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)
Intense, focussed and anthemic rock that hits all the right notes. Consistent from start to finish this album is an absolute knock out. Continue reading Branch Arterial – Beyond The Border (2016)
This is the best the band has ever sounded. This is the best they have ever done. This is one of the best. Period. Continue reading Sleepmakeswaves – Made of Breath Only (2017)
The first single offered from a new album to be released later in 2017, ‘Sacrifice’ is also the first new material from Mass Sky Raid in quite some time. Whatever they were doing seems to have produced some legit results. Continue reading Mass Sky Raid – Sacrifice (single) 2017
Got 6 minutes to spare to listen to some really exciting and fresh prog/rock from Adelaide? The 3 piece out of Adelaide have packed this jam full of serrating riffs and jarring rhythms. It’s an assault on your ears. I love it. Continue reading Cobra – Gloom (single) 2017
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)
Hey welcome to 2017! For this review we have the latest release by the smartest band in the room, Sonic Moon. Released in December 2016, Their debut ep “This Space” follows on from their self titled demo release earlier last year and showcases a collection songs in the realm of fusion/funk/whatever that are all intricately crafted and perfectly executed from top to tail. Continue reading SONIC MOON – THIS SPACE
If forced to name my favorite cloud-themed solo instrumental djent project, it would have to be IBUILTTHESKY. Continue reading IBUILTTHESKY – The Sky Is Not The Limit (2016)
‘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)
Released this month, today’s review is about nihsahshsaH, the debut full length from the eastern math/doom/prog trio, Hashshashin.
Record earlier this year and released on the powerhouse Sydney label Art as Catharsis. Like other albums through AAC, this definitely has a lineage and connection to what’s happening in the sydney scene and that label; however this album looks at space and heaviness and crushing weight through a different lens in the form of an eastern spirituality insipired journey, through the platform of mathy doomy vibes. A very skin deep interpretation could be like mixing bands like Om and secret chiefs 3, with bands like lightning bolt and other AAC artists. Continue reading nihsahshsaH – Hashshashin