Canuck Metal You Don’t Wanna Miss: the best Canadian metal of 2015

Here at Hellbound we get a great deal of satisfaction from promoting the Canadian metal releases we most appreciate, and one of the highlights of this ongoing coverage is our annual end-of-year Canadian metal feature. Which, disappointingly, didn’t happen this year. We haven’t yet mastered time travelling technology, so we can’t go back and give it another shot, but we can take a little time and space to remind you of some Canadian music you should have listened to in 2015 and should listen to now, or, again.

Matthew Elliott

1.  REVENGE – Behold.Total.Rejection (Season of Mist)
2.  Abyss – Heretical Anatomy (20 Buck Spin)
3.  Vile Creature – A Steady Descent Into The Soil (Broken Limbs)
4.  Kataklysm – Of Ghosts and Gods (Nuclear Blast)
5.  Sea Witch – The Blackened Sea (Independent)
6.  The Apex – S/T (Independent)
7.  Harrow – Fallow Fields (Avantgarde)
8.  Norilsk – The Idea of North (Hypnotic Dirge)
9.  Fuck the Facts – Desire Will Rot (Noise Salvation)
10. Hunter Gatherer – Scavenger (Independent)

Gruesome Greg

1) Adrenechrome – Tales from Adrenechrome
2) We Hunt Buffalo – Living Ghosts

Kyle Harcött

1. Abyss – Heretical Anatomy (20 Buck Spin)
2. Adrenechrome – Tales From Adrenechrome (independent)
3. Tempest – Deprivation (independent)
4. Dead Quiet – Self-Titled (independent)
5. Harrow – Fallow Fields (Broken Limbs)
6. Iskra – Ruins (Yehonala Tapes)
7. Crossed Streams – Hollow (independent)
8. Benthic City – Nocturnis (independent)
9. Akitsa – Grands Tyrans (Hospital Productions)
10. Revenge – Behold. Total.Rejection (Season of Mist)

Matt Hinch

1. Wilt – Moving Monoliths (Bindrune)
2. Fuck the Facts – Desire Will Rot (Noise Salvation)
3. Dead Quiet – Dead Quiet (self)
4. The Visit – Through Darkness Into Light (self)
5. Shooting Guns/Hawkeyes – Brothers of the Nod (Pre-Rock)
6. Crux of Aux – Mona (No Why)
7. Dopethrone – Hochelaga (Totem Cat)
8. KEN mode – Success (Season of Mist)
9. Cryptopsy – The Book of Suffering – Tome 1 (self)
10. Northumbria – Helluland (Cryo Chamber)

Gabe Hugh

1. Ken Mode – Success
2. Dopethrone – Hochelaga
3. Fuck that Facts – Desire Will Rot
4. Adolyne – Of Ash / Of Shit / Of Shame
5. Cryptopsy – The Book of Suffering – Tome I
6. Northumbria – Helluland
7. Dead Quiet – Dead Quiet
8. Norilsk – The Idea of North
9. Wilt – Moving Monoliths
10. Spectral Wound – Terra Nullius

Laura Wiebe

1. The Visit – Through Darkness Into Light (Independent)
2. Vile Creature – A Steady Descent Into the Soil (Independent)
3. Nachtterror / Altars of Grief split – Of Ash and Dying Light (Hypnotic Dirge)
4. Silent Line – Shattered Shores (Independent)
5. Sea Witch – The Blackened Sea (Independent)
6. Norilsk – The Idea of North (Hypnotic Dirge)
7. Borealis – Purgatory (AFM)
8. Unleash the Archers – Time Stands Still (Napalm)
9. Délétère – Les Heures de la Peste (Sepulchral Productions)
10. Moonlyght – Return to Desolation (Blast Head)

Adam Wills

1. Vile Creature – A Steady Descent into the Soil (Independent)
2. Norilsk – The Idea of North (Hypnotic Dirge)
3. The Visit (Independent)
4. Nachtterror / Altars of Grief – Of Ash and Dying Light (Hypnotic Dirge)
5. Sea Witch – The Blackened Sea (Independent)
666. Borealis – Purgatory (AFM)

Matthew Elliot

Matthew Elliot is a political and music writer, editor, and social media hooligan from London, ON. A lifelong, obsessive metal fanatic, he tries not to take the third person too seriously. Tries. Send promo blasts to: bastardlogic@gmail.com.

Gruesome Greg

Seahawks/Stamps/Flames/Zags/Jays/Raptors fan and lifelong metal head with a beer gut and a self-deprecating sense of humour. Reviewer/blogger (Yon Senior Doomsayer) for Hellbound.ca.

Kyle Harcott

Curmudgeonly freelance-hack shit-talker of all things metal | Drums for (theonetrue) DEVICE.

Keep up with all Matt’s exploits on Twitter @Kingdomofnoise!

Laura Wiebe

Laura is managing editor of Hellbound.ca and co-host of weekly metal show Kill Eat Exploit the Weak on CFMU 93.3 FM.