I love most forms of guitar and electronic underground and alternative music, from headbanging, fist pumping fiddly diddly heavy metal to boot stomping, hell raisin' cold hearted EBM and industrial music.

I also love blogging (links are above) about this favourite thing of mine.

However, feel free to make me a reasonable offer on any item in my collection.

I am also interested in trading/swapping, especially items on for sale list. Feel free to get in touch if you want to trade. I am particularly interested in trading in the following genres:

* Traditional heavy metal, especially anything from Iron Maiden.
* Black metal
* Clubby EBM / industrial from the last 20 years
* Ballsy and melodic (but not totally cheesy) party gabber / hardcore.

Serious and legitimate offers only please. I am based in Australia.

My rating system (I'm quite lenient ya know).
5 = Excellent. Fantastic. Awesome. Must have.
4 = Very good. Very well worth having.
3 = Not bad. Nothing spectacular but not crap.
2 = Not right. Not particularly good.
1 = Awful. Stay away.
Recent Activity
posted a review of OgO - Playground. over 6 years ago
Wrong artist. Ogo is a Mexican EBM / industrial artist. OgO is a differnet artist.
posted a review of Razed In Black - Oh My Goth!. over 9 years ago
Fairly ordinary and unimaginative remixes of an otherwise popular goth/industrial dance hit that inevitably got played to death.
The NIN 'Sin' cover is probably the highlight here. Ironically enough it's the strongest track even though it too is a piece ... See full review
posted a review of TortureTekk - Revelling In Perversion. over 9 years ago
Unintentionally hillarious (or is it?) effort at veyr gothy sounding duff duff, made no less humorous by the fact that the out of key girl vocals (which are unmissable on just about every track) are clearly sung by someone who clearly shouldn't be ... See full review
posted a review of No Artist - Super Bikes Vol 2. over 11 years ago
How do you comment about a release that consists entirely of motorbike engine sounds? It's not exactly something you'd put on your stereo for the long drive home through peak hour traffic (unless you want to fool passers by that there's something BIG ... See full review
posted a review of The New Peculiars - The 'Futurismo' EP. over 11 years ago
A strange record, making it particularly difficult to describe (who was it that said something along the lines that writing about music is like dancing to architecture, or some such). So here goes...
The sound is cacophonous, screachy, chaotic and ... See full review
posted a review of Gospel Of The Horns - Monuments Of Impurity. over 11 years ago
Averag so-so old school sounding release that invokes the words primitive, barbaric and clichéd, though that’s not necessarily a bad thing with this kind of music…
A1 is the highlight. Thin drums (you can barely hear the snares) which somehow give it a ... See full review
posted a review of Bros - Drop The Boy. over 11 years ago
Unimaginably annoying and yet insidiously catchy remnant from the 80s.
Listening to this retrospectively – at an extremely young age, “Drop The Boy” was one of the first pieces of music I ever got into that was not actual children’s music – I was struck ... See full review
posted a review of Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child (Wild One). over 11 years ago
How do you judge an all time classic? There's no denying that "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" is one of those fantastic tracks that will always be cooler than so much of the bollocks that emerged from the eighties.
Even so, although we are talking about ... See full review
posted a review of :wumpscut: - The Mesner Tracks. over 11 years ago
Nice collection of excellent early to mids 90s tracks.
Or so I imagine. While some of this material has not dated all that well I have no doubt whatsoever that it kicked some super sinister butt when it first came out. For that reason, "enjoying" this ... See full review
posted a review of Destroyer 666* - Violence Is The Prince Of This World. over 11 years ago
Funny how a release once deemed incredible in one's youth can be looked back upon with modest disdain.
This release features one track worth listening to (and one track only - the lyrics are even included on the back cover) - "The Eternal Glory Of War". ... See full review
posted a review of :wumpscut: - Born Again. over 11 years ago
The thing about full length remix albums is that they are often miss and rarely hit. While I wouldn't say that this release is a filler compilation, I felt that it didn't have anything overly spectacular going for it.
There's nothing exceedingly crap ... See full review
posted a review of Various - 80's New Wave Hits Vol. 10. over 11 years ago
I really did wonder why on earth anyone would bother purchasing a four track 80s twelve inches re-press when are more second hand 80s "best of" compilations on this planet than anyone could possibly imagine. Then one night (after I had just started to ... See full review
