Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Metal

Below is my list of my favourite New Zealand metal releases from 2016. If you’re wondering why (whoever) isn’t here, it could be that: (a) I thought (whoever’s) release was hot fucking garbage (b) I saw (whoever’s) release mentioned, but I didn’t get round to hearing it (c) (whoever) just wasn’t on my radar at all (d) it’s definitely reason (a) Just joshing, mate. I’m sure your debut EP is super-duper. I actually... Read More

Mothra: Decision Process

If you threw 90% of the heavyweight instrumental bands currently making music into a deep dark pit, I’d wager that few of them would ever be missed. I mean, let’s be honest, whether they’re progressive, experimental or post-whatever, there’s a massive surplus of entirely interchangeable bands making unengaging and uninspired music. Of course, that still leaves us with the crucial 10% who’re producing ingenious and engrossing music. Those... Read More