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Oceano announce Australian headline tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 21st August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Chicago band Oceano have announced a headline tour of Australia, due to kick off in Adelaide on 4th October. Having being forced to postpone their trip to Australia last year, Oceano will be making up for it to their fans in October with a nine-date headlining tour in support of their new album Incisions. Joining Oceano as support will be Aversions Crown and Feed Her To The Sharks (Well, there’s plenty of sharks down under for her to be fed to). Oceano vocalist and frontman Adam Warren comments:

Finally Oceano is headed to Australia!  To our Aussie fans, we told you we’d make it up to you from the last time we couldn’t make it, and now the time is upon us!  We are very, very delighted and grateful to have this opportunity.  We plan to leave Australia bruised from circle pits and necks sore from hair spins and head bangs every show.  See you soon!

See Oceano on tour in Australia at the following shows:

OCEANO w/ AVERSIONS CROWN, FEED HER TO THE SHARKS
Oct. 04 – Adelaide, Australia – Blackmarket (18+)
Oct. 05 – Melbourne, Australia – Bang (18+)
Oct. 06 – Melbourne, Australia – Phoenix Youth Centre (all ages)
Oct. 08 – Canberra, Australia – The Basement (18+)
Oct. 09 – Newcastle, Australia – Cambridge Hotel (18+)
Oct. 10 – Sydney, Australia – Hot Damn (18+)
Oct. 11 – Frenches Forest, Australia – YoYo’s Youth Centre (all ages)
Oct. 12 – Brisbane, Australia – Thriller (18+)
Oct. 13 – Brisbane, Australia – Tall Poppies Studios (all ages)

Oceano online:

http://facebook.com/oceanometal
http://twitter.com/oceanometal

Disaster Plan – Disaster Plan EP [2010]

Posted in 'Core, CD with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 21st July 2011 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Band: Disaster Plan
Album: Disaster Plan EP
Release year: 2010
Genre: Post-Hardcore

Australia is a nation best known for it’s poisonous spiders and kangaroos. Unbeknown to most people, there is a fast-growing hardcore scene within Australia and Adelaide-based Disaster Plan have been a part of said scene since mid-2010.

”Pestilence” begins with a heavy but slightly choppy intro, which is straight away a let-down for the listener. The vocals sound like a mixture of black metal and hardcore screams whilst the cleaner, less harsh vocals sound of key. There are some good melodic licks throughout the track and the drums are precise to the beat. Some of the guitar work is great in sections but overall choppy. Clearly there is clearly a lot of work that needs to be done to improve this track.

”The Shark Didn’t Bite Me, He Raped Me” starts with a more consistent, melodic intro section combined with the spoken words of “Game over”, which is a pretty cool effect. The screams sound more hardcore-orientated though the clean vocals still sound out of key. Most of the sections have a decent flow them to them though there are a few choppy sections that could do with improvement. The solo is quite unexpected yet it certainly makes up for the not-so-impressive guitar riffs earlier in the song. The only other issue with “The Shark Didn’t Bite Me, He Raped Me” is that it’s too long and this could be quite irritating and unentertaining for a casual listener of hardcore and post-hardcore.

The third track is “Love Lost At Sea”, beginning with a bass and drums introduction. Overall, this one isn’t particularly interesting or great. It seems to lack the heaviness, brutality and passion of the previous two tracks – Even though the riffs seem more consistent and flow better. The poorly composed introduction of “The Ramifications Of Skydiving Without A Parachute” follows after. The track does gradually improve, however. Both the screams and clean vocals sound and feel stronger, while the guitars and drums become more violent and barbaric whilst retaining a hint of intelligence.

The final track, also the bonus track, “Alcoholic” is different to the rest of the EP as it begins with a very soft intro and increases only by a bit in terms of heaviness. The guitars don’t seem to really work well with the screams on this track and in parts the drums sound to be drowned out by everything else. This track really just leaves the listener thinking “So what?”.

Disaster Plan’s self-titled EP is not impressive but it isn’t terribly bad either. It lays somewhere in the middle. Whilst some sections do need a considerable about of work other sections show that Disaster Plan have potential to become a household name in the international hardcore scene.

3/5

Nico Davidson