WAKE – Sowing The Seeds of a Worthless Tomorrow

Calgary, Alberta’s WAKE are torchbearers of a specific dissonant, dark and experimental brand of grindcore that reminds of acts as diverse as Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, Discordance Axis and perhaps most of all, the late, great Nasum. It’s in the Nasum influence where this record, their third, truly shines. Channeling all the darkly melodic guitar lines and song structures they can, WAKE have crafted an album that not only does justice to the legacy of a fondly remember, gone too soon extreme metal band, but carve a niche all their own in the grindcore genre.

Lycus – Chasms

Is it possible for Lycus to be considered doom metal veterans following their sophomore album, Chasms? If their mastery in the craft of creating foreboding yet strikingly beautiful funeral doom is any count, this young band are certainly on track for advanced placement.

Krallice Blazes Into 2016 With New Old EP, Hyperion

Venerable avant-garde black metal innovators Krallice have started the new year with a bang, releasing a three track EP entitled Hyperion on their Bandcamp page. Consisting of material recorded in 2013 and previously only available in CD-R format during live appearances, Hyperion's digital release makes the material available to wide audiences for the first time.