Review by Scott Singh
Not many people can say they’ve spend a good chunk of their Sunday night listening to a diverse group of metal & hardcore acts. Luckily, the faithful who venture out to The Hi-Fi in Sydney don’t have that problem. Bands from three nations united to put on an impressive display of talent and vigor. It proved to be one of the best nights held at The Hi-Fi.
First up and unfortunately for the last time, Heights appeared on stage to let loose a relentless barrage of deep growls and prolonged chugging. The band gave off an aura of indifference, really not giving a damn for the stage, the setting or the venue. It was their last time to perform for their fans and they made sure the night would be owned by them and them alone.
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Synonymous with the forefront of punk rock for decades, Epitaph records is now home to the heavyweights of hardcore and this September they’re deploying two of their finest, I Killed The Prom Queen and The Ghost Inside, to lead an assault on Australia & New Zealand’s shores. Squaring up to the burgeoning anticipation, I Killed The Prom Queen finally return home to tour their post-resurrection debut Beloved, along with the best of their earlier works, still amongst Australia’s best-selling heavy music.
“Beloved is astonishing, from the production to the mind-boggling musicianship, if there is one band who will turn you onto this genre, it’s these Adelaide brutalists” Rolling Stone Australia
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Metalcore fans beware: the following lineup may cause dizziness, dilated pupils and increased heart rate as A DAY TO REMEMBER, THE GHOST INSIDE and I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN announce Sidewave shows
Florida’s pop-mosh lords, A DAY TO REMEMBER are back and they will be bringing their crushing live show to Sidewaves in Sydney and Melbourne.
With 5 albums under their belt, each one further cementing the band’s reign as true leaders of the genre, ADTR effortlessly blend pop-punk riffs and earth-shattering heavy breakdowns. Their new studio album (released in Australia by 3Wise)
Continue reading A Day To Remember + The Ghost Inside + I Killed The Prom Queen – Soundwave Sidewaves announced!
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Tonight’s all-ages gig meant it was an early start for punters hoping to check out all four bands playing The Big Top at Sydney’s Luna Park. While the eager crowd wrapped its way around the Luna Park grounds in serpentine fashion, patiently waiting for the doors to open, it seems as though most of the other press outlets missed the memo on playing times, with the photo pit looking rather barren for opening act, Buried in Verona.
Playing to a half-full venue, the Sydney sextet appeared a more polished, confident band than when this reviewer last caught them supporting Sweden’s Soilwork at the Manning Bar at the tail end of 2010. They’re plagued by the usual opening-act muddy mix, which is exacerbated by the three-guitar attack that’s the fashion these days. And while the clean vocals (courtesy guitarist Richie Newman) have improved a lot, every time singer Brett Anderson tries to sing along it all falls apart.
Continue reading Live Review: The Amity Affliction, The Ghost Inside, Architects, Buried in Verona @ The Big Top, Luna Park – 29 September 2012