Titan "The Glory of the Fleet"

Titan "The Glory of the Fleet"
You won’t find Toronto-based metallers Titan in a simple Google search. Even if you throw "band” in there, it takes a while for them to become a result — largely because of a shitload of high school bands clogging up the net. It doesn’t help that they aren’t the only Titan. I remember a Mexican group shortly signed to both Grand Royal and Virgin called Titán, and a prog stoner band from NYC called Titan that released their debut last year on Tee Pee. That said, they are first when you Google "Titan Toronto,” of course, followed by a minor midget hockey team and a women’s lacrosse squad.

Sure, the name is a small distraction, but Titan’s chest-caving, doomy discharge doesn’t take long to demand your attention front and centre. Graduates from the school of "Neurisis,” the five-piece don’t sit back and imitate, however. Within their murky sound is an assault carried out by screeching riffage, dual blood-drenched vocals and a good, old-fashioned pummeling most bands aligned with doom are too stoned to find.

Taken from their recent EP, Colossus, "The Glory of the Fleet” kicks off the 28-minute disc slow and harsh, building up the tension with a menacingly coy string of guitar lines that eventually surrender to a cacophony of chugging and scraping. Epic is the word of choice, especially since the track just builds the intensity to a zenith that announces we’re all fuckin’ doomed.

Titan are currently on tour in Europe, making stops in the Netherlands, France and Germany and Denmark, no doubt tearing them all a new one.