Tag Archives: metal

As Paradise Falls – Digital Ritual (2017)

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From the opening moments of Digital Ritual, it is clear that this is a seriously accomplished album with it sheer production value, dialled guitar tones and crushing drum sounds. Continue reading As Paradise Falls – Digital Ritual (2017)

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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)

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)

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)

Hemina – Venus (2016)

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Music snobs beware: never judge a book by it’s cover.. and the same goes for music. I won’t beat around the bush, the artwork, the title, the bio and overall package just puts me off. It screams ‘this is not gonna be your thing Sean, don’t bother with it’. How wrong I was. Continue reading Hemina – Venus (2016)

Hadal Maw – Olm (2017)

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‘Olm’ from Melbourne based ‘Hadal Maw’ is going to destroy. No gimmicks, no fads or trends at play here, this is heavy and rough, at times difficult to listen to for its uncompromising ferocity and bleakness. Hadal Maw have the attention deserving of a band who is about to blow up and this album will be the milestone. Continue reading Hadal Maw – Olm (2017)