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Review: ‘You Will Never Be One Of Us’ by Nails

The biggest criticism I have of (a lot of, but not all) modern heavy music is that it sounds too clean. Yes, bands will use a lot of distortion on their guitars and the drummers play ferociously but due to the sheer amount … Continue reading

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Review: Leave Me Alone by Hinds

I was contemplating starting this review off with an apology. However, I then changed my mind to make it a confession. I remembered that the primary aim of this was to be an album review, not my personal commentary. So, let’s … Continue reading

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Why Do We Celebrate Australia Day On January 26?

  “Derr, it’s because that’s when the First Fleet landed in Australia!” Congratulations! You’ve successfully passed Grade 3 SOSE! Here’s a shiny sticker to put on your name badge on your desk! Yes, we all know that’s what happened on … Continue reading

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The Sukhoi Su-33: The Naval Fighter That Never Quite Was

While its performance on paper is nothing to be scoffed at, the Sukhoi Su-33 has had a short and rather disappointing career with the Russian Navy. In fact, as of writing this, the Su-33 is almost due for retirement from … Continue reading

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The CIA created the Islamic State? Not so fast.

There’s little doubt that the rise of the Islamic State has been the most pressing concern for Western counter-terrorist and intelligence agencies over the past few years. Indeed, it was their shockingly fast rise to infamy and capture of numerous … Continue reading

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Review: Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit

It’s been a while since I was last acquainted with Sheffield metallers Bring Me The Horizon. I believe it was four years ago when I heard ‘Anthem’, one of the songs from their 2010 album ‘There Is A Hell, Believe Me … Continue reading

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Finding Appropriate Music For ‘Reclaim Australia’ Is Surprisingly Difficult

It’s not easy being part of Reclaim Australia. To begin with, their nationwide protests on the weekend were met at every location by anti-racism protesters who largely represented left-wing groups, namely No Room For Racism. Some of the protests were … Continue reading

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Claiming that ‘marijuana cures cancer’ is hurting the pro-legalisation movement

I should start this off with the disclaimer that I support the legalisation of recreational marijuana use. In fact, I support the decriminalisation of all recreational drugs. However, this does not mean that I partake in drug use. I actually consider myself … Continue reading

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Votes For Triple J Hottest 100, 2014

  Like many other Australian music fans, I try to make the annual effort for vote for Triple J Hottest 100, a competition that has been going on since 1993 (in its current form). For those not familiar with Triple … Continue reading

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Review: ‘District of Dystopia’ by Jucifer

Jucifer’s latest release is exactly what you’d expect from this band – no-frills sludge metal. And when I say no frills, here’s what you get in the album. Vocalist (x1) Drum kit (x1) Extremely distorted and downtuned guitar (x1) Songs … Continue reading

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