April 13, 2011

6 Metal Blogs You Should Be Reading

Brutal Tunes, Linking Horn, Makes me Giggle, Metal News

Some people have noticed I got rid of the “Links of Doom” tab on my navigation bar in my last site cleanup. Truthfully, I kept forgetting to update it, and all the links were out of date, and I am lazy and needed room of the Metalheads 101 tab, so that’s why there are no metal links for you.

While I’d prefer if you read my site and my site ONLY, and then sent me truckloads of money for my troubles (you’d have to drive the truck yourself, as if you tried to post the truck, New Zealand Post would probably lose it), if you HAVE to get your metal fix from all over the web, I recommend these guys. Also, I believe I mention Justin Bieber three times in this post. Search Engine Optimization technique, coincidence, or secret fetish? You decide.

That Devil Music

Rob Liz and crew at That Devil Music have given the site a complete overhaul, and it’s now clogging up my Google reader with so much awesomeness I had to delete 37 other feeds just to make room for it. New feature columns include “Devils Rejects” – taking the piss about terrible band photos (and there are a LOT of terrible band photos), and “Devil’s Advocate” – pitting albums and musicians against each other to see who comes out on top.


What? Me? Not Metal? Surely you jest?

That’s Not Metal

In the words of Brenocide, the author of That’s Not Metal, “That’s Not Metal is a blog that dictates what things and actions should be avoided in order to remain true metal. Period. TNM was created out of necessity for those increasingly frustrated, elitist members of the Heavy Metal community whose voices typically fall on deaf, open-minded ears.” If, like me, you agree that using a guitar as a skank accessory and Putting Real Effort into Hating Justin Bieber are not metal, than you’ll get a kick out of this site, and if you disagree, well, you’re obviously a poser.

Metal Traveller

On Metal Traveller, Andres combines my two favorite things in the world – metal, and travel. I am quite insanely envious of his epic list of countries visited (Serbia! Israel! Poland! Taiwan!) and you don’t even want to KNOW how many amazing bands he’s seen. I’m really enjoying reading about all his adventures and hope he gets those travel guides written soon …

Positively Bleak

E. Bleak is one of the first readers of my blog who wasn’t related to or shagging me, so she always deserves a mention. She’s also another of the minuscule number of chick metal bloggers out here. Her blog, Positively Bleak runs a variety of subjects, from her local Boston metal scene, to metal valentines day gift ideas, to the fact she got to see Manowar live (the bitch). She’s a huge stoner / doom metal fan, and has impeccable taste in music and clothes.

No Clean Singing

If you’re desperate for some new music, but you don’t know who’s good and who sounds like Justin Bieber strangling a ukelele, then Islander and the crew at NCS have you covered. Mostly, it’s just Islander, with his sick sense of humour and impeccable taste in melodic death metal, that will have you hooked. I can’t believe one person can listen to, and have an opinion on, this much music. I’m particularly a fan of “Eye-Catchers” – profiles of particularly epic album art (one thing even non-metalheads could agree we excel at), and That’s Metal … But It’s Not Music – which may or may not be inspired by my blog. :) (Also, I may, or may not, be writing a guest post for NCS as we speak).

Death Metal Baboon

Death Metal Baboon automatically wins the prize for most metal URL ever. A team of six fucking brutal contributors (who don’t look anything like baboons) source music from all over the world, from all over the metal sphere, and drop it all on the blog for you to listen to or throw away in disgust. Byrd36 comments over here a lot and always has some seriously obscure and awesome bands to suggest. In one of my favorite pieces of metal blogging, site-founder Niek offers a guide on How to Listen to Death Metal.

So, apart from these six wicked sites who you should obviously be reading, what other metal blogs/sites do you enjoy?

29 Comments on “6 Metal Blogs You Should Be Reading

Longpig and the Femcans
March 1, 2016 at 11:43 am

Check out if you like gore-metal

November 30, 2014 at 1:48 am
November 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Hey guys!!
check out Ma’anish band from Israel!
a Super Extreem Progressive Death Metal band:

Like, Comment, Subscribe, Spread the fucking word everywhere you can!!

