I am really being very subtle with this post, because Subtlety is my middle name. I have to explain what I’m doing, because it’s so subtle that you wouldn’t get it otherwise. You see, Jason Roche over at LA Weekly has posted a list entitled “Our Top Ten Favorite Online Resources For Metal Knowledge”. And NO CLEAN SINGING is on that list.
I wanted to bask in the glow of recognition and wallow in the sweetness of what Jason wrote about our site, but I thought that would come off as self-centered, self-promoting braggadocio. So instead of just writing a boastful post about how wonderful we are, I turned it into a discussion piece by inviting you to share with the world what you, our readers, consider your favorite, go-to online sites for discovering new metal knowledge. Pretty fuckin’ subtle, eh?
To help you organize your own thoughts about which online sites are your favorite resources for metal knowledge, I thought it would be helpful to quote what LA Weekly had to say about one of the sites that undoubtedly will be on all of your lists:
No Clean Singing
This site lives up to its name by covering all things with very abrasive vocals. Due to its focus, it is very proficient at discovering bands in the death, black and doom metal genres that may slip under the radar of the bigger websites. It has also picked up steam over the last year in terms of music premieres for said bands that are still building their buzz. This is a great site to get in on the ground floor with the heavy buzz bands of tomorrow.
Although I have trouble believing that you have need of any other on-line resources for your metal knowledge besides the site discussed in the quotation above, I concede the possibility, however remote, that there may be more. So I am asking you to do one or both of the following two things so we can get a bit of discussion going and share some knowledge:
1. Take a look at the other sites listed in Jason Roche’s LA Weekly list HERE, and let us know in the Comment section of this post what you think of them, especially about how much you love and appreciate the site discussed in the above quotation from LA Weekly.
2. Share with us in the Comments what you think are the best on-line sites for metal knowledge, whether it be news or metal history or places you go to for the discovery of new music. It goes without saying that the site discussed in the above quotation from LA Weekly will be on your list, but possibly there will be one or two more.
P.S. The artwork at the top of the post is “The Carnival Bizarre” by Dave Patchett. It has nothing to do with this post. I just like it.