Thanks so much for the kind words JP, we're honored!!!
JP is co-host of one of the world's longest running Heavy Metal radio shows, Megawatt Mayhem, heard weekly for 27+ years on CJSW 90.9FM and www.cjsw.com. He personally picked Category VI - Fireborn as his #3 Canadian band in 2013 installment of their annual 4 hour-Year-In Review show. JP says, "Each year I hear dozens and dozens, maybe even high as a 100 Canadian Metal albums, and I was blown away by the professional sound, attitude and kick-ass songwriting. The performances are stellar and vocalist Amanda Gosse is an emerging global talent. Although it came out late in 2013, FIREBORN is one of the most exciting debut albums I have heard in ages and it easily found a slot in my Top Canadian List for 2013."
Thanks to Ben Spencer at Metal-Rules.com for giving us such a great review this month! "What was great about the record is how everything fits together seamlessly, from the instrumentation, vocals and influences these guys come with a precision that is undeniably their own. Each track feels unique and offers up something that is both refreshing on the ears and authentic. This is a record that feels as rewarding in its wholeness and distinctive style. Top work guys."
Thanks to Chris at http://blackwindmetal.com/ for the great review! "Think dueling lead guitars from Iron Maiden, think venom-edged riffs courtesy of Mercyful Fate, think of complex rhythms that Crimson Glory blazed the trail with, and finally, think of towering epics that the likes of Manilla Road and Fates Warning crafted with their forbidden magic........Category VI houses ample talent, and as a debut album I???d say Fireborn stands as a perfect platform for future releases."
"Hailing from St John???s, Newfoundland is a promising new metal band called Category VI. They are the only female-fronted metal band in the city and according to their promotional material, one of the few melodic metal bands. The band???s debut album, FIREBORN is the product of a do-it-yourself work ethic, often the reality of unsigned bands. However, as the cover art and solid production values attest, this package is instilled with professional qualities."
Thanks to Flemming Gabin who recently covered Category VI in his review blog. "This is actually good stuff. Very fucken Iron Maiden inspired. There???s ???Piece Of Mind??? and ???The Number Of the Beast??? all over this....If you ever wondered what Iron Maiden with a redheaded girl on vocals would sound like, check this band out."
"For just over fifty minutes we are given the chance to hear the 8 songs that comprise this disc and we find what we were promised, from New Wave Of British Heavy Metal moments, to some thrashy details, to power metal rides..."
"Everything on this album worked. From the high level of musicianship to exploration of their lyrical journeys the record felt both cohesive and whole. What???s more is how each song was distinctive within its own right but managed to fit together with organically offering up something that is as versatile as it is strongly rooted in the Metal genre. Top work guys."
"A debut of a very good standard and in a style all metal lovers will remember and enjoy. Younger bands should listen, as Category VI has done, to the old legendary bands to understand what metal is today. Strongly recommended."