Want to know more about the people bashing your favorite release of this year? Want to know where you can flood facebooks with hate posts and want to feel bad because you just spammed a hardworking father of three? Here’s a bit of bio on us!
Name: Job van Dongen
Occupation: Student / Guitarist in Libethra
Location: The Netherlands
Favorite genre of music: prog metal / technical metal / Jazz
What band(s) can’t you live without: Dream Theater, The Reign of Kindo, Haywyre, Pendulum, Periphery
What band(s) need to die a fiery death: Born of Osiris, Excerius
Most underrated band ever: The Reign of Kindo
Most overrated band ever: Metallica, Megadeth, The Beatles and most definitely Daft Punk
Anything else: I never sleep, I never weep and religion is still a sore point.
Name: Logan Terriah
Occupation: Lazy Bum / Writer at http://slam-minded.blogspot.com
Favorite genre of music: Brutal Death Metal
What band(s) can’t you live without: Defeated Sanity, Disgorge
What band(s) need to die a fiery death: Can’t think of any
Most underrated band ever: Ever? Probably Mortal Decay, right now? Injury Deepen
Most overrated band ever: Periphery or Born Of Osiris
Anything else: I’m a douchebag with an horrid taste in music and absolutely no care ever for what others think.
Editor’s note: “Hi, I’m Logan, and I want to change my bio because I think people will see me as a major dick. What do you mean ‘You fucking hypocrite!’?!
Name: Sander Pastoor
Occupation: Callcenter Monkey Handler / Singer and Bassist in Libethra
Location: The Netherlands
Favorite genre of music: Metal
What band(s) can’t you live without: Textures, Hiromi Uehara, Alcest,
What band(s) need to die a fiery death: Rust
Most underrated band ever: Scar Symmetry
Most overrated band ever: Amon Amarth
Name: Simon Bogaerts
Favorite genre of music: Atmospheric Black Metal, Post-Metal and Neofolk
What band(s) can’t you live without: Kayo Dot, Vali, The Pax Cecilia, The Angelic Process, Paysage d’Hiver, The Fall of Efrafa, Gris, maudlin of the Well, Agalloch, Ulver, Tenhi, Sol Invictus, Empyrium, Peste Noire
What band(s) need to die a fiery death: Born Of Osiris, Emmure
Most underrated band ever: The Pax Cecilia and Grown Below
Most overrated band ever: Metallica, Venom, Slipknot, Between The Buried And Me, Periphery
Anything else: I like everything from eating to koalas, except for eating koalas.
Editor’s note: This guy is the master of misspelling, the wizard of wrong and the worst black metal lover in the world.
Name: Robert Barrueco
Favorite genre of music: Metal, of course.
What band(s) can’t you live without: Slipknot, any band that Devin Townsend is in, Meshuggah, Pig Destroyer, Deftones, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Black Dahlia Murder, Dethklok, Nightwish, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Obscura, BTBAM, Maximum the Hormone, Every Time I Die, and more.
What band(s) need to die a fiery death: Radiohead, A Day To Remember, Killswitch Engage.
Most underrated band ever: Tie between SEES and Goes Cube
Most overrated band ever: See “what bands need to die a fiery death”.
Anything else: In addition to awesome music, I partake in comic books, video games, anime, and watching you as you read this.
Name: Scott Murphy
Favorite genre of music: Hip-Hop, Metal, Electronic & Jazz
What band(s) can’t you live without: Agalloch, At the Drive-In, Bad Brains, Black Flag, Converge, Deafheaven, Death, Deathspell Omega, Dr. Dre, Fugazi, Godflesh, GY!BE, ISIS, Joy Division, Madvillain, Mars Volta, Massive Attack, Mastodon, Mayhem, Meshuggah, Miles Davis, Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, Nails, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Om, OutKast, Pig Destroyer, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Rorschach, Sigur Rós, Swans, Touché Amoré, Trap Them, Ulver, Wolves in the Throne Room, Wu-Tang Clan
What band(s) need to die a fiery death: I wish no ill will towards bands/artists I dislike.
Most underrated band ever: In my opinion, most metal artists don’t receive equal footing in the critical conversation compared to artists from other genres.
Most overrated band ever: While I appreciate the contributions they have each made to their respective genres and music in general, I personally don’t like the music of both The Beatles and Kanye West.
Occupation: Auto Insurance Claims Adjuster/ Booty inspector
Favorite genre of music: Melodeath/Ska-punk
What band(s) can’t you live without: Less Than Jake, Finntroll, Kalmah, Skeletonwitch.
