Review: Faz Waltz – ‘Back On Mondo’

(Out Now) By Alle Royal  One more look at the black and white cover and the three mad scientists messing about a fuming pipe, and I’m there, imagining those fumes like an impending explosion of technicolor glam sounds that can be found in the grooves of  “Back On Mondo”, the third full length outing from…

Review: The Mercy Kills – ‘Happy To Kill You’

‘Happy To Kill You’OUT NOW By Alle Royale It’s not long ago that I talked on these pages about Melbourne’s finest, Mammoth Mammoth, and now another Australian export kicks and jumps to my attention; The Mercy Kills is a half male-half female distortion fuelled quartet, with the proper looks of a teenager’s poster dream, but no…

Review: Julian Lennon – ‘Everything Changes’

‘Everything Changes’Out Now By Ken Michaels Julian Lennon’s latest album “Everything Changes’” is  a treasure to behold.  While I usually refrain from making comparisons in an artist’s body of work, somehow I don’t mind calling this Julian’s finest album. Imagine if you’re an artist and you took all the time you need to painstakingly make sure…

Review: Mark Knopfler – Privateering

Mark Knopfler -‘Privateering’ Out Now By Alle Royale Mention Mark Knopfler to almost anybody in their forties or fifties, and most probably their memories will fly back to flashy coloured jackets, sweatbands, money for nothing and chicks for free. In truth, Mark did end the highly successful Dire Straits saga, some twenty years ago, and move…

Review: Mammoth Mammoth – Volume III – Hell’s Likely

By Alle Royale The underground is in turmoil, the earth is shaking and spitting smokes and fire from its wounds, prehistoric creatures rise again from the ruins of corporate palaces; as we move towards the future, we step back in time. The valleys of stones eternal, they echo the heavy steps of the newborn child of…

Review: Purson – ‘The Circle & The Blue Door’

By Alle Royale For the few who still don’t know, Rise Above is a British record label, propriety of Lee Dorrian of Cathedral. In the last twenty years Rise Above has been raising its profile to the point of becoming a real beacon for anything doom, hard and progressive coming from the underground scene. The quality…