Uncommon music criticized by the common man. (Or, exercises in futility masquerading as critical thought.)

Monday, September 19, 2005


The NY Times has an excellent roundup on what it calls art-metal. Naturally, such a broad term will encompass another of disparate styles, from the avant-doom rumblings of Khanate to the robo-shred of Orthrelm, but every band mentioned in the article is worth your time and money.

A band not mentioned, but easily fitting into the "art-metal" mix, is Italian prog-metallers Ephel Duath, who have a new one coming out October 17th. Should be excellent.


In other news, for those who don't read the other blog, my hard drive died (or something), so I lost all of the free 50 downloads from eMusic. Consequently, no write-ups are coming. I will say that my favorite track out of the fifty is easily the Church of Misery track. So go find that.

Also: tomorrow night is the FME show at The Black Cat. I will be in attendance. That will get a write-up ASAP.