Photo: Danika Zandboer
To say the world is in a pretty sorry state right now certainly wouldn't be a hyperbolic or melodramatic statement. From rampant systematic xenophobia and murder all the way to an ongoing global pandemic that mirrors a plot device from a subpar thriller, 2020 has essentially played host to the worst of the human condition - and the tunnel ahead is still without promising light.
With that in mind, it's no surprise unrepresented and oppressed creatives are their channeling their rage, frustration and anxiety into their art. One such band doing so are Ontario's acidic doom-sludge duo Vile Creature. Openly queer, non-binary and inclusive to all, the duo are a rallying call for much required change and their all encompassing sonic onslaught challenges the apathy that has subdued those failing to believe in such. It’s something their phenomenal, monumental recent long play Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! Showcased with stellar finesse and charisma.
With Glory, Glory! now out on Prosthetic, Vile Creature’s Vic (vocals/drums) got in touch to inform of us of their favourite fellow queer doom acts also violently representing an often ignored scene
"This band puts their all into live performances and their last release Sunnata is dope af"
"Ever since I heard their album Wash Away I was captivated by the emotional rawness of this band. More people should pay attention to what this band is saying through their music and interviews."
Murdered By A Woman
"Their self titled EP is something people need to hear. The first song, great void, is the perfect hypnotic trance to put you in a mood to slit the neck of patriarchy. Check them out on Bandcamp."
"Fun, energetic and we live in the same city as them!"
"Their new album, Weighted Ghosts, is a punch in the face all the way through"