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 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 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)
Dark. Brooding. Unpleasant. Heavy. Depressing. Not metal. Impressive. Continue reading Adrift For Days – A Sleepless Grey (2017)
The mob at Birds Robe Records sure know how to pick em.
This is an instrumental record first, post rock album second. The musicality of the art on display here is better explained as simply beautiful music rather than genre casting it into several neat little boxes which rob you of any freedom to interpret the work for yourself. If I go on and compare it to this band or that band for reference, it’s fair to assume your mind would consider if you like ‘those’ artists first and then proceed to judge Grun’s new album accordingly without having spent any time with it. Continue reading Grun – Manyana (2017)
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)
Sydney based emo/alternative rock band Recovery Room have recently released their first musical offering with their new EP ‘A Lesson In Letting Go’ and you can check out our review of their new EP here.
I (virtually) sat down with Dylan and Christian in a cute Facebook group chat the other day and asked them a few questions about their new project and how it all came together.
Continue reading Featured: Recovery Room – Interview
Oh the nostalgia is strong on this one. Sounding like a cross between Death Cab For Cutie and Basement…the mid 00’s emo vibe is waaay big on this release and will resonate with anyone who enjoys the melodic heart-on-the-sleeve sound associated with it. It’s far from a rip off though, not a derivative genre copy. It’s a worthy new addition. I am all about this. Continue reading Recovery Room – A Lesson in Letting Go (2017)
Hey all, so for today’s review we have the mesmeric new release from Sydney Post Chamber outfit, Hinterlandt!
This latest release “Ode to Doubt”, follows on from the 2016 release “ensemble” and continues on with the current format of Hinterlandt as a 4 piece ensemble of guitar, horns, percussion and strings. With the lovely welcome addition of vocals across a couple of the tracks. Continue reading HINTERLANDT – Ode To Doubt (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)