Words by Jimmy Glinster

German seems to be the flavour of the month for my reviews lately, and here we have another German act by the name of Lord of the Lost with their double album Judas. Now, I’d go into some of the info from their press release, but it’s littered with some weird German words that I just don’t understand. The one bit I did understand is something thatsounded German, but is actually just two English words put together, and that was “genrefluid”.
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Words by Matt Gabites
The landscape of rock and metal is littered with genres. Taking a stroll through it will see you marvelling at the founders of classic heavy metal, shocked by the speed of the thrash movement, and intrigued by the brutality of the Death metal that followed.
And, at some point, you will stumble across AOR. Whether you stay for a while or scurry past is quite often linked to how many drinks you’ve had.
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Words by Matt Gabites
Bands change all the time. Members come and go, bringing or taking their influences and talents with them. And within that ebb and flow, a very small number of bands get lucky enough to stumble upon the perfect line-up.
So when Gold Coast punk-rock 3-piece Radolescents announced they were levelling up to a five piece, it’s fair to say the odd eyebrow ventured North.
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Words by Jimmy Glinster
Picture an 8-bit video game version of a Technical Death Metal riff, and that’s exactly how this album kicks off with the opening track, Flight of The Quetzalcoatlus. Then it gets heavy and technical, just as you’d expect from an Intergalactic Tech Death Metal Band. Noodling guitars, double kick, and guttural vocals with a touch of melodic piano pretty-well sum this one up.
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Words by Jimmy Glinster
Well, fuck then! Isn’t this a fucking doozy! This may possibly be my shortest review yet, and possibly one of the shortest albums yet. Clocking in at a solid 23 min or so and containing 10 tracks and a very short, very murderous intro!
The opening and title track Unleash The Rage does exactly that, and holy fucking brutal! Dead In A Hot Tin Shed follows suit and is possibly even more brutal than the opening track.
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Despite the success that the band has had over the years I have always thought that Seether are a muchly under-rated band. When it comes to hard rock there isn’t much that these guys haven’t achieved, and let’s be honest no hard rock compilation is complete without tracks like Remedy or Fake It being included.
As a song-writer Shaun Morgan has always worn his heart on his sleeve – don’t believe me then go back and listen to Broken, and perhaps that becomes even more apparent when you take a listen to their brand new EP – titled Wasteland – The Purgatory EP.
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The adage Dirty 30 is no longer a myth or potential term of endearment thanks to Newcastle born Australian rock outfit The Screaming Jets who have ushered in the milestone somewhat quietly thus far, but you just know it’s only a matter of time before the celebrations kick into overdrive. 
Thirty years ago this year five young Novacastrians tempered all of the rage and angst the world had thrown at them and manifested that into what would become one of the finest debut rock albums released in this country – if not the world at large. 
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Words by Jimmy Glinster

The last two times I listened to a band with Sleep in their name, they pretty much both put me to sleep. Hopefully this is a more thrilling experience for us all.

The album opener and title track Alias gets its Djent on before bursting into a singalong chorus which reminds of the early post-hardcore trend where the music shifts from brutally heavy to pop choruses.
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Words by Jimmy Glinster
 
In this edition of NOT SO HEAVY Magazine reviews, we take a look at Grammy award winning “Rock” band Switchfoot. A band I know the name of but not so much the sound of, so I had to do a quick Google to remind me of why the name rings a bell. I find a couple of older videos of some tunes that I may have heard before, but that never really had any impact on me.
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Words by Jimmy Glinster
 
And now comes the time, the time I must review a “Hardcore” band.
 
You know that genre that came around during the death of Nu-Metal, where every Hardcore band sounded the same, and played the same breakdowns, but didn’t sound anything like what people would traditionally call “Hardcore”. Yeah, you know, that genre that spawned a million and one butt-core sub genres and the introduction of stylised short back and side haircuts in heavy bands?
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