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  • Samuel Maher’s Best Albums of 2014

    How to write a “Best of” end-of-year article: Step 1: Say how great this year was, even though it was probably about the same as any other year Step 2: Say how it was soooo difficult to cut your...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Prarthana Venunathan’s Best Albums of 2014

    I probably say this every year but 2014 has been complete madness for heavy music in all it’s forms and sounds. I’ve listened to SO much music this year I’m pretty sure I don’t remember even half the number...

    • Posted 1 month ago
  • Mitch Alexander’s Best Albums of 2014

    2014, what a year it was. There were weeks, days, a few months, about four seasons, and a whole bunch Boko Haram suicide bombings. Whoa, slow down 2014, ya ratbag! But as we slowly meander into the arbitrarily designated...

    • Posted 1 month ago
  • Lochlan Watt’s Best Australian Releases of 2014 list

    If you’ve listened to the last few episodes of Triple J’s The Racket you’ll know doubt have heard Lochlan Watt recounting the best of 2014’s heavy stuff, but to get more insight into the Aussie bands that the radio host/band manager/vocalist/label...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Anwar Rizk’s best albums of 2014

    This year has been overwhelming to say the least when it comes to new releases. Each year I think to myself the year gone by will never be outdone, but lo and behold, both the local and international heavy metal...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Jonathon Besanko’s Best Albums Of 2014

    I’ll admit, I’ve found it difficult at times to listen to as wide a berth of music this year as I would have liked. Much to my dismay, due to new commitments entering my life such as university study,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Mitch Booth’s Top Albums of 2014 list(s)

    Unlike the last couple of years where I’ve struggled to cut these lists down to ten each, flicking through my 2014 releases made me realise it’s just been a year of “good” releases. There have been definite standouts, in...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Patrick Emmett’s Best Albums/EPs of 2014

    Putting all of the amazing albums I’ve heard in 2014 into a “best of” list and ordering them is a lot more challenging than it’s been in previous years. That’s because this year has been amazing for music. So many great albums...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Metal Down Under: A History of Australian Metal (DVD review)

    The old saying “We’ve come a long way” immediately came to mind upon viewing the documentary Metal Down Under; but, by that same token, so did the old adage “The more things change, the more they stay the same”....

    • Posted 5 months ago
  • Metal Obsession’s Monthly Giveaway #5 (Merauder Australian tour, MetalStorm + more!)

    Last month’s monster giveaway featured two Metal Down Under prize packs, new CD’s and a double pass to the heavy metal boat festival, Hell On The Bay, this Saturday. Congratulations to the 6 people that won something; Euan Ruddick,...

    • Posted 5 months ago