Egypt’s metal scene seems to be most well known abroad for its death and black metal bands. Hecate is a more recent arrival on...
We often listen album to death when reviewing, for me that meant a twelve-hour work day with this bad boy on repeat. Now sitting comfortably with a beer in hand, and better sound quality than my work headphones, I have to say it: I'm impressed.
What the hell is happening in Durban lately? After a long drought where the scene seemed all but dead, there has been a sudden and rabid revival from the coast. Started as a studio project, Become the Watcher has burst out of nowhere as a frontrunner to the modern, more mature deathcore sound.
As you all know, I have a disproportionate amount of love for all things 80′s and metal. From Iron Maiden to early Metallica, to new revival bands like Steel Panther and Hardcore Superstar; early Slayer and proto-death. So unsurprisingly, I love the latest album by Botswana’s warriors of metal, Skinflint!
Suffer The Clock is a great album, a worthy sophomore effort and a headbanging good time. The album flows like a freight train over the lowveld, only slowing down when it hits that rise
Are you ready for breakfast? The long awaited second helping of Boargazm has arrived. Fresh off the presses, I got a chance to have a listen to the new work by this incredibly avant-garde, Johannesburg-based quartet.
This weekend past, I learned that The Summer Underground considered me esteemed enough to attend their Damage Done pre-public album launch. The venue...
I hurriedly clicked online on the morning of its release to download the EP from Bandcamp and by nine o'clock I was at the office, sipping on a cup of coffee with some damn fine, blistering hardcore blaring through my headphones!
Internet Bands, they're a thing no. And like Myspace bands before them and studio projects before that, they form a valid part of the music industry. South Africa it seems, is not as behind the times.
When a band has a long gap between releases there are three possible questions that always emerge around a new album's launch date: Have they lost it from being out of the game for too long? Will it be more of the same? Is the new one going to be a step up from their last release?