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Category Archives: CD Review

Devouring Saturn, Of Dark

Devouring Saturn, Of Dark

Well here it is the next chapter of this enigmatic band. “Of Dark”, is the other side of their first recording, “Of Light”. This four song EP is filled with the energy of a freight train hitting you and they were never going to try and stop. The initial flavor I tasted was, if Dream Theater had Joe Satriani as lead guitarist, this would be close to that sound. It is driven very hard, but has enough twist and turns to keep your full focus.

The opening piece, “Mechanism”, will reel you in like a small fish attached to a big hook. It has a monstrous presence, and technical fortitude that their execution has a nice brilliance to it. The next piece is, “Projector of Reality”. This one has a great balance of lying between Progressive and Death Metal. It assaults your psyche and you can have a euphoric feeling of a beautiful migraine. I personally love the short little stoner piece near the end.

My personal favourite is the piece called, “Belly of the Beast”.  This one truly feels like you have just gotten swallowed by Moby Dick. The guitarist churns you around mentally like you are swimming in a perfect storm in the middle of the ocean. The forth and last piece on this EP is, “Axis Mundi”. It is a very highly controlled exercise, but at the same time there seems to be some mood swings. It has both a feeling Bi-Polar and being in the boxing ring with Mohammed Ali.

Overall, to all you Metal fans or fans of shredding, this EP should be part of your collection. Each song seems to come from some kind of spiritual journey and the starting point usually is not so positive. It is a fun ride but also challenging, because it will wake up your senses to grasp for something just beyond you.

If you would like to hear this EP go to… https://devouringsaturn.bandcamp.com/album/of-dark

Into The Wilderness

Into The Wilderness

Kingston’s Band The Wilderness released their debut recording Saxton’s River. They have been together for three years and are struggling to make it to the next level. They tour North America hoping to find their audience. I guess they were hoping this recording will push them further. The Band consists of Lead vocalist and guitar-… Continue Reading

Yiannis – Awakenings

Yiannis – Awakenings

Yiannis recently released his third CD which gives his listeners a direct message. He wants to expand his talent worldwide. He still seeks a spiritual retreat, but wants his instrumental message to cross all kinds of borders. The sound is usually warm and inviting. This is Yiannis’ way of inviting you in to join in… Continue Reading

Devouring Saturn

Devouring Saturn

Devouring Saturn has become a bit of an enigma. I saw them play live as this monstrous progressive space band. Their delivery was in your face as they threw you through the cosmos like an entity playing Frisbee golf. They never did get around to completing that first recording; instead they decided to deliver a… Continue Reading

Jupiter Hollow – Odyssey

Jupiter Hollow – Odyssey

Odyssey is the first recording from the mind blowing band Jupiter Hollow. The band consists of Grant McKenzie on Guitar, Bass and Synthesizer. The other member is Kenny Perry on Vocals, Drums and Synthesizer and keyboards. Between these two guys they can create a lot of noise. I compare them to, if Dream Theater had… Continue Reading

World Famous Tall Boys – NO.2

World Famous Tall Boys – NO.2

I must admit this was a unique experience. The CD started off like a Progressive rock experience and quickly kicks you in the face of a full on Punk Rock band. It contains heavy and speed metal elements as well. You quickly find out they just want to wail their frustrations on everything they dislike.… Continue Reading

Kamancello

Kamancello

The Spirits have shown up and have a ritualistic dance to perform. “Incantation”, is just that, it opens ups with a conjuring of the spiritual realm to enter this special space. This two piece band consists of Raphael Weinroth Brown playing the Cello, and Shahiyar Jamshidi playing a very cool instrument called a Kamanche. Every… Continue Reading

Surreal Gets Real

Surreal Gets Real

Normally I would not write about a band from outside of Toronto, but these guys were very polite to send me three songs to review, so I agreed. I just hope one day they make it to Toronto to play, so I can get my reputation back. This band is from Atlanta and has the… Continue Reading