What band(s) need to die a fiery death: Vildhjarta and all related djenty poop
Most underrated band ever: Children of Nova, Hoboknife.
Most overrated band ever: Led Zeppelin. Misfits. Pink Floyd. Slayer.
Anything else: Ska may be dead, but it’s alive in my heart. I like the Chicago Bulls. I’m 22 and still Straight Edge.
Editor’s note: “Hi, I’m Matt, and I drive a Mini Cooper and throw down to folk metal. Like me on teh facebookz, pls!”
Name: Megan Kennedy
Occupation: Student/senior staff writer and photog at SLUG Magazine/artist at Abuse of Reason Art and Photography/novelist
Favorite genre of music: Metal and jazz/big band
What band(s) can’t you live without: Dax Riggs, Lamb of God, All Shall Perish, Finch, ISIS, AILD, Dean Martin, Thelonious Monk, Opeth, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains.
What band(s) need to die a fiery death: Honestly ICP is the only one coming to mind on such a volatile question.
Most underrated band ever: I dunno about “ever” but The Empire Shall Fall deserves a lot more buzz than they’re getting.
Most overrated band ever: Nirvana
Anything else: I spend my days overthinking shit and reading super nerdy history and religion books. I intend to spend my academic career overthrowing the establishment and hailing metal as the new paganism. Assassin’s Creed saved my life. My first novella, “Bury Me In Smoke”, is an ultraviolent zombie tale where no one talks about their feelings. Find further ramblings at http://duskblood.tumblr.com
Editor’s note: By far the oldest member of the site. She is nearly ancient at this point. We might have to find us some sort of expert on hieroglyphics because her handwriting is starting to get hard to decipher.
Name: Desmond Veeke
Occupation: Studying to become a teacher
Location: The Netherlands
Favorite genre of music: Not really applicable, up for anything.
What band(s) can’t you live without: Anthony Green, Chance the Rapper, Circa Survive, D Giraffes? Giraffes!, Good Old War, Hella, Hop Along, LITE, Madvillain, Meet me in St. Louis, Mylets, Of Machines, Piglet, The Sound of Animals Fighting, Tera Melos, TTNG, Tool, Tyler the Creator.
What band(s) need to die a fiery death: All I can think of right now is that Craig Owen really sucked on The sound of Animals Fighting’s Tiger and the Duke first press.
Most underrated band ever: Most mathy bands
Most overrated band ever: Most poppy things
Anything else: Does anyone ever fill broad questions in in a meaningful way?
Editor’s note: Does anyone else ever wear GolfWang caps and listen to math rock?
Name: Jon Parfitt
Occupation: Graphic Designer, Vocalist for We the Broken
Favorite genre of music: Metalcore, or Melodic Hardcore
What band(s) can’t you live without: Being As An Ocean, La Dispute Hundredth, Stick To Your Guns The Smiths, Descendents, The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, Real Friends, The Ghost Inside, The Devil Wears Prada, August Burns Red, For Today, Gideon, Between the Buried and Me, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Avenged Sevenfold, Wonder Shakedown, Wu-Tang, Rage Against the Machine, letlive.
What band(s) need to die a fiery death: Korn, Godsmack, Nickelback, Mayday Parade, In This Moment, Asking Alexandria, ICP, Lil Wayne, One Direction, More obligatory pop music. Rihanna and Miley Cyrus especially. Oh and cover bands. and Tool…. I have a lot of odd hatred towards members of bands as well.
Most underrated band ever: Everything in the metal/hardcore world. They don’t get recognized enough.
Most overrated band ever: The Beatles, Death, Blink-182, Emmure… I’m sure there’s more.
Anything else: I love music in general, and usually hate bands because I’ve literally never heard a single song by them. See my old hatred for Periphery and BTBAM for reference. I have no idea what calm down means. I’m literally a 12 year old boy in a 20 year old man’s body. I’m a devout Christian, hoping to share the love of Christ to everyone. Most of the time I have no idea what I’m talking about and I’m the king of going derailing threads. Also I love video games…. a lot…. I mean a lot. I also like talking, a lot. Honestly if I could have lunch with everyone who cares to acknowledge me, whether in real life or here online. I would so do it.
Editor’s note: “Hi, I’m Jon, and I write bios that are longer than the stairway to heaven. Please, look at how awesomely I can write long bios.”