Category Archives: Media and Popular Culture

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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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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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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Does any good news come from Pakistan?

When one thinks of Pakistan, images of terrorism, poverty and natural disasters are usually what come to mind. Given what Australian television news usually reports from that state, this is hardly surprising. After all, there is a lot of bad news … Continue reading

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Moonsorrow Live at the HiFi Bar

I firmly believe that Things are more enjoyable when they’re free. This is certainly true of concerts. After leaving the Korpiklaani concert several weeks ago, I noticed a poster for Moonsorrow’s Australian tour outside The Zoo. I went home, listened … Continue reading

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Problems with the Fourth Estate – Part 1

As a university graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Arts, I have fairly strong opinions about journalism as a profession and the industry itself. Because of my interest in the the media, I can’t help but notice several … Continue reading

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