Posts tagged "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...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ADELAIDE ROCKERS THE BABES END AUSSIE ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR WITH ELECTRIC SHOW IN HOMETOWN

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ADELAIDE ROCKERS THE BABES END AUSSIE ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR WITH ELECTRIC SHOW IN HOMETOWN

We can think of at least one reason to brave Adelaide’s West End on a chilly Saturday night: The Babes’ Dive Bars & Muscle Cars album launch. The Babes gave patrons the kind of gritty, head-banging rock ‘n’ roll that makes you forget your troubles. The kind that has every glass in the house raised....
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ROSE TATTOO AND HARD-ONS PROVE ROCK IS STILL NEVER TOO LOUD

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ROSE TATTOO AND HARD-ONS PROVE ROCK IS STILL NEVER TOO LOUD

Fresh from the recording studio and with a slew of successful shows, Sydney classic rockers Rose Tattoo joined punk veterans the Hard-Ons in their national tour, ‘Still Never Too Loud.’ Uniting to provide Adelaide with some ass-kicking tunes, these rock legends are a true testament to Australia’s great contribution to international rock. An eclectic group...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] JOHN CORABI BRINGS MOTLEY ’94 TO ADELAIDE’S ENIGMA BAR

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] JOHN CORABI BRINGS MOTLEY ’94 TO ADELAIDE’S ENIGMA BAR

If you were not already aware of the excesses of Mötley Crüe, then the oversaturated promotion of their movie The Dirt is a taste of what the band has always been about. Hidden away in two ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ scenes, is the portrayal of the Mötley Crüe singer of their 1994 self-titled album—or...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] KIWI THRASHERS ALIEN WEAPONRY UNLEASH MAORI MAYHEM IN ADELAIDE

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] KIWI THRASHERS ALIEN WEAPONRY UNLEASH MAORI MAYHEM IN ADELAIDE

After taking the metal scene by storm last year with their record Tū and playing huge international festival dates, New Zealand groove metallers Alien Weaponry have returned to Australian shores with no shortage of hype behind them. Eager metalheads, donned in the usual assortment of black band shirts and patched denim jackets, rallied into the...
[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...
[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...