(Andy Synn once again turns his attention to a trilogy of new albums from the UK)
It’s kind of weird being part of the UK Metal scene… but also somewhat apart from the UK Metal scene.
On the one hand, it means I don’t always get to know what’s going on, who’s popular, or which artists/albums I should be covering.
On the other… it’s also kind of freeing precisely because means there’s no one telling me who or what I should be writing about (for whatever reason) and no pressure to try and fit in with the crowd.
So while today’s edition of “The Best of British” covers a good mix of styles – Sludge, Hardcore, Death Metal – and runs the gamut from the relatively unknown to “the next big thing”, the truth is that, as much as I like to think I have a positive impact, these articles aren’t really written for “the scene”. Or even for the bands themselves.
No, they’re written for our readers, first and foremost. Because there’s a lot of really good Metal coming out of the UK these days, and I don’t want them to miss it!