SARASIN – Raise the Pain (Album Review)

SARASIN – Raise the Pain (Album Review)

Some years back, let’s say in January/February of 2015, a plain kraft paper envelope arrived in my mailbox. Simply addressed to “The Meister”, inside was the self-titled album from Hamilton, Ontario band Sarasin. Now, I had caught no whiff of mention or knowledge of Sarasin pre-kraft envelope arrival at my doorstep. I found a CD containing a heavy metal band of the relatively traditional sense. I positively reviewed the CD and even had a skype…

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30 Years of Brighton Rock

30 Years of Brighton Rock

Canadian band Brighton Rock has been a part of my musical landscape since as long as I can remember, well let’s face it, I often struggle to remember what breakfast consisted of these days….lol. From catching their video on MuchMusic (the Canadian MTV) to sitting crossed-legged on the floor staring at the album cover and reading every letter of the English alphabet printed on the inner sleeve as the vinyl spun in circles on the turntable,…

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Sarasin – Sarasin (Album Review)

Sarasin – Sarasin (Album Review)

Hamilton, Ontario’s Sarasin are a heavy metal band of the relatively traditional sense. They set out to make straight-ahead music with no tricks and no innovations, but rather take formulas previously used by some of the best metal bands of all time and create new musical ideas with it. Their self-titled album is evidence of this metal mindset with elements of classic metal and thrash metal. Sarasin succeed at not sounding like anyone but themselves…

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Sarasin – Sarasin (February 26, 2016)

Sarasin – Sarasin (February 26, 2016)

The Canadian band Sarasin was originally formed in the steel mills of gritty Hamilton Ontario in the 80’s when their first EP Lay Down Your Guns was released. Only guitarist Greg Boileau remains from the band’s original line-up today. Long time bass player and co-founding member Rob Grant died after a battle with cancer in 2012, the new Sarasin album is dedicated to him. Vocalist Michael Wilson is sometimes reminiscent to Ozzy Osbourne which is…

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Hoser Heavy Metal Hour Vol4 – Ep216

Hoser Heavy Metal Hour Vol4 – Ep216

For the fourth consecutive year, the Canadian Decibel Geek team of Wallygator Norton and Rich “The Meister” Dillon, the Hoser Heavy Metal Twins, return to the Decibel Geek airwaves. In what has become a yearly tradition in which regular weekly podcast hosts, Chris and Aaron take their Thanksgiving off and the Canadians host the episode, the duo from The Great White North present an episode jam-packed with music from Canadian artists. Due to schedule alignment…

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Sarasin-Sarasin (April 15, 2015)

Sarasin-Sarasin (April 15, 2015)

Sarasin formed in the steel mills of Hamilton, Ontario back in the early 80’s. After some lineup changes throughout the years the band now consists of Greg Boileau (guitar), Roger Banks (drums) and Michael Wilson (bass/vocals) and are poised to release their latest effort on April 15, 2015. With the addition of Michael on vocals and bass (original bass player Rob Grant passed away from cancer) the now power trio have titled the new release…

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Sarasin: Metal From The Hammer

Sarasin: Metal From The Hammer

What’s this? A plain kraft paper envelope in my mailbox addressed to “The Meister”!  I slid the CD and the accompanying promo package out of the envelope.  The cover art was rather uninspiring, let me re-phrase that.  The drawing was quite intriguing, a serpent of sorts swallowing itself so that it’s encircled in a ring, but what makes the cover unappealing is the for lack of a better description mustard brown hue that everything is tinted…

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