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The Broderick, Old Man Gloom & Converge – Billboard Venue

What better way to break the drought than with a gig review.

As much as I would’ve loved to have seen ‘Doom Riders’, making Nate feature in each of the bands on the bill. I gladly settled on ‘The Broderick’ who have been playing everywhere lately it seems. They wasted no time in assisting the crowd in kicking off the shackles of the working week and prepared everyone for a big night.

‘Old Man Gloom’ descended upon Melbourne and to be honest I was looking forward to this set more so than the main act. They played with ferocity and unleashed wall after wall of noise. The only problem was because they had a short set they weren’t able to delve into some of their longer tracks but everyone seemed to love their presence regardless.

‘Converge’ are no strangers to whipping crowds into a fury, with Jacob Bannon flying around the stage partaking in a one man death pit. They played a smattering of old and new stuff and just when you think they’ve played all their best songs they kick into another great track.

There was no better way I could think to celebrate post-valentines than to get sweaty and slightly bruised at a ‘Converge’ concert.


Haggatha – Haggatha IV

‘Haggatha’ unleashed the album ‘Haggatha IV’ upon an unsuspecting planet earth on the 27th of August 2012.

You know you’re in for a racket when the band sums themselves up as ‘First the Earth cooled. Then the dinosaurs came. Then HAGGATHA arrived and shit all over your mind.’

This band seems to have ties and influences in slow doom metal and speedier sludgecore, and instead of settling for one genre they have married the two together.

The closing song ‘Epoch’ delivers what it promises, clocking in at almost 18 minutes, it features some amazingly slow sludge and doom that will completely annihilate you audibly.

Moghul – selftitled

‘Moghul’ released their self-titled album on September the 1st, 2012. Even though this album only has 2 songs on it, each song is an absolute marathon.

‘Dead Empires’ starts out a bluesy heavy rock affair which turns nasty along the way. The change is slow as the guitars and drums get louder and more aggressive and the vocals turn from gravelly to abrasive.

‘Hidden Hand’ once again slowly wanders through different genres and styles, touching on psychedelic, desert, drone and stoner.

This album is probably best appreciated on vinyl while wearing flares but if thats not possible, it’ll still sound good.

NOÛS – Brûlure

‘NOÛS’ released their EP ‘Brûlure’ on the 10th of October 2012.

Slow, heavy and brutal, this EP sounds like it was pulled off Cthulu’s iPod.

‘Anéanti Cerveau’ starts out with slow distorted guitars and long drown out growls from the vocalist, building to complete chaos at around 4 minutes, then drowning out drums with more distorted guitars till the song ends.

These guys sum themselves up best with ‘Dark heavy low-end rumble, weighty drums, controlled dissonance with harsh guttural vocals and a dynamic shift with a repulse of cliché.’