Archive for category: Reviews

  • Review: Initials – Leave Expired

    Review: Initials – Leave Expired

    Reviews March 19, 2014 9:02 am

    Initials, straight outta Melbourne, have recently released their debut album ‘Leave Expired’ through Arrest Records Australia. The record makes a good first impression, before you’ve even heard it – the handsome artwork that features shades of green and grey was designed by Initial’s very own Adam Collins. Inside the cover is [...]

  • Review: Pentimento – Double 7″

    Review: Pentimento – Double 7″

    Reviews February 24, 2014 10:01 pm

    If you like you’re punk rock on the melodic side, then you’ll like Pentimento. Although they make their home in the states, they’ve recently sunk their teeth into the Australian punk community. Pentimento’s new record, a double 7″, has been released exclusively through Arrest Records Australia. It’s a compilation record, sourcing [...]

  • Review: Maids – Self Titled

    Review: Maids – Self Titled

    Reviews February 16, 2014 12:02 am

    There must be something in the water up at Newcastle – it’s home to countless talented bands and artists. And Maids are among the cream of the crop. They’ve been receiving some well deserved attention lately, receiving airplay on various internet and digital radio stations including Triple J. Maids are known [...]

  • Review: Arcadia – In Ruins

    Review: Arcadia – In Ruins

    Reviews February 13, 2014 10:20 am

    It’s been a long time coming for Arcadia‘s debut album, and for good reason – it’s fucking fantastic. ‘In Ruins‘ deserves to be a staple in the collection of every self-respecting metalcore fan. The quality of production is outstanding and brings the release in-line with an international standard, so our respect [...]

  • Review: Metcalfe – Buried Above Ground

    Review: Metcalfe – Buried Above Ground

    Reviews February 10, 2014 11:49 am

    Metcalfe – these dudes know how to hardcore. We’re a little late to the party with their debut release, ‘Buried Above Ground‘, but this 6-track is impressive. This is a mighty fine sounding release so our compliments to the chef, Clayton Segelov, who tracked the release at The Brain Studios in [...]

  • Review: Dyatlov

    Review: Dyatlov

    News, Reviews October 12, 2013 10:42 pm

    DYATLOV – PART II  When a band is 18-months-old and they’ve already found themselves on a lengthy list of impressive support slots, have been featured on Parkway Drive’s “The Time is Now” compilation and had a stint overseas, it’s pretty clear that they’ve got something good going. Enter Dyatlov, a [...]

  • Review: Join The Amish

    Review: Join The Amish

    News, Reviews October 6, 2013 6:09 am

    JOIN THE AMISH – THE RUMSPRINGA DIARIES Since the days when caveman roamed the land, there has always been one defining feature on a man that gave him that hardened edge. The beard. Over the years as man has developed into what it is today, the humble beard has transformed [...]

  • Review: Jack The Stripper

    Review: Jack The Stripper

    Featured, News, Reviews September 25, 2013 3:27 am

    Melbourne’s Jack The Stripper are back with this, ‘Raw Nerve’, their long anticipated follow up to 2009’s ‘Black Annis’ which cemented their reputation as leaders in the Australian heavy music scene, even at such a young age. Combining elements of metal, grind, electronica, ambience and jazz infused off- kilter time [...]

  • Review: Bare Bones

    Review: Bare Bones

    News, Reviews September 15, 2013 9:45 am

    Bare Bones – Villains EP So it seems to be Sunday again and that means it is time to check out yet another release from an Australian artist. This week I was sent a copy of an EP to check out from a band that have put their own twist [...]

  • Review: Nathan Seeckts

    Review: Nathan Seeckts

    News, Reviews September 8, 2013 1:54 am

    NATHAN SEECKTS – OCEANS OF WOMEN AND WINE Nathan Seeckts is a Geelong indie/folk artist with a few heart-felt stories to tell, which he proceeds to do and do well from the outset of his third release, Oceans of Women and Wine. It’s a six-track selection that you’d be forgiven [...]