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  • Darkcell, The Last Martyr, Flat-Liner, Death of Art @ Stay Gold, Melbourne, 04/05/2019

    Stay Gold is virtually a brand new live music venue for Melbourne, and it’s great to see. Also good to see is that it has had a bit of cash splashed on it to ensure that it...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Avandra – Descender

    As a prog rock and metal fan who loves progressive music that goes BOOM!, I find the new album from Puerto Rican proggers Avandra just a touch too civilised. But for those who love prog that caresses...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Superheist – Sidewinder

    A ‘Sidewinder’ is a highly poisonous type of snake, found mostly in North America. A Sidewinder is also a type of air to air missile. So Sidewinder is a highly appropriate title for the new release from...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • The Omnific – The Mind’s Eye

    For the uninitiated, Melbourne’s The Omnific is a three-piece, all instrumental band. Two bass guitars and drums, no guitars, no vocals whatsoever. What sounds, on paper, to be fairly simplistic, in reality, is anything but. These three...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Russian Circles, We Lost the Sea and Tangled Thoughts of Leaving @ Max Watts, Melbourne, 26/04/2019

    On paper, this lineup looks kinda samey, in reality, the musical palette and experience is about as broad as can be imagined on such a bill. Three bands that mine similar musical terrain, that reside in a...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Stephen Taranto – Permanence

    Every time I review one of these types of releases I say something along the lines of ‘the world is a treasure trove of progressive instrumental guitar music right now’, and so it goes on. Stephen Taranto...

    • Posted 1 month ago
  • Trancestate – Planetary Awakening

    There are certainly some great bands out there, doing some good stuff with death metal, and especially with progressive and techy death metal. As a whole however, the genre is a little stale, and is in need...

    • Posted 1 month ago
  • Fallujah – Undying Light

    Sometimes I find it virtually impossible to ignore a band’s previous output when writing a review of their new album, and so this is the case again with the newie from US progressive deathsters Fallujah. Even viewed...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Lords of Chaos (Movie Review)

    First up, this is a ‘biopic’. The very term seems to trigger something in certain filmgoer’s brains, trigger a default ‘I’m going to hate on this movie’ position. These types of films must be taken and experienced...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • Myoora – Moon Grotto

    The entire world is a veritable treasure trove of heavy and progressive instrumental guitar wizardry at the moment. If you dig this type of stuff, it’s just a great time to be alive, and you will certainly...

    • Posted 3 months ago