From the cinematic drone that opens the album (calling back to the closing moments of their last release) to the crushing blow that follows with ‘As Fools Ripen’ it is obvious that this band is going to take the listener on a journey. A very dark and angry one. Continue reading Lo! – Vestigal (Pelagic Records) 2017
Gold Coast outfit Mass Sky Raid have dropped another massive slab of melodic rock upon us. The track is a slower paced heavy hitter that leans heavily on the vocal melodies rather than technical wizardry despite the bands clear ability to prog-out and get tricky! Continue reading Mass Sky Raid – Closer (single) 2017
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)
‘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)
‘Warpath’ is full of brutal, fast and engaging technical death metal. The follow up to Boris The Blade’s 2014 release ‘The Human Hive’, this is metal for the metal fan…and it’s incredible. Continue reading Boris The Blade – Warpath (2017)
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