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Monday, July 15 2013

Lantern: Below

Below, the debut from Finnish duo Lantern, is a grand reminder that the first rotten beat of death metal's heart still has plenty of relevance and resonance in 2013.


Thursday, May 9 2013

HIM: Tears on Tape

The old dog hasn't learned any new tricks but he's doing what he knows with a reinvigorated fire in his belly.


Tuesday, July 17 2012

Pepe Deluxé – “Go Supersonic” (video / stream)

Typically, when a band releases a video for their new single, they release a video for their new single. That video is often a series of spiffy, moving images that relate visually and/or thematically to the song that accompanies it, for the purpose of selling said song. Pepe Deluxé is not a typical band.


Wednesday, December 1 2010

Islaja: Keraaminen Pää

It's difficult to explain, without sounding hyperbolic, how sculptural this album seems, how this combination of solid stomps and "gas" forms itself into an impression of an actual voluminous object.


Monday, April 19 2010

Finntroll + Moonsorrow + Swallow the Sun +  Survivors Zero: 12.April.2010 - Toronto

A Finnish black metal delegation visited Toronto's Opera House last Monday night.


Wednesday, September 23 2009

Rubik: Dada Bandits

Dada Bandits rolls up the last five years or so of indie rock into one tight little album.


Sunday, October 26 2008

Frigg: Economy Class

The musicians in Frigg shoot along in tandem, rather than slide eelishly around one another in interlacing patterns, as the members of some other Nordic groups do.


Thursday, June 21 2007

Islaja: Ulual YYY

It no longer feels like a jungle that I have to wander through, admiring but mute, eyes wide, dumbfounded by crackles and squeaks.


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