Malfaction "Crush the Dream"
- easily a contender for the grind "Album of the Year"
- this surely is the state of grindcore
- Highly recommended for the entire human race!
- this stuff is BRUTAL with a capital BRUTAL
The recording quality and production on Bedazzler is great, but it still sounds delightfully cheap. I love this album. This is a great album. I've never heard anything exactly like it, and I love it.
James Russell, Imprint
one of the more exciting out-of-nowhere major-label releases in some time. "5 stars"
Roch Parisien, All Music Guide
Blue Rodeo "Pine Ridge"
Best single (of the year) is "Pine Ridge" by Greg Keelor. Probably my favorite song of the 1990s.
The WeakerThans "Fallow"
"Best album of 1998"
- "one of the best ten albums of 1998"
CBC NATIONAL RADIO
- "#50 on the CMJ top 200"
"The most important independent CD ever released by a Winnipeg band."
- "one of the most honest, accurate depictions of 20-something restlessness and romantic malaise ever to come out of this country
- #1 add at US aggressive Radio Jan 95
- 4 stars!
- "best album in years, an outstanding piece of work.
- "Best of 1995"
- "The most consistently compelling avant-metal of the past decade"
Top 10 US aggressive radio airplay 13 week
Hayden "Tree's Lounge"
" when Hayden's tattered , prosaic stories get it together like on the theme for Steve Buschemi's brilliant film Tree's Lounge , they're timeless anthems of suburban paralysis"
Spin Magazine "Top 40 most vital artists in music today" April 97
Sons Of Otis "Temple Ball"
"The heaviest band and the biggest sound. Templeball is one of the largest, heaviest records I have ever heard" .
for those who like to get right into the stereo and be the music...you'll feel like you're in a sensory deprivation tank.
a delicious blend of 1970s and 1990s heavy music. Awesome
NEWSHERALD Panama City, Florida
Now Magazine Reader's Poll 1997
- Daryn is voted Toronto's Best Recording Producer
Figgy Duff "Downstream"
- "A superbly seductive piece of work - a fresh and thoroughly contemporary feel."
- Ethereal, haunting music, with heart and radio smarts"
The Record, Canada
- "Beautiful Lyrics, beautifully sung and arranged."
Sons of Otis "Space Jumbo Fudge"
"The biggest sounding Canadian disk I've heard . Sons Of Otis have combined the spacy trippiness of a psychedelic Nebulae, the hugeness of a jumbo gas giant, and the fudge-like denseness of a black hole's core in to a grotesque steamroller of bass-heavy riffs and mind expanding, out of body trip-fests".
"Space rock the way God originally intended it to be; Hypnotic, psychedelic, raw bulldozer-rock." .Jurgen van den Brand
"the heaviest dirge-filled doom rock you are ever going to hear. Mesmerizing."
Philip Sayce "Philip Sayce"
Sounds like he's been stewing his strat tones for decades in an elixir of bourbon, peyote, and cheap perfume. Sayce is a promising new voice possessing a tough, psychedelic sound.
Guitar Player Magazine
Kat Rocket "Colours on the Inside"
a huge, radio-friendly affair... sweet slices of sentimental suburban escapism."
"Top 10 of 1998!"
BNR Metal Pages
Jesus Christ/Jesus Christ
"The best Canadian album of the decade thus far"
Riff Kills Man