I missed this EP from ‘Elk Locker’ when it landed last year. I wish I hadn’t. It’s absolutely miserable and I love it. Continue reading Elk Locker – Hollowing EP (2017)
Hot damn, I need this for those mornings when the kitchen has no coffee. Talk about a smack to the face! Continue reading Life Pilot – One (single) 2017
A brilliantly accomplished, well written and produced album. The pain of waiting for this to come along will pay off exponentially with each listen, each goosebump and each singalong. Continue reading Belle Haven – You, Me and Everything In Between (Greyscale) 2017
Once in a while a band pops up that offers something a little different along with a healthy dose of what you already like . Deadlights are that band and some. Continue reading Deadlights – Mesma (Greyscale Records) 2017
Hailing from Melbourne this powerhouse 4 piece finds themselves in a wrestling match between wanting to crush your skull and smooth things over with you. Continue reading Caution: Thieves – Songs From The Great Divide (2017)
‘The Verbal Kind’ is the impressive debut album by Brisbane Punk/Prog 4 Piece ‘He Danced Ivy’. A different type of band for a different type of heavy music fan.
Continue reading He Danced Ivy – The Verbal Kind (2016)
‘Aburden’ are a relatively new bunch from Melbourne. This is their first offering of talking/yelling and poetry set to a melodic post-hardcore soundtrack. Continue reading Aburden – Face to Face (single) 2016
For today’s review, we have a submission from a group by the name of The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth. The album is a mixture of a really broad variety of influences. Twinkly math rock elements, anthemic Have Heart style melo hardcore, metal tuffness and a variety of unspoken influences from more various music realms that I can only guess at. For their third release I will Survive Failure, the band seems to have really upped the production and writing after their last release (My Heart Has Two Sides) and it pays off quite well. Continue reading The Woman You saw is The Great City That Rules Over The Kings of The Earth – I Will Survive Failure
We previously talked about the title track from Save The Clocktower’s album ‘The Familiar The Decay’ with all the elements it uses, sounds and anticipated appeal to fans of the current metalcore market.
Digging a little deeper into this album shows the band approaching a range of familiar idea’s with new angles and tricks. If nothing else there are some fresh attempts at ageing idea’s and that’s a welcome thing for people wanting something new. Continue reading Save the Clock Tower – The Familiar The Decay (2016)
This is a surprisingly fun little slab of music that borrows liberally from both bands arsenals to give us what might as well be a mashup of their best elements in three new songs. The good news: it’s actually awesome. Continue reading Northlane & In Hearts Wake – Equinox (2016)