Monthly Archives: July 2015

ARKIVE w/ Of Stolen Moments & Behold The Defiant @ NEXT! July 2015

Self Acceptance According to Shepard (1979), self-acceptance is an individual’s satisfaction or happiness with himself, and is thought to be necessary for good mental health. Self-acceptance involves self-understanding, a realistic, albeit subjective, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses. It results … Continue reading

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APHEX TWIN – COMPUTER CONTROLLED ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS PT2 (EP REVIEW)

The latest release from Richard D James aka Aphex Twin sees him take on a more organic approach. Of course his signature style is still in tact and his style is not wildly different to previous releases but you can … Continue reading

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NORTHLANE – NODE (ALBUM REVIEW)

Northlane’s new album is very much a slow grower. Yes the breakdowns aren’t as prominent or obvious as their previous two albums but the intricate layering, tight songwriting and thought-provoking lyrical material more than makes up for this. New vocalist … Continue reading

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LEFT FOR WOLVES w/ Driven To The Verge & Nemoya @ NEXT! July 2015

Andy Sachs: I don’t know what else I can do because if I do something right, it’s unacknowledged. She doesn’t even say thank you. But if I do something wrong, she’s vicious. Nigel: So quit. I can get another girl … Continue reading

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HOLLOW WORLD – THE WRATH KEPT WITHIN (EP REVIEW)

I’ve been supporting this local melodic death metal band for nearly two years now. After releasing their debut EP “Beneath The Frozen Sky”, Karl Stellar decided to step down as the band’s vocalist to concentrate on his role as a … Continue reading

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OCEAN GROVE w/ Void of Vision, Devastator & Pridelands @ Ding Dong Lounge, July 2015

Yesterday I had another coffee date with my good friend Amy. This time I thought I’d travel down her way to Nunawading. I’ve driven through this area several times over the years to get to gigs out in the Ringwood/Lilydale … Continue reading

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ALPHA WOLF w/ At Fates & Hands of Hope @ NEXT! July 2015

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets it name from one of its core messages: to accept what is out of your personal control, while committing to action that will improve your quality of life. This week’s … Continue reading

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