October 3, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Check out my blog, The Autistic Metalhead!

October 4, 2013 at 3:06 am

@Breedgod – thanks for alerting me to the presence of your blog. Good stuff – I enjoyed your Imperator review. You’re right – that album is a bit derivative, but they had SO MUCH POTENTIAL and I wish they’d had the chance to produce another couple of releases.

August 15, 2013 at 7:25 am

ru1ns nyc metal magazine, they actually write about underground bands

Rahmat Mulyadi
February 22, 2013 at 8:57 pm

i’ve made my own version of top ten heavy metal website/blog. metal sucks, blabbermouth, metalinjection is on the top of the list.

November 18, 2012 at 6:49 am

Full Metal Attorney is my favorite metal blog, though in part it may be because I’ve had a lot of contact with the proprietor and done guest reviews and stuff on it.

May 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Artist bio:Morbid is an upcoming solo metal Kashish Verma with a lot of progressive,groove,industrial,nu-metal influences. basically experimenting with different forms of metal.

subscribe and comment if you like it

March 2, 2012 at 4:36 am

u haven’t mentioned !!!

March 8, 2012 at 11:11 pm

@srikar – Blabbermouth are more a press syndication site than a blog, I reckon, though their comments section is often quite hilarious

March 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Been on the Death Metal Baboon one, its pretty awesome :)

March 8, 2012 at 11:11 pm

@Rob – yes, they’re doing a great job on DMB. \m/

February 12, 2012 at 8:43 am

Great links — I’m liking Positively Bleak most.

Also the little design by the Submit button. Celtic-y spirals make me feel happy. /irrelevant.

matt tluchowski
January 3, 2012 at 10:17 am

5 track debut ep by unbodied for review
hope you like it

:) \m/

Major Anarchy
August 8, 2011 at 8:23 am

Please check out my blog at and yes I kno I misspelled sons, but that the website name now and its irreversable. Also check out my brothers guitar solos on youtube just type mark west guitar solo. Hes the.guitarist for forgotten sons and were the next big thing on the metal scene. And thats no exxageration.

April 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm
April 14, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Heavy Blog is Heavy is awesome, it’s one of my favourites.. and Broken Beard is great too :)

April 14, 2011 at 3:05 am

great links, bookmarked all of them :D

April 13, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Thanks for the mention Steff! Hahaha, got to love that photo of Tim Lambesis. A little too perfect if I say so myself. Added you to the blog roll, and I’ll keep reading as always!

\,,/ Brenocide

April 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm

@Brenocide – yes, that pic makes me giggle so much. Thanks for the linkage!

April 13, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Thanks for the link-love, Steff!

April 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm

@Scott – no worries – thanks for writing such an awesome site \m/

April 13, 2011 at 11:29 am

Steff, thanks for the compliment, much appreciated! I’ve added Steff Metal to our short ass blogroll, least I could do. It also means I’ve discovered the coolness of your own blog (looks fuckin’ professional!) and I do plan to check back regularly.

April 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm

@Niek – thanks dude! Hope to see you round these parts again :) Keep up the awesome work on Death Metal Baboon \m/

April 13, 2011 at 9:53 am

You da best Steff! And yes, the very first installment of THAT’S METAL back in Jan 2010 was inspired by you and your site. You may notice that the Category links at our site still include one called “Steff’s Posts”, expressing our never-say-die hope that you will one day gift us again with another guest post. Me very excited to see the hint that you may be doing another one soon!!

April 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm

@Islander – urgh, I WISH I could do more, so many more, but I have no time! so very little time! But I have sent you something just this minute …

April 13, 2011 at 4:19 am

Thanks for including DMB in this list! That Devil Music and Metal Traveler are two that I’ve yet to visit, but I will! Though, the other four along with The Number of the Blog, MetalSucks and of course, Steff Metal, pretty much round out my “daily route”. I also try and check in at Free Metal Albums and Death Metal Invasion on a fairly regular basis, thats where a lot of obscure goodies come from.

April 14, 2011 at 2:59 pm

@Byrd – no problem! I love TNotB too, but I keep forgetting to check back on MetalSucks.

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