Posts tagged "Music Review"
[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...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE TEAR IT UP AT MELBOURNE’S MARGARET COURT ARENA

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE TEAR IT UP AT MELBOURNE’S MARGARET COURT ARENA

If there’s one band you can expect to put on an astounding rock show, you’d better believe it’s Queens of the Stone Age. As droves of fans piled in for the second Melbourne date of their Villains World Tour, the air was palpable with anticipation for the Californian five-piece to hit the stage. C.W. Stoneking...
[NEWS] TWO NEW TRACKS ADVOCATE THE REAWAKENING OF VIRGIN BLACK

[NEWS] TWO NEW TRACKS ADVOCATE THE REAWAKENING OF VIRGIN BLACK

After almost 10 years of silence, gothic metal band Virgin Black has re-emerged with two new songs from their much-anticipated album Pianissimo. The tracks were uploaded to the band’s official YouTube account in the early hours of the morning, with no visuals—only a pitch black screen. Fans quickly flocked to social media to speculate that...
[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...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] GENE SIMMONS TAKES SYDNEY BY THE BALLS

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] GENE SIMMONS TAKES SYDNEY BY THE BALLS

From the moment you stepped into the Enmore Theatre, you could feel the anticipation—these fans were true rock and rollers ready to savour every last drop of what was to come. And come it did as Ace Frehey launched onto the stage. Driving through favourites such as ‘Love Gun’ and ‘New York Groove,’ which got...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] GENE SIMMONS LEADS A NIGHT OF KILLER TUNES AT MELBOURNE’S FESTIVAL HALL

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] GENE SIMMONS LEADS A NIGHT OF KILLER TUNES AT MELBOURNE’S FESTIVAL HALL

Last night saw superstars Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons take to the stage of Festival Hall for a double bill that left the KISS fans of Melbourne giddy with excitement. Ace kicked off the evening with a slew of crowd-pleasing KISS covers, including ‘Parasite,’ ‘Love Gun,’ and ‘Shock Me.’ The Spaceman was notably low on...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE BARELY CONTAINS THE DEMONIC EGO OF GENE SIMMONS

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE BARELY CONTAINS THE DEMONIC EGO OF GENE SIMMONS

Work the next morning couldn’t dull the excitement of Adelaide KISS fans who piled into the Entertainment Centre to revel in the glory of the Spaceman and The Demon—guitarist Ace Frehley and bassist Gene Simmons. The anticipation had been heightened by the show’s postponement from February to August—which aligned with the anniversary of all four...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] STRYPER BLESSES THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] STRYPER BLESSES THE GOV

The Gov hosted a Sunday night sermon for all the faithful rockers out there. Californian Christian metal band Stryper was in town—their first time back in Australia since 2010—and they made it a big one. Supporting Stryper were two Adelaide bands, Sonic Divide and Rosemont, and they both did their best to warm up the...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] BURNING BRIDGES TUNE SACK EP LAUNCH

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] BURNING BRIDGES TUNE SACK EP LAUNCH

The Crown and Anchor Hotel was cranking last night as local bands New Damage, Blonde Doctor and Jettison took to the stage to support the launch of Burning Bridges’ EP, Tune Sack. It’s always a thrill to watch up and coming bands live, but it’s even better when the mood is right and the crowd...
[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...