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Killswitch Engage – Atonement

Trailblazing metalcore legends Killswitch Engage return with their eighth studio album, Atonement. The culmination of two turbulent years of work the record packs an aggressive punch which is complemented by incredibly technical guitar riffs and some of the bands most heartfelt lyricism ever. Atonement is a clear example of Killswitch Engage’s maturation as both a band and as men. […]

B Boys – Dudu

The B Boys manage to capture the bleak mundaneness of everyday life but deliver it in a way which is somehow engaging and enjoyable to listen along to. Throughout the record, the band lay down track after track of buzzing indie rock. What truly sets them apart though is the clear, simple and matter of […]

Northlane – Alien

Sydney rockers Northlane return with another driving hardcore rock record, but this time they have sprinkled in plenty of soul and heart. Lyrically and thematically this record is a departure from Northlane’s roots. On previous outings, the group had chosen to focus on broad societal issues whereas with Alien they have chosen to look inward […]

Sum 41 – Order In Decline

The seventh studio album from Sum 41 hits shelves week and highlights the group's growth throughout the span of their career. The record opens with a strong emo punk track, Turning Away. From there though Sum 41 continues down their steady path of maturation as they explore a heavier, faster and more metal approach to […]

BOOK REVIEW: Don Walker – Songs

For more than 40 years Don Walker’s songs have been imprinted into our collective DNA as if our very souls have been permeated by a giant earworm. With the release of his new book Songs Walker has put some of his considerable songwriting output into a 304 page compendium that shows his strengths as a […]

Gena Rose Bruce – Can't Make You Love Me

Gena Rose Bruce’s debut album has been three years in the making, and after listening it is clear why this record took her so long. Can’t Make You Love Me showcases an artist with a clear vision but also one who was suffering immeasurable heartbreak during this period of her life. Soft, smokey but striking […]

Gena Rose Bruce – Can’t Make You Love Me

Gena Rose Bruce’s debut album has been three years in the making, and after listening it is clear why this record took her so long. Can’t Make You Love Me showcases an artist with a clear vision but also one who was suffering immeasurable heartbreak during this period of her life. Soft, smokey but striking […]

ATLVS – Memoir

The debut EP from Gippsland, Victoria metalcore group ATLVS immediately hit the listener with an aggressive wall of sound which rarely relents. The group deliver incredibly fastpaced, punchy metalcore breakdowns throughout the six-track EP. Upon this heavy foundation, the group layer their music with a deep, thoughtful lyricism which focuses on memories of anger, betrayal […]

The Beautiful Monument – I’m The Reaper

I’m The Reaper by The Beautiful Monument is a compelling pop-punk ride from start to finish. Throughout their second record, The Beautiful Monument and frontwoman Lizi Blanco explore the stages of grief, redemption and growth. Whilst these are heavy, and potentially quite depressing, themes the group does an outstanding job of keeping the overall message […]

Skyscraper Stan – Golden Boy Vol I & II

Very few musicians truly embody the troubadour spirit in this modern age as much as Skyscraper Stan does with his latest release, Golden Boy. Golden Boy is delivered to listeners as a singular package but actually consists of two distinct volumes. Whilst each volume stands alone in their own rights when paired together the listener […]