As we slowly wrap up our Year in Reviews this week, it’s time to check in with our very own photog/scream man Denis Radacic who held the fort for his family in Perth and checked out some of the heaviest of heavy bands to release music… oh, and The Chats too!
But, devastatingly, the year took something irreplaceable from his life (as you’ll read about) which really puts everything else we do in life into perspective.
Big love goes out to Den, Jus, the kids & family + anyone else who lost a loved one during 2020…
TOP 12 RELEASES OF 2020
#12. Loathe – I Let It In And It Took Everything
#11. Mark Lanegan – Straight Songs Of Sorrow
#10. Kvelertak – Splid
#9. Justice For The Damned – Pain Is Power
#8. Ulcerate – Stare Into Death And Be Still
#7. END – Splinter From An Ever-Changing Face
#6. The Ocean – Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic / Cenozoic
#5. Umbra Vitae – Shadow Of Life
#4. Blood From The Soul – DSM-5
#3. Napalm Death – Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism
#2. Deftones – Ohms
#1. Xenobiotic – Mordrake
TOP 10 SONGS OF 2020
#10. Loathe – ‘Screaming’
#9. Pig Destroyer ‘Cavalry’
#8. RUN ‘For You’
#7. Xenobiotic ‘Light That Burns The Sky’
#6. Sensory Amusia ‘Death’
#5. Billie Eilish ‘No Time To Die’
#4. Deftones ‘Ceremony’
#3. Kvelertak ‘Delirium Tremens’
#2. Blood From The Soul ‘Calcified Youth’
#1. Napalm Death ‘Amoral’
TOP MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2020
The Amenta – ‘Sere Money’
The Chats – ‘Dine ‘N Dash’
Saviour – ‘Enemies’
Fit For An Autopsy – ‘Fear Tomorrow’
Behemoth – ‘A Forest’
Body Count – ‘Bum-Rush’
Wardaemonic – ‘Introspection’
Run The Jewels – ‘Out Of Sight’
Mr Bungle – ‘Eracist’
Code Orange – ‘Swallowing The Rabbit Whole’
LAST GIG YOU CAUGHT BEFORE COVID?
Well, I’m pretty sure that was TOOL at the Perth Convention Centre, if you don’t count the AC/DC tribute concert Highway to Hell
HOW DID COVID/LOCKDOWNS AFFECT YOU IN 2020?
Well, living in Perth, we didn’t really have much of a lockdown. I think we had two weeks of working from home, which was absolutely fantastic. That said, my Dad passed away in Sweden with Covid-related issues, and the lockdown meant I couldn’t attend the funeral.
BIGGEST THING YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF IN 2020?
Don’t take your health (or that of others) for granted.
FAV NEW BAND DISCOVERED IN 2020?
Scour (I know; late to the party…)
NEXT BIG AUSSIE ACT TO WATCH?
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2021?
TEETH, Drowning Horse, The Amenta, Psycroptic, Karnivool…
Words by Den Rad. Insta: @denocide
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