frenzal rhomb - The I-94 Bar

Neath A Shin Ei Sun - Neptune Power Federation (Erotic Volcano Records)

neptune albumGoblins shit me. Witches and bats, too. The intrinsic silliness and - now, let's be honest - pomposity in the most excessive heavy metal music bred in me a disdain for much of that musical form from a very young age. So where does a band with a garish album cover with a skull wearing a helmet adorned by stag horns stand?

Good question.

Imagine a woman in gothic chiffon dress and Melbourne Cup headpiece singing in front of a band that’s a cross between a metallic version of Funkadelic, Fu Manchu and Sabbath.

BARFLY TOP TEN: Hard Ons and Nunchukka Superfly bassist Ray Ahn

ray tim fleming1. PAUL MCCARTNEY LIVE SYDNEY 12 DECEMBER, 2017

2. KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD - “Sketches of Brunswick East"

3. RESIDENTS - “The Ghost of Hope”

4. Sólstafir - “Berdreyminn”

5. MELVINS - “A Walk with Love & Death”

6. FRENZAL RHOMB - “Hi Vis High Tea”

7. DEAD - “Unpopularity Contest”

8. MYRKUR - “Mareidt"

9. MASTODON - “Cold Dark Place"

10. DAVID BOWIE - “No Plan"