Mar 272019


(Here’s Andy Synn‘s review of the new album by Accursed Spawn from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, which was released by PRC Music on March 23rd.)

For whatever reason we here at NCS seem to have developed a bit of a reputation, in certain quarters, as a site that solely covers Black Metal.

Of course, you and I know that’s not true (even if my next edition of The Synn Report is most definitely going to be blacker than the blackest black… times infinity), but I’m willing to accept that perhaps it sometimes looks like we feature our blackened brethren more frequently than any other members of our disparate metallic menagerie.

Still, you know we love our Death Metal too, in all its myriad forms, and to prove it I’d like to introduce you all to Canada’s latest extreme export… Accursed Spawn. Continue reading »

May 142015


Accursed Spawn get their game faces on in their new video — you’ll see soon enough — but first, a bit of background information.

Accursed Spawn were spawned in Ottawa, Ontario, and appear to have spent their formative years in a slaughterhouse. Or at least that’s the inference we draw from their music. They have two EPs to their credit, the most recent being 2014’s Putrid, which is the source of the song featured in the video we’re about to premiere: “Burned Into Sterility“.

The band don’t waste any time getting to the meat of the matter in this track. Right out of the gate they explode in a brutal, hyper-accelerated frenzy of munitions-grade drumming, machine-gun riffing, and guttural roaring. There’s no let-up as the song proceeds either. If anything, it just burns hotter and hotter, reaching a boil with the swarming guitar work that lights up the song’s finale. Continue reading »