UGLY KID JOE – Capitol, Perth City (Concert Review)

UGLY KID JOE – Capitol, Perth City (Concert Review)

Ok, Ugly Kid Joe‘s leadoff single “Everything About You” was a bit of a novelty track when it first came out, with its dumb lyrics and teenage libido but hiding behind that song was a band that rocks out and parties like it’s 1999. Their first full-length album, Americas Least Wanted, followed hot on its heels and definitely didn’t disappoint. In my opinion, there is not a bad track on this album and when I heard that…

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ANNIHILATOR – For the Demented (Album Review)

ANNIHILATOR – For the Demented (Album Review)

I personally fell in love back when Annihilator released their debut studio album Alice in Hell. Since then they’ve had their ups and downs when it comes to musical output, so let’s take a look at the new one For the Demented and see if there’s more than just a great front cover there. “Twisted Lobotomy”, it all starts off with an opening riff similar to “Alice in Hell” but quickly turns into a pounding 80’s…

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SPARZANZA – Interview with Frederik Weileby (Audio interview)

SPARZANZA – Interview with Frederik Weileby (Audio interview)

One of two amazing albums I have heard this year Sparzanza, Announcing the End (the other, also amazing being their Swedish counterparts The Soul Exchange with their Vow of Seth EP) is an amazing slab of wax. Here’s a quote from my album review: “Final thoughts on the album. What the hell is going on in Sweden? Between Sparzanza and The Soul Exchange releasing two of the best albums this year, I’m considering a move to the Scandinavian countries….

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The Soul Exchange (Interview)

The Soul Exchange (Interview)

Sweden’s newest rock export The Soul Exchange talk to Decibel Geek It’s not very often that a band comes along and really makes you stop and listen to what they have to say. Much like the movies, just about everything’s been done before and the only thing we get to see is remakes of what came before. The same with music, it’s usually more of the same or just a downright copy of your favourite…

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JASTA – The Lost Chapters (Album Review)

JASTA – The Lost Chapters (Album Review)

Jamey Jasta, heavy music’s chronic workaholic, releases another Jasta album, but is it as good as Hatebreed? “This Is Your Life“, the first track on the album, kicks off with a pounding drumbeat and revolving riff, before vocalist Jamey Jasta blasts in over the top. You can just imagine the live crowd, fists pumping and bodies hurling over the place when they play live. The chorus reminds me a bit of old Biohazard. That’s one…

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LET THERE BE OZ ROCK – Part 2 (Blog/Feature)

LET THERE BE OZ ROCK – Part 2 (Blog/Feature)

Beauty and the Beasts Rise from the Crowd So here we are again my friends and I hope that you enjoyed the first part of Let There be OZ Rock. And do we ever have much more for you this time. So last time I hit you with a band you probably hadn’t heard of Black Steel, the Aussie party band Airbourne and the legendary but little known The Living End. This time we’re going to…

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SPARZANZA – Announcing The End (Album Review)

SPARZANZA – Announcing The End (Album Review)

As the first sounds emerge from the darkness, this is as atmospheric as it gets from Sparzanza. The opening orchestral sounding theme music is ominous, as it creeps from the speakers across my room, up the wall, and across the ceiling, preparing to bash my head in from above. As the first track “Announcing The End” begins, vocalist Fredrik Weileby sounds uncannily like M Shadows, vocalist of rock reprobates Avenged Sevenfold. It’s not his fault that he…

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SKARLETT RIOT – Regenerate (Album Review)

SKARLETT RIOT – Regenerate (Album Review)

Just the title of the album gets me thinking this has to be a cheesy 80’s hair band with the miss spelling of Scarlet, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. The first song, “Break”, starts off with a sci-fi sounding soundtrack piece to a movie. Not at all what I was expecting. The drums sound very electronic while a piano tinkles in the background before a crushingly heavy riff played at 8 billion beats per minute…

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PROCESSION – Doom Decimation (Album Review)

PROCESSION – Doom Decimation (Album Review)

As the first stains of guitar softly enter the stereo, luring you into that sense of solemn comfort before the riff proper tears your head off. “The Warning” album opener is a powerful instrumental that just rocks! You can hear the bass widdling all over the place like something Geezer Butler would put together. The soloing all over the main riff is pure 80’s metal. Then in comes “When Doomsday Has Come” which is so hard…

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LYDIA CAN’T BREATHE – Tastes New (Album Review)

LYDIA CAN’T BREATHE – Tastes New (Album Review)

Very Weird, But Very Metal – Faith No More’s Bastard Sons Break Out Of The Asylum Do you like Faith No More?  Do you like your metal crazy and improvisational?  If so, read on my friends and let the craziness begin. “187 Stupid” Is a bit of a mess, but I like this mess.  There’s a rapping like vocal, mixed with a melodic clean vocal thrown in with some brutal growling, which sounds like it’s…

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