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The Greatest Underground Show on Earth: Calgary Metal Compilation 2006

March 1, 2006

greatestshowAlbum Name: The Greatest Underground Show on Earth: Calgary Metal Compilation 2006
Genre: Metal
Label Name: Cyclone Records

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Compilations are probably the hardest thing to review, especially when they have more than two genres of music on them. Cyclone Records’ The Greatest Underground Show on Earth hits you with 14 tracks from 14 artists, all hailing from Calgary’s growing metal scene. Along with 14 tracks, the compilation also has 5 different sub-genres of metal. Some, like Caveat and Insidious, are fast and in your face, while others like Decipher and Despirited are long, drawn-out death metal. The compilation goes on to include Katabasis, a metalcore band known to a number of hardcore and metal fans. The most surprising band on here is the female fronted Black Sky, which blends melodic female vocals with a metal background.

Each of these bands gives this compilation a different feel, making it hard to follow, but it does give you a taste of a scene that you don’t often hear from. Every metal fan will find something they like on this album- I promise. It really is that varied.

-Scott Landis

Stephen Carradini and Lisa Whealy write reviews of instrumental, folk, and singer/songwriter music. We write about those trying to make the next step in their careers and established artists.

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