Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By The Rabid Whole

Guest Column

We’ve reached out to our metal and hard rock brethren across the land, asking that they contribute prose to our recent series of guest columns. We ran a recent series on Five Albums That Will Change You, and the response was overwhelming.

The new topic is Three Bands You May Not Know About But Should, and we asked that each guest writer jot down a brief description of what makes each band worthy of our attention. Today, we continue this ongoing series with an entry from the members of Toronto’s The Rabid Whole.

Ogenix
Hailing from Montreal, Canada, this five-piece industrial metal act is awesome. We’ve had the please of touring with them quite often. Their live show is tight, bright, and loud. They’ve got it covered with high energy tracks the crowds love to rock out, scream along to and a light show sure to induce a seizure even in the most un-epileptic person out there! Their rare 3-track EP Cult (2011) which I happen to own copy #72/100. Did I mention they have a female drummer? Not common in the metal scene, and she rocks the blast-beats like no other! – Andreas Weiss

Art Vs. Industry
Heavily Nine Inch Nails influenced, but that’s not a bad thing. It’s groups like this when you see during a music festival (like SXSW) that its a breath of fresh air. It makes you happy to see that good electronic rock music is really alive, but only shimmering like jewels underground, waiting for you to discover them. – George Radutu

Final Trigger
Remember everything that was good about nu-metal when it came out? Well here’s the new wave of it.
Final Trigger has literally been around since those days, and they’ve perfected the style. Trust me, this is Rap-Metal (or Skrap Metal as they call it) at it’s finest. These guys have SONGS, like the kind that you keep humming for days. They honed their skills listening to Megadeth and Metallica, but would rap-battle each other over a few spliffs in between. Think a mix of Slipknot, hed(pe), and P.O.D. But it’s more than music, it’s an image and a culture that comes with listening to this stuff. Their live show gets the pit going every time…you wouldn’t expect anything less with songs like “Start A Moshpit.” Hands down, the most unique metal band in Canada. – JJ Tartaglia

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