Youtube video is OUT!

 

Hey guys, just want to let ya’ll know that my first youtube video is out now!

Youtube didn’t process the music for some reason (which was kind of half the humor value), but I’ll figure that out hopefully in time for next week’s video. I’ll link this video in all the albums that show up in this video. Let me know what you think, and make sure to subscribe!

Witch’s Heart – The Harrowing

Harrows Hymn is actually a pretty damn cool industrial black ambient piece, and the desolate beauty is a surprisingly pleasant to listen to psychedelic, quiet, sludgly black metalish track. Unfortunately the rest of the album is boring, mindlessly repetitive industrial sludge noise that tries to make itself out to be experimental and satanic. It’s an interesting take on blackened sludge, but interesting does not equate to good every time.


5.5/10

https://witchsheart.bandcamp.com/album/the-harrowing

Upcoming Youtube video, changes to site

Hey guys, just giving ya’ll another update. My youtube video is almost done, and will be up either later tonight, or tomorrow. It’s going to be an ongoing segment called This Week in Metal, where I will outline the best, worse, and most important albums of that week. It’s kind of long (around 20+ minutes), but long fits into the youtube algorithm, and I think it’s in depth enough to warrant that length.

A quick change I want to announce is that now that I’m doing very long youtube videos at least once a week, I feel comfortable going back to doing blurbs on albums rather than 1k+ word reviews. I think now that I actually have something of worth to supplement the lack of words on reviews, I’ll be able to get to more albums, in exchange of saying less about them. I also decided that I will indeed upload all of them individually, just so that this site can more easily be a searchable database of my ratings (and this indecision of whether to do this is why I haven’t uploaded anything in a while). So yeah, there will now be daily uploads on this site, just not super long reviews anymore. Those will be on my youtube channel. Thanks for sticking with me, and I hope to see your support in the future.

I’M MOVING TO YOUTUBE (plus other announcements regarding the future of the site)

Hey guys, so this has been a long time coming, but I decided to finally make the move to youtube. Later this week you’ll see my first youtube video, which will be a list of the top albums of the year so far. I want to make a long winded explanation of everything, but I’m pretty sure this won’t get too many reads anyway, so I’ll be to the point. I’ve always wanted to eventually start a youtube channel anyway, and if anything this site was a way to build a bit of an audience to get a youtube channel started. Written reviews are great and fun to do, but let’s be real, people don’t read them, and I could write 2-3k words a day all I want, they’ll always get a fraction of the exposure that youtube videos do. Beyond the market, I feel like 2 things limit me in my creativity: 1. the need to write extended reviews for albums I really don’t have a lot to say about, and 2. the fact that I can only do so much with words compared to what I can do in a youtube video. What I envision is for this site to be a place where I post my youtube videos, and put blurbs for albums I listen to that aren’t going to show up on my youtube channel, while also being able to focus on high quality content that ISN’T just reviews. I want to do other things that aren’t reviews involving music, but it’s a bit hard to do that just in written for on a blog site. Overall I feel like this is the next step to achieving my goal of being a content creator for a living, and honestly one I should not have put off for this long. Hope to see you guys on my channel, I’ll post it on here when my first video is done!


10/10 best new youtube channel

Quick Life Update

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that the reason I haven’t been putting reviews out is because the class I’m taking right now during summer term is a lot more demanding than I thought it would be. There are constant assignments and tests as it’s really condensed, and they’re more difficult than I imagined they would be. Naturally I’m putting school over reviews, so they’ve had to take a back seat. The class is over friday though, so things will get back to a relatively normal schedule then. Just letting ya’ll know that I’m not dead, just really busy.

Quick Schedule Update

Just a quick update, I’m really busy today and there probably won’t be a review. Definitely will be Saturday though. I’m gonna designate Sunday as my day off from now on, I realized that I can’t keep up 2-4 reviews a day, 365 days a year for the rest of my life haha. I’ve been writing around 2000 words a day, I’m human, I need rest. Starting Monday I’m going to try out a new schedule and we’ll see how that goes. I’m doing doing summer school for two weeks starting then, so I don’t think anything will change, but if I don’t do quite as many reviews, that’ll be why. Thank ya’ll for supporting me as I returned, I’m committed now to maintaining this site and the quality of my reviews. This is no longer a hobby for me, and more like a job. Hope you enjoy my work as much as I do. Love ya.

ERRA – Drift

Ok fine, I’ll stop playing league to post something, but only because I’m on tilt and don’t want to get demoted.

Imagine Periphery, except 10x more generic, with superficial technicality (because I guess they wanted credibility or something????), and a vocalist that somehow manages to be even more generic than the music the band produces itself. I actually amazed, normally when I go into a record thinking I’m going to like it, I have a hard time giving it a bad score. But fuck me sideways, these guys pulled it off. I guess the later half of the record is “better”, if I can really call it that, but that’s more to a testament to how mind mindbogglingly boring the first half is. If you have heard a progressive metalcore album, you have heard this album before. The djent aspects seem to be there just because apparently that’s a requirement if you’re going to have -core and progressive in your genre tags. The djenty riffs have no real rhyme or reason to them, sounding more like they’re just trying to give a vague sense of trendiness, than any sort of actual rhythm or structure any good djent band creates. To be honest I just looked at porn the entire second half of the album, because I figured I wouldn’t get through it any other way. But I couldn’t actually find anything good, so I basically just spent the time looking at shitty deviantart tier r34 drawings while listening to music I hated. So congrats ERRA, you made looking at porn a miserable experience. Now please chug somewhere else where nobody can hear you.


4/10