Photo Gallery / Gig Review: NEUROSIS with Yob and Sumac at Venue, Vancouver (20 December 2016)

this opportunity to experience a Neurosis performance – on the cusp of the winter solstice, no less – was a gift that transcends the superficial trappings of the holiday season to celebrate darker truths in the company of a like-minded community. Echoing Aaron Turner’s closing remarks at the end of Sumac’s set, it’s all about love.

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The Slayer-ity is Near: (Album Review) Slayer – “Repentless”

Granted, King and Araya have been in the trenches a long time and Slayer remains the one band that every metalhead seems to be able to agree on regardless of individual tastes because of the welcome familiarity of those old songs; but one gets the impression from recent interviews that the pair would be just as happy to withdraw from the arena, figuratively and literally, and take a break from touring to focus on other projects. Repentless could be the band’s swan song – a tribute to fallen comrades, and to the metal days of yore – or it may well be the proverbial calm before the storm.

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