The Anatomy Of: Wake

The ongoing transformation of Wake is a fascinating one. The Calgary-based atmospheric extreme metal act skirts around so many genre lines that we can't seem to agree on where to place them in the greater spectrum of metal subgenres. We reached out to Wake to gain some sort of insight into what inspires a once-grind band to become the fresh face of post-metal and the influential records that make up the sonic and melodic vocabulary you can expect to hear on their upcoming full length Thought Form Descent, out July 22nd through Metal Blade Records.

Heavy Buys // March 2022

It's a brand new year, yet with it come the same issues we faced last year insofar as the vinyl situation is concerned. We're just now getting some of the records in the mail we ordered last year, and records ... Read More...

Zeal & Ardor – Zeal & Ardor

Gagneux clearly has plenty to explore and express under the Zeal & Ardor name, but as far as the band’s discography goes, Z&A feels more like a stepping stone record: one that explores new ground and strikes gold a fair few times, but doesn’t fully feel like the best possible realization of their sound quite yet.