Parkway started to really grab my attention with their fifth album, ‘Ire’ - unsurprisingly the point in their history where they started to move away from their metalcore roots - but it was their follow up album, ‘Reverence’, where the appeal became undeniable. On ‘Reverence’, Parkway completed their evolution into a main stage metal band. … Continue reading 184: PARKWAY DRIVE
With dreamy textures, thrilling guitars, and confronting vocals, Illyria are easily one of the most exciting upcoming bands in Australia right now. Their melody-driven blackgaze sound is exciting and often beautiful. A lot of blackgaze bands, when attempting to lean harder into the shoegaze influences, risk losing their edge entirely. Illyria suffer no such issue, … Continue reading 163: ILLYRIA
Midnight Odyssey is easily becoming one of the most incredible artists in black metal today, with genre-expanding, sweeping, modern epics that simply defy comparison.
As an Australian, I’m always proud to recommend Dead Letter Circus to someone whose taste aligns with what they do - because for someone seeking catchy, well- written, complex alternative rock, Dead Letter Circus are a revelation.
While Australia might not seem the most conducive setting for crafting frosty black metal riffs, Ghoatte Hordour has done so effortlessly. This is some of the purest, most hellish black metal being composed today, and somehow, it’s coming from the wide brown land of Oz.
Pridelands are a band on the cusp of greatness, though in my opinion the music they are making now is already at that level. A developed, multifaceted, captivating, and genre-bending sound that sets them apart from pretty much any of their peers and, without question, places them squarely on a trajectory to fame, fortune, cocaine and bikini parties.