Posts tagged "Album Review"
[ALBUM REVIEW] SKINNY DIPPING BY STAND ATLANTIC

[ALBUM REVIEW] SKINNY DIPPING BY STAND ATLANTIC

I first heard of three-piece New South Wales pop rockers, Stand Atlantic, back in early January; I was lucky enough to catch the tail end of their set supporting US pop punk act Knuckle Puck. The band hit the scene in 2015, though it wasn’t really until last year’s EP Sidewinder—which featured the track ‘Coffee...
[ALBUM REVIEW] I LOVED YOU AT YOUR DARKEST BY BEHEMOTH

[ALBUM REVIEW] I LOVED YOU AT YOUR DARKEST BY BEHEMOTH

In 2014, Polish death metallers Behemoth released The Satanist, a comeback album of sorts after frontman Nergal’s battle with cancer, and an album that saw the band transformed. While the blood-soaked fury they had honed over decades was still there, alongside it was a newfound focus on atmosphere and concept. This maturation brought about a...
[ALBUM REVIEW] VIRULENT HOST BY APOPHIS

[ALBUM REVIEW] VIRULENT HOST BY APOPHIS

The second offering from Adelaide’s multi-instrumentalist metal prodigy Aidan Cibich, Virtulent Host proves that time may heal but memories and emotions never die. Initial track ‘Sunlight Drowns In Apathy’ commences with a hauntingly reverberated solo guitar. Saturated by feelings of solitude, it lulls the listener into the false sense that a calm journey is to...
[ALBUM REVIEW] MORE THAN YOU CAN GIVE US BY PEZZ

[ALBUM REVIEW] MORE THAN YOU CAN GIVE US BY PEZZ

Memphis punk band Pezz are back with their first proper full length LP since 2001. More Than You Can Give Us was six years in the making and addresses a mix of personal topics as well as many of the social justice issues that the band has become known for championing over the years. Punk...
[EP REVIEW] HEADSTORM BY ABANDONED BY BEARS

[EP REVIEW] HEADSTORM BY ABANDONED BY BEARS

Swedish easycore band Abandoned By Bears hit the scene early in 2013 with their four-track EP Bear-Sides (get it?) before following up with a second in 2014. The band’s debut album The Years Ahead came in 2016 and impressed both pop punk and hardcore fans alike. And it’s their djent inspired guitar riffing and double...
[ALBUM REVIEW] GOTCHA COVERED BY THE SCREAMING JETS

[ALBUM REVIEW] GOTCHA COVERED BY THE SCREAMING JETS

Australian rock legends doing what Australian rock legends do well—reviving the classics and making them their own—and that’s exactly what The Screaming Jets did for their eighth studio album, Gotcha Covered. Approaching their 30th anniversary, it makes sense that they’ve paid tribute to all the incredible acts that have in some way influenced their journey...
[ALBUM REVIEW] LONG NIGHT’S JOURNEY INTO DAY BY REDEMPTION

[ALBUM REVIEW] LONG NIGHT’S JOURNEY INTO DAY BY REDEMPTION

Redemption’s seventh full-length album Long Night’s Journey Into Day is shifting gears into heavier territory, with faster tempos, more solos, more melodic dissonance, and riffs and rhythms that hint at elements of power metal. Still true to their classic progressive metal style, the band offers 10 songs filled with harmonic goodness whilst keeping each song...
[ALBUM REVIEW] GET RIGHT WITH YOUR MAKER BY PALACE OF THE KING

[ALBUM REVIEW] GET RIGHT WITH YOUR MAKER BY PALACE OF THE KING

Palace Of The King is a Melbourne four-piece rock ‘n’ roll band. Their new album, Get Right With Your Maker, is a pure genius slab of old school rock, soul, rhythm and blues. This is their third full-length player, which will be released shortly before an impending European tour. A little dash of Led Zeppelin,...
[ALBUM REVIEW] SOLO ELEKTRO BY GWYN ASHTON

[ALBUM REVIEW] SOLO ELEKTRO BY GWYN ASHTON

The first thing you’ll think of, or see, when listening to Gwyn Ashton’s solo record Solo Elektro, is the world through a grainy 8mm technicolour film. This record is very visual—think New York in the ’70s, bright colours and dirty streets; or New Orleans’ neon-drenched Bourbon Street. Hell, even the warm hue that sits in...
[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...