Music Reviews

Engine Three Seven – Metasiah (Album Review)

Engine Three Seven – Metasiah (Album Review)

Debut albums are a difficult thing for many a musician. A rite of passage that can often make or break a band’s career. After taking out the 2005 Crowd Choice Award at Byron Bay Blues Fest over a decade ago (which resulted in a two-year tenure performing at the illustrious event), Australian rock band Engine Three Seven – or E37 as they are often called […]

Jackie Smith

October 20th, 2016

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Forever Ends Here – Imagine This (Album Review)

Forever Ends Here – Imagine This (Album Review)

Sydney’s own Forever Ends Here released their highly anticipated debut album, Imagine This on 19 August and it was well worth the wait – it peaked at #7 on the overall iTunes Album Chart and #2 on the iTunes Pop Charts. Furthermore, the album had a healthy charting debut in the Top 100 in the ARIA Albums Chart – the only completely independent release that […]

Maggie Sapet (VIC)

October 17th, 2016

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Airbourne – Breakin’ Outta Hell (Album Review)

Airbourne – Breakin’ Outta Hell (Album Review)

After listening to Breakin’ Outta Hell, it’s clear that Airbourne are trying to tap into a pretty specific audience. The comparisons that can be drawn between these guys and certain other notable Australian rockers are perhaps a little too obvious to warrant mentioning, but what they do, they do well.   And what they do is churn out high-energy stadium rock that conjures up all […]

Scott Russell

October 15th, 2016

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Every Time I Die – Low Teens (Album Review)

Every Time I Die – Low Teens (Album Review)

 In what should come as no surprise to anybody, Every Time I Die have outdone themselves once again with their latest offering of beautifully chaotic hardcore punk. Low Teens is an album that re-treads the same steps that have been laid out in past releases while still evolving where it counts. At this point in their career, ETID have carved out a comfortable little niche for […]

Scott Russell

October 2nd, 2016

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The Black Sorrows – Faithful Satellite (Album Review)

The Black Sorrows – Faithful Satellite (Album Review)

Formed in the early 1980s, Joe Camilleri and his band The Black Sorrows have maintained a special place in the hearts of many a music lover, with classic songs such as Harley and Rose, Chained to the Wheel, Snake Skin Shoes and Daughters of Glory becoming musical gems of the Australian landscape, perhaps even shaping the way we view rock music today. Despite a few […]

Jackie Smith

September 29th, 2016

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The Secret Things – All The Way Down (Single Review)

The Secret Things – All The Way Down (Single Review)

The Secret Things is a new rock band on the scene that formed out of a friendship, with a common love for all things loud, trashy and rock’n roll. Cynthia Catania (vocals/guitar), Dan Nelles (drums) and Steve Giles (bass) have just that and the result is The Secret Things. They recently premiered their debut single and music video All The Way Down.     Right […]

Phoebe Kwan

September 28th, 2016

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Jack River – Highway Songs No. 2 (EP Review)

Jack River – Highway Songs No. 2 (EP Review)

You may not have heard of Jack River – aka Holly Rankin – but you will soon see big things from her. Rankin is releasing her debut EP, Highway Songs no. 2 on 7 October 2016. Produced and recorded by Rankin herself, the EP is a snapshot of who she is now. Amnplify had a chance to check it out and here’s what you can […]

Phoebe Kwan

September 23rd, 2016

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Cellar Darling – Challenge (Single Review)

Cellar Darling – Challenge (Single Review)

It’s been an anxious wait for fans of Merlin Sutter, Anna Murphy and Ivo Henzi. The former Eluveitie trio announced the inception of their new band, Cellar Darling, earlier this year. Instantly, the “heavy vs. not heavy” debate started raging on social media. Would the sound be anything like Eluveitie at all? Challenge proves that not everything is black or white, not even on the internet! .  . Personally, I couldn’t really care less […]

Martin Michea

September 23rd, 2016

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Deadspace – Gravity (EP Review)

Deadspace – Gravity (EP Review)

Gravity is the latest recording from Perth outfit Deadspace, and has just been released in the last week. Being the fourth offering from the five piece, this hardworking team has been busy since hitting the scene back in 2014 – already under their belts are two full length albums, as well as their debut EP. . . Continuing on a similar path, Gravity has the […]

Felicity

September 23rd, 2016

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The Hard Aches – I Freak Out (EP Review)

The Hard Aches – I Freak Out (EP Review)

Hope or complete and utter hopelessness? This EP from Adelaide indie rock n’ rollers The Hard Aches is a stellar release that ebbs and flows between these ideas over and over again. . . I Freak Out opens with a song about borderline alcoholism and panic attacks, this title track sets the EP up for a rollercoaster anthem for the heartbroken, depressed and hopeful. Straight from […]

Kye

September 23rd, 2016

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