CHAMEL3ONS: The Mandala Effect

Released October 15 Words by Jimmy Glinster Post Nu-Metal, what the fuck is that all about? Is it cool to do something after the fact? No, it’s not, and you sound like a fucking muppet when you call something “post”, whatever the fuck it is you are apparently not doing, or doing after it’s done. […]

TWELVE FOOT NINJA: Vengeance

Volkanik Records 15 October 2021 Words by Jimmy Glinster Twelve Foot Ninja, a band that burst onto the Australian heavy scene with a mix of … well, everything. You never really know what to expect from these guys, apart from weird, it generally gets pretty weird. Will it be funk, jazz, disco, djent? Who knows, […]

SLEEP TOKEN: This Place Will Become Your Tomb

Spinefarm Records 24 September 2021 Words by Jimmy Glinster This Place Will Become Your Tomb. Well, probably not, but let’s see what the UK’s Sleep Token will be sending me to my death with. A piano ballad titled Atlantic set’s a haunting tone at the start of the album, and I’m really not sure what […]

DUCKWALK CHUCK: Fired Up

Words by Jimmy Glinster Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rock and fucking Roll! How pleasantly surprised I am to be given the opportunity to review a band that isn’t post this or core that, just plain old rock ‘n’ roll. I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been around for 20 years and don’t feel the need […]

NAUTICAL MILE: Embers

Manic Kat Records 10 September 2021 What a better way to end a long weekend then by reviewing a pop punk EP. Hang on, bear with me while I throw up in my mouth a just little … Alright, now that’s sorted, I’ll try to review this thing with the least amount of bias as […]

TESSERACT: Portals

KSCOPE Out Now Tesseract, Portals … here we go, all 14 tracks of it. 18 if you count the 10-minute, wait 14- minute plus songs as two tracks. Who the hell even writes 14 tracks for an album these days? Well, these guys did. Let’s see where it takes me. Of Matter launches into some […]

ANDREW W.K: God Is Partying

Napalm Records 10 September 2021 Andrew W.K., now there’s a name I can recall. I just can’t recall why I recall it? Was it some whack shit that was released back in the early to mid 2000’s which made it to commercial radio but really had no place in it? I googled this to find […]

APRIL 21ST: Courage Is Born From Fear

Words by Jimmy Glinster Is it just me, or is every band these days either post or core? If you could make it to post core, move on and just mention neither of those word ever again, that would be post fucking fantastic core! But here we are again, with another core band. This time […]

AMYL & THE SNIFFERS: Comfort To Me

Release date: September 10 B2B Records I’d be straight up lying if I said I wasn’t excited for this 13-track beast from Amyl and the Sniffers, Comfort to Me. I’m an absolute sucker for that Aussie pub rock/ punk sound, and these guys nail it. Covid really hasn’t attributed many positives to our lives, however, […]

PLANET OF THE 8’s: Lagrange Point Vol. 1

Sci-Fi & THC inspired Desert Stoner Rock, this should be interesting. The title track Lagrange Point, which is actually just the album intro, teases our ear holes with some weird noise and a spoken word description of what a Lagrange Point is. Something scientific about space and collaboration apparently, but who listens to science these […]

THE BRONX: Bronx VI

The Bronx, a band hailed for harnessing the “unleashed cries of youthful blue-collar anguish” is a band I’ve heard and heard of before, in fleeting conversations where people have literally lost skin over them, but a band I’ve nonetheless never paid much attention to. Now though, it seems I have no choice as I have […]

Review: PARKWAY DRIVE – Viva La Underdogs

  Aussie metalcore legends Parkway Drive released another documentary earlier this year, Viva La Underdogs. Front man Winston McCall hosted a live view party and Q & A this week to shed some light on what’s been happening in the world of Parkway and what may be happening in the future, (Covid permitting of course). […]

Album Review: ATREYU “Baptize”

  Baptize is the newest offering from Atreyu.   Being the first album with Brandon Saller up front and away from the drums, I was curious to see what direction the band would go in.   Offering up 15 songs, Baptize is a bit of a ride. Starting off with “Strange Powers of Prophecy”, a […]

Casual Catch Up With THE CHATS

  Who wouldn’t be excited about getting to watch live music these days? Even better than that, is getting the chance to see The Chats live at the local pub – their natural habitat. It was ‘melt your face off’ hot in Cairns, which some might say is a warm welcome from my little town. […]

Live Review: ATREYU “Lead Sails Paper Anchor”

  Atreyu‘s album Lead Sails Paper Anchor was the soundtrack of my high school years.   I STILL love this album so much – I literally played ‘Two Become One’ a few weeks ago on the way to my little brother’s wedding! So, naturally, I jumped at the opportunity to watch Lead Sails Paper Anchor […]

VRSTY “Cloud City”

  VRSTY have unleashed upon the world their debut EP Cloud City.   And when I say unleashed, I mean their first song “Massive” charges at you like a bull out the gate! A perfect song to start off Cloud City and give you an idea of what else could be on this EP.   […]

Feeling Refreshed With THE SMASHING PUMPKINS

  After teasing with singles “Cyr” and “The Colour of Love”, The Smashing Pumpkins are finally ready to unleash their 11th studio album, Cyr, on the world.   The 20 track, double album by alternative rock royalty will be out on November 27, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin sat down with HEAVY during the week to […]