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Great Metal Albums of 2018 (So Far…)

We're over halfway through 2018. Which means it's time to cut the sleeves off that denim jacket, sew on a Defenders of the Faith back patch,...

I’ve Heard it: Nathan Salsburg – Third

First, there is “Timoney’s”, a winding and whirling three-minute instrumental that seems to happily announce “once upon a time” to Nathan Salsburg’s 35 minute...

Great Electronic Albums of 2018 (Part One)

Congratulations, humans of the world, you have reached the halfway point of 2018. As we await a loaded fall release calendar, your friends and...

Blocland’s 296 Greatest Albums: 296-129

Blocland is releasing its list of the Best 296 Albums of All Time. It is considered the definitive list. Nothing is incorrect. Here are...

Horrendous – “Soothsayer”

Where do you go after releasing a masterpiece? Where do you go after releasing a masterpiece in a sub-genre that isn't concerned with forward...

Features

Great Electronic Albums of 2018 (Part One)

Congratulations, humans of the world, you have reached the halfway point of 2018. As we...

Blocland’s 296 Greatest Albums: 296-129

Blocland is releasing its list of the Best 296 Albums of All Time. It is...

Interview: Svalbard’s Serena Cherry on It’s Hard to Have Hope

  We listen to hardcore for the urgency. It’s the kind of physical music that inspires...

Why Don’t We Re-evaluate “Humbug”?

I remember revving up Humbug back in 2009 and expecting another “Brianstorm” or "View From...

Kisses from the Editor

A poem from the editor to the staff

Interview: Svalbard’s Serena Cherry on It’s Hard to Have Hope

  We listen to hardcore for the urgency. It’s the kind of physical music that inspires...

Interview: Nap Eyes on Naps and Much More

  Nap Eyes’ Thought Rock Fish Scale was one of my favorite albums of 2016. I wrote...

Interview: Wolves In the Throne Room’s Aaron Weaver on Justice and Thrice Woven

During the early 1820s to 1830s, American philosophy took a turn toward Transcendentalism. The movement's...

Interview: Shannon Lay and her Love Letter to Planet Earth

  Shannon Lay wrote a Love Letter to Planet Earth in the form of her album Living...

Interview: Nate Garrett On Spirit Adrift’s Curse of Conception

As an esteemed colleague pointed out, metal is confounding. It's a confusing mass of intertwining...

Great Metal Albums of 2018 (So Far…)

We're over halfway through 2018. Which means it's time to cut the sleeves off that...

Horrendous – “Soothsayer”

Where do you go after releasing a masterpiece? Where do you go after releasing a...

Rebel Wizard – “The Poor and Ridiculous Alchemy of Christ and Lucifer and Us All”

After releasing the excellent Great Addictions to Blindingly Dark, Worldly Life EP back in February, Rebel Wizard...

Interview: Svalbard’s Serena Cherry on It’s Hard to Have Hope

  We listen to hardcore for the urgency. It’s the kind of physical music that inspires...

Deafheaven – “Canary Yellow”

One of my favorite introductions to an album ever is the first minute of "Printemps...

Op-Ed

Bloc Metal II

  In this installment of Bloc Metal, we take a look at Sleep's long awaited comeback...

Darkness On The Edge Of Margaritaville

Recently, it was announced that Jimmy Buffett will at long last realize his dream of...

Bloc Metal I

  Hey, hey! New column alert! 'Bloc Metal' will be Blocland's recurring column covering the happenings...

I Like Drawings of Fish

Illustrations of fish bring me great joy. I also like artistic depictions of birds and...

Fairytale Logic – Revisiting the Ending of “Pan’s Labyrinth”

Last night, Guillermo Del Toro’s latest film, The Shape of Water, took home Golden Globe...

July Fourth Playlist ’18

One if by land, and two, if by sea, and I on the opposite shore...

Lifevests & Helmets 3: Don’t Fucking Drown

On February 17, 2018, I received an email from scruffy entitled: "L&H 3?" My reply: "Yes....

The OFFICIAL Summertime ’18 Blocland Bangerz Playlist

Summer memories. Cookin' shrimp-on-a-stick over an illegal campfire with your dad and his friends. Drinkin'...

Dor Picks #22

This playlist was inspired by Blochead4real and his love for all music. Namaste.     

Blocland Presents: The Cause for the Koz

Good day to you, Dear Reader!  You might have some ideas about Mark Kozelek, frontman...