[Book Review] DEVIN TOWNSEND – Only Half There

I have read many a rock autobiography over the years, but never one as honest, articulate and soul-searching as Only Half There. Maybe I’m biased, being such an overwhelmingly massive fan of the great Dev (I count him as my Continue reading [Book Review] DEVIN TOWNSEND – Only Half There

[CD Review] BIRDS OF TOKYO – Brace

Birds of Tokyo are a band that never stand still, never rest on their highly successful laurels, they do something very different with each release. It’s challenging to their listeners, but it’s obviously the way they wish to create their Continue reading [CD Review] BIRDS OF TOKYO – Brace

[CD Review] KORN – The Serenity of Suffering

KoRn are undeniably the band that led the whole ‘nu-metal’ movement in the 90s, arguably the most mindlessly maligned genre in history. And now here they are, over two decades later, still making great records, putting on monstrous live shows Continue reading [CD Review] KORN – The Serenity of Suffering

[CD Review] SUPERHEIST – Ghost of the Social Dead

When bands go on lengthy hiatuses, then come back with a new album and tour, we the fans often find ourselves asking ‘is it worth it?’ In the case of Melbourne nu-metal legends Superheist, the answer is a resounding ‘abso-bloody-lutely’. Continue reading [CD Review] SUPERHEIST – Ghost of the Social Dead

[CD Review] JEFF BUCKLEY – You and I

Unabashed Buckley fan here. Grace is among my favourite albums of all time, by anyone, and I count myself as being incredibly fortunate to have seen the man play live, back in ’96 about a year before he passed away. Continue reading [CD Review] JEFF BUCKLEY – You and I

[Interview] DEVIN TOWNSEND

If there is a more prolific, consistently inspired and surprising artist in music than DEVIN “Hevy Devy” TOWNSEND, their name does not spring readily to mind. And he is smack bang in the middle of yet another busy and highly Continue reading [Interview] DEVIN TOWNSEND

[CD Review] IN FLAMES – Siren Charms

In rock ‘n’ roll, metal, or indeed any genre, there is always two schools of thought regarding the way a band should go about pursuing their career, in a pure musical/songwriting sense. Should a band grow, expand, experiment and stretch Continue reading [CD Review] IN FLAMES – Siren Charms

[CD Review] THE TEA PARTY – The Ocean At The End

It’s good to have The Tea Party back. After a decade and a half of cranking out some of the most eclectic and surprising progressive rock you will ever hear, this Canadian institution took a break in 2005, which lasted six Continue reading [CD Review] THE TEA PARTY – The Ocean At The End

[CD Review] I AM GIANT – Science and Survival

New Zealand has been producing some fine rock music lately, and these guys, now London based, are only adding to that vibe. Being a massive fan of Australasian alternative progressive and alternative rock, I had been aware of I Am Continue reading [CD Review] I AM GIANT – Science and Survival

[CD Review] VOYAGER – V

In the present day and age, Australian heavy music never fails to impress. Or deliver. Or to blow minds. And on June 2nd, 2014, a new chapter opens. This legendary, Perth based outfit have been plying their world class trade Continue reading [CD Review] VOYAGER – V