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Even though rock and heavy music isn't as prevalent in the music charts today as it was in days gone by, there are still thousands of artists young and old still doing great things in the genre. Great rock and heavy albums are still being made and stadiums are still being filled by rock fans around the world. Yet I am amazed at how many fans of rock and heavy music have not heard of a lot of great artists within the scene. These artists deserve more exposure. The objective of Rockreviews.com.au is simple. To be a place where the rock fan can come and discover great new rock music, talk about music and also be updated on news and album releases from around the world. Please support these artists through buying their music and attending their gigs when they tour near you.
If you visit this website, you know the music will rock. Now there are all kinds of different genres of rock music. This website will endeavour to try and cover as many as we can, however with a focus on the hard rock (ie; Guns n Roses), modern rock (ie; Foo Fighters) and metal (ie; Black Sabbath). This website will not focus on one particular region. We will try and cover artists from around the globe. If it rocks, it belongs here.
This website was created and will be run by the hardwork and dedication of Anthony Parker and David North.
Both Anthony and David live in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.
You don't have to.
Every album ever made has hundreds, thousands, sometimes millions of different people with a million different views. The best way to create an opinion on any format of music, is to hear it, see it and feel it for yourself. Just because we say an album is great, does not guarantee that everyone who visits this site will agree with our opinion. We are fans of rock music. We do not think our opinion is worth more or less than any other music fan. We have no connection or affiliation with any band or record company, we are merely big fans of rock music and simply want to create awareness or more interest in the music we love. Anthony has been playing drums in bands for close to 20 years, while David has over 7000 CDs in his collection spanning all kinds of genres and all kinds of eras of music. Between us we have lived and breathed music all our lives, still attend gigs regularly and still love discovering new artists and albums by new and old bands. Between us we feel we have a good grasp on what makes a good album, however it is our opinion, not anyone else's. If our reviews or news pieces can help people discover new music that they love, then we feel the website is beneficial.
There is and has been so many great bands and artists in the rock and metal genre, it is extremely tough to name but a few. But below are some of our favourites to give you a guide on what has turned us on over the years:
First Album I Bought? Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil.
Best Gig I've Seen? Van Halen in Boston 2012 tied with Faith No More at Festival Hall 2010.
Favourite song? With Or Without You by U2
Favourite albums? Metallica - Master of Puppets, Guns'n'Roses - Appetite For Destruction, Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine, Skid Row - Slave To The Grind, Led Zeppelin - IV, Machine Head - Burn My Eyes, Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power, Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime.
Most underrated artists in rock and metal?
Angelus Apatrida, Backyard Babies, Butch Walker, The Butterfly Effect, Devin Townsend, Eclipse, Escape The Fate, Evergrey, Gotthard, Grinspoon, Gun, H.E.A.T, Harem Scarem, Havok, Jorn Lande, Keldian, Mr. Big, Mustasch, Needtobreathe, Orden Ogan, Paradise Lost, Pagan's Mind, Pretty Maids, Shotgun Messiah, Savatage, Symphony X, Tesla, The Tea Party, Toxic Holocaust, Within Temptation, plus hundreds and hundreds more artists...
First Album I Bought? Go easy on me, I was a kid... Meat Loaf: Bat out of Hell 2! On cassette haha
Best Gig I've Seen? Tool - Live at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl! Incredible.
Favourite song? Fear Of A Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree (146 plays on my iTunes play list!)
Favourite albums? Tool - Aenima, Faith No More - Album of the year, AFI - December Underground, Anberlin - New Surrender, Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare, Bellusira - Enigmatic, Blink 182 - the live album, Chevelle - Vena Sera, Cog - The New Normal, Dallas Crane - 24/7, End of Fashion - Self titled, Foo Fighters - The Colour & the Shape, Garbage - Self Titled, Guns'N'Roses - Appetite for Destruction, Incubus - Make Yourself, INXS - X, Karnivool - Themata, Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory, Little Birdy - Big Big Love / Hollywood, The Living End - Self Titled, Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar, Matchbox 20 - Self Titled, The Mars Volta - De-louised in the Comatorium, Metallica - Black album, My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade, Nirvana - Nevermind, No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom, Paramore - The Final Riot!, A Perfect Circle - Self Titled, The Preatures - Blue Planet Eyes, Primary - This is the Sound, QOTSA - Basically all albums (... like Clockwork is great though), RATM - Evil Empire, RHCP - One Hot Minute, Rise Against - End Game, Royal Blood - Self Titled, Sarah Blasko - The Overture & the Underscore, Slipknot - The Subliminal Verses, Sound Garden - Super Unknown, Spiderbait - Ivy & the Big Apples, Stereophonics - Language Sex Violence Other, Stone Temple Pilots - Thank You, The Super Jesus - Sumo, Taylor Swift - 1989 (no haters please!), Thursdays - War all the time, The Ting Tings - Sounds from Nowheresville, Undecane!!! (My old band), The Used - Self Titled, Veruca Salt - 8 Arms to Hold You, Washington - I Believe You Liar, The White Stripes - Elephant, 30 Seconds to Mars - A Beautiful Lie, 36 Crazy Fists - A Snow Capped Romance!
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