Kill Your Stereo Reviews http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/ Punk, Hardcore, Metal, Alternative Music News, Interviews and Reviews! Kill Your Stereo Reviews http://www.killyourstereo.com/images/generic/kys.rss.image.jpg http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/ 100 112 Bateman - SMUT Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1654/bateman-smut/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1654/bateman-smut/ ‘SMUT’ is simply a good time. Grab a beer, press play and enjoy the reception. As the band’s Facebook genre description wisely states, “pure awesome”. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:44:25 +1000 My Chemical Romance - May Death Never Stop You Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1653/my-chemical-romance-may-death-never-stop-you/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1653/my-chemical-romance-may-death-never-stop-you/ While we doubt we have seen the end of them, My Chemical Romance truly were a great band. This compilation of mainly singles proves it. The band wrote good songs, they were diverse and clearly challenged themselves with each release and should be applauded for a quality career. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:58:07 +1000 New Empire - In A Breath Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1652/new-empire-in-a-breath/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1652/new-empire-in-a-breath/ Three albums in, New Empire have stepped things up in a big way on ‘In A Breath.’ Despite a couple of minor flaws, the album is an incredible piece of work that stands out above anything the band has ever released. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:24:26 +1000 Banner Pilot - Souvenir Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1651/banner-pilot-souvenir/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1651/banner-pilot-souvenir/ Ten years in and Banner Pilot have done something to refresh themselves, which has resulted in their finest work to date. 'Souvenir' pays its homage and attempts something new, all in the same, short, envisioned breath. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:34:30 +1000 Aveira Skies - The Rise of a New Breed Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1649/aveira-skies-the-rise-of-a-new-breed/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1649/aveira-skies-the-rise-of-a-new-breed/ 'The Rise of a New Breed' is a standout for debut for local boys Aveira Skies. It's heavy with hints of melody at all the right times. Averia Skies show playing and song-writing well beyond their years with this release, something other local bands should be scared of in this competitive world. They prove that handwork really does pays off and for that they need to be rewarded. But it sadly cannot be ignored that there is repetition to be found on 'The Rise of a New Breed'. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:46:04 +1000 Calling All Cars - Raise The People Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1648/calling-all-cars-raise-the-people/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1648/calling-all-cars-raise-the-people/ Calling All Cars have changed things up in quite a big way on 'Raise The People'. But, by doing so have found a more unique sound, which will certainly set them apart from the other rock acts this country has to offer. There is also a little more mainstream appeal to these tracks, in a good way, so onward and upward. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:41:08 +1000 Hands Of Hope - Hands Of Hope Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1647/hands-of-hope-hands-of-hope/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1647/hands-of-hope-hands-of-hope/ This six track EP is a great start for these Melbourne bred boys. Things rarely stagnate, and at times, there are some real personal touches to it, especially lyrically. Hands Of Hope really do have all the makings of a great band, however, they're a small fish in a big sea right now. It is hard to step out from the crowd these days without alienating and confusing audiences, but Hands Of Hope now have a great debut release under their belts and it's got the power to set them up for the big leagues. Hopefully the only way from here will be up. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:30:36 +1000 For The Fallen Dreams - Heavy Hearts Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1646/for-the-fallen-dreams-heavy-hearts/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1646/for-the-fallen-dreams-heavy-hearts/ With Chad Ruhlig back on vocal duties, 'Heavy Hearts' is basically For The Fallen Dreams doing a complete full circle and coming right back to the sound and feel of their debut album. The full-length isn't quite as good as 'Changes', or even its follow-up release, 'Relentless'. With that being said though, it will still please most die-hard fans and appease those that felt the band lost their way on their last two releases. This album proves that the band are still relevant today and that they are just as tight, as strong and as good as they ever were.   Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:19:56 +1000 Ball Park Music - Puddinghead Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1645/ball-park-music-puddinghead/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1645/ball-park-music-puddinghead/ 'Puddinghead' is a fantastic release that has seen Ball Park Music step outside of the box to produce some absolutely wonderful indie rock tracks. BPM are one of the strongest acts in Australian music at the moment, and ‘Puddinghead’ is by no small measure the strongest thing that they’ve released throughout their entire career so far. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:18:44 +1000 Donovan Wolfington - Scary Stories You Tell In The Dark Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1644/donovan-wolfington-scary-stories-you-tell-in-the-dark/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1644/donovan-wolfington-scary-stories-you-tell-in-the-dark/ The rebellious and volatile nature of Scary Stories... works only as well as Donovan Wolfington can pull them off. And, as if it is even a question, they do. The tracks ‘fuck you’ to stickler rules and pretty genre boundaries proves to be their best driver, and, like they’re daring you right them off as ‘too out-there,’ Scary Stories will not be what you expected, but will also be exactly what you wanted. