I follow numerous Horror-centric websites, both for my own entertainment and to keep up with any and all news that I might deem worthy of reporting upon for this site, here, or one of our sister sites (vampires.com and darkness.com). Something curious I’ve noticed is that more than one of those sites occasionally post music reviews. The genre of music they cover is always the same: Death Metal, or one of the half-dozen or so different titles applied to that subgenre. I always wonder why. Music reviews don’t belong.
For one thing, wouldn’t that be presumptuous of me, to assume that I know what kind of music you all like? To decide for you what you *should* be listening to? Who am I, who is anyone, to assume such a thing? For every one of you who likes the Death Metal, there’s another who likes something else, I wager. We probably don’t get many Country music fans who follow this site, but I bet there has to be one or two. Music reviews belong on sites dedicated to music. Now yes, I have on occasion covered musical artists here or on one of our sister sites, but only when there is some connection between that artist and the subject matter of the sites. I’m not going to waste your time here telling you about the latest album from so-and-so, for example, unless they release a song related to werewolves. But I will talk about Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London” or maybe even Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. I haven’t found any way to connect Johnny Cash to the subject of werewolves as of yet, despite the fact that I personally dig Cash. You get what I’m saying?