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Devouring Saturn – Fortis Rebis

Devouring Saturn – Fortis Rebis

Reaching, striving for lofty goals, Devouring Saturn searches out it own personal levels of heavenly delights while digging new depths within themselves of new discoveries. The result is invocative and is mixed  within a harsh realm of alchemy that is called Fortis Rebis.

This is a symphonic cacophony of a no holds barred ride into a kingdom of stellar magnitude and majesty.  The journey is a straight forward thinking rocket that is in need of spreading its message as fast and as clear as possible. Devouring Saturn’s directive is both urgent and impetuous.  They are ready to show the world their talent and in a hurry to do so. Not to say this may be a bad thing, but you can feel the leaps and bounds from this recording from their last two outings which has its own unique chapter in their career. This band wants to prove themselves so much to the world, you can feel the sweat pouring out of the notes.

It starts off with a wonderfully under produced sound that you already know will kick into a piece of unrelenting thrash that will jumpstart you blood cells. “Formulate Infinity”, punches you in your soft flesh and melts it away with it monstrous riffs. It has a need of urgency as it spreads its infant wings while wanting to wolf down on your captive shock.

The mood doesn’t change too much, but the riffs get colder and more formidable as a massive formation is wielded before sullen eyes. The running theme from here on in is that this band is a tight unit that is here to plow you down in awe of the prowess it has been handed.

There are moments that feel like you are in the midst of a control freak with a myriad of mind blowing cyclomatic riffs that intend to rupture your circuit board. By the time you get to “Encircle the eclipse: you are fully prepared to ride into a darkness of sickness and exhilaration. The joyride is cosmically unyielding that is becomes nauseatingly beautiful… and magically delicious.

Throughout this recording I kept feeling that the music is balanced between two opposing forces but held together with three distinct energies at all time. The feeling of strength, power and unflinching focus seem to be the alchemy that holds Devouring Saturn’s talent, creativity and drive for the upper echelons of progressive metal. The finishing piece,” I, the Trimurti” seems to cap off the purpose of the entire journey. The powerful interplay between these three musicians creates a warrior force with the intention of a, “Never to be defeated”, attitude.

Now it’s time to go and immerse yourself in this Progressive Odyssey, go to…

https://devouringsaturn.bandcamp.com/album/fortis-rebis

Art Griffin – The Venus Variations

Art Griffin – The Venus Variations

  Art Griffin, one of Toronto’s premiere Prog Rockers comes out with some new sounds that all of us need at this moment.  Of course I am speaking of our uncertain times with Covid, job loss, social and spiritual distancing. These are the real stresses we face daily these days.  Well Art seems to have… Continue Reading

Päter- Sole

Päter- Sole

Päter is a young Torontonian singer/songwriter with a lot of character. I recently was watching her during these Covid times and she challenged herself to write a lot of songs in a short period of time. 30 in 30 days to be exact. Her creative process was fast and furious and her style varied from… Continue Reading

Holly Clausius – Sunflower EP

Holly Clausius – Sunflower EP

Holly Clausius is a young singer from the small Ontario town of Exeter. She just released her debut EP in hopes to find a market in Toronto and other places nearby. The cover is very colourful and radiant with the hopes of that sound emanating from this artist. Her style is simple and has that… Continue Reading

Jupiter Hollow – Bereavement

Jupiter Hollow – Bereavement

  This is not a CD for the faint of Heart. I think that is a fair statement to start off with. It will challenge you intellectually, emotionally and technically. It is as if you become part of this onslaught. The story itself is pretty straight forward and self explanatory. The way they organize the… Continue Reading

Thrust Attempts to Take Off

Thrust Attempts to Take Off

There are a lot of young bands that are taking their cues from the great 70’s era of Rock. Thrust is one of those bands that is leading the charge with this resurgence. This band has truly only been around since October 2019 and are trying to grab as much attention as possible. They are… Continue Reading

The 905’s – Sub-Zero

The 905’s – Sub-Zero

The 905’s combine everything we love about Canadian Punk from the early 1980’s. They seem to hit the mark just right as Punk Rock was starting to go mainstream and lean into the New Wave sound that was to come next. It is a very precise point in our musical history. The 905’s seem to… Continue Reading

Terry Draper – Sunset On Mars

Terry Draper – Sunset On Mars

  With Terry Draper releasing his 16th studio album, you have to ask yourself, does he still have something to say? Well after my first listen, I would say yes and his conceptual twist seems to be projected towards the youth of today. He seems like and older and wiser soul that wants to interject… Continue Reading