Presenting my 2021 Album of the Year.Read More I Pity the Country.
Sanctuary from hell on earth.Read More A Tide of Change is Coming
Rolling another number, 30 years later.Read More Gloriously Ragged
The songs that provided respite in a brutal year.Read More The Best Tracks of 2021
Presenting my favourite Canadian metal albums of the year.Read More Canadian Metal!
Ask me what my favourite band is from 2010 to the present, and I’ll tell you one of them is Chvrches. What started out as an innocuous little electropop outfit has matured before our eyes, the songwriting improving, the musicianship evolving, and the emergence of a powerful female voice in popular music. Every new release […]Read More Look Good, But Don’t Be Obsessed
By now I’m usually neck-deep in the very best of the new music I heard in the past year, but I’m changing things up today. For some weird reason I read an extraordinary number of music-related books, and I thought I’d share a handful of my favourites, and they’re all doozies. While it came out […]Read More Can’t Ever Slow Down
This one blindsided me.Read More Tomorrow is Another Chance
When I think of the crummier things that happened in 2021, one of the biggest was learning just how many metal musicians are anti-vaxxers. Heavy metal has always skewed farther right than, say, a left-wing haven like the indie music scene, but metal fans have always been able to co-exist without dwelling on political differences. […]Read More No Step on Snek.
Not “your” dog. “A” dog.Read More Communicating From My Tail End
Death metal is always around to make life more bearable.Read More Everything Must Go!
Heavy is people.Read More Swear Eternal Devotion
Dark music can be uplifting, too.Read More Strength & Sacrilege
You can always count on Danko Jones to bring the fun back to hard rock music.Read More I Want Out!
The polarizing singer released a pair of albums that, while imperfect, showed tremendous growth.Read More Maybe I Was Better Off