Broken Limbs Recordings

The idea that metal and punk are somehow more authentic than other genres of music is a myth in this day and age. Sure, there are still pockets in metal and punk communities where words like integrity or scruples do have meaning. But we’ve also all witnessed, many times, exactly how shallow both metal and punk can be when vacuous bands are hyped, via utterly transparent marketing strategies, to cash in on fleeting trends. Plenty of metal and punk... Read More

Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Metal Part 1

Welcome to the third post of Six Noises’ 2015 end-of-year shenanigans.  Over the next few weeks, I’m letting fly with a bunch of lists cataloguing first-rate metal, punk, and riotous New Zealand albums from 2015. None of the posts are ranked, because all I really want to do is recommend a whole heap of great music. Below is Part 1 of a two-part post highlighting some my favourite metal releases from 2015. Yes, I mention a lot of albums, but... Read More