Music Review: Slipknot, ‘We Are Not Your Kind’

I remember back in 2000 when I was getting drum lessons and a friend of mine lent me Slipknot's self-titled album. I was talking about KoRn and he said he'd 'moved on' to heavier music. I was naturally curious. When I got home and pressed play, I heard something unlike anything that I'd ever heard... Continue Reading →

Charles Wesley

  O, for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer's praise, the glories of my God and King, the triumphs of his grace! My gracious Master and my God, assist me to proclaim, to spread thro' all the earth abroad the honors of your name. Jesus! the name that charms our fears, that bids... Continue Reading →

Youtube Reco’s: Polyphonic

A recent discovery, Polyphonic, provides an interesting analysis into the way your favourite musicians play. The reviews go a little deeper than your typical reviews, even analysing beats and notating them for you. Enjoy.

Podcast Reco’s: Your Favourite Band Sucks

I got onto this podcast from an article in The Australian. Basically the hosts, Mark and Tyler, spew forth their strong opinions on history's most famous (or infamous) bands. Some of their arguments are quite convincing - their central point being to tear down your idols, and expose them as not as unique as you either remember... Continue Reading →

Some thoughts on Christian music

This following is something I wrote some time ago. I still feel the same way about much contemporary Christian musical worship, and will follow this up with a critique of a contemporary song. Enjoy! 1. It seems that when it comes to Christian sub-culture, criticising the worth of ‘Christian’ things is immensely controversial. For example,... Continue Reading →

Singing Scripture

“This knitting of song into our bodies is why memorization of Scripture through song is often so effective. Song soaks into the very core of our being, which is why music is an important constitutive element of our identity.” James K. A.  Smith

My Favourite Albums of 2017

2017 is weeks away from ending. Here are my favourite albums of the year (in no particular order). Please let me know what yours are! Queens of the Stone Age, Villains The lead single of Queens' new album Villains was 'The Way You Used To Do', a funky number with plenty of swagger. Although upbeat, it was kind of forgetful,... Continue Reading →

Prophets of Rage, QOTSA

Prophets of Rage, Prophets of Rage After several reunion shows in the late noughties, Rage Against the Machine went back into hibernation. Fans held their breath for new material but RATM were not to continue beyond their 3 amazing albums (and fun covers album, Renegades). The three remaining members in Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and... Continue Reading →

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