Album: Opus Mar
Release Date: March 31, 2017
Genre: Hard Rock
Sumo Cyco is a four-piece female-fronted group from Hamilton, Ontario. In 2014, they released their debut album Lost in Cyco City. Upon the release and my 2014 CB review, the album easily became one of my favourites. It is still a regular listen from the first track to the final track. However, when you constantly play an artist’s debut album, the follow-up can be disappointing. Nonetheless, I was highly anticipating the follow-up album to Lost in Cyco City.
Overall, I highly enjoyed the album. It shows growth from their debut, but it does not lose the charm. It has catchy and meaningful lyrics. The vocals and instrumentals again shine. Fans of the band will not be disappointed. It has quickly risen to being one of my go-to records to listen to. My least favourite song on the album is “Move Mountains.” Although the ‘least favourite’ designation usually infers a weak song, this is not the case for Opus Mar. I love the track, but the album presents a very strong track list. At the moment, my favourite tracks are “The Broadcasters (Murdering By Radio),” “Kids of Calamity,” and “Brave II.”
Rather than point a specific video for you to get a taste of the album, I recommend viewing the album previews the group released via Youtube and Facebook. Sumo Cyco did a track by track explanation on every song allowing you to explore the inspirations, meanings, and previews of the tracks. It’s a great record that I encourage you to check out!
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!