published September 2010

Bury The Archive - A Knife In The Back Never Felt So Good (Self Released)

This five-piece band from Bristol, UK are ready to tear it up wherever they can. This EP is clean, well-produced and ready to kick your ass.

Bury The Archive come storming onto the metal-core scene with their debut EP A Knife In The Back Never Felt So Good.

Abigail Williams - In The Absence Of Light (Candlelight/Earsplit)

I've heard it said that Abigail Williams are playing below par on this album, that the similarities between them and other bands are too prominent. To that I say 'Fuck Off'!
Release Date: 
27 Sep 2010 - 8:30am

Having now decided that they are definitely all about symphonic black metal, Abigail Williams are back with their second full length album. The sound on In The Absenc

Metallica Maul Melbourne (As Seen From The Photo Pit)

Combining this frenzy with Metallica’s bombastic appearance on stage made for a powerful jolt to the senses. For a minute, I forgot why I was there – so overwhelmed I was by the band before me. Last time I saw them was in the 80s on the ‘And Justice For All’ tour; and now, here I was, in the pit, feeling James Hetfield’s stare cut right through me.

It proved to be an amazing array of anxiousness and raw emotion today.

Gallery: Metallica, Fear Factory, The Sword Live @ Rod Laver Arena (Melbourne, Australia), 15 Sept 2010

Combining this frenzy with Metallica’s bombastic appearance on stage made for a powerful jolt to the senses. For a minute, I forgot why I was there – so overwhelmed I was by the band before me. Last time I saw them was in the 80s on the ‘And Justice For All’ tour; and now, here I was, in the pit, feeling James Hetfield’s stare cut right through me.

Disturbed - Asylum (Warner Music)

What! Disturbed aren't Metal as Fuck! But if it's on Metal as Fuck, isn't it Metal as Fuck by definition? Oh, this Aristotelian way of thinking is so confusing!

Okay – if you’re reading this you’re probably here to scoff and piss all over my metal credentials for writing this review.

Gojira, Lost Soul & Masachist @ Loch Ness (Krakow) 26 Aug 2010

The French enviro-metallers end three years of touring The Way of All Flesh with a bang in Krakow, making a particular Australian MAF contributor very happy.

Full disclosure up front: I am a massive Gojira nerd. I’ve been wanting to see them live ever since I picked up a copy of The Link around four years ago.