Posts tagged "Review"
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] POLARIS AT ADELAIDE UNIBAR

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] POLARIS AT ADELAIDE UNIBAR

What a year it has been for Polaris: a third sold out tour of Australia interspersed with successful European and American jaunts, the band have gone from strength to strength. It’s no surprise that fans and critics are expecting to see the boys on bigger stages in the near future. The album The Mortal Coil...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] PARKWAY DRIVE AT ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WITH KILLSWITCH ENGAGE AND THY ART IS MURDER

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] PARKWAY DRIVE AT ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WITH KILLSWITCH ENGAGE AND THY ART IS MURDER

We know how Parkway Drive built their career from the ground with blood, sweat and tears; how they toured relentlessly until their name was known. So, it’s no surprise that last night’s Adelaide show was huge. Thy Art is Murder kicked things off, and while the room didn’t fill out, they had a bunch of...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SKID ROW REWINDS THE CLOCK AS THE YOUTH GOES WILD AT THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SKID ROW REWINDS THE CLOCK AS THE YOUTH GOES WILD AT THE GOV

The prospect of seeing a Sebastian Bach-less Skid Row has been a difficult one for fans to come to grips with ever since his departure from the band in 1996. Skid Row’s constant lineup changes have become infamous, but with their current incarnation featuring original members Dave ‘The Snake’ Sabo (guitar), Scotti Hill (guitar) and...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] TROPHY EYES AT THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] TROPHY EYES AT THE GOV

The Venue at The Gov hosted a flock of patrons eager to get a bit of Trophy Eyes last night, before the band kicks back off to the US for the rest of their American Dream tour. Folk from all walks of life and music preferences watched the Newcastle lads share the stage with fellow...
[EP REVIEW] LUNAR ECLIPSE BY STONUS

[EP REVIEW] LUNAR ECLIPSE BY STONUS

Cyprus is a Greek island country with beautiful landscapes and rich culture; it’s also home to heavy stoner rock outfit known as Stonus. Formed in 2015 in Cyprus’ capital Nicosia, Stonus is: Kyriacos Frangoulis (vocals), Pavlos Demetriou (lead guitar), Nikolas Frangoulis (rhythm guitar), Andreas Apeitos (bass) and Kotsios Demetriades (drums). Lunar Eclipse is the band’s second EP,...
[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...
[SPOKEN WORD REVIEW] SCOTT IAN TREATS MELBOURNE TO A THREE-HOUR DIALOGUE ABOUT METAL’S BEST MOMENTS

[SPOKEN WORD REVIEW] SCOTT IAN TREATS MELBOURNE TO A THREE-HOUR DIALOGUE ABOUT METAL’S BEST MOMENTS

In addition to being one of the most iconic figures in thrash metal history, a charismatic TV show host, twice-published author and comic book writer, it turns out Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian isn’t too shabby of an orator either. Seriously—is there anything the dude can’t do? Last night, Scott entertained Melbourne’s metal aficionados with a...
[SPOKEN WORD REVIEW] ANTHRAX’S SCOTT IAN OFFERS ADELAIDE AN UNFILTERED PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAINS OF HEAVY METAL DEBAUCHERY

[SPOKEN WORD REVIEW] ANTHRAX’S SCOTT IAN OFFERS ADELAIDE AN UNFILTERED PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAINS OF HEAVY METAL DEBAUCHERY

Even with the massive buzz about Anthrax’s upcoming Download Festival appearance, it’s hard to know what to expect from a speaking tour from a figure like Scott Ian—Anthrax’s rhythm guitarist and founding member. After nearly four decades with Anthrax, working with MTV, writing his own comic book series, and several guest spots on popular dramas...
[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...