posted a review of Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear. over 11 years ago
I had the privilege of "inheriting" some records from my uncle's 500+ piece 70's record collection and STRATOSFEAR was one of them. I wasn't even born when this was released but I enjoy this a lot - not knowing all that much about electronic music from ... See full review
posted a review of New Wave Hits. over 11 years ago
Unofficial release indeed! I really like these records, I own three of them but they are clouded in dodgeyness.
For starters, the packaging and artwork is of varying quality. On one of them the print around the spindle has been badly folded - weather ... See full review
posted a review of C/A/T - The Prisoner. over 12 years ago
I was given a copy of this as a free promo. What I mean by that is that it's not a genre I would have knowingly pursued?
And you know what?
This totally blew my mind.
As we all know, samples are a staple of industrially orientated music. ... See full review
posted a review of Blood Duster - D.F.F.. over 12 years ago
Bllood Duster - always taking the piss and a (turd encrusted blood spewing semen stained) laugh a minute, which is probably the average track duration.
This release is also better know for featuring (as per the sticker) "the song in that reflex ... See full review
posted a review of Anthrax - Stomp 442. over 12 years ago
What can you say about Anthrax that hasn't been said already?
Quite a lot actually, which is a good thing owin to the way they keep progressing.
Stomp 442 is nothing like the instantly head bang inducing speed and thrash metal from the eighties. ... See full review
posted a review of Emperor (2) - In The Nightside Eclipse. over 12 years ago
I don't think there will ever be unanimous agreement on the standard of this album. One camp argues that the production is weak and all over the place, particularly with the vocals, while the other says that for a release that fell under the black metal ... See full review
posted a review of Anatomy - Where Angels Die. over 12 years ago
"Where Angels Die" - the name says it all. This is Australian black metal at it's most... well, at it's most Australian.
Seriously though. While there's a distinct lack of grim nekro northern moon death krieg wolf fog war themes, there's not on this ... See full review
posted a review of Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet. over 12 years ago
Regardless of how reviled Andrew W. K. is by so many people (especially metal heads) this release has to be one the most energetic things ever. Step aside all ye purists and behold - an album that unashamedly boasts every track at under four minutes; a ... See full review
posted a review of 1000 Homo DJs - Supernaut. over 12 years ago
An oldie but a classic goodie. "Supernaut" is one of the stompiest industrial rock anthems I've ever heard. Hard to believe this got released in 1990 and it still gets played very regularly.
Much lesser known are the other three and less club friendly ... See full review
posted a review of Anenzephalia - Anenzephalia. over 12 years ago
I debated on wether or not to comment on this. This aint my style (when I bought it anyway) and is one of the very few releases I simply could not bring myself to listen to in full.
But I might as well be talking about country or western. So here is a ... See full review
posted a review of :wumpscut: - Evoke. over 12 years ago
I tried so very very hard to properly get into this one but to no avail. Perhaps I'm spoiled because of Rudy's brilliant material from the past. After all, it's a well known fact that aggro artists - if they last that long - tend to mellow out in ... See full review
posted a review of Grendel - Soilbleed. over 12 years ago
I've said it before and I've said it again - I love a good EP. For many people, listening to music involves an attention starved mindset and a computer dependent format. It is my deeply held belief that first rate full length albums are becoming somewhat ... See full review
posted a review of Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son. over 12 years ago
Like all Iron Maiden albums, this may or may not be your all time favourite. This is because every fan sees it just a little bit differently, and happened to get into them at a different time.
When the original to this was released it pissed off a lot ... See full review
posted a review of Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast. over 12 years ago
What can be said about this album that hasn't been said already? This is one of the all time classic metal - or NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) if you want to get picky about it - releases.
Pretty much every song on this one is an unashamedly ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The Blackest Album - An Industrial Tribute To Metallica. over 12 years ago
