Tag: New Zealand

Unruly – Hominid Review

Release #2 from Aotearoa New Zealand trio Unruly traverses the same horrible ground as the band’s 2020 debut. In this case, though, similarity is no bad thing. Reinvention isn’t on the agenda, but nor is

Soul Void / Brainwave / Dole Bludger: More New Zealand Noize.

Below are a couple of noisy releases from the far-flung (and increasingly cyclone-battered) shores of Aotearoa New Zealand. Generally, when I write about metal or punk from my neck of the woods, I start by

Grave Axis – Dismal Aeon & Knifed – S/T Review

Grave Axis – Dismal Aeon Knifed – S/T I owe you an apology. I meant to write about Dismal Aeon, the debut cassette from Aotearoa New Zealand’s death metal snuggle-bunnies Grave Axis, at the tail

Methchrist – Pestilential Warfare Of The Black Flame Review

I have realized that we all have plague, and I have lost my peace. – Albert Camus, The Plague Brothers and sisters, everything is fucked. The division between every conceivable social and ideological marker grows

Exterminator! – You Need The Service? Review

Aotearoa New Zealand trio Exterminator! aren’t a punk band, per se. However, the Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) band’s tar-thick sludge was born in the squalid depths of their hometown’s DIY punk scene. In the same way

Stälker – Black Majik Terror Review

The world’s in flames. Capitalism and the environment are collapsing, cyberwars are rife, entire nations are reduced to battlefields, and I’m sure you’re aware there are political, social, and cultural clashes galore. To top it

Howling Southerlies: Distant Fear, Malevolence, And Kruor Noctis

Kia ora, cuz. Spring has sprung in Aotearoa New Zealand. Although, you wouldn’t know it given the howling wind and freezing rain currently trying to destroy my Hobbit hole. Still, miserable weather seems like a

Down Under(ground): Aotearoa New Zealand Punk ‘19

Tucked away at the arse end of the world, Aotearoa New Zealand is home to plenty of noisy bands and appreciative fans. Over the years, a number of local punk groups have managed to infiltrate