The Faction/Collision Course PR metal man Pricey continued his reign across the airwaves with yet another successful year of heavy AF tunes, covering big events like UNIFY, Download and Good Things Festivals as well as exposing audiences to a vast array of fantastic established and upcoming bands from across the world and especially right here in our own backyard.
He’s taken the time out of his schedule to reflect on the year that was and give us a look at what he was frothing over the most throughout 2019 with his contribution to our Wall of Sound Year in Review…
TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2019?
1. Sleep Token – Sundowning
2. Northlane – Alien
3. I Prevail – Trauma
4. Bring Me The Horizon – amo
5. Issues – Beautiful Oblivion
TOP 10 SONGS OF 2019?
1. Windwaker – ‘My Empire’
2. I Prevail – ‘Bow Down’
3. Dance Gavin Dance – ‘Head Hunter’
4. Don Broco – ‘Half Man Half God’
5. Issues – ‘Drink About It’
6. Sleep Token – ‘The Offering’
7. Bring Me The Horizon – ‘Ludens’
8. Polaris – ‘Masochist’
9. Tool – ‘Fear Inoculum’
10. Eat Your Heart Out – ‘Carousel’
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF 2019?
My favourite music video of 2019 has to be Osaka Punch’s ‘Drones‘ clip. CLASSIC.
BEST GIG YOU’VE SEEN 2019?
Without doubt, the best gigs I saw in 2019 were a tie between Crossfaith at The Amity Affliction’s Heaven & Hell Festival in Brisbane and Karnivool at UNIFY Gathering.
NEXT BIG BAND TO WATCH IN 2019?
I think Australia-wise, Above, Below, Illyria and Conform all have huge futures. O/S wise, look to Sleep Token to continue to grow and blow minds the world over as they tour further.
FAV BAND YOU DISCOVERED IN 2019
Issues, absolutely. Was aware of them previously, but really had not checked them out. Fucking Outstanding.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2020?
Honestly, stepping up The Faction and the Matter of Faction podcast so that it exposes so many more people to heavy music and the mad scene we have here in Australia.
Words by Tim ‘Pricey’ Price @pricey1983