16. Menace Ruine – Alight In Ashes
It took 40 years, but these Canadians (again! 57 people live there and 30 of them are in metal bands. Helix left their mark upon the early settlers, that’s for sure) have figured out how to create a sound from the mad intensity of Nico’s “Janitor Of Lunacy”. It’s hypnotic, entrancing, and, at high volume, physically stomach churning. These are all good things, for it is important to feel the pull of leaving one’s body but at the most basic level be anchored to life.