Posts tagged "Album Review"
[ALBUM REVIEW] NEVERAFTER BY ANDY GILLION

[ALBUM REVIEW] NEVERAFTER BY ANDY GILLION

Talented British multi-instrumentalist Andy Gillion, of Finnish band Mors Principium Est, unleashes his debut solo album Neverafter today and it’s an enchanting listen from beginning to end. A magical and emotive musical offering, the concept album tells the heartbreaking story of Aria. A girl who mourns the loss of her mother and cherishes the music...
[ALBUM REVIEW] WHAT’S MY NAME BY RINGO STARR

[ALBUM REVIEW] WHAT’S MY NAME BY RINGO STARR

The Beatles. 600 million record sales worldwide. Selling more records than Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones combined—dwarfing the likes of Black Sabbath, KISS and Metallica. Need I say more? The Beatles were a powerhouse back in the day, and continue to influence modern music culture. I was born 26 years after they broke up,...
[ALBUM REVIEW] EASTER IS CANCELLED BY THE DARKNESS

[ALBUM REVIEW] EASTER IS CANCELLED BY THE DARKNESS

‘Easter Is Cancelled’ and ‘Rock and Roll Deserves to Die’ are two extremely outlandish and over the top statements; most rock bands would not even contemplate exhorting the latter. The Darkness, though, are not most rock bands. They have always been outlandish and when they make these statements, you know there will be an intriguing...
[ALBUM REVIEW] PRIMAL FUTURE: 2019 BY TOXIC HOLOCAUST

[ALBUM REVIEW] PRIMAL FUTURE: 2019 BY TOXIC HOLOCAUST

Metal prodigy Joel Grind’s musical mastery concept that is Toxic Holocaust is back with the explosive new album Primal Future: 2019. Combining imagery of a post-nuclear world with classic speed and thrash riffs, the album could well be a soundtrack straight from a glorious ’80s Sci-Fi action movie. It’s Toxic Holocaust’s sixth full-length album and...
[ALBUM REVIEW] REQUIEM – PIANISSIMO BY VIRGIN BLACK

[ALBUM REVIEW] REQUIEM – PIANISSIMO BY VIRGIN BLACK

Day of wrath and doom impending, heaven and Earth in ashes ending, Virgin Black’s resurgence nearing… and the silence was broken. Adelaide’s once leading doom metal/gothic band Virgin Black have reappeared, 10 years after their sudden unannounced departure, to release the conclusion to their Requiem album trilogy, Pianissimo. Over the years, the music of Virgin...
[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...