October 2, 2018

Vathek are not strangers to anyone in the Winnipeg metal scene. They've been punishing the ears and necks of music fans for sometime now... And they've just released a full length.

Upon starting the album, after the brief intro, they immediately set the tone. It's gritty and raw. A guitar trade off leading to involuntary head movement. The same thing can be said for the rest of the album. It's catchy and absolutely crushing.

The lyrical concept for the album is gory and brutal. With the ability to paint graphic scenes with the vocals, the album thrives. You can hear that they've spent time writing stories as opposed to ju...

July 3, 2018

Aphelion is a Winnipeg metal band with members Daniel Jangula, Clayton Parisian, and Aaron Bacon. Dusty’s Misadventures is the band’s first EP, released on June 29th. Their EP release show is on July 6th.

Aphelion's spicy tech metal album is exactly that. Spicy as in your mouth is burning, but in a few moments you know you'll be fine. Upon the first listen through I was entertained. I wasn't quite sure what note was coming next or which direction these three were about to take me with the song. It's technical, mathematical, and they manage to capture many if their musical influences with their songs. Daniel Jangula has a...

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