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So this afternoon I was making coffee, listening to Triple J on the radio and I heard these whopping fat sounds suddenly spill out of the speakers. It had huge foot stomping material and a seriously metal guitar riff.

This sound is called ‘Retribution’, by Daybreak.

A new band to the scene and not to mention that they’re a group of 15 and 16 year old high school students from Perth! The youthful lads have put together an exceptional blend of metal and hardcore rhythm, and are in the running to win Triple J’s Unearthed High competition.

The vocals on this track are black to the bone. Low and charmingly resonant, combined with a good amount of texture, Shaun Cox’s voice establishes a depth that darkens as the song progresses.

A commendable job on well-written lyrics that are based around Christopher Nolan’s, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Pleasing both Batman and music fans alike.

Love the bass tone on this one. Heavy as you would expect but not just your usual everyday type of heavy. I’m talking a unique sound that catches your attention immediately. Which is a valuable attribute when surrounded by the heavily populated crowd of metal music.

Some adequate guitar work combined with a surprisingly sweet guitar sweep throughout the chorus fills out the track, and kind of glues everything all together nicely.

The only thing, and yes although I am a fan of the boys work, the only thing that raised a little red flag in my eardrums was in fact the drums. Not against Sam Warren’s playing ability in the slightest (your awesome dude)! But only in the matter of computer generated drum recordings. Recording acoustic drums can be a challenging task that not everybody has the time, money, or equipment to fully benefit from.

A respectable two thumbs up all round. Wishing Daybreak every luck in the Unearthed High competition. 


REVIEWED BY: Stella Nullmeyers

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Fantoft Stave Church

Known all over the world for its crazy architecture, Fantoft is one of this stave churches built around year 1000 all around Norway when Christians first arrived on this pagan field… This particular churches made of wood have been exposed to many controversial stories in the 90’s and this one in particular. When the Black Metal music was created in Norway, many of the protagonists raised against Christianity and were claiming for a return to Paganism. On the 6th of june 1992, Varg Vikernes, founder of Black Metal band Burzum, set fire to Fantoft’s church. According to Varg Vikernes, “the church was burned as an act of retaliation against Christianity for placing a church on sacred Pagan grounds”. He was the first to attempt this kind of crime and has been followed by many all around Norway. From 1200 Stave Churches built in the middle age, only 31 are still standing on the Norwegian field. On the 31 churches, 9 have been the target of arsons more or less connected to the Norwegian Black Metal scene. They say Fantoft stave church is one of the scariest in Norway due to his facade and the location. Built on a small hill, surrounded by a massive forest you hardly see it until you get super close to it… Since I am young, I’ve always been interested in the Norwegian Black Metal culture. Visiting it with knowing all what happened there was a great experience even more when you consider I did it under a foggy and rainy day. This church has for sure something special and the place is just mystic…

(via advocator-ov-mansgenocide)