The latter song of which sees Utomo grappling with the enormity of cultural alienation, genocide and the capacity of the bystander to blindly participate. Released on: 2018-06-15 Auto-generated by YouTube. Ignoring the heaviness of previous songs, ‘Surrender‘opens with a slowly ebbing electronic pulse, before Utomo gives one of her most painful vocal performances, the sadness simply oozing out into your ears and hopefully into your soul. Probably. You must be registered and logged in to comment on this post. Lauren Hammel | Drums Surrender 6. Surrender Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The guitar builds, as Karina Utomo’s vocal joins in. Cooking Vinyl Australia.
10. It is without any hesitation the best thing High Tension have ever made. Contemporary examples of this have included (but are certainly not limited to) Have Heart’s final LP ‘Song’s To Scream At The Sun’, Touche Amore’s devastating ‘Stage Four’ and, more locally, Vices’ (RIP) ’Now That We Have Seen That I’m Responsible’. So it gives me great joy to be reviewing. Like a soft whisper in a thunderstorm. High Tension Purge. Purge 10. Visceral and beautiful, cutting deep and making sure you understand why. Rise.
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Thematically, the record also translates as a genuine exploration of rage and rebirth, a brutal purging of demons that’s resulted in not just High Tension’s strongest effort yet, but one of the year’s standout heavy records too. Veil 7. forgoes the hypnotic slow dirge of the previous songs for an all-out onslaught. Red White Shame Ramping up the speed, it threatens to make your head fall off from sheer ferocity. Ah man I liked this band as more of a heavy rock n roll band.
Ghost To Ghost 3. their third album and the one I think will take this band far beyond Australia and into the world. Ramping up the speed, it threatens to make your head fall off from sheer ferocity. ‘Red White Shame‘ opens the album with a subtle guitar chord. I did not realize that this is exactly what I needed in my life. Amazing. Nah, I’m just fucking with you.
Rise High Tension have announced their brutal new album Purge, out June 15 on Cooking Vinyl Australia. Purge is a crowning achievement in atmospheric heaviness. 7. n at this point should need no introduction. Jay deMers, Vigor Reconstruct: A Benefit For The Soroka Familyby Soroka Family Benefit, This wild 35-track all-metal benefit album features Mare Cognitum, Panopticon, and more reinventing songs by Tori Amos & others. David Fischer, The guitar work is perfect, the bass and drums hold it down and seriously bring it, while the vocal range is absolutely brilliant...OH YEAH, and it's HEAVY! 10 A brutal testament to hope. This wild 35-track all-metal benefit album features Mare Cognitum, Panopticon, and more reinventing songs by Tori Amos & others. Utomo’s vocals are once again the best part as she chokes you with her rage. Short and sweet, it features some impressive guitar work, while Utomo’s vocals eat you alive from the depths of sound spewing forth around her. Not a fan of the blackened hardcore stuff mate? If you like High Tension, you may also like: Time Will Die And Love Will Bury Itby Rolo Tomassi, supported by 18 fans who also own “Purge”, My first Rolo Tomassi experience, Time Will Die... is a gem buried underneath loads of mediocre releases trying to puzzle different styles together.
Purge is a crowning achievement in atmospheric heaviness. The Stench 8. 15 June, 2018.
More so than their previous work, ‘Purge’ feels like an authentic melting pot of heavy and outside influences; finally coming together in a way that, rather than seeming bizarre, is absolutely exhilarating. Recalling the urgency of bands like Converge can only ever be a good thing. Tommy Lee - 'Introducing A New Crüe With Andro', PREMIERE: Catch Melbourne's Disillusioned All Grown Up in New Single 'Living For This'. Utomo’s vocals are once again the best part as she chokes you with her rage. Purge is out Friday, June 15th via Cooking Vinyl Australia. 1. Probably. Despite this newfound sense of aggression, however, the catchy riff’s that made 2015’s ‘Bully’ so fascinating still rear their swampy heads here. High Tension – Purge Enchanting and a very rewarding listen.
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Mike Deslandes | Guitar Rating: 10/10 finds itself as the ultimate standout of the entire album. Jun 15, 2018 / WORDS Tim Byrnes / PHOTOS Tracey Lee Hayes / Throughout Purge, Utomo calls for her fellow Indonesians to resist the imposed silence and speak up about the past atrocities. Utomo and her cohorts crush you one final time, the menacing guitar work is a particular highlight, whilst the male vocal joining Utomo gives it a nice contrast. High Tension is an Australian extreme metal band from Melbourne, Victoria.Formed in 2012, the band's original line-up featured Karina Utomo and Ash Pegram from Young and Restless with Matt Weston from The Nation Blue and Damian Coward from Love Like...Electrocution. Pure rage and anger intensity, catharsis and hope. Zeal and Ardor return with a searing new EP that pushes past their gospel-metal hybrid and into darker terrain. There are few things more terrifying than a purge, an authoritarian bloodshed that whitewashes victims from the pages of history for the sake of ideology. The main guitar riff is not recommended for those with neck issues. The guitar work is perfect, the bass and drums hold it down and seriously bring it, while the vocal range is absolutely brilliant...OH YEAH, and it's HEAVY! Red White Shame 2. Definitely, one to watch in the pit, because it’s absolutely fucking crushing.
