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Barge To Hell Cruise Recap Part 4

In early December the inaugural BARGE TO HELL cruise sailed from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and back and featured live performances by forty-two metal bands. Hellbound.ca was lucky enough to have been able to send some of its contributors on the cruise and here is what they had to say about the performances that took place on the fourth and final day of the cruise.

Live reviews by Adrien Begrand and Sean Palmerston. All photography by Albert Mansour unless listed otherwise.

Dark Descent Double Shot: Vorum and Paroxsihzem

“Dark Descent has a characteristic signature that lends confidence to, and underscores, the veracity of its releases. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily imply that you’re going to enjoy every album with Dark Descent’s sigil attached, but all its releases are imprinted with a strong sense of integrity bound to the label’s trustworthy aesthetic.”

Craig Haze reviews two new Dark Descent releases by Finland’s Vorum and Canada’s Paroxsihzem for your reading pleasure.

Seventeen Questions With… Titan (Canada)

Earlier this month Toronto’s Titan saw their latest album “Burn” make Hellbound’s Top 10 Canadian Albums of 2012 list. Here is Matt Hinch’s recent interview with band vocalist James M. and guitarist Chris W. about the making of the album, touring Europe last summer and what else lies ahead for this emerging Canadian hardcore/metal act.

LISTENING TO THE PAST: Death – Human

“(Human) embodies much of metal’s concern for and obsession with material questions of existence. It remains special partly because of its historical importance for extreme metal, but also because it stands out as a prime example (out of many) that it is very possible to merge anger and aggression in extreme metal with a compassionate search for answers to social and philosophical questions.”

A revisitation and re-evaluation of the classic DEATH album Human by Jonathan Smith

Hellbound.ca’s Top 10 Albums of 2012

As promised last week, here are the Top 10 metal albums of 2012 according to the writers of Hellbound.ca. You will notice that, in comparison to our previously published Top 10 Canadian albums of 2012 list, a few Canadian artists actually ended up charting higher here than on the Canuck top 10. The reason for this is simply because we had more writers submit top 10 lists here than did for the Canadian list.

Collected, compiled and edited by Sean Palmerston

HELLBOUND’s TOP 10 CANADIAN METAL ALBUMS OF 2012

Since Hellbound.ca is a Canadian-owned and operated metal publication, we do things a little bit different than most. While 2012 was coming to a close we asked all of our contributors to pick their Top Canadian metal albums of the year. We then tabulated up their responses and have created our fourth annual Top 10 Canadian Metal Albums writers poll.

Please check out what our writers feel to be the best Canadian metal albums released in 2012.

Barge To Hell Cruise Recap Part 3

Earlier this month the inaugural BARGE TO HELL cruise sailed from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and back and featured live performances by forty-two metal bands. Hellbound.ca was lucky enough to have been able to send some of its contributors on the cruise and here is what they had to say about the performances that took place on Day number three.

Live reviews by Adrien Begrand and Sean Palmerston. All photography by Albert Mansour unless listed otherwise.

Barge To Hell Cruise Recap Part 2

Last week the inaugural BARGE TO HELL cruise sailed from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and back and featured live performances by forty-two metal bands. Hellbound.ca was lucky enough to have been able to send some of its contributors on the cruise and here is what they had to say about the performances that took place on Day number two.

Live reviews by Adrien Begrand and Sean Palmerston. All photography by Albert Mansour unless listed otherwise.

Barge To Hell Cruise Recap Part 1

Last week the inaugural BARGE TO HELL cruise sailed from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and back and featured live performances by forty-two death, thrash and black metalbands. Hellbound.ca was lucky enough to have been able to send some of its contributors on the cruise and here is what they had to say about getting to Miami and the first evening’s performances.
Introduction by Sean Palmerston with live reviews by Adrien Begrand and Sean Palmerston. All photography by Albert Mansour unless listed otherwise