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  • Carcass – Despicable

    Few bands can claim to have had the impact on metal music that Carcass have had. Pioneering grindcore alongside the likes of Napalm Death (in which Carcass guitarist Bill Steer played for a few years) before changing...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • “The progress is forever ongoing and evolving” – An interview with Mitch Alexander (Eye of the Enemy)

    Melbourne’s Eye of the Enemy recently released their third full-length album, Titan. Metal Obsession’s Ben Hillier caught up with singer Mitch Alexander (who also hosts Triple J’s The Racket) late last year to discuss the new album,...

    • Posted 11 months ago
  • Alcest – Spiritual Instinct

    French blackgaze pioneers Alcest released their sixth full-length album Spiritual Instinct back in October last year their first with new label Nuclear Blast Records. Nuclear Blast have a reputation amongst many metal fans for producing many bands...

    • Posted 11 months ago
  • Voyager – Colours In The Sun

    Australian prog-metallers Voyager returns with their seventh full-length album Colours in the Sun delivering another dose of 80s-pop-infused-electro-prog-metal. Rarely do I consider a metal album of any subgenre to be ‘wholesome’, yet this is the word that...

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • “The Progress is forever ongoing and evolving” – An interview with Mitch Alexander

    Eye of the Enemy has recently released their third full-length album, Titan. I caught up with singer Mitch Alexander, who also currently hosts Triple J’s The Racket, to discuss the new album, the band’s evolution, and the...

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • Opeth – In Cauda Venenum

    Opeth released their thirteenth album In Cauda Venenum in September this year, in preparation for an extensive world tour. In Cauda Venenum continues in Opeth more recent style heavily influenced by 70s progressive rock (as opposed to...

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • “It’s a fun thing to play in different venues” – An interview with Fredrik Akesson (Opeth)

    Opeth is set to release their thirteenth album In Cauda Venenum at the end of September. I caught up with guitarist Frederik Akesson to chat about the new album and the upcoming Australian tour. Upfront it’s clear...

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • Sabaton – The Great War

    Swedish metal giants Sabaton have returned with their ninth album The Great War to deliver their usual fare of anthemic war-themed power metal. The album is themed around the First World War, telling a variety of short...

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • “It was a long process doing this album” – An interview with Lord Tim (LORD)

    Australian metal legends LORD have returned with their new album Fallen Idols. I caught up with Lord Tim to chat about the process of making the album, the way that the band works and Australian metal in...

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • LORD – Fallen Idols

    Australian power/trad band LORD is back in full force with their sixth album Fallen Idols. LORD has been a mainstay in the Australian metal scene for decades, stretching back to their original incarnation as Dungeon, yet Fallen...

    • Posted 1 year ago