“Empires do find a balance between the technical and the simple, the melodic and the brutal and do it very well.”
— Point of Review
“Empires Laid Waste defiantly have what it takes to become one of Australia’s premier melo-death acts. It's only a matter of time till they produce their masterpiece.”
— Point of Review/ Paul Di Scerni
“Melodic and progressive passages flow through the effective verse/chorus structures, with crushing crescendos and breakdowns that (thank fuck!) aren’t your simple chugga chugga breakdowns, instead aiming for a more interesting approach to breakdowns maybe technical even, but it all moulds together for the perfect modern melodic death metal sound, a little slower then At The Gates and heavier than Dark Tranquilly, it’s an enjoyable listen.”
— Hard Focus/Paul Di Scerni
“Empires Laid Waste are very much a band on the rise, they have built up quite a large following here in Perth, Their brand of melodic death metal has a lot to like and their debut album “The Age Of Decay” is no exception.”
— Review By Paul Di Scerni for Hard Focus.
“Pre show celebrations led to some interesting banter between tracks, all in fun and well recieved.”
— Drum Media and Carlton Draught.
“In most cases when a band belts this fast with such deep riffs, it gets muddy and unclear, but not for the Empires. Every note was made and fit to accent”
— Drum Media Perth
"The technicality of Empires is brutally sewn together courtesy of the drumming; impeccably tight, precise and LOUD! With a new record slated Empires are certainly an outfit to look out for."
— Clayton Mitchell of Hard Focus/Chainsaw Charlie
"A classic formula of Decapitated like guitar work, interlaced with slower melodic parts that captivate the audience with a brief moment of calm, before the artillery launches its final assault blasting machine-gun riffs at everyone in sight."
— Clayton mitchell/Hard Focus/Chainsaw Charlie Management
"Yep.... That was good.... Do it again"
— Adam Round - Producer
"I heard you guys shaved down a wookie and taught him to play guitar, Is this true?
— Radio D.J during interview....
“I like the music but the singer sounds so angry! I can't understand a word he's saying! It sounds good though!"”
— Family Member that insists you show them your band, then tells you they hate it.
"Don't get angry if I have to yell at you!"
— Kristen- Band Manager
"You guys need to shower more often, Glen-20 just doesn't cut it anymore"
— Soundworks rehearsal studios.
"Oi,... Where's your'e toilet Man?"
— Pete- Vocals ELW
"You are THE worst guy.... ever"
— -Adam Round (Producer) to Adam Coleman (Empires)
"Woof, Woof, Grrr Woof Woof Grrrr Barf!!!" Translated : "These Guys really suck, I gotta hear this shit all the time!!!"
— Max- Adam's Dog
"Have you seen that video of me playing guitar with my shirt off on my Facebook?"
— Jonas Curic-Roth ELW
"Pete!!! Why haven't you chopped up yet?"
— Chunks-ELW to Pete-ELW
"Oi,.... Have you got the rider Man?"
— Pete- Vocals for ELW
"Help! My Bottom lip is stuck in my Hi-Hat"
— Scott Lewry- Drummer for ELW
"You Guys sound heaps better when I'm Drunk!"
— -Loyal fan that spits when he speaks while drunk
"Is that show next weekend?.... Shit, thats lucky, I thought it was this weekend"
— Jonas Curic-Roth
"I'm going to have to stop speaking Asian to you guys because nobody listens to a word I say!!!"
— -Adam to the rest of Empires