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

Avichi – The Devil’s Fractal

  The Devil’s Fractal is album number two from this US black metal wizard Andrew Markuszewski. While he’s also a contributing member of post-punk and progressively-inclined underground metal superstars Nachtmystium, his releases under the Avichi moniker comprise infinitely sterner and bleaker sermons, with a core sound closer to the primal thrust of orthodox black metal (along with a welcome dose of avant-garde thematic complexity).... Read More