I had a hell of a good time making some purchases of totally new (to me) music in May and, on the road this week, decided to scan some of my favorite blogs and place an order for a few new records, hoping for a carton of albums to be waiting for me when I get home. Three sites, four records this time. The only rule is that I can never have heard the band before. I've gone so far this time to also ensure I resist checking out sound and video samples online as well. Here's what I grabbed this round and the great blogs that lead me there:
That Devil Music
I am excited as hell to check out some new music and, finally, want to up the ante a bit. Two absolute favorites in the metal realm as of late have been Jungle Rot and Havok. And, last time around, Skindred did not do it for me at all. But - what I love about music is that it's so very subjective. One man's shit is the shit for another. So - if you're in the know, dig Skindred and would like a very gently used (i.e., played one time) import copy of Union Black, please drop a comment on this article making a compelling argument for another record I should check out in the vein of Havok or Jungle Rot. Whoever makes the strongest sell by Friday, June 10th, 2011 will be rewarded with Union Black (and I'll even throw in Babylon for good measure) as well as comfort in the knowledge that I will immediately add a record sale to the tally of the band they recommend. I'll also follow up with a post weighing in on my opinion of the record once it's been added to the collection. Please just make sure to leave an email in your comment so I can reach you for a mailing address - U.S. addresses only, please, as I like to limit my interaction with the postal service to a bare minimum.