PSA: Why our year’s-end lists will be posted in January, and why everyone should do the same.

There’s a certain, nonsensical trend, among magazines and blogs, to post their tops of the year lists as early as possible. Some even in early December! What’s the point of doing a year’s-end list if there’s still one month to go, one twelfth, more than 8 percent of the year left? If you stop and think about it for a single minute, it makes no sense! We also did the same here on the blog, we’re not without flaws, but it was just because everyone around was doing it, and we didn’t stop to ask why, or why not.

However, … Read more

We’re hiring! (sort of)

Yes! You’re not dreaming! The best music blog to ever be is now hiring* and you can be one of the few chosen ones to join the crew! You can write sentences in intelligible English (bonus points if you sound pretentious)? You love progressive, experimental, avant-garde, microtonal, and just plain weird music, mostly metal and rock? You have free time and are willing to work in your own [mom’s] basement? And, last but not least, you aren’t expecting any form of monetary payment* for all your hard work?! Well, all the odds are on your side!

Now you’re asking yourself … Read more

Site update: Forums!

Hey all! In order to continue to facilitate the communication between you and us, we just have implemented a forum to our blog! You can create a topic in the dedicated forum, and when you comment on a post on the blog, it will be automatically sent on the forum, too. You can use your blog username, if you have any, or create a new one.

This will encourage discussion on the music we post about, and it will be easier for you to submit new music to us (just go there)!

Keep rocking, and talk to your friends … Read more

SITE UPDATE : lost posts and mailing list problems

Hey everyone!

Lately we’ve became aware that readers in California were unable, or that it was extremely difficult for them, to see the website. We’ve figured that our free hosting was the problem, and that we’d switch to a paid host quite soon. However, another event hurried the switch. Indeed, something went wrong and our free host turned off our website, without notice. Fortunately, our webmaster switched our website to a paid host, but posts made after the last backup save of the website are lost, and that is all posts since November 2013. Fortunately, again, we’ve set up … Read more

Well… It’s been a while! And here’s what you missed! (speed post edition)

Maximum the Hormone (マキシマム ザ ホルモン) freaking ROCK!!! Their new album Yushu Fukushu (予襲復讐) is insanely addictive! Just listen to this video for the title song:

Get on the crazy japanese train and like them on facebook!

The new video for Haken‘s song The Cockroach King from their album “The Mountain” is Queenly Muppetish! In other words, I can’t wait to listen to the full album!!!

Like these buoys on phasebook!!!

The new Dream Theater is meh…

The new Safety Fire, on the other hand, is rather exceptional! (That means it’s good!)

Even though I thoroughly hate the … Read more

Follow our cryptic name on Twitter!

CNTHSEVNBCLLDMSC? is the name to remember!

Or just click the motherfucking link and stop whining.

We’ll write some 140 character reviews, and summaries of full reviews there, for you lazy ass fuckers who don’t want to read the whole reviews our authors put time and efforts, sweat, tears and blood in the making. You should be lynched.

So go on an read our tweets and full reviews because our authors don’t work for nothing.

In fact, yeah, they do.

-D… Read more

The Rise of Ockham’s Razor and the Fall of Rationality

Dark times have arrived, the land of infinite beauty which is called music has been clouded by a swarm of simple-minded opportunistic insects, who call themselves the Billboard.

Ockham has never dug his blade so deep in the fields of culture, and from the crowds, some odd ones will rise and defend the beauty of music. Some will call them misfits, and some will call them crazy… Deranged, disturbed, insane…

But I call them heroes.

Those who stand before those who have become blind, or rather deaf, to the truth, to the beauty. Those who relentlessly try to awaken their … Read more