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October 16, 2006

I can’t believe any of you haven’t even sent Salient a letter complaining about my wilful obscurity. But I imagine you have been complaining to yourselves a little.

October 16, 2006

Converge’s 2001 album Jane Doe is generally considered to be their masterpiece. Finding them at the height of their exposure, it was the pinnacle and distillation of over a decade of metallic hardcore.

October 9, 2006

Always a band more talked about than listened to, particularly in their New Zealand homeland, and not just because of their anti-commercial and experimental nature. The Dead C can command high appearance fees around the world but are still unknown here.

October 9, 2006

SALIENT Music Editor Hateful Chris talks to Ruban Neilson from the Mint Chicks.

October 2, 2006

The ‘Wellington Sound’ didn’t always mean dreadlocks, hemp and the soundtrack to a million cafés. There was a period in the nineties when the capital rocked to an different beat. Perhaps the Hutt had yet to turn its back on us; when HLAH and the ‘Had were hometown heroes.

October 2, 2006

While it was a slow burn for José González’s 2003 solo album Veneer in achieving international acclaim and an overseas release, this effort from last November viagra price has quite quickly found its way to our shores. Hopefully people won’t take so long to catch on this time with his band project.

October 2, 2006

The most hyped metal release of the year, but justifiably so. Barring maybe technical stoner rockers Keelhaul, no one else sounds like Mastodon, currently straddling the past of heavy metal and its future.

September 25, 2006

My love for the slow and low only coalesced from a matter of taste to full blown obsession as the result of one summer where laid up in my hometown after a serious accident and feeling pretty sorry for myself, I lay awake abusing prescription painkillers with a speaker in each ear cranking godawful sludge.

September 25, 2006

The members of Cobra Khan are old enough to know better. As evidenced by their 80s referencing band name. Apparently they’re an Auckland Punk Supergroup. This means their members have all been in other bands that failed to go anywhere, but bar owners know them well buy cialis online enough to let them open for […]