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  • Emperor & Ruins @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 03/04/2019

    Images: Clinton HatfieldWords: Mitch Alexander Ruins are the Reece’s Pieces of metal, getting death metal peanut butter in my black metal chocolate; I dare say your enjoyment of them will be dictated by how much of a...

    • Posted 8 months ago
  • Anaal Nathrakh, Hybrid Nightmares, Hadal Maw & Suldusk @ Max Watts, Melbourne 08/03/2019

    Images: Clinton HatfieldWords: Mitch Alexander Suldusk are great! Now on my third draft of this part of the review, I’ve realised I need to lead up front with something obvious, because depending on what you think of...

    • Posted 9 months ago
  • Amenra, YLVA, Lo! & Sundr @ Max Watt’s, Melbourne 17/11/2018

    Imagine being Sundr, a band so thoroughly swept under the rug I’m left thinking there are some high school scene politics at play. I didn’t know they were playing. No one I know knew they were playing....

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want

    Daughters just dropped an album so good, it’s bewildering. It’s at times a noisy, intense and powerful romp along the border of what could be considered “music” or “listenable,” but it also demonstrates a subdued and considered...

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • Dimmu Borgir & Earth Rot @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 16/10/2018

    Images: Rebecca Houlden Words: Mitch Alexander Click here to view the full gallery. Tonight’s vibe was weird. Usually, a gig is either great or shitty, and there are a couple of stand out things you can point...

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • LLNN – Deads

    Now on my 11th listen, I’m convinced that LLNN wrote Deads specifically and only for me. It’s perfect. It’s exactly what I want out of a metal album – higher pitched bellowing screams like Norma Jean, The...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Zeolite – Sermon Mortis

    Zeolite’s Sermon Mortis is massive in a delightful way I haven’t heard in quite a while. It’s not soaring like an Architects, nor is it big and tuff like Kublai Khan; it’s cavernous, theatrical, and moody. And...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Thy Art Is Murder, Emmure, Fit For An Autopsy & Justice For The Damned @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 16/02/2018

    Images: Shane Henderson Words: Mitch Alexander Click here to view the full gallery. That this gig had bands that released my two favourite albums last year was one thing. That the other two bands on the bill...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Cattle Decapitation, Psycroptic, Hollow World & Ætherial @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne 14/02/2018

    Images: Clinton Hatfield Words: Mitch Alexander Click here to view the full gallery. Whether Cattle Decapitation should’ve headlined is now, five years later, finally irrelevant. They have headlined. And for the record; Cattle should’ve headlined twice by now....

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Mayhem, Bölzer, Ruins & Départe @ Max Watts, Melbourne 17/01/2018

    Images: Rebecca Houlden Words: Mitch Alexander Standing in the sunny line for Mayhem was a thing of unbridled joy; yeah it’s still light out, yeah poorly applied makeup will run, and no you don’t give a fuck....

    • Posted 2 years ago