Archive for August, 2009

Octobre – Québec Hooligan (promo)

Posted in Reviews on August 5, 2009 by voiceofvinland

Octobre – Québec Hooligan (promo)

Well, what can be said about that band and it’s promo? Octobre brings us some sort of OI! music with black metal influences (mostly vocal and sound-wise) with the kind ideas that would make any liberal shit his pants. Just the band name should immediately ring a bell and make some feel uncomfortable (at least if you are from Québec or know a little about Québec’s history). Sure, we’re far from your average NS band, but be sure that Octobre brings Québec independance to an extreme level.

On to the content of that promo: a mixture of OI! with elements of black metal, simple rhythm guitars accompanied by a heart-felt lead guitar section, an intense drumming that while it may sound simple from a black metal perspective, can be perceived as more complex from an OI! point of view (at some point, mind you). Accompanied by intense and agressive vocals that sings about Quebecer identity, paganism, pride and, as the title suggests, hooliganism. The lyrics are not published, but if you understand french you should not have any problems hearing at least half of what is said.

The entire promo can be downloaded there, in the blog section:
Octobre at myspace

Review by mister C.


Markland Folks – The Archaic Call (demo)

Posted in Reviews on August 5, 2009 by voiceofvinland

Markland Folks – The Archaic Call (demo)

Markland Folks is one of those bands that have some sort of a unique sound, while you still can hear the influences from other bands/genre. With ”The Archaic Call”, MF give us an excellent type of OI!/Folk with metal influences. We’re far from your average trendy pagan band that claims to be folk…

Musically, you get some energetic guitar riffs sometimes accompanied by a nice lead guitar that creates a melody (OI! style), a nice and more than well-played accordeon that adds an even more folky sound and not to forget the pounding drum, quite simple but effective enough to create the propper atmosphere. All of this, packed with lyrical themes that goes beyond what you would expect from any type of Folk bands. Hatred for the modern day lifestyle and monotheism, with a strong militant attitude, with discontent for the disastrous disconnection to nature of the average humain nowadays… The spirit of that demo should bring cultural pride to even the most ashamed person. For those who like Do It Yourself music with no compromises!

This demo was released as CD-R but is now available for all to download at:

Front Alternationaliste Québécois

Review by mister C.