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Thy Art Is Murder – Dear Desolation (Nuclear Blast)

Thy Art Is Murder – Dear Desolation (Nuclear Blast)

Of late the major players within the deathcore scene have been branching out somewhat and have been testing the water with more ambitious song writing that has had a mixed reception within the media and from fans alike, with Carnifex, Whitechapel and Suicide Silence all.. Read More
Sleepmakeswaves – Made of Breath Only (Pelagic)

Sleepmakeswaves – Made of Breath Only (Pelagic)

It’s a strange thing when an intro is followed by what seems to be another intro. This is Australian post rock band Sleepmakeswaves, and this is their third album. Admittedly the second intro, an instrumental called “Worlds Away” livens up to the extent that there.. Read More
Norse - The Divine Light of a New Sun (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Norse – The Divine Light of a New Sun (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Black metal is much like a living organism, staying true to its roots while constantly evolving and developing, and many modern day black metal outfits have little in common with the forefathers of this genre. However, these days it is rare to discover a band.. Read More
Midnight Odyssey - Silhouettes Of Stars (I Voidhanger)

Midnight Odyssey – Silhouettes Of Stars (I Voidhanger)

I missed the 2015 Shards Of Silver Fate album by Midnight Odyssey, the cosmic/ambient black metal project that Australian auteur Dis Pater chooses to express himself through; a situation I am going to have to correct. You see just before this appeared on the review.. Read More
Mammoth Mammoth - Mount the Mountain (Napalm Records)

Mammoth Mammoth – Mount the Mountain (Napalm Records)

If you’ve ever caught Mammoth Mammoth in the past, whether by playing their records or attending a gig, you know that they have a pretty tried and true formula, which is why you will be massively surprised by their new direction. Eschewing hard rocking riffs.. Read More
Illimitable Dolor - ST (Transcending Obscurity)

Illimitable Dolor – ST (Transcending Obscurity)

Featuring members of Australian doom outfit The Slow Death, this self-titled release by Illimitable Dolor represents a tribute to friend and bandmate Gregg Williamson. The Slow Death vocalist passed away in December 2014 and close friend Stuart Prickett began to craft this work in the.. Read More
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