetics. The album is faster and more precise; the band members are surer of their choices and influences; and their sound is more original and independent.
City of Steel is a terrific debut full length for Untimely Demise, and though there may be a few things they could tweak here and there to tighten up the songs, the album is still very memorable and catchy. There is absolutely nothing to dislike here, and anything that might be perceived as needing fixing, will definitely come out with a little more experience.
Chaos Of Forms is stunningly complex, completely vicious and, above all else, a hugely confident release.
Simply put, Conjure and Command is Joel Grind at his most vicious and it’s Toxic Holocaust’s most noticeable album to date. Whatever’s pissing this dude off we’re lucky to be reaping all the benefits.
On July 2nd a seven-band bill made up primarily of up-and-coming thrash metal bands descended on Toronto’s Blue Moon Pub for an mini festival of music dubbed The Thrash Bash. Hellbound’s Renee Trotier was there to soak it all in, here is her review of that evening’s show.