New Zealand Music Month: Malevolence
It’s New Zealand Music Month this May. New Zealand’s annual celebration of homegrown music. Generally, that involves a lot of mainstream media highlighting a lot of mainstream acts. So I’m here to try and redress the balance a bit. I’ll be posting a link to some rowdy New Zealand music for you to check out every day over the next month. Some bands will no doubt be familiar; others I hope will be fresh to your ears.
Malevolence were there at the birth of New Zealand extreme metal, and their 2014 album, Relentless Entropy, proved that they’re still a force to be reckoned with in 2014. Grindcore sits at the heart of Malevolence’s sound. But that’s all twisted and corrupted by plenty of black and death metal too.
That beastly and brain-battering brew smashed and crashed on Relentless Entropy’s turbo-charged tracks. While Malevolence’s gnashing and gnawing bulldog spirit was always in full view too. If you’ve not heard Relentless Entropy before, there’s no time like the present to get acquainted with what you’ve been missing out on.