Posts tagged "Album Review"
[ALBUM REVIEW] KALOS EIDOS SKOPEO BY COMACOZER

[ALBUM REVIEW] KALOS EIDOS SKOPEO BY COMACOZER

The Australian psychedelic rock scene is making quite a comeback and one of the bands driving it is Sydney’s Comacozer. So it’s time to do what Timothy Leary famously said to do back in ’66. They have just released their third album imaginatively titled Kalos Eidos Skopeo, or for the more unenlightened, ‘Kaleidoscope.’ Guitarist Rick...
[ALBUM REVIEW] UNDER A GODLESS MOON BY APOPHIS

[ALBUM REVIEW] UNDER A GODLESS MOON BY APOPHIS

Adelaide’s own Aidan Cibich is a very talented man. So talented in fact that his debut album Under A Godless Moon, by his project Apophis, is written, performed, mixed, produced and mastered by the man himself. But he’s got another talent up his sleeve. It’s taken two years but Aidan’s instrumental melodic death metal creation...
[ALBUM REVIEW] OMNISM BY SOMNIUM

[ALBUM REVIEW] OMNISM BY SOMNIUM

Adelaide’s Somnium has recently unleashed a wrath of ‘stoner rock’ out to the world with their debut album Omnism. The trio consists of James Dawes (vocals/guitar), Jess Foenander (bass/vocals) and Jacob Otto (drums), and they’re making waves in the local music scene. Omnism is a compilation admittedly conceived from the idea of the mind and...
[ALBUM REVIEW] PINEWOOD SMILE BY THE DARKNESS

[ALBUM REVIEW] PINEWOOD SMILE BY THE DARKNESS

Pinewood Smile is the fifth album from The Darkness and they just keep smashing out hit after hit! Justin Hawkins (vocals, guitar), Dan Hawkins (guitar), Frankie Poullain (bass) and Rufus Taylor (drums) have really put their heads together to create an album that is imaginative, complex and funny. Opening with the single ‘All The Pretty...
[ALBUM REVIEW] PARANORMAL BY ALICE COOPER

[ALBUM REVIEW] PARANORMAL BY ALICE COOPER

The godfather of shock rock wants you to move. Not tap your foot. Move. With his twentieth dip into the solo album kool-aid, Alice Cooper wants you to remember his blues rock ‘n’ roll roots with Paranormal. The songs have their classic Alice feel, but no one can deny the boogie flowing through this L.P....
[ALBUM REVIEW] NECROMANDUS’ SELF-TITLED ALBUM

[ALBUM REVIEW] NECROMANDUS’ SELF-TITLED ALBUM

The story of Necromandus began in North West England, where Bill Branch (vocals), Barry Dunnery (guitarist), Dennis McCarten (bassist) and Frank Hall (drummer) met in the late 1960s. With connections to Black Sabbath, the band were plunged into Birmingham with a record deal. They hoped to release their self-titled debut album in 1973 but a...
[ALBUM REVIEW] IN SEARCH OF SANITY BY ONSLAUGHT: REMASTERED

[ALBUM REVIEW] IN SEARCH OF SANITY BY ONSLAUGHT: REMASTERED

In Search of Sanity by English thrashers Onslaught is back! The almost-30 year old album had a reissue in 2006; the now remastered album tightens the screws on what was an already epic album, and gives maximum thrashinity/nostalgia for the past-metal days. Thanks to John Mitchell’s mastering skills (err remastering), the behemoth that is this...
[ALBUM REVIEW] NEVER ALONE BY KINGS

[ALBUM REVIEW] NEVER ALONE BY KINGS

Brisbane heavy metal band Kings debut in the metal music industry with their album, Never Alone, and these new metal tunes are bound to be crowd pleasers. ‘Stand Up’ kicks off the album with its demanding guitar riffs and the screaming line of ‘I will stand up and live my dreams’. It shakes you out...
[ALBUM REVIEW] SAME SUN SAME MOON BY LITTLE HURRICANE

[ALBUM REVIEW] SAME SUN SAME MOON BY LITTLE HURRICANE

The reasons why we listen to music can be looked at on a broad spectrum; from pure entertainment to a means of escape. Not only does Little Hurricane’s latest album Same Sun Same Moon feel like an escape from reality, it also guides us to a place where we need to be as a society....
[ALBUM REVIEW] EPOCH BY COPIA

[ALBUM REVIEW] EPOCH BY COPIA

Melbourne lads Copia have been bouncing back and forth between the land of Aus and Europe over the past couple of years, and somewhere in between the whirlwind of shows and travels they’ve managed to fine tune their sophomore album, Epoch. And it speaks volumes. First things first, we need to mention the album artwork;...
[ALBUM REVIEW] THE SOURCE BY AYREON

[ALBUM REVIEW] THE SOURCE BY AYREON

If you’re familiar with the Dutch composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen, you’ll know how in-depth and intricate his music is. If you’re not, well, prepare yourself. Arjen has quite a few ongoing projects, and this year he’s releasing another Ayreon album. He’s now nine records deep and his latest, The Source, is a prequel...
[ALBUM REVIEW] LOWER THE BAR BY STEEL PANTHER

[ALBUM REVIEW] LOWER THE BAR BY STEEL PANTHER

Can you feel the steel? It’s hard to miss. Scandalous metal glam rockers Steel Panther are back with another album titled Lower The Bar, and yet they’ve set it higher than before. Screaming guitar riffs and a throaty grunt open up the album with ‘Going In The Back Door’. It’s funk layered over the top...