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History of Perth Metal.
« on: March 08, 2010, 06:46:14 PM »
I think that we need an ongoing album reviews section on WF.  There should be a team of two or three people of which one person is allocated to each release, and every new album that comes out locally should be reviewed by one of us.

I volunteer to be one of the reviewers, and would like to have volunteers to be the second.  It should be someone with a good understanding of metal of all genres.

I want to do more than just review the latest albums, I would like to start delving back through the years to the early extreme metal bands from this city.  I have about 40 local albums and a few tapes too, and yet I need more, so if anyone wants to be reviewed, let me know how I am to get a copy of the album.  I am happy to pay, in fact it is preferable to avoid a sense of obligation to review with false kindness.  I am most interested in getting hold of material from bands from the bad old days.

With Daz's permission, I would like to do a review of a band at random every night and post it up here on WF.  

Any comments would be appreciated.


Index of reviews

Vespers Descent:  "Reality Disfunction" (2007)
Grotesque: "Museum of Human Disease" (2007)


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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010, 07:19:50 PM »
That sounds like an awesome idea!
I look forward to reading them!

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 08:57:48 PM »
haha cool metaphors in that first paragraph. hooked! good work!

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 09:30:46 PM »
sounds fucking good to me mate. goodo for the idea too.

I admit i couldnt do "all" genre's but i could give certain ones a good cracking for sure if you ever need me.
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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010, 12:35:07 PM »
Thanks for the review Jez. You are about million times kinder than the majority of reviews for that CD I read in 2008 :D. Also Reality Dysfunction was an EP so that why it was so short.

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2010, 01:19:22 PM »
'Blinded By Fear' must be one of the most well-known At the Gates songs, appearing on Earache compilations and such. Surprised you didn't pick this one up!

It's great to have reviews of old releases, but not much point unless people can actually get a hold of them. Maybe each review could contain links\contacts of said band in order for readers to obtain copies?

Also, WF already has an "official" review section here

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2010, 03:43:59 PM »

i actually thought the At The Gates cover was superb, and sometimes catches me out as to whicj song is playing, original or cover!  :clap:

as long as its not doom id be happy to give this ago...used to do the review for news letter at curtin uni  :hmm:

oh and nothing ending in "-core"

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2010, 04:01:01 PM »
Nice work Jez!

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2010, 04:10:34 PM »
Wasn't someone working on a Perth metal/heavy music "Family Tree" at one point a year or two ago? I was emailed about Maxi and some other bands I was in to ask for excat references to which other bands everyone had been in.

Would love to see the tree,..... it would be crazy (and awesome to read!)
Fraternally bound to haunt swollen distended bodies
Their chemical reactions clash amidst rank autopsies...
NH2(CH2)4NH2...Putrescine!
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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2010, 02:12:50 PM »
Good idea Jez. And I wanna see this Family Tree! See who the biggest whores are. 

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2010, 10:19:10 PM »
Cool reviews, Jez. As discussed I've moved this thread from the suggestions area and reviews can be added here. I'll be adding a "Retro Reviews" to the main page to keep a copy of these and for you or people to do reviews of older stuff, to show more of the roots of the local metal scene and where things came from etc.
Keep up the good work!

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2010, 01:36:04 AM »
you da man jez. love reading your side of things, your mind will forever entertain me :clap:

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2010, 02:31:18 AM »
very nice Jez...! liking the reviews and the idea of it.

by the way... theres ONE review that still seems to be pending... ->
4.   Khariot - The Hermit:  I heard this 6 months ago at work when Mikey staggered in to work one day.  I thought at the time it was a cluttered mess, but the mixdown has brought everything out of hiding and it is much more listenable.  It IS strange in parts, an unusual mix of Technicality, aggression and melody that I need more time to form a true opinion of it.

...had enough time with it yet?  ;D

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2010, 07:22:27 AM »
It will be hopefully out this year. :)

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2010, 12:12:36 PM »
Great idea/reviews dude! Perth needs more of this going on!

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2010, 12:24:01 PM »

i was gonna put my hand up to modus vivendi - the power of suggestion  ;D



but seems someone called "smitty" beat me to it  :'(

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2010, 12:42:05 PM »
Nobody like that "Smitty" guy. Can't be trusted.
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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2010, 03:53:38 PM »
Good work Jez. Keep going with it.
This would be great on the main page. If we end up getting a small group of reviewers I think it would be great to have more than one review of each album occasionally. On websites such as metal-rules.com there are often two or so reviews of one album. I like getting a few different perspectives on each individual release. Maybe even a comments box under the reviews?

Oh, and thanks for the review of Eve of Destruction. I haven't really heard much said about that EP.


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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2010, 04:01:16 PM »

i was gonna put my hand up to modus vivendi - the power of suggestion  ;D



but seems someone called "smitty" beat me to it  :'(

http://www.theshadowplay.com/reviews/wfreview.htm





HAHA i completly forgot about doing that review!

Still crank the ep from time to time but  :headbang:

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2010, 04:14:57 PM »

it came on while i was reading this thread and i wanted to find the album cover cuz the picture was freakin awesome.

but then im reading smitty from wf.com.au has already done it!

mebe ill do sub-truck songs to whistle at war then.

i do have a couple of samain albums i might have a listen to  :hmm:

oo and rapeseed - outcast  ;D

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2010, 06:59:34 PM »
Great reviews Jez and I'm down with writing a few myself.  I'm pretty open minded to most genres of metal as long as they aren't power or wanky prog.  I tend to write about the pros and cons of albums when I do my own reviews which is good if you are really trying to promote the band.  No one likes a one sided review giving praise or giving shit to something that needs to be taken more open-minded.

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2010, 11:15:38 PM »
Invert Absolute is the best album to come out of Perth. Yeah that's right, I said it.

Though it'd be pretty fucking tough to be talking about them in the middle 90's......
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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2010, 11:44:57 PM »
I'm inclined to agree, it's definitely one of the finest metal albums to come out of Perth IMO.  :eyebrows:

Not sure there are too many metalhead fortune tellers though! Also, "Polar Fate" :)

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2010, 11:25:25 AM »
That's interesting, I'd like a copy of that just to see how it sounded.

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2010, 02:41:04 PM »
Good review of a great album

but a small factual error.  Pedro did go on to drum for killing heidi, but he didn't create Killing Heidi, nor was any other member from Rothgar involved.

The story is that he was doing session drums for them & they asked him to join.

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