Bloc Metal I

  Hey, hey! New column alert! 'Bloc Metal' will be Blocland's recurring column covering the happenings in extreme music and rounding up all of the releases we believe to be worth your time and admiration. We'll be...

Looking Back: Have A Nice Life’s Deathconsciousness at 10

Jean-Paul Marat was a French political theorist, physician, and radical journalist who gained prominence during the French Revolution. His writing advocated for basic human rights for France's poorest citizens while also calling for the execution of...

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 awards for Best Director and Best Original Score. Amid an evening air crackling with a spirit of social justice, it seemed...

The Scary One At The End Of The Street

What has become of Witch House? Where is it going? Where did it come from?

Evolution of the Shrimp: An Arthropod’s Tail

Here at Blocland, crustaceans are a commodity. Our salary doesn't only consist of shrimp, we also bribe and bargain with these delicious little arthropods. But what exactly is it that make these creatures so unique? PANTSUIT, the...

Under Wires & Searchlights – Underrated bands: 2. Front 242

If you haven’t seen Martin McDonagh’s fantastic film In Bruges I strongly recommend you mend the error of your ways. In fact stop reading this and go and watch it now.  Go on. No? Well, for...

Looking Back: Alcest’s Souvenirs d’un autre monde at 10

Souvenirs d'un autre monde opens with "Printemps émeraude". Cymbols are struck with the intensity of wind chimes on your neighbor's porch, post rock guitars soar with small scale intimacy. Blast beats enter the mix and hit with...