Released in July, Crooked Teeth marks the glorious return of Melbourne post-hardcore outfit House Vs Hurricane. The band ripped the scene to shreds with their synthy break-downs and bass drops back in 2008, something we’d all heard in bands like The Devil Wears Prada, but seeing the same noise come out of a local band
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Melbourne’s House Vs. Hurricane have become one of Australia’s most successful musical exports. Since their inception with 2008’s Forfeiture, the band was one of the first in Australia to mix metal with synth overtures successfully, many had done it before but few managed to stick around. That was of course followed by Perspectives, the band’s
Since their debut album Sink or Swim back in 2007, The Gaslight Anthem have grown stronger and stronger with each release. Out of their solid back catalogue, none of their releases have been as watched out for as Handwritten, given frontman Brian Fallon’s admission that following their previous release, American Slang, he was worried that
For a while now, Aftermath have kept a fairly low profile in the Sydney scene, well I suppose there’s not much room here for a big profile, but you know what I mean. My point is, these cats needn’t worry about it anymore as the release of Their Legacy, Your Burden has seen them, at
As is weird as it is for me to think that it was 10 years ago, on my 12th birthday, that I was given one of my first-ever albums, the then fresh and groundbreaking Sticks and Stones, imagine the energy in the NGF camp knowing that it’s been 15 years since their first-ever live performance.
Sydney metal outfit Resist The Thought’s most recent release Sovereignty, out through Skull and Bones Records, demonstrates just how much Australian metal has stepped up. Previously, we would quietly walk in the shadow of the US or Europe, who for a long time held a trademark over quality metal. Sovereignty is such a big middle
Since the recent release of their debut single Harmony, Sydney band Mending Melissa has gained a lot…and I mean a lot of attention. for those of you who frequent the band members only social network Fandalism you would have witnessed the video clip received unprecedented abouts of views, something to the tune of 6,000 in
For years, this was a night I had been waiting for, and judging by the massive grins on every other face in the line outside The Metro, they too had been anticipating the first August Burns Red headlining tour of Australia. I’ve previously described them as the band we’ve grown to love from afar, having
To be honest, reviewing Enslaved, the most recent release from Soulfly, was a strange experience for I am not worthy to comment on the creation of one of the most respected and virtuous metal bands ever. I knew I would have to tread carefully so as not to offend all the metal snobs, so I
Over the years I’ve been listening to August Burns Red, I’ve only ever met one person who didn’t like them, and quiet frankly, he was a bit of a jerk. The sweethearts of the Metalcore scene August Burns Red grabbed our attention with their support slot for Parkway Drive, then blew our minds with a
Upon first hearing Cognitive, the debut release from Soen, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this album could perhaps be some trophy the metal gods themselves feared and worshipped high up on their glorious mountain until one day it fell from the heavens into the undeserving hands of man. However, listen closer and you’ll see
If you haven’t heard of Falling In Reverse by now you have some serious issues. Fronted by Ex-Escape The Fate front man Ronnie Radke who, during his time behind bars imagined a band with sweeping guitars, brutal drums and vocals that actually told a story. Refusing to let his mind be a prisoner also, Radke
Parkway Drive’s regular regional tour is always a great time. Catching one of the world’s biggest bands at venues like Wyong Young Centre, Cromer Heights, and in 2012 Penrith Panthers, fills you with not only national pride, but pride in the scene. So much faith is restored through this simple gesture of playing for kids
Lovers Jump Creeks debut EP Bless This Mess is quite threatening to all those who consider themselves in a similar tier. Recorded directly to tape, each song is dotted with slight blemishes but by no means does this sound amateur; in fact part of the attraction is just how professional and textured these songs are.
To put it simply, Marlow reminded me why I got into this line of work. Being a music journalist it’s easy to become jaded and desensitized, seeing bands as ominous grey blurs. Though this fusion of alternative and progressive experimental rock translates to a live show that will be engraved in my memory for a
He’s been coined as the Godfather of modern day emo music, and whether you enjoy the pure emotion, intimate and honest music made by Dashboard Confessional, their success made it possible for much of the music we know and love today to break the surface. Now only a stone’s throw away from Soundwave 2012, I
My City Screams is certainly not messing around; so many bands in their age group just sit back and wait for the same wave that caught acts such as The Amity Affliction and Dream on Dreamer to catch them also, but not these guys. Dropping their first EP ‘No Mirrors, No Reflections’ in 2010 only
From the snow capped, flannel clad, maple syrup covered Canada comes Post-Hardcore heroes Dead and Divine. Words fail me to introduce bands such as these who have such profound effects on the fans, most of which are drawn in by their intense, simple but well structured music, only to find themselves trapped by ‘more than
Most bands that have been around as long as Enter Shikari are finding themselves struggling to remain buzzworthy. Not these cats. Cruising comfortably at the top, and have been for some time, Enter Shikari have just released A Flash Flood Of Colour: a perfect testament to their ability to transcend genres in a way most
Sydney based Punk Rock (but with a hint of Hardcore) band Skinpin have recently released the Shifting Sands EP, and in the process have put to shame so many of these ‘punk bands’ we’ve grown accustom to. With a strong emphasis on the music, they steer clear of the fashion, the scene and all the