Six Noises EOY ’16: Metal

I didn’t listen to as much metal this year as I have in the past few years. But that’s no bad thing. I decided to step off the review/deadline/review/deadline treadmill in 2016, and while less of the hustle meant I listened to fewer albums, it made listening to those albums a far more gratifying experience overall. In the end, I still managed to gather a stack of contenders for my end-of-year metal list easily enough. I did cut a few high-profile... Read More

Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Punk Part 1

Welcome to the fifth post of Six Noises’ 2015 end-of-year shenanigans, where I’m letting fly with a bunch of lists cataloguing first-rate metal, punk, experimental rock, and a bunch of riotous New Zealand albums. None of the posts are ranked, because all I really want to do is recommend a whole heap of great music. The post below is the first of a two-parter highlighting my favourite punk rock releases from 2015. Most of the releases reside on... Read More