Good day , everyone. I hope that you’ve all had a reasonably okay week.
Instead of a review as originally planned, I have decided to turn this update into a Public Service Announcement – Unsigned edition (if you will).
Notice how this comes after the review for Twilight’s Embrace, who are a currently unsigned band; though Me(n)tal-Meltdown has covered groups in similar positions in the past. If you’ll remember, the first proper post to this site was for a then unsigned Canadian doom band called Dark Covenant. Gosh, I wonder what they’re up to right now?
As always, there is a good reason why music critics such as myself choose to write about bands who aren’t yet signed to a label – one which practically speaks for itself, to be honest. But I digress.
Part of this concern has led me to decide that perhaps it wouldn’t hurt to make my respective readers here for some help – namely in ensuring that there is yet another space dedicated on the Internet to discussing the quality of unsigned bands, for all to read. Even if it’s just on a website as obscure and small-scale as this; though I continuously seek to change all of that in the future.
So, without waffling on any further; I would like you, dear readers, to tell me about the unsigned bands in your local scene. Which genres do they play, how do you feel about their music, and what do you personally feel that they contribute to the metal and hard rock scene where you live?