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  • The Spirit – Sounds from The Vortex

    This has been such an incredible year for music and it just keeps getting better and better. One of the latest bands to garner the attention and support of many is the German quartet The Spirit, a...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Plini, Mestis & David Maxim Micic @ Manning Bar, Sydney 08/09/2018

    It was the perfect evening for progressive music in Sydney and was made even better by the fact that it was at the Manning Bar, my favourite venue in Sydney. Beginning the night on a funky note...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • Kataklysm – Meditations

    Canadian death metal legends Kataklysm are renowned for their unique melodic death metal style, showing a clear evolution over the years from their more traditional sound. The band has returned this year with their thirteenth studio album...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • High Tension – Purge

    When it comes to electrifying live performances and bone-crushing metal, High Tension is a band that immediately comes to mind. A band that has forged through time with their incredibly heavy sound, there is no doubt that...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • Behemoth – Messe Noire

    Behemoth. A name that will have you momentarily bow your head down as a sign and gesture of respect for quite possibly one of the greatest metal bands in the world. For many years now, the Polish...

    • Posted 8 months ago
  • “Welcome to our f**king dark ritual” – An interview with Attila Csihar (Mayhem)

    Mayhem – Attila Csihar There has never been a band as dark and sinister as Norway’s Mayhem, not just in terms of their music but also their past. Regarded as the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal sound,...

    • Posted 11 months ago
  • Prarthana’s Top Albums of 2017

    I’m saving words and therefore will refrain from writing a massive introduction to enhance the sheer awesomeness of my list….. But 2017 has been a glorious year for music, here are some of my personal favourites! Dodecahedron...

    • Posted 12 months ago
  • “Forced Gender Reassignment wasn’t really THAT bad…” – An Interview With Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation)

      Cattle Decapitation – Travis Ryan A band that brings to light some of the most pressing social and environmental issues of today’s world, through the sheer brutality of their music and who do it extremely well...

    • Posted 12 months ago
  • “This is our heaviest album yet…” An Interview With Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost)

    Nick Holmes – Paradise Lost Doom metal is synonymous with the name Paradise Lost. Formed in 1988, the band hailing from Halifax, England have been a force to be reckoned with in the world of metal, carving...

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • “Our main goal was to create the most brutal heavy offering” – An interview with Helmuth Lehner (Belphegor)

    Belphegor – Helmuth Lehner Austrian extreme metal band, Belphegor, recently released their crushing new album Totenritual, out now via Nuclear Blast Records. Metal Obsession’s, Prathana had the pleasure to speak, Helmuth Lehner, prior to the release of the new album,...

    • Posted 1 year ago