CJLO's Top Metal Bands of 2019

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2019 is over and with it, another decade is gone. We, at CJLO, can be sentimental at times, so let's take a look back at the year and tell you what loud/metal bands got played the most at the station. 

Now, before we get started, let me lay out what this list is so you don't get confused. 

This list represents each artist and the number of plays they received by DJs on their shows. There is no collection of automated plays; these are strictly things picked out and played by DJs across the station, with the majority of them being from the Metal shows. 


Metal My Movie - Force Majeure

When it comes to the country of Sweden and Metal music, most people often associate it with the subgenre of death metal. So why have I come to review this family drama about a ski trip in the French Alps? Is there anything metal about this film, other than the fact that Kristofer Hivju from HBO’s Game of Thrones co-stars? Maybe if we looked further at the sound design of the film and its central premise, there can be some metal aesthetics to be found.


Dermot Kennedy Gives Montreal His All

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On Monday Mar. 2, fans eager to see Dermot Kennedy lined the hall of Place des Arts, buzzing with excitement to be attending the sold-out show. Dermot Kennedy, an artist on the rise with increasing headline appearances, took the stage at La Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, which held hundreds of more people than his previous Montreal venue back in October. The Irish singer-songwriter has been touring since the fall of 2019, promoting his debut album Without Fear. 


Sunday's Best - 4th Edition of Gala Dynastie

Photo Credit: Akeem Johnson

March 1st marked the 4th edition of Gala Dynastie, an event which honors achievements and efforts from the best and brightest of the Montreal Black Community.This year’s Gala took place at Place Des Arts, a symbol of growth for the event.


The Medical Science of Death Metal

As you may already know, a lot of metal bands are obsessed with violent imagery. Look no further than the album covers of bands like Cannibal Corpse and Exhumed for the most gruesome depictions of gore and violence. The subgenre of death metal takes inspiration from horror and slasher films, and its lyrics tend to describe scenarios of murder and torture. However, the music sparked a fascination with what’s inside the human body. This has led to an interest in medical science, with bands singing about biology and pathology, some taking the themes more seriously than others. So how did this happen?


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This is our fifth year and boy do we have some pretty nifty things for you.


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