• 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 Every year I seek to do something for Transgender Week of Awareness. Last year, I read off the list of those we knowingly lost in 2020. It was painful and gut-wrenching and I cried during and for days after. This year, I decided to do something more uplifting, because, while what I did last year was extremely important and it touched a lot of people, I don’t think my heart can bear to ever do anything like that again. If you’d like to see that video, here’s the link, but massive trigger warning for death and transphobic violence. It is extremely important [...]
  • Written by Espi Kvlt Ealdfeond – The Red Terror Neoclassical Black Metal from Wiltshire, ‎England Self-released on March 20, 2021 One look at the cover art for this album and you can guess that I was extremely excited to listen to it immediately. I saw the first song was titled “Strange Fruit,” and my eagerness grew even more, hoping it would be a cover of the incredible Billie Holiday song (which it was). This album goes on many different paths. Some of them work, some don’t, but all in all, I enjoyed the wild ride. This is the first work from this band I’ve ever heard, [...]

New 2021 Albums

2021

Westin’s Top Albums of 2021

Westin is a soon-to-be-graduated college student who has been listening to metal and punk for almost 15 years. They’ve been writing “professionally” for 5 years on various topics, and you can find them on Twitter […]

2021

Aki from Dreamwell EOTY List

Aki is a powerhouse in the underground music scene being in multiple stand out projects like Dreamwell, A Constant Knowledge Of Death and Vivid Illusion, all while heading her own audio studio with Nu House […]

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!” […]

Reviews Presented Randomly

2021

Album Review: Obvurt – “The Beginning” 8.2/10 (Brutal Death)

When thinking of genres that don’t really see much innovation, brutal death metal may be somewhere near the top of your list, and for good reason. I like brutal death metal, it’s a fine genre, but it’s not one that’s really adventurous. It’s gory, meat and potatoes, punishing death metal 99% of the time, which is fine, but it’s the bands that can think outside of that box that end up being memorable in the long run. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Katalepsy – Terra Mortuus Est 8 (Brutal Death)

Katalepsy is one of those bigger names that I never really listened to, so when I saw I had a promo for their newest record, I was excited to dig in! They started out as a slam band, and would later become a brutal death metal/groove metal band, which it turns out is a badass combination, cause this record fucking wrecks! […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Child Of Waste – “Hunger Made Man” 7.5/10 (Deathcore)

Deathcore is a very hit or miss genre, but when it hits, it hits hard. Some of my all time favorite metal records are of the deathcore genre. Chugcore is a pretty prominent underground core label that’s put out releases for some of the biggest modern names in the genre, like Shadow Of Intent, Vulvodynia, Within Destruction, and Acrania. I’ve decided to keep a closer eye on the label this year so I can get my core fill, and I’ve already found a gem! […]