• Here’s a list of Bandcamp albums that are Name Your Own Price (free). It’s encouraged to support the bands if possible but I know it’s not possible for all of us. If you want one added comment below and I’ll check it out. If you encounter any that are no longer free then comment below! If you every see nazi shit posted here or anywhere on Noob Heavy, I didn’t know and you can email me at noobheavyau@gmail.com to remove that trash. The 2020 Free Band Camp Wiki is still up and will stay up. […]

  • These are visual artists who sell band merch designs on IG or are open for commission. They vary in price and style but there should be something for every level of band here. All Links go to Instagram or their official website or their FB (If no IG) (clicking photos works) If they put contact links in their bio then go there rather than DM. Try to have realistic expectations including budget. If you want to be included just email me with an example work to noobheavyau@gmail.com […]

Join The Kvlt by Espi Kvlt

  • Written by: Espi Kvlt Gråt Strigoi – Communion of the NamelessRed & Anarchist Black Metal from Glasgow, UKReleased on June 12, 20219.5/10 Gråt Strigoi is a band I’ve been extremely into since they dropped their debut album, Alt Dette Har Skjedd Før, Alt Dette Vil Skje Igjen, on Realm & Ritual records which I snatched up right away. Each of their full-length albums since has followed a similar formula (and I mean that as a compliment), wherein the first song lulls you in with an atmospheric track that tells you what is to be expected for the album, and you are then taken on a journey [...]
  • Tumultuous Ruin has been on my radar as one to watch for a bit now. After the powerful single that was “Trigger Resistance” and the first demo, I was looking forward to seeing what this one-man powerhouse would bring us next. Demo II went above and beyond my expectations, outshining the previous work (which was already fantastic) and showing what a force of nature this band is. I have no doubt that when they drop their first full-length, it will be an instant hit in the black metal community. […]

New 2021 Albums

2021

Album Review: Ruin – “Spread Plague Death” 8.2 (Death Metal)

The new wave of OSDM revival has been good all around in my opinion. Of course you have the all stars like Tomb Mold and Blood Incantation who are killing it, but if you dig just a little deeper, there’s a subset of bands who are grinding out this ultra esoteric, authentic brand of OSDM, type of shit where you could tell me it came out in ’89 and I’d believe you, that’s what you really want to look for. What we’re also seeing a lot of is actual OSDM bands from the early 90s coming back from the dead to unleash ungodly amounts of brutality, such is the case with California’s Ruin. […]

2021

Album Review: Fawn Limbs – “Darwin Falls” 8.4 (Mathcore)

Interesting genre mashups are kind of my thing, so like, imagine my excitement jumping into a blackened mathcore album with dark ambient soundscapes, spoken word, and dark jazz??? Knowing that much, I was already invested in whatever this album had to throw at me, but nothing could’ve prepared me for the well of infinite darkness confined within the walls of this LP. If, after reading this review, if you decide to give this album a shot, you are in for a wild ride my friends. […]

Australian Metal

2021

Album Review: Beleth – “Silent Genesis” 5.5/10 (Death/Groove)

During the death metal renaissance that’s been happening over the last couple of years it feels like a few other related styles have all but fallen by the wayside. Groove metal is one of these, with releases hitting here and there but all being overshadowed by a particularly strong stretch for the big brother subgenre. Maybe that’s due to a lack of notable new blood, or the fact that the titans of groove metal are all in their senior years in the scene now […]

2021

Album Review: Dr Colossus – “I’m a Stupid Moron With an Ugly Face and A Big Butt and my Butt Smells and I Like to Kiss My Own Butt” 9/10 (Stoner Doom)

This is a big one for me, Dr Colossus have been my favorite Australian band since flooring me with The Dank in 2018. They combined good old Aussie stoner rock and stories told using The Simpsons. Fans of the show will have unlimited fun picking apart the references, I know I did with The Dank when I reviewed it. For this one, I’ll let the readers discover them for themselves since the band was cool enough to get me such an early listen of the album. Dr Colossus are back with a new LP, new merch and an Australian tour! […]

