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Winnipeg, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Winnipeg, Canada
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Metal Death Metal

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In the last couple of albums that I have been listening to, I stumbled upon future prospects, bands that potentially will have a saying in the Metal / Rock scene in their own locality and hopefully worldwide one day. Always a pleasure to discover new acts that appeared to have what it takes, at least musically, to gain proper recognition. Hailing from the cold Canadian lands, newly signed to the Polish Extreme Metal label, Via Nocturna, Death Metal activists ENTITY swarm with their debut “Phobia Of The Formless”. With a pack load of determination, they rehash a polished Death Metal output that is steps in as a borderline between past and present, a fairly inspiring sharpnel of aggression that is no less than some of the veteran savages still lurking the brutal lands.

Other than being at a crossroads of the Death Metal heritage and current status, ENTITY shares values of the technical ends of the subgenre. Their direction felt like early 90s BENEDICTION meets 90s DEATH along with several attributes of DEW SCENTED and VADER. Pretty interesting I’d say. While listening I noticed that the band has been trying to be nearly everywhere within “Phobia Of The Formless”, instituting complexities, to keep themselves away from a traditional loop. However, at times their attempts falter a bit, losing the context of certain songs, yet still creating interesting arrangements that shows a measure of ample progression that could spike something in mind of the technical Death Metal fans. When as not establishing a melodic foundation, which in their case I rapidly found out that it wasn’t really necessary, ENTITY treat some of the tunes well with an old school exchange of solos, some quite impressive and some as if we improvised right at the recording stage, still unsure of what exactly to play.

Heading down to the trenches of “Phobia Of The Formless” I was caught by a few landmines along the way. “Scaphism” appeared to be a DEATH inspired tune, sharing additional features of the European end of the table. This is a rather interesting song, consisting of varied riffs and aggressive tempo bursts. “Unintelligent Design”, opposite to its title, delivers an intelligent Death Metal devastation, old school tenacity along with contemporary constructiveness, an amazing turnout example of when old meets new. “The Flayed One” is a riff based grinder, piercing with utter pugnacity, storming inside the human mind. It is one of the best inceptions of the band’s sharpened sound. “Horrendous and Repugnant” decimates as a brutal attack run, right ot the face, lying down the law as a modern Death metal institution. Furthermore, it is another attempt to mix things up, the C part and lead section taking proper attention. Even so, it is also one of the examples that shows the uncertainty behind the soloing.

As a part of a vast surge of bands out there, ENTITY will have to continue to prove themselves. I liked the way their music is going. They showed ample modish technical abilities that unlike bigger acts, still allowed them to breath fire throughout their material and keep the old flame going. - Lior "Steinmetal" Stein


Discography

Demo - 2013
Demo(n) - 2014 
Strings EP - 2014
Phobia Of The Formless LP - 2017 (Via Nocturna Records)

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We are a death metal group based out of Winnipeg MB Canada.
Our influences range from classic death metal like Morbid Angel/Suffocation to more modern death metal like The Faceless/Cattle Decapitation.
We aim to produce music that sits somewhere in the middle, with many other genres of influence sprinkled on top.
We have been playing shows actively since 2013, played a handful of tours and festivals across Canada, we self released an ep, and released a full length album on the label Via Nocturna,
We are aiming to release our second full length album later this year.

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