I know. I'm a horrible person. I was so amped when I made this fucking blog and honestly, I just am not checking out more thrash and early heavy metal right now. I haven't stopped listening to it, I've just reached a momentary zenith where I've checked out the records that I want to, I know what I like and the few releases I'm still checking out are just not cutting it for me. It's kind of disappointing.
Likewise, I never made the upload for these last few albums. Please do leave a comment if you want to check them out, and I will make the time.
I have been getting most of my music through other blogs these days - and this is the primary reason why I haven't been posting new things. Not just because I'm listening to a lot more powerviolence, grindcore, hip hop and 70's ambient than thrash these days, but because there's no creativity in posting straight from another blog!! So I'm gonna namedrop a few particular blogs that have brought me some incredible stuff. There's been a lot, but these have been the best of the best.
TRUE PUNK AND METAL
Run by Nate Wilson, owner of Gloom Records and member of various Bay Area and upstate NY bands, this is one of the best blogs in existence for the music of it's namesake. Every kind of metal and punk is there, complete with histories and how it related to his life as he checked out all of these records growing up. So much music knowledge and perspective can be gained just be reading it, let along checking out the albums on it. HIGHLY, expressly recommended. Only issue with it is that he has dark grey text on a black background... no point whatsoever in that, I always have to highlight to read things.
Run by Aesop of Bay Area black metal band Ludicra (awesome band), this blog has just about everything, but most prominently black metal, 80's hardcore and 70's rock. Like True Punk And Metal, a lot of these have personal stories, and either way all of them have great histories and/or great reviews of the records that let you know why you should hear them. So much good and challenging music, most of which you've never ever heard.
MAD BLASTS OF CHAOS
Run by a guy from New Zealand who plays in Gawj, Coffee Rage and some other NZ punk bands, it focuses, but is not limited to, Japanese and European punk/hardcore and powerviolence/grind. So many awesome releases, especially if you're into Japanese thrash hardcore like Gauze and Deathside. I can't express enough how many good albums I've checked out thanks to this blog, the guy's taste is unmistakeable. Also great histories and bios on this one.
This blogger duder runs Buddha Khan records, from what I understand he pretty much puts out his friends wierd or basement punk/powerviolence/experimental projects/bands. My own band Kaiser Wave is supposed to be on their upcoming Buddha Khamp but who knows when that will ever happen!! BACK TO THE POINT, this blog has a multitude of great pxvx, pop punk, all sorts of genres of music both extremely underground and extremely popular. I've found some excellent gems here.
SICK MUSIC FOR SICK MINDS
Like the other blogs I've just blogged to you about, this one has more powerviolence/80's hardcore than anything but somehow has every genre of music known to man shared throughout it. The guy has great taste and great insights and some really wierd gems in there. Appreciated and should be czeched.