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Soundwave 2015: Mayhem

Live Review

Venue: Soundwave Festival, Sydney

Soundwave gets extreme!

Although typically spanning the vast musical worlds of metal and hard rock alongside metalcore, punk, emo and more on its extensive roster, Soundwave typically has a touch of the extreme about it somewhere.

You just have to delve a little deeper. It was the same in 2015; this year’s grim and frostbitten representatives are Mayhem [5], performing in a smaller indoor stage. Reviews of recent Australian runs have been harsh to say the least, and less-than-inspired newer material hasn’t heightened the Norwegian black metal outfit’s legacy either. Simply bathed in red and later blue light, this is their chance to redeem themselves for past indiscretions.

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