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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #200 on: June 18, 2010, 06:19:46 PM »
We did an IMPACT WINTER rehearsal at James' house in Scarbs and Greg from HBH sang with NO P.A.
We could hear him over the drums and amps.
He's a terror.
It all catches up on you when you slow down ...

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #201 on: June 18, 2010, 06:32:05 PM »
Do you mean Behemoth in particular? It's very clinical. It sounds good in it's own way but there is very little 'earthiness' about it.
Hmm... Yeah, I wasn't thinking of Behemoth when I worte that, but I do know what you mean.
There are many bands in the extreme genre that over-do the production so that there are no time fluctuations and the drums just sound like a type-writer.
It becomes very tiring to the ears and mind extremely fast when you hear such rigid, 'perfect' sound.
For this reason, I don't really like many albums made after about 1995. Any band that I do like from any later period is (generally speaking) heavily influenced by or trying to emulate the sounds and style of a 90's death metal band  :P

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #202 on: June 20, 2010, 12:13:04 AM »
listening to HBH on cd is like listening to it live. Just as great but you can mosh in your undies. Good sound fellas!
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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #203 on: June 23, 2010, 08:40:21 PM »
So it's been put upon me to review their latest output, some of you will be aware that I know a few of the boys pretty well & would count them as mates (i've even performed on stage with em  :laugh:). But seeing how this is more of a celebration of  WA metal then a review for some metal publication then i see no issue with a lil bias  ;)


Neverborn - Decimator

The 'born, a strange beast indeed! So much going on, such a vast array of influences & for the longest time a sound which lacked cohesion, NO MORE! Decimator is the culmination of 6 years of experimentation, The good, the bad, the ugly & finally success. Recorded at the now INfamous depth studios by one Geoff H Eaton, The boys has finally delivered on the promise started with "Madness my friend" & refined on "1000 miles of hell".

Devereux's keys now enhance & expand the songs as never before, The sonic armageddon now streamlined. The vocals forced fucked into your ears by the man mountain Big Mac while Matt BJ's guitar chops, changes & cut deep with a deadly precision. Josh's thumping bass bridges the gaps as Michael's drums punctuate this sci-fi metal horror movie.

Punchy, Syncopated, Unpredictable. Strangely beautiful one moment, utter hate filled chaos the next, Decimators strength lies in it's ability to fuse these elements together seamlessly while maintaining the edge that has made Neverborn stand out from the pack.

I dare you not to be taken to another place as "Always watching me" kicks off with it's military intro & synthy undertones. I challenge you not to bang your head as the title track grooves, twists & turns. I question your metallic resolve if you can't enjoy the Neo-classical infused "Coming after you". If "7 Levels of hate" doesn't make you wanna jump around & break stuff i suggest you check your pulse! By the time the epic album closer "Everyone will pay" reaches it's climatic end you should be rocking back & forth in the corner in the fetal position.

This is a fantastic local release that rewards with repeat listens. This is a soundtrack written by a madman about the 'real world' . This is Neverborn's Decimator. Play it loud!  :headbang:


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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #204 on: June 23, 2010, 09:39:15 PM »
Awesome stuff there Smittington.   ;D 

You orta do a few more reviews. 



Maybe i will Jez... maybe i will

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #205 on: June 25, 2010, 12:35:15 AM »

Coming along nicely here, but plenty to go.  Still nothing from 1998, 2001 and 2002.
Thanks again to Jase for offering to do some reviews for us, anyone else want to volunteer to do a few?


would love to hear your take on Karnivool's Persona EP (2001)

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #206 on: June 25, 2010, 08:35:28 AM »

the persona ep was written whilst they were still in high school, so it very grungy if anything.

it was only in the later albums that they got all alternative mainstream fluffy crap!

i can upload a track somewhere if u wanna have a listen :hmm:

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #207 on: June 25, 2010, 10:15:37 AM »
I think it even has 1 or 2 screams on it. ;D

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #208 on: June 25, 2010, 10:48:51 AM »
Not metal.

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #209 on: June 27, 2010, 01:13:49 AM »
I shall take Daz's word for it, and say NO to Karnivool then.  It has gotta be Metal or it aint review material.

Thanks though.
Nu-metal has it's place in "The History of Perth Metal" and Persona would be the Nu release worth reviewing.

