Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Offbeat, Alternative, and Experimental

Here are my favourite homegrown alternative and experimental releases from 2016.

Six Noises EOY ’16: Outliers, Experimentalists, and Psychedelic Voyagers

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Six Noises EOY ’16: Outliers, Experimentalists, and Psychedelic Voyagers

Six Noises EOY ’16: Metal

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Six Noises EOY ’16: Metal

Bastard Noise & Sickness: Death’s Door

Death’s Door is an arduous and harrowing reboot. And that’s exactly what’s needed, in this day and age.

Setentia: Darkness Transcend

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Setentia’s accomplished debut intertwines gut-felt ferocity with forward-thinking expressiveness.

It Only Gets Worse: Angels

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Angels doesn’t provide easy answers or upbeat resolutions. But, like all great art, it does ask a lot of uneasy questions.

Ulcerate: Shrines of Paralysis

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Aesthetically, Ulcerate are unrivalled. They are what others cannot be.

Seputus: Man Does Not Give

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Seputus don’t just capture the rage around us on Man Does Not Give, they also help release the rage within us.

VERBERIS: VEXAMEN

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Vexamen is a bold debut, a huge step up from Verberis’ demo, and that bodes well for the band’s future endeavours.

Mothra: Decision Process

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Decision Process is highly recommended for rockers, rollers, habitual headphone listeners, and fresh-faced or long-term fans of heavyweight rock alike.