...and perhaps more music.

In fact, I am getting ready to queue some stuff up on Tidal right now. And the coffee is almost ready, too.

[ 1 minute later ]

Coffee has been poured, and Leviathan is playing on Tidal. I forget what I named this playlist, but I think it is called "screeching, brutal, terrifying music". It has Leviathan, Xasthur, Dragged Into Sunlight, and many others on it. Great stuff.

Just in the mood for Extreme Metal tonight, is all

I don't know a lot of people into Extreme/Brutal Metal (which is essentially the same thing, I am guessing), or the genres therein (Black Metal, Death Metal, DSBM, etc.). I like all that stuff, though. I mentioned this forever ago somewhere on the old blog, but I started with Metal (any/all Metal) at the exact same time I got into any relevant music, or when I started to actually pay attention to music. It was when I was seven years old, in 1990, when my best friend introduced me to LOTS of Rock music (mostly Classic Rock dating from the early-70s), as well as what I would consider "classic Metal" or, just "Heavy Metal". They were mostly the "mainstream" incarnations of heavier music, such as Judas Priest, Motorhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, etc. And, starting that same year, I became an avid reader of Kerrang!, Metal Edge, and Hit Parader, and all three of those magazines (and many more!) covered what I needed to know about the Metal scene (as well as many different types of Rock acts). I remember hearing of Black Metal, Death Metal, and things like that, but I don't think I had much access to that type of music. At least not what a clerk at Sam Goodie/Streetside Records was willing to sell to an eight year old, lol! I did get my hands on a copy of GWAR's This Toilet Earth when I was fairly young, though. So, I didn't go too in depth into more "extreme" types of Brutal Metal until I was a teenager, and some stores would carry Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson material (in fact, all of them did over time), but I didn't, and still don't, consider either of those acts over-the-top extreme ( mean, in some ways, yea - but there has always been heavier stuff, I think). And I don't (necessarily) mean in just imagery/appearance, etc., but lyrical content and intention behind the music. What can I say? Evil shit just sounds cool!

And I do not consider myself a wholesale, uncompromising "Metalhead", either - I listen to numerous genres of music, but I think (in my opinion) that Metal and a lot of it's sub-genres are certainly a more "acquired taste" than probably any other genre of music. So, I just tend to think it takes a "certain type of person" to voluntarily listen to (and enjoy) most genres of Metal music.

Anyway, the coffee is about finished. So I will wrap up this entry. back later.