December 8, 2020
Reflescent Tide is one of the first Christian rock bands I heard of way back in the mid 90s. There was a college show out of the University of Illinois that had a DJ that would play all kinds of music I had never heard of. The 3 piece band out of Canada had a 2 cd career.… Continued →
February 3, 2020
Canadian emcee Rel McCoy (formerly RELIC) has released a brand new video for his song “Part of the Plan.” The jazzy track features guest raps by RationaL and lyrics that question religious platitudes during times of doubt and difficulty. Check out the video here: https://grownuprap.com/2020/01/30/exclusive-premiere-rel-mccoy-part-of-the-plan-feat-rational-video/ … Continued →
April 24, 2019
This 5-song EP contains 3 songs of melodic death metal (tracks 2-4) sandwiched in between 2 longer, unusual songs that genre-wise feature a hybrid of nu metal, doom metal and some classical instrumentation. Stylistically, the middle 3 tracks are similar to bands like Pantokrator, World to Ashes and similar melodeath bands (or In Flames and At the Gates from a mainstream perspective), but there is not a huge emphasis on the lead guitar.… Continued →
October 23, 2018
October 18, 2018
Canadian metallurgic alchemists The Beckoning have posted a new song on for streaming. Mixing progressive, gothic and extreme metal sounds to pleasing results, the track clocks in at a lengthy 10:36! Let’s hope this is a sign of a new album soon. The track can be found on their Bandcamp page.… Continued →
September 9, 2018
Having initially formed in 1992 as simply Outrage, the band released 2 independent releases by 1995 when they sadly broke up. Reuniting as the newly-christened Outrage AD in 2013, the band quickly began work on New Blood. On this debut the Canadian band apportion some classic thrash metal, with touches of crossover and groove metal.… Continued →
January 16, 2018
Canadian progressive death metallers The Beckoning have been making noise since 2010. This release combines two earlier demos—Desolate (2014) and War (2012) into one remastered full-length. Truly progressive, this 4-song clocks in at over 29 minutes, making it either a very long EP, or a full-length with only 4 songs, depending on one’s perspective.… Continued →
October 21, 2012
August 22, 2012
July 24, 2012
Check out this review of Hearts In Stereo’s recent EP, “The 9-5 EP”.
June 28, 2012
May 11, 2012
Check out my review of Starfield's latest album, "The Kingdom."
February 13, 2012
June 21, 2011
An email interview with Barry MacKichan, singer/bass player of Kiros.
February 28, 2011
This Canadian three-piece brings more straight-up pop punk for fans of Relient K, Cartel, or MxPx. Their new album is free, so give it a listen and let us know what you think!
February 16, 2011
Yet again, Ontario delivers strong melodies and tight musicianship. All We Have delivers alternative rock for fans of Run Kid Run, Anberlin, or Ace Troubleshooter.
September 7, 2010
Worship CDs don't get as much appreciation here as they should. Here is an amazing artist who demonstrates raw worship.
July 31, 2010
Read a great interview with Ian McIntosh
June 18, 2010
Once upon a time, a young man from London (Canada, not UK) wrote an album of love to his soulmate. This is my interpretation of that story.
April 2, 2010
Hamilton might be Steeltown Canada, but it's also the home of a very good soft rock band