Compared to what was going on downunder 6 years ago, the australian scene hasn't unleashed any new good band in the last couple of years. Just compare the recent "split scene" comp. lp with the "AxHC" comp. 7" that came out 6 years ago and tell me I'm wrong. What's the point of my mumbling? Well, the only band that appeared in both comp., White Male Dumbinance (click here to read their interview I've previously posted) is finally back, after years of silence, with a split ep with england's SFO. Three new brilliant tunes of their uber-heavy powerviolence that alternates perfectly heavy slow parts with blast beats. Seriously, this guys can't do wrong. I know it's an obvious one, but the Arms Reach comparison is stronger than ever. And it's not only that both bands have Luke on vox. Musically WMD sounds like a modern version of Arms Reach. And if that's not enough, did you ever notice that both band respectively released a full ep, a split with an aussie band and one with an english band?
Sick-Fuckin-O is a new band featuring Lecky of Voorhees. The Infest reference explains perfectly what you should expect from'em. Nothing terrible of course but neither exciting. England hasn't unleashed anything interesting since 1988. Exacly, when everyone stopped playing their own stuff and started to emulate every new trend that came from across the ocean. Love the Poison Idea rip-off insert but c'mon, this ain't enough.