2021

Album Review: Feculent – “The Grotesque Arena” 8/10 (Death Metal)

Releasing on March 19, The Grotesque Arena is the debut album from Brisbane’s own Feculent, one of a number of fantastic bands to come recently out of Australia. This could almost be called a supergroup, if that term meant anything these days, as it features a whole slew of great musicians that you might know from other bands: Matthew Budge of Resin Tomb, Siberian Hell Sounds, and Consumed on vocals, Kaleb Doherty of thrashers Idle Ruin on guitar, Jim Dandy of Descent on bass, and master-of-all-trades Brendan Auld on drums. Auld is the mastermind behind grimy one-man project Snorlax, which put one of 2020’s most underrated death metal records, as well as a member of Resin Tomb, Siberian Hell Sounds, Consumed, and Necroseptic. He also does the production and mixing here for Feculent. Needless to say, this lineup is stacked, and boy does the music reflect that. […]

2021

Album Review: Spire – “Temple Of Kronos” 8.5/10 (Avant Garde)

Last year I started following the Sentient Ruin Laboratories record label on social media. Fast forward to February of 2021 and they are just promoting the hell out of this new album from a band of which I had never heard. That band is the Australian duo Spire and the album is TEMPLE OF KHRONOS. Having enjoyed previous bands from this label like Shaidar Logoth and Novae Militiae, I FINALLY, almost reluctantly was like “Alright, fine. I’ll give it a listen. Stop taking up my Facebook feed, goddamnit!” […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Khan – “Monsoons” 8/10 (Stoner/Prog)

Here I am, fumbling through the digital ether of Spotify again. Another day at work, another familiar album, another podcast. Tap, skip, scroll, skip, scroll. Then my little eye spies a dreary sky, with, wait, what is that? A melting planet amongst the clouds? Yup, sign me up. Tap. I’m instantly rewarded with a rubbery, chubby bass line sliding around under a shuffling drum groove. You got me guys. In chimes the guitar. I’ve found a chill place to let my mind float off through the planetary clouds while the rest of me does whatever earthly chores I’m stuck with. […]

Reviews Presented Randomly

2021

Album Review: Sallow Moth – “Stasis Cocoon” 8.8 (Death Metal)

With major thematic influences cited as Hellraiser and Magic The Gathering, I knew I was in for a ride going into this album, and I was, but it wasn’t quite the ride I was expecting. With a list of influences like that, paired with the album cover and a deep conceptual core, I was expecting a new age slice of hyper-technical wankery, which is something I dig so I was on board. Now, imagine my surprise when I throw this thing on to find thick, concrete motherfucking caveman riffs! That, my friends, is just the tip of the iceberg too […]

2019 Albums

Album Review: Hellripper – Black Arts & Alchemy EP 9 (Speed Metal)

At this point I’m covering so many one man bands and it’s crazy the level of quality an individual can put out now. This guy has a bit of a history having released a slew of recordings over the past few years, a lot of which are well received. He’s clearly onto something. I’ll definitely be going back to check out the LP which holds a whopping 89% at the Metallum. This has 91% with less reviewers. Just for context, most of the time fully fledged and veteran bands get worse scores than this every day. There’s plenty of blackened speed metal here with zero compromise to the sound or intensity. Definitely check this one out. […]

2021

Album Review: Lorna Shore – “…And I Return To Nothingness” 8 (Deathcore)

Man, my history with this band is dicey to say the least. I never thought their first vocalist Tom Barber was a good fit for them (despite him being directly responsible for the only good Chelsea Grin record) and I always found the instrumentals to be decent enough but fairly rudimentary. In 2018, Tom Barber left Lorna Shore and was replaced by CJ McCreery. I was previously a fan of CJ’s, so you’d think this could be where things turn around for them, right? Wrong. Literal weeks before the release of their album Immortal in early 2020, it was revealed that CJ was a scumbag predator. He was immediately kicked from the band, but myself and many others boycotted the record to avoid giving CJ proceeds. It was undoubtedly rough for the rest of the band, seeing all of their hard work soiled by some disgusting chode. […]

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