Wednesday, 14 January 2015


This one comes courtesy of Paul Rote on bandcamp. What a find! Canada has been running away with it lately, I don't mind saying. Between this band and Strange Broue I feel a musical renaissance stirring under my feet. This is the War of 1812 fought with the Devil's Third! This lo-fi Toronto band brings a pair of two-song EP's to the table, one from last summer (all instrumental) which seems to have passed by me and everybody else according to the empty spaces on bandcamp, and the second was released just a couple days ago. The new EP only streams one song but there are two when you download the album. The four songs are about 16 minutes long in total, but what a 16 minutes, grammar be damned! Sweet melodies, evvvil riffs and excellent low-key vocals served on a steaming plate of crushing heaviness.

It seems the band originally hadn't reset the default bandcamp price of $7 on their first EP and so no one wanted to take a chance on them because the asking price was too high for two digital songs. Well now it's set as PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT so it's now, officially, a steal. One other thing that might have hurt the band is the (current anyway) lack of an album cover. Ideally an album cover gives you some idea of what you're in for. Well, let me be the one to tell you, you're in for a wicked treat. The cover art I put up was taken from a google image search of the band from their bandcamp page but seems to be a cached image. Take it from me and Paul, this is KILLER!

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