The Best Albums of 2016


Music-wise, this has been such a tremendous year for me. Living in Toronto and having a fair amount of free time on my hands, I was able to listen to over a hundred albums and attend 15+ concerts. More than any other year, I've delved into different sub-genres, reviewed a bunch of albums for the mighty ... READ MORE

Messa – ‘Belfry’: Not many bands are brave enough to produce inventive and personable music.

Album Review – Belfry by Messa


MESSA BELFRY Released on May 16, 2016 (Aural Music)

Review: Doom metal is booming like cocaine was during the 1970s. The number of bands releasing new music or emerging on the scene during 2016 has been tremendous. The characteristic slow, heavy, and dark sound that Black Sabbath ... READ MORE

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining


Unlike around my last 'life' post, things have been somewhat serene lately. The big life changes I mentioned there haven't happened, and may not even do, because at the last moment things, as they often and uncontrollably tend to, changed, and so I find myself still here in Toronto feeling a lot more relaxed and content than ... READ MORE