Reviews by Justin Donnelly
By Justin Donnelly | 03 February, 2015
My introduction to Tombe comes via Black Trillium – a Sydney (N.S.W., Australia) based doom band whose two members (namely guitarist/percussionist/keyboardist Zach J. Carlsson and guitarist/autoharp player Simon Skipper) make up half of this...
By Justin Donnelly | 31 January, 2015
The Eternal's front-man's long overdue triumphant solo effort
Having spent his twenty year career in a various musical groups (most notably The Eternal, and to a lesser extent Cryptal Darkness, Alternative 4 and InSomnius Dei), voc...
Order of Chaos
By Justin Donnelly | 22 October, 2014
Another triumph for the Melbourne noisemakers
Despite marking their return to the scene after a five year absence with their long overdue sophomore effort, Eyehate Swansongs, in late 2008, reactivated Melbourne (Victoria, ...
By Justin Donnelly | 14 October, 2014
A young and upcoming U.K. thrash act to keep an eye out for
Although having only been together for four years, Oxford/Witney/Northampton (U.K.) based outfit Mutagenocide have certainly made their presence felt in a major way, with the...
Honored by Fire
By Justin Donnelly | 14 August, 2014
Plenty of fire, but not enough finesse
San Antonio/Austin (Texas, U.S.) based outfit Evil United is an act that’s been kicking around for some years. Primarily formed out of the ashes of industrialised metal outfit Pitbull Daycar...
By Justin Donnelly | 21 July, 2014
Ginger and band come up with another sure-fire winner for fans
The last three years has without a doubt been the busiest Ginger Wildheart has ever been, with the singer/songwriter releasing no less than six studio albums in that time (...
Itz All About The Riff
By Justin Donnelly | 15 July, 2014
A bold concept let down by a poor delivery
Leif Gregory isn’t what you would call a household name amongst metal fans. But if you happen to be an avid fan of the underground Australian metal scene, you’ll no doubt know the ...
By Justin Donnelly | 07 July, 2014
Another slab of unpredictable heavy rock
Long running Brunswick (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) based heavy/stoner/punk/grunge rock outfit Wicked City have been long absent from the studio since the release of their second full-length...
Speading the Rock 'n' Roll Disease
By Justin Donnelly | 30 June, 2014
Crosson's spreading something, but it's far from contagious
For an outfit that’s been doing the rounds for the better part of the last eight years and have two previous releases to their name (2008’s We are the Future
Armageddon Rev. 16:16
Sundown on Humanity
By Justin Donnelly | 24 June, 2014
Highly regarded, but falling short of their reputation
Armageddon Rev. 16:16 (or Armageddon as they were originally called in their formative years) is a band that has earned a reputation as one of the true founding acts within the und...
In a Mirror Darkly
By Justin Donnelly | 03 June, 2014
Classical inspired progressive thrash at its best
Mekong Delta is without a doubt one of the most criminally overlooked progressive thrash metal outfits on the scene today. Despite a history that has spanned more than 25 years (admitte...
Better Days Comin'
By Justin Donnelly | 31 May, 2014
If this is any indication of the future, better days are definitely ahead
Given that I was a fan of Winger back in the late ‘80s, I was curious to see what the band had to offer fans when they decided to reunite after going their...
Distant is the Sun
By Justin Donnelly | 13 May, 2014
It’s taken a while, but the distance travelled has been worth the wait
Despite being around for close to 20 years, Melbourne (Victoria) based outfit Vanishing Point aren’t quite the household name they should be given the c...