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The Beautiful Monument – I’m the Reaper (Review)

Beyond being just a collection of music, I’m the Reaper serves as an open diary for The Beautiful Monument. The ten tracks have listeners privy to the trials, questions, and dreams of…

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As Cities Burn – Scream Through The Walls (Review)

It was the release of the single “Chains” which introduced me to Louisiana based As Cities Burn. I learned then that they had resurfaced after a ten year hiatus, and returned to…

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Caged Existence – The Burden Of Purpose (Review)

You could be forgiven for forgetting that not even two years have passed since Melbourne’s Caged Existence released their first single “Demonized” in early 2018. Fast forward a year and a half…

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John Floreani – Sin (Review)

My first exposure to John Floreani‘s approach to songwriting was via the Trophy Eyes song “Chlorine”. I was on a train at the time, enjoying the song and its easy sing-along line of…


The Gloom In The Corner – Flesh & Bones (Review)

As the long awaited follow on from Homecoming, The Gloom In The Corner have today released Flesh & Bones. For the Melbourne band, story is what their music revolves around, and Flesh…

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Cursed Earth – The Deathbed Sessions (Review)

Have you ever wondered what you might get if you crossed one of the metal scene’s most chaotic bands with eight of the heavy scene’s best vocalists? If, like me, that’s not…

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Diamond Construct – Diamond Construct (Review)

I felt like I’m coming in relatively blind to Diamond Construct. I’d only really spent time with their singles “Submerged” and “Night Terrors”, as well as seeing the Taree based band rip…


Eat Your Heart Out – Florescence (Review)

By any measurement, it’s been a busy couple of years for Newcastle’s Eat Your Heart Out. Following the release of 2017’s Mind Games the five-piece have toured extensively, including an American tour…

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Mat Kerekes – Ruby (Review)

I stared up at the moon for a little while and wondered if maybe you were looking too, Mat Kerekes sings in album opener and title track “Ruby”. Despite the warm and…

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Mirrors – Cold Sanctuary (Review)

Gippsland/Melbourne band Mirrors came onto the scene with Fools Paradise EP in 2017. They’ve since maintained a presence in the heavy music scene, of Melbourne in particular. This has seen the band grow a…