I’ve Heard It: First Hate – The One

A couple months back we published our best of the first half of 2017 list, http://blocland.com/music/best-albums-2017, and Copenhagen duo First Hate led that list off at #20. Several of the Blocland staff adore that album...

I’ve Heard It: Migos – Kull-cher

Raindrop Droptop SKRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT https://open.spotify.com/album/2AvupjUeMnSffKEV05x222 This has been "I've heard it." You can also heard the album up there. Beware: everything you know and love will ratchet the fuck up 2 beast mode.

Meat’s Picks – Total Request Weekend

Hey everybody. Gonna switch things up a bit right now. Today's picks are a shout out to fellow Bloclander, Black Antlers. Last week in this very space, after correctly telling me implying how diverse and worldly he...

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...

Song Of The Year – An ill-timed addition to “The Short List”

It's been a month since our beloved blochead did a smart thing and started "The Short List," because list season is coming for us and Blocland likes to have its shit together. Bloc used that first...

Gatecreeper – “Sweltering Madness” and “Mastery of Power”

2016 was a big year for Gatecreeper. Their album Sonoran Deprevation went on to become one of the most popular extreme metal albums of that year, which is a tough thing to do. Extreme metal never truly reaches...

Listen to Monarch’s Ominous Maximalist “Of Night, With Knives”

Ambient French funeral doomers, Monarch! are gearing up to release their new album Never Forever next month. For the record's second single, they have shared the hefty opening track. Clocking in at just over fifteen minutes, "Of Night,...

Did You Know: Link Wray’s Self-Titled 1971 Masterpiece

Link Wray. You know Link Wray. Dude wrote that 1958 classic instrumental 'Rumble.' Remember, it was in Pulp Fiction? For most people, that's all they associate with him - those late-50s surf-rockabilly pioneering power chords drowned in tremelo and a...

Converge – “I Can Tell You About Pain” and “Eve”

After five years of silence, the classic Boston hardcore unit, Converge, have returned with two new tracks. No surprise, but the two new tracks showcase a veteran band that has not lost an ounce of vitality...

Anyway, Shit Didn’t Work Out

A plankowner (also referred to a plank owner and sometimes a plank holder) is an individual who was a member of the crew of a United States Navy ship or United States Coast Guard cutter when...