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #210 on: June 27, 2010, 07:25:04 AM »
nu metal is a fucking abomination.
The only place for it is cash converters ...

The proud face of metal will forever be forced to bear the scars of those awful 'artists'
Baggy shorts...
Dreadlocks!
CHUNK RIFFS!

Those assosciations linger around metal like the stench of unwashed sasquatch...
Tracksuit wearing bands of the late ninties did for metal what cock rock did in the eighties = tarnished it.

Gross...

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #211 on: June 27, 2010, 09:13:13 AM »
By cock rock, do you mean bands like Poison, Motley Crue, Van Halen...? Because as I remember, those bands not only later defined the 80's, but were responsible for many people to be able to make the transition from it to heavier stuff and into metal.

I hated the nu-metal and grunge scenes as well, but inspiration comes from anywhere and you can always choose to ignore it in favour of bands who are making the sounds you prefer to hear.

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #212 on: June 27, 2010, 10:59:04 AM »
They might define the 80s for you.

I'm sorry your 80s sucked.
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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #213 on: June 27, 2010, 01:30:52 PM »
So when someone asks you to describe "music of the 80's", are you saying that the above mentioned bands arent the first ones that come to mind?

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #214 on: June 27, 2010, 02:31:21 PM »
I was under the impression that they were not a metal band, more in the realms of alternative hard rock.

yeah, I actually prefer Birds of Tokyo to Karnivool.
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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #215 on: June 27, 2010, 02:45:50 PM »
So there is a heap of early Perth metal cassettes on ebay at the moment, only a couple of hours left. Don't suppose any of you jokers are bidding on them? Looks like I've been outbid on all of them.

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #216 on: June 28, 2010, 12:01:34 PM »
Not metal.

A response as predictable as a really predictable thing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBJ4DtfzfMg

Clearly these guys are talentless trendfags...  ::)

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #217 on: June 28, 2010, 12:44:08 PM »
Not metal.

A response as predictable as a really predictable thing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBJ4DtfzfMg

Clearly these guys are talentless trendfags...  ::)

No one called them talentless. On the other hand I'm sorry but finding a song or two from their catalog that sounds metal does not make them a metal band. Look at their latest offering. Not metal.

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #218 on: June 28, 2010, 12:59:42 PM »
nah, they arent metal... but they are quite awesome heavy rock. what they do, they do really well
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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #219 on: June 28, 2010, 01:35:44 PM »
Clearly these guys are talentless trendfags...  ::)

good call !
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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #220 on: June 28, 2010, 05:04:13 PM »
Not metal.

A response as predictable as a really predictable thing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBJ4DtfzfMg

Clearly these guys are talentless trendfags...  ::)

No one called them talentless. On the other hand I'm sorry but finding a song or two from their catalog that sounds metal does not make them a metal band. Look at their latest offering. Not metal.

True i would say that Sound Awake would be alternative rock, but themata was definitely a metal album and anything previous to that was Alternative/nu metal

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #221 on: June 28, 2010, 05:08:27 PM »
That actually sounds pretty fucking metal to me, and pretty good too.

I'll review it for sure. 

Just so ya know that track is off Themata there best album IMO and is probably their heaviest track.

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #222 on: June 28, 2010, 08:23:14 PM »
Its all too confusing.  I am happy to listen to it and if it seems metal enough then review it.

no worries just don't think you should limit yourself to the heaviest underground stuff. There are certainly a lot of crap mainstream bands out there, but there are also some amazing ones that are worth wading through the shit for.

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #223 on: June 29, 2010, 11:49:59 PM »
Jez just listen to the Karnivool album & make up your own mind. Since when have you taken others words on what is good bad or otherwise. Isn't that the point of a reviewer to convey THEIR opinion.

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Re: History of Perth Metal.
« Reply #224 on: June 30, 2010, 10:15:40 PM »
Want some WA metal history then check out this video from 1983. Trilogy was probably WAs first ever metal hard rock band. Remember these guys were around before styles like most thrash or death metal really caught on - it was a different time than what we know now, Perth back then was nearly all cover bands, for a band to release a vinyl record let alone a hard rock / metal one was very rare in this town back then. 27 years on musicianship is still amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joyr8vSxjVU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4RDAfmUA2Q&feature=related

They recorded an album called 'Life On Earth' released in 1983 if anyone is writing a history of WA metal then it pretty much starts here along with Black Alice..
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