So, I’ve only got a few more days left in Toronto, having spent most of the summer here. During that time, I saw some bands that I really like that I never thought I’d have ever get a chance to see (Godstopper, Hammerhands). Sadly, I didn’t catch Column of Heaven as they didn’t play any shows while I’ve been here. At the same time, I made some great discoveries in Toronto’s scene, namely grinders Homolka.
The band played with Rotten Sound back in May and ripped through a short but caustic set of ugly grind that recalls the dirty and crusty riffs of very early Nasum along with a dosage of Retaliation influence, so needless to say the mix works wonders. Their split tape with the UK’s Human Cull was released last year and their side is a mere six minutes of bludgeoning that’s well worth investing in and in fact you can stream the tracks below.