Follow up, ‘Ghost to Ghost‘ highlights their focus on atmospherics. At the midway point, the song downs fifty cans of Redbull and explodes – imagine Utomo suffocating you as she drags you down into depths of her hell. But perhaps the best moment of the record arrives with ‘Surrender’, a murky synth-anchored chapter of pure ambiance. The Legacy The Legacy 9. High Tension at this point should need no introduction. 4. Watch this space, because Purge is going to take High Tension far beyond Australia and straight into the big leagues of the heavy music world.. High Tension – Purge tracklisting. I did not realize that this is exactly what I needed in my life.
All set set against a scorching backdrop of brooding blackened hardcore. Because this band is honestly one of the best bands in Australia. Purge: High Tension: Amazon.es: Música Selecciona Tus Preferencias de Cookies Utilizamos cookies y herramientas similares para mejorar tu experiencia de compra, prestar nuestros servicios, entender cómo los utilizas para poder mejorarlos, y para mostrarte anuncios.
My personal favourite comes at the halfway point. cinimodairutsav, Holy shit. Probably. Bite The Leash (Burn)‘ and ‘Ghost To Ghost‘ break new, heavier ground for a band that showed glimpses of brutality among their earlier punk roots, with new(ish) guitarist Mike Deslandes providing scintillating leads that tear across the bloodcurdling shrieks and relentless percussion of drummer Lauren Hammel.
9. Limited Edition 12" Vinyl, pressed on a Blood Red & Gold LP. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. 2. Watch this space, because Purge is going to take High Tension far beyond Australia and straight into the big leagues of the heavy music world. Primarily here to make you cry and tell it how I see it.
‘The Stench’ throws in a bluesy run for every piercing vocal shriek, adding some vintage shine to the blisteringly heavy machinery on offer. If you heard Bully or you’ve had the pleasure of seeing one of their live shows. Bandcamp New & Notable Sep 4, 2020, supported by 16 fans who also own “Purge”, Visceral and beautiful, cutting deep and making sure you understand why. Facebook
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On High Tension’s third LP, ‘Purge’, the Melbourne band do just this; entering a worthy new addition to such a list of emotionally powerful and confronting records. Likewise, the album’s harrowing title track throw’s up a riff that sounds like a beefed-up version of Mastodon’s more recent output, bouncing beautifully off the blackened tremolo’s that roar over the rest of the piece. Written in response to front woman Karina Utomo’s feelings towards her home country of Indonesia – both it’s bloody history between 1965-1966, and her own experiences growing up in a country affected by inter-generational trauma – the ten tracks of ‘Purge’ explore some of the darkest parts of human nature.
Dynamically speaking, ‘Purge’ is for the better part a straight-shooting wall of hardcore noise.
Like a soft whisper in a thunderstorm. 6. The calm in the eye of the storm, ‘Surrender’ see’s Utomo pen some of her most vulnerable lyrics to date, delivered with an uneasy caution. Raul Monsalve's Afro-Venezuelan brew and Planet Battagon's drum crazy sounds. Ular On High Tension’s third LP, ‘Purge’, the Melbourne band do just this; entering a worthy new addition to such a list of emotionally powerful and confronting records. And it works! Very bipolar and moving in between both ends, Time Will Die... combines both the beautiful, yearning melodies and the screaming, swirling coma. Subsequently, ‘Veil‘ takes the theme of the previous track and ramps up the acoustics, recalling the ultimate white boy anthem ‘Wonderwall‘. It’s an impressive statement to open an album with. You get the picture. Heavy and beautiful. Bandcamp New & Notable Sep 9, 2020, Zeal and Ardor return with a searing new EP that pushes past their gospel-metal hybrid and into darker terrain. ‘Surrender’ is also the moment that the veil drops for High Tension, baring the themes of the record front and center; no-longer protected by the distorted walls of guitars or the rumbling bass. ‘Purge’ is out now via Cooking Vinyl Australia. Because this band is honestly one of the best bands in Australia. High Tension Purge ℗ 2018 High Tension. Definitely, one to watch in the pit, because it’s absolutely fucking crushing. Bite the Leash (Bu Musically, this is a welcome heavier change for the Melbourne outfit, placing High Tension at their most deadly in terms of songwriting, instrumentation, and performances. Purge by High Tension, released 16 June 2018 1. , Vigor Reconstruct: A Benefit For The Soroka Family. Does that sound bias? 5. The song is a sheer exercise in brutalising you as each element builds upon the hypnotic drumming of Lauren Hammel before crushing you to death in a smattering of atmospheric oppression. Enchanting and a very rewarding listen. Cooking Vinyl. High Tension: Purge. You know who they are. 95%. Red White Shame 2.
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High Tension are: Very bipolar and moving in between both ends, Time Will Die... combines both the beautiful, yearning melodies and the screaming, swirling coma. This song is the perfect endnote to a great album. These kinds of albums, as just three examples, use music as a captivating medium for their creators own struggles, desire’s and unsaid feelings. Fucking hail Satan! The album ends with ‘Rise‘ an all-encompassing song featuring all the highlights of the previous tracks. So it gives me great joy to be reviewing Purge their third album and the one I think will take this band far beyond Australia and into the world. The next track ‘Ular‘ forgoes the hypnotic slow dirge of the previous songs for an all-out onslaught. Probably. Under exclusive license to Cooking Vinyl Australia. Bite the Leash (Burn) Reviewed by Kaydan Howison. You know who they are. Ular 4. Pre-order here. 8.
Purge It is without any hesitation the best thing High Tension have ever made. Twitter Recalling the urgency of bands like Converge can only ever be a good thing.
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