Emerging again from their darkened cave north of the border, the Cancer Bats have dropped "Searching for Zero" on the world, a cacophonous assault mixing hardcore, metal and good, old-fashioned doom in new and intriguing ways.  We sat down with vocalist and ideaman Liam Cormier to talk about this new record, his band and the groups singular love for Black Sabbath.

For Toronto’s Cancer Bats, 2012’s “Dead Set on Living” was a triumph.  The record was pure power encased in turgid, overdriven fuzz.  Screamed anthems of relatable themes and the individual’s power (or lack thereof.  Also, one song about the Large Hadron Collider and gravitational

Many years ago, I was in New York City for a convention and found myself walking through midtown during some down time.  It was raining moderately, and as I walked I came upon a smallish gentleman standing at the intersection.  He had a slouched demeanor, but one that suggested he wasn’

Emmure is one of those bands people love to hate. While a quick scouring of the internet seems to suggest that straight-up nobody likes this band, the pertinent truth is that somebody must, because Frankie Palmeri and company continue to release music.

If “Jurassic Park” taught us anything (and it most definitely did!) it was that ‘life finds a way.’ As the calendar reached the close of 2013 I noted one odd quirk in that musical year – my year end accolades did not contain any album that impressed me with the sheer volume and ferocity of its p

The role and mindset of a journalist is different depending on who you ask. The traditional definition maintains that journalists are supposed to be objective, meaning they should write without the perception of bias.

As a reviewer, when you listen to an album, you are invariably struck with a first impression. It’s impossible not to be, as this kind of reactionary assessment is simply part of human nature.

It’s easy to say that “Resolution 15” is a thrash band, but it’s harder to pinpoint the “how” of it all.

The Bunny the Bear is a post-hardcore band that some have said incorporates dance elements into their music to flesh out their sound.

The time-tested axiom holds that a person, by proxy a leopard, cannot change his or her spots.