Reviews by Chris Gibbs
Black Dahlia Murder, The
By Chris Gibbs | 11 September, 2015
Without fail, every two years between the months of June and September you can rest easy in the comfort of knowing that a new record from Waterford, Michigan’s The Black Dahlia Murder will drop. Never ones to disappoint, in just over tw...
Cloak of Ash
By Chris Gibbs | 02 September, 2015
I first came across Brisbane’s Hope Drone a year ago when they were the extremely fortunate souls to snag the opportunity of a lifetime to support the one and only Neurosis on their very first Australian national tour in August 2014. Much to...
The Ride Majestic
By Chris Gibbs | 25 August, 2015
One thing about Helsingborg, Sweden's Soilwork is you can't deny their impressive volume of recorded output since their inception in '95. The evolution of their sound from an early At the Gates-esque melodic death metal band is quite extraordinary...
By Chris Gibbs | 31 July, 2015
Fear Factory is the Burt and Dino show. 2002 saw the band break up and make up, sans guitarist Dino Cazares. Bassist Christian Olde Wolbers stepped up to guitar and Byron Stroud joined on bass while the recorded output that followed was questionab...
Lamb of God
VII: Sturm und Drang
By Chris Gibbs | 21 July, 2015
As opener “Still Echoes” knocks you to the floor, there is simply no other way Lamb of God could return to the world but with no holds barred, vicious brutality. A primal scream over lightning riffs and blast beats drags you through vo...
Cradle of Filth
Hammer of the Witches
By Chris Gibbs | 14 July, 2015
While not the biggest fan of black metal, let alone Cradle of Filth, I am partial to a few that mastered the dark arts such as Emperor, Marduk, and Dark Funeral. It is definitely a genre with an acquired taste and there have been some outstanding ...
Secrets of the Sky
By Chris Gibbs | 25 June, 2015
An extremely rewarding and rare find in a new and exciting band
After 26 years of listening to metal, I feel that long gone are the days of regularly being blown away every time you discover a new and exciting band, because new and...
Six Feet Under
Crypt of the Devil
By Chris Gibbs | 28 May, 2015
From Undead and Unborn to unsatisfactory
I never really clicked with Six Feet Under, the once side project turned fulltime band following Chris Barnes’ departure from the almighty Cannibal Corpse in 1995. I made a few attempt...
On Lonely Towers
By Chris Gibbs | 24 April, 2015
An incredible modern day progressive melodic death metal release with an amazing and unique vocalist that must be heard
Barren Earth has been one of those bands that I keep telling myself to check out. Releasing an EP entitled ...
For All That Will Save or Destroy Us
By Chris Gibbs | 11 March, 2015
Two years in the making, “One Last Stand” bursts straight out of the gates signalling the arrival of Förstöra‘s debut record, For All That Will Save or Destroy Us. If you don't think of four deranged chaps out ...