Published Jun 25, 2008You wont 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 doesnt help that they arent 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 womens lacrosse squad.
Sure, the name is a small distraction, but Titans chest-caving, doomy discharge doesnt take long to demand your attention front and centre. Graduates from the school of "Neurisis, the five-piece dont 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 were 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.