Bloc Metal II

  In this installment of Bloc Metal, we take a look at Sleep's long awaited comeback and Wreckmeister Harmonies' latest full-length. ***   On The Sciences, Sleep are Still Smoking  Stoner metal is pretty easy to pin down. The basic premise...

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...

Blocland Presents: Blocland’s Best Metal Albums of 2017

I read an account on the 1970s CBGB scene, once. I’d credit it if I knew who wrote it or if I could find it again. For the most part, it was exactly what you’d expect...

The Blocland Special: Special Playlist for a Special Sandwich Day

by Cooolin, LeMonjello, & Lobsterman In honor of #NationalSandwichDay, we here at Blocland have created our own Dagwood-worthy stacked playlist. Meats and cheeses and some little surprises, sandwiched between sturdy indie-rock bread. Open your ears, open wide. So...

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 bedrock was based around fierce individualism and the idea that society was a corrupting force toward man. The major theme running...

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 and opposing ideas and aesthetics that'll lead you down infinite amounts of bandcamp wormholes. Metal is saturated with so many subgenres...

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...

Blocland’s Best Metal Albums of 2017: Around the Halfway Point

Blocland's Best Metal Albums of 2017 Around the Halfway Point A Necessary Post Now that we at Blocland have posted our list of our favorite music, it's time for a token metal list. The other half a Blocland got...

The World’s Ramblingest Website Interviews Bask

Asheville, North Carolina's Bask is criminally underappreciated. Their new album, Ramble Beyond, is an exhilarating journey through stoner metal, southern rock, country, Americana, psychedelia, and post-rock. But none of that matters when you hit play. These...

The Grimiest Website In the World Interviews Succumb

Most pop culture built around the city of San Fransisco is fixed upon the hippie boom of the late 60s. Lots of typical day-glow fantasies that conveniently end before 1969. Psych rock has every right to be...