Twelve Discs of Christmas

Hello everyone. This is our year’s end top list, and at the same time, since we did not have time to review all those excellent albums, we will do a short review of them here. Those are all 100% CTEBCM-approved albums, and you shall buy them as a gift. For yourself.

Oh, and by the way, they are put in alphabetical order, so they are all kinda #1.

Between the Buried and Me – The Parallax II : Future Sequence

How could we overlook this brilliant masterpiece that is Future Sequence. Everyone has talked about it, and unless you’ve been … Read more

SoundAsleep – Phéromones

[EDIT: Album released with cover art!!!]

Back in 2009, SoundAsleep gave us a little sample of what they were capable of with Midget Porn and Clockwork Surgery’s proggy goodness (read the review here). I wrote that it showed the great potential of the band.

And now that potential is unleashed with said band’s sophomore album, Phéromones.

One could argue about the French title, and it truly is a more French release than Midget Porn was. 44,4% more, actually.

Indeed, only two of the songs on Phéromones are in Shakespeare’s language, Molière being at ease.

This is in no way … Read more

Sound Asleep – Midget Porn & Clockwork Surgery

The weirdest thing about this EP from Montreal’s heavy prog trio Soundasleep isn’t their cover art, depicting a plugged Melolontha melolontha (a cockchafer) with the band’s name written on its chitinous thorax, neither the fact that they always seem to carry their birthday suit around, because they never know when they’re gonna need it right. It is rather this little encryption at the back of the cover art, at the very bottom of the page: “SPORT 3D GLASSES, BITCHES”.

Wait, what? What does this even mean, dudes? If I have the chance to interview these guys, please remember me to … Read more