Hype. While I normally feature harder music (as is my preference) sometimes a curve ball comes along that just floors me as a listener and it doesn’t matter what ‘genre’ tag fits…the only thing I can say is this one of the best albums of 2019. Easily. Continue reading Bonniesongs – Energetic Mind (Art as Catharsis) 2019
This is as good as you could hope for … in a filthy, heavy, destructive way. Continue reading Gravemind – Conduit (2019 Greyscale Records)
A slice of fusion jazz mixed with prog metal and all the riffs. Like..all of them. Continue reading Genetics – Cynosure (2019)
I’ve never done a ‘best-of’ release on here before which may be a result of most local bands just never bothering to compile their best tracks and publish a retrospective. I’m so glad that Wishful’ did this because not only is it the best album in their catalogue now, it’s a blast of memory filled and nostalgia fuelled good times. Continue reading Wishful Thinking – Dreams Get Left in the Past (2019)
Imagine an album which brings together all the coolest electronic parts of every hardcore and metal album of the last decade, the interludes, intros, outros and instrumental sections…and just turns them into full songs. That’s what this is: an entire album of post hardcore riffs, choruses and electronic elements. Continue reading SETMEONFIRE – Lowtech (2019)
One word review: Astounding.
Multiple word review: click below. Continue reading Sky Signals – Illumine (2018)
This is a jazz album. It is incredibly smooth, complicated, eclectic and utterly fantastic. Continue reading [A]part – Ellen Kirkwood & Sirens Big Band (2018)
Honest and passionate ‘The Last Goodbye’ is the kind of album to tease your melancholy and comfort you at the same time. Continue reading Aburden – The Last Goodbye (Greyscale) 2018
Sounding more like a sci-fi soundtrack than a prog-rock album this has more ambience and 80’s synth than a Hans Zimmer score. Lots of ideas and extra’s crammed into a sprawling ambitious and psychaldelic album. Continue reading AlithiA – The Moon Has Fallen
I knew nothing before diving in.
I don’t want to spoil this album for you by telling you all the things best discovered on your own. I didn’t know the band or material before diving in and I was completely blown away with every minute of this album. I kid not. Mesmerised. Continue reading Skullcave – Fear (2018)