Review: Slowly Dying of Survival, by Paura

Paura is a brute force of a hardcore machine from Brazil and have been kicking since 1995 but keep it relevant and real. To me they are the perfect mix of hardcore and metal, in their own words: “To imagine a cross between Sepultura and Sick of it All, or Slayer with Inside Out, you … Continue reading Review: Slowly Dying of Survival, by Paura

Review: Commissioner Bourbon – Punching Darts, Breaking Hearts

Footscray based three piece Commissioner Bourbon have released a punk rock EP with a heavy emphasis on the rock elements.  Recognisably Australian in origins, there are still some U.S. West Coast influences leaking through.   The opening track Point No Point is a definite favourite and a well selected opener to the EP. The second track … Continue reading Review: Commissioner Bourbon – Punching Darts, Breaking Hearts

Claim The Throne – On Desolate Plains review by Mark Jenkins

Melodic Death Metal, it galvanises some heavy music fans. But is there any need, look at the greatness of In Flames, At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Amon Amarth, it’s not only variety and skill but it’s what the old school metal gave us; a epic and intriguing journey. Melodic Death / Folk Metal band from … Continue reading Claim The Throne – On Desolate Plains review by Mark Jenkins