I have a soft spot for this release because it was the first ever true industrial release I ever got my hands on. Retrospectively, I'm amazed that I listened to it as so much back then and then actively got into the genre too.
Ever since Die Krupps ... See full review
posted a review of Leæther Strip - Suicide Bombers. over 12 years ago
Very nice packaging, with maybe a hint of irony with the title in that you have to press a button on the side to open the case.
Now I know this is what old school EBM is meant to be like, and I know that the guy who does this has been out of the ... See full review
posted a review of :wumpscut: - Embryodead. over 12 years ago
Definitely one his more sinisterly inclined releases that manages to sound dark as hell without resorting to an overly hard and dirty sound.
This is brilliant from the word go - it's got just the right balance of ambience - be it creepy or just tragic - ... See full review
posted a review of Iron Maiden - The X Factor. over 12 years ago
The thing about Iron Maiden fans is that (and I can't remember which band member said this) every one of them has a different favourite album - and if two fans do have the same favourite then they're bound to have a different favourite song.
That is ... See full review
posted a review of HIM (2) - And Love Said No: The Greatest Hits 1997-2004. over 12 years ago
HIM is the artist metal heads (amongst others) love to hate. And this release, which I purchased on the cheap in the hope that I'd somehow learn to appreciate what all the fuss is about, confirmed my prejudices.
I see so very many HIM beanies and shirts ... See full review
posted a review of Feindflug - I./St.G.3 [Phase 2]. over 12 years ago
Now THIS is what industrial is meant to sound like. It's rhytmic, it's stomping, it's got crunchung guitars, and it's so very very very German.
Being a re-release of sorts there's not much extra that that can be said about it. The track NSD ("ok kids... ... See full review
posted a review of Cleopatra. over 12 years ago
Let's not forget that this is the label everyone loves to hate, if only because of their almost religious tendency to keep releasing "A Tribute To..." compilations. Yes, they sure do give us a lot of suspect material but for them to keep going, not to ... See full review
posted a review of Apoptygma Berzerk - In This Together. over 12 years ago
Talk about having the shock of your life! I don't know a single Apop fan who isn't either horrified or stunned by this and the accompanying album.
Under the circumstances one must be wary when giving harsh criticism. And I suppose the change of musical ... See full review
posted a review of :wumpscut: - Bone Peeler (US Hardbox Edition). over 12 years ago
Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks this was a major let down. Cynics argue that Rudi is now pumping out a diluted replica of the same old material, and far too quickly. Optimists argue that, like many an artist that started off angry and ... See full review
posted a review of :wumpscut: - Boeses Junges Fleisch. over 12 years ago
An oldie but a goodie. This is arguably what Wumpscut sounds like at its very best. It's dark, seething, dirty, morbid, twisted - and yet it also conveys a unique sense of dreaded fatalism.
In short, this is what industrial (or post-industrial, if you ... See full review
posted a review of Manowar - Fighting The World. over 12 years ago
Absolute classic Manowar album. Brilliant in its lyrical cheesyness, over the top to the point of it being comic, and so very very very metal (one might even say that it is more metal than metal)! For example, the great big boom crash ending of drum ... See full review
posted a review of Funker Vogt - Navigator. over 12 years ago
Public commentary on this release has been divided, which in one sense can be read as a good thing.
Those who approve of this release do so because of the good production and highly dancey sound.
Those who disapprove cite the unoriginality of the same ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Endzeit Bunkertracks [Act 1]. over 12 years ago
What an arse kickingly awesome compilation this is! Four (yes - four) CDs of mostly growly and ever so danceable tunes. Some dubious and unimaginative entries but overall the perfect addition as far as compilations go. You can't beat 60 tracks (to be ... See full review
posted a review of Angel Theory - Black And Blue EP. over 12 years ago
I love EPs. While it takes time to get into (and really "learn") full length releases, EPs are the easy middle option. Unfortunately, many an EP this day is little more than a glorified single, so it's very refreshing to hear a dance EP that really ... See full review
posted a review of Ffwuc - Ffwuc. over 12 years ago
This is without doubt the most bizarre recording I own. It consists of bizarre or obscene (or both!) phone messages, some animal noises, and street violence. Quite simply, this is a collection of bizarre "found" sounds.
"ffwuc" (sic) stands for "fat ... See full review