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:10:57 +1000 Manchester Orchestra - Cope Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1643/manchester-orchestra-cope/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1643/manchester-orchestra-cope/ There is an enormous amount of pressure on a band as hyped up as Manchester Orchestra to fulfill expectations entirely out of their control - the kind of pressure that is unfathomable to us mere mortals. It is always the nature of a band, finding themselves suddenly successful after the release of a particularly ground breaking record, to struggle with finding solid ground on the supplementary release. This being the case for Cope might make some fans second-guess Manchester Orchestra, but given time, Cope could be a record that grows on you. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:54:59 +1000 Emmure - Eternal Enemies Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1629/emmure-eternal-enemies/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1629/emmure-eternal-enemies/ 'Eternal Enemies', much like it's predecessor, 'Slave To The Game', is an intense album, but unlike before, there are a few really poor exceptions to the rule. Fifteen tracks is also a little bit excessive at times, but the good far, far outweighs the odd, ridiculously stupid hiccup. This is not the album of the year as the band claimed, but it's still pretty good in it's own right. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 19:32:00 +1000 Fireworks - Oh, Common Life Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1642/fireworks-oh-common-life/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1642/fireworks-oh-common-life/ You’ve never really been able to lump Fireworks in with the rest of the crowd when it comes to the pop punk scene, but with ‘Oh, Common Life,’ they still manage to blow expectations out of the water. Yes, it’s still pretty early to make this claim, but it wouldn’t be particularly surprising to see ‘Oh, Common Life’ at the top of many Album of the Year lists come the end of 2014. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:25:58 +1100 The Used - Imaginary Enemy Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1636/the-used-imaginary-enemy/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1636/the-used-imaginary-enemy/ Don't be fooled, this isn't The Used. The Used would never write funk and meaty inspired rock tracks that get you moving in a way that doesn't involve two-step and moshing. They would never craft these sonically-soaring and melodically beautiful pop-infused songs that infect your ears, heart and head. Although, 'Imaginary Enemies' isn't all shine and fine with its few shortcomings, it is still a genuinely great album, worthy of your time, money and praise. We won't say it one more time: this is not The Used. This is THE-MOTHERFUCKING-USED! Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:39:00 +1100 All The Colours - All The Colours Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1641/all-the-colours-all-the-colours/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1641/all-the-colours-all-the-colours/ All The Colours are all class. They are doing something that no one else is doing at the moment and they are doing it well. Enjoy this record but by all means, do yourself a favour and see their live show also. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:09:46 +1100 Thorns - From Tears to Glory Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1640/thorns-from-tears-to-glory/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1640/thorns-from-tears-to-glory/ ‘From Tears to Glory’ sees Thorns at their best and without doubt their most distinct. Evolving into a far more engaging, multi-headed behemoth while retaining the raw power that’s become their trademark, the album serves as both a satisfying new release for longtime fans as well as an incredibly solid introduction for newcomers. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:43:53 +1100 Hundredth - Resist Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1639/hundredth-resist/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1639/hundredth-resist/ Much like 2013's 'Revolt', this new EP is a hard hitting, punchy hardcore release, but it's been infused with a bit more melody this time round. With 'Resist', it's blatantly apparent to see why Hundredth are so highly revered by scene newcomers, their fans and peers alike. This will do nicely to fill in time until the band's next full-length album comes along. Which hopefully, will be really fucking soon! Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:38:20 +1100 New Vegas - Post Tenebras Spero Lucem Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1638/new-vegas-post-tenebras-spero-lucem/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1638/new-vegas-post-tenebras-spero-lucem/ While certainly not the best EP out there at the moment, you could also do a lot worse than to give this one a listen. When it works it really works, and when it doesn't it's still totally listenable. If you're looking for a short burst of aggression then this will probably do the trick. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 20:03:01 +1100 Demon Hunter - Extremist Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1637/demon-hunter-extremist/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1637/demon-hunter-extremist/ Perhaps a less than fitting title considering the material, 'Extremist' is a very solid and diverse album with something for everyone. Whether you're a hardcore Demon Hunter fan or a total newcomer anyone can find something to like here, whether it's the infectious choruses, the bitchin' solos or the sombre ballads. At times the songs feel like they start to drag a little, but there's almost always a complete shift in dynamic just around the corner to keep the momentum going. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:23:06 +1100 Me in a Million - Still in the Balance Review http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1635/me-in-a-million-still-in-the-balance/ http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1635/me-in-a-million-still-in-the-balance/ This album will leave you with a lot of questions. "Why did I listen to this crap?" "Can I get those thrifty-five minutes back?" "Why is Cameron Mizell, the producer, doing guest vocals. Get back in the control room you!" And "Are they serious?" Me in a Million prove that the metalcore isn't dead; it's just slowly dying and withering away to a speck of dust that will have no value, worth or integrity by 2016. 'Still in the Balance' has as much depth and originality as a bowl of soup from McDonalds. McDonalds don't serve soup. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:13:49 +1100