Plenty of instrumental bands can construct complex musical suites. But it takes a greater level of songwriting acumen to make that music dramatic and soul-stirring like Into Orbit do.
A double dose of doom metal from (anti-)Christchurch: Stone Angels and Black Temple.
One month into 2017, and I already have 11 New Zealand music releases to write about. No rest for the wicked, eh. Here’s the first three.
Six Noises EOY ’16: Metal
Decline is both a bleak reflection and grim projection of a world that’s well beyond repair. It’s Vermin Womb’s gruesome tribute, to humanity’s last gasps.
Longing for Infection is deliciously disgusting, and perfectly appalling. So chow down, kids.
A couple of recent cult NZ metal releases you might have missed.
There’s a lot to enjoy in the red-hot heavyweight rock heard on Bloodnut’s debut. It’s an all-amps-ablazing good time –– from go to whoa.
Here are my two favourite punk albums thus far in 2016.
Decision Process is highly recommended for rockers, rollers, habitual headphone listeners, and fresh-faced or long-term fans of heavyweight rock alike.