James Norbert Ivanyi – Denalavis (2017)

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Three tracks does not sound like a lot but when you appreciate just how much James has crammed into these pieces there’s more than enough to chew on for ages. You’d be forgiven for thinking this was just an EP and no more than an interlude before a full length but dig in and you will find a plethora of idea’s and sounds, movement and melody to behold! Continue reading James Norbert Ivanyi – Denalavis (2017)

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Drown This City – Bend/Break (single) 2017

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Well..if this isn’t a welcome step up for Drown This City! The new single ‘Bend/Break’ sounds better from a production value angle as well as song writing. Perfect. Pardon me waiter..we’ll order 9 more of these please to go, no more appetisers. Thanks.

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Somnium Nox – Terra Inanis (2017)

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Somnium Nox come from Sydney and this black metal group have just dropped Terra Inanis, the bands first full length anf the follow up to last years ‘Apocrypha’ EP. Google translates Terra Inanis as ‘the empty’ and whilst I can’t speak latin, the implied meaning isn’t lost on me because this is as dark, atmospheric and brutal as you could expect. Continue reading Somnium Nox – Terra Inanis (2017)

Far Away Stables – Between Rage and Serenity (2017)

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Far Away Stables have attempted a far reach with this new album. The ambition and intent to demonstrate musicality and musicianship is well on display as much as the bands grasp on melody and song writing. It’s not so much..technical..or progressive, it’s just very dramatic, busy and confident. Continue reading Far Away Stables – Between Rage and Serenity (2017)

Voyager – Ghost Mile (2017)

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Combining flamboyant musicianship and accessible song writing is a delicate balance which many aspire towards but few achieve. Voyager have the finesse and maturity to manage this tightrope act between awe inspiring and attention grabbing music. ‘Ghost Mile’ is an album that provides a shining example of just how heavy and how technical you can get in this genre without sacrificing a good song. Continue reading Voyager – Ghost Mile (2017)