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The Furor – Cavalries Of The Occult (Transcending Obscurity)

The Furor – Cavalries Of The Occult (Transcending Obscurity)

If any genre of metal could lay claim to being the purest, most distilled version of metal – more metal than metal – then the one espoused by Emperor-look-a-like band The Furor must be it. Drenched in battling solos, down-tuned black metal-style riffs and no-nonsense.. Read More
Damnations Day - A World Awakens (Sensory Records)

Damnations Day – A World Awakens (Sensory Records)

Led by brothers Mark and Dean Kennedy, this Australian outfit have released their second effort following on from 2013’s “Invisible, The Dead”. Since that release, they’ve had plenty of gig time including a support slot with Accept so it comes as no surprise that “A.. Read More
Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard – Supersonic Rock ‘n’ Roll (Napalm)

Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard – Supersonic Rock ‘n’ Roll (Napalm)

With a moniker that sounds like a collaboration between the Discovery Channel and SyFy come these rock and roll outlaws from Melbourne.  Supersonic Rock ‘n’ Roll like the band name is a mish-mash of styles.  J Fuller from Blood Duster describes them as “the missing.. Read More
The Senseless – The Buried Life (S/R)

The Senseless – The Buried Life (S/R)

It’s been a while since we last heard from Australian Sam Bean, in fact it was his appearance with London outfit The Antichrist Imperium that particularly caught our attention. As well as them and time in industrial grind bastards The Berzerker he is best known.. Read More
Desert Kingdom – S/T (Black Bow Records)

Desert Kingdom – S/T (Black Bow Records)

New band, new EP, new review to be written, so Desert Kingdom’s eponymous EP gets a spin. But hang on, have I made some sort of technological mistake ripping the album, because whilst the player says ‘You’ll Burn’, my brain is saying, “that’s Orange Goblin’s.. Read More
Metal For Melbourne - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne 14/1/17

Metal For Melbourne – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne 14/1/17

My timing for arriving in Australia to see my sister and a friend has been excellent as in the first week I managed to get to two gigs, the first of which was Sanzu (also reviewed by yours truly) and this one which was an.. Read More
Sanzu, Daemon Pyre, Deadspace, The Hazard Circular, Zeolite - The Tote Hotel, Melbourne, Australia 13/1/12

Sanzu, Daemon Pyre, Deadspace, The Hazard Circular, Zeolite – The Tote Hotel, Melbourne, Australia 13/1/12

One of the great aspects about travelling abroad is the opportunity to catch local metal acts at new venues making the cliché that a journalist never rests very apt as I was very pleased to be able to catch Sanzu who had travelled from Perth.. Read More
Aversions Crown - Xenocide (Nuclear Blast)

Aversions Crown – Xenocide (Nuclear Blast)

Stand up and be counted. This grinding deathcore blast from Australia’s Aversions Crown comes with regulation brutality. Whispering tones linger behind the sheer violence and power of “Prismatic Abyss”. Pummelling and rapid fire-drums lead the murderous death growls but with clever breaks and constant drama,.. Read More
My Dynamite - Otherside (Listenable Records)

My Dynamite – Otherside (Listenable Records)

Straight off the bat, this album represents a style that isn’t on Ave Noctum’s playlists and is also different to what one might usually see on this label’s roster. However, the folks over at Listenable Records sent a copy over so we gave it a.. Read More
The Loom of Time – NihilReich (ATMF)

The Loom of Time – NihilReich (ATMF)

Paraded as a “novel blend of black metal, death metal and doom”, the publicity for this album draws in such names as Marduk, Immortal, Emperor, Candlemass and Angel Witch. It all sounds too much for me. Sure enough, the opening track “The Ashes of Your.. Read More
Belligerent Intent - The Crucifire (S/R)

Belligerent Intent – The Crucifire (S/R)

From Melbourne, Australia, Belligerent Intent are a pummelling death metal band with a few black metal interludes included for a sense of the dark side. Now including ex-Bezerker/Akercocke guitarist Matt Wilcock, the level of technical ability is pretty special, even for modern times where everyone.. Read More