Archive for category: Reviews

  • Review: Earth Caller – Degenerate

    Review: Earth Caller – Degenerate

    News, Reviews May 6, 2015 3:44 pm

    Some may not be familiar with the hardcore orientated, metalcore band Earth Caller out of Melbourne, which can be forgivable given the band has only released a few singles before the release of their debut record ‘Degenerate’. If it is not their infectiously catchy songwriting, then their polarizing position and image (coming [...]

  • Review: Norma Jean at Fowlers Live

    Review: Norma Jean at Fowlers Live

    Reviews April 20, 2015 4:49 pm

    NORMA JEAN, BELLE HAVEN, LOUIS BLANC, A GHOST ORCHESTRA, LIFE PILOT, DISASTER PATH Fowler’s Live, Adelaide 11th April So it’s been almost exactly 2 years since Norma Jean has hit our shores, and since then, they’ve been quite busy. Releasing their latest album ‘Wrongdoers’ a few short months after their [...]

  • Review: Clowns – Bad Blood

    Review: Clowns – Bad Blood

    News, Reviews March 24, 2015 3:57 pm

    Anyone who has spent any time in a professional recording studio would instantly agree that the final product from these sessions is never a “bargain” so-to-speak. To afford such a fantastic and necessary experience, musicians will do an insurmountable number of tasks to create a piece of art for the [...]

  • Review: Hellions – Indian Summer

    Review: Hellions – Indian Summer

    Reviews February 16, 2015 5:45 pm

    In 2013 with the help of UNFD, Sydney’s hardcore act Hellions dropped their debut LP “Die Young”, which was met with both praise and criticism. Many people were unaware at the time that they weren’t set on marketing something purely to satisfy anxious fans of the The Bride. Determined on [...]

  • Review: Strickland – Human

    Review: Strickland – Human

    Reviews February 2, 2015 4:55 pm

    It was only a couple of years ago when I first saw Strickland at the metro in Adelaide, with local legends Anchors and Hightime. At the time they had just released a split with Cavalcade through Hookturn Records, and I was instantly blown away by their live show and the split I [...]

  • Review: Storm The Sky – Permanence

    Review: Storm The Sky – Permanence

    Reviews January 30, 2015 11:55 am

    Storm The Sky have already made quite the name for themselves in, what my generation would exclaim to be, a really fucking short period of time. Straight out of high school they stomped onto the scene with force a few years back and have been gaining national acclaim ever since. [...]

  • Review: Statues – Together We’re Alone

    Review: Statues – Together We’re Alone

    Reviews January 13, 2015 11:03 am

    Words like ‘chaos‘, ‘aggression‘, ‘honesty‘ and ‘passion‘ get tagged onto too many bands fiending for some kind of relevance, something to distract from the actual monotony that tends to plague a part of the Australian music scene. Thankfully, Statues are a band that organically uses these elements, creating a decisive [...]

  • Review: Graves at Fowlers Live

    Review: Graves at Fowlers Live

    Reviews December 24, 2014 11:06 am

    GRAVES, I EXALT, OCEAN GROVE, CRUEL INTENTIONS, BRIARCLIFF, OVERLORD, DALLOWAY Fowlers Live, Adelaide 19th December The Adelaide stop of down tempo act Graves on their 506 tour along with the hardcore orientated Ocean Grove, featured seven bands of such quality, many locals of the scene were referring to the show being the [...]

  • Review: The Smith Street Band – Throw Me In The River

    Review: The Smith Street Band – Throw Me In The River

    Reviews December 24, 2014 10:29 am

    24 year old punk poet Wil Wagner and his band of merry men have certainly come a long way since their ‘glory days’, back when they were living upstairs in Fitzroy’s Birmingham Hotel. Wil’s last 10 years of live performances and partying (both internationally and across Australian soil) has not only enabled him [...]

  • Review: Elegist – Past Years, Future Fears

    Review: Elegist – Past Years, Future Fears

    Reviews December 10, 2014 11:14 am

    Sydney’s homegrown Elegist have been making some heavy waves amongst the metal community over the past couple years. They were supporting local mates Northlane on the 2012 ‘Farewell To Canada Tour‘ when they dropped their brutal ‘self-titled‘ EP, which was met with instant praise within the ever-growing Sydney movement of [...]