Thursday, July 19, 2012

(Off Topic) The Black Girl Into...Social Media?

(Off Topic)

Quick post and question, you guys. Please leave some feedback in the comment section.

So lately, I've been getting this itch that is really begging for me to scratch. It's this whole social media thing.
I like the amount of followers I have. Some have been reading since 08' when this blog started and have constantly stayed despite the random updates and terrible grammar.

I don't think the amount of readers mattered as much as getting my opinion out there about black people in the metal/alternative scene. But lately, I've been looking on Youtube for other like minded individuals like myself and I've come across maybe 3 others. 3 OTHERS!!? And not to be an arrogant prick but each time I watch these channels or videos I always think to myself:

"Pfft. I could do way better than that."


"Shut up! Your ruining all my hard work!"

 Then all these really cool ideas seem to swirl.  For example:

Weekly album reviews requested by viewers/reader
Flavor of The Week
Q & A
Talking about various things in this blog, etc
Video Responses

But I am VERY very anti that sort of thing (As you all may know). I'm a private person by nature. Whenever I think of getting a Facebook for this blog or Youtube my paranoia shuts me back down and I don't want to go through with it anymore.  Then if you get a Facebook and Youtube, you MUST get Twitter, Instagram, etc. And I really am not that important. Why do people have all four unless your Madonna or something is beyond comprehension. Thats a lot of time on the internet.

Am I over thinking this whole 'sharing my life with the internet' thing or should I just keep with the blog? Do you like the mystery or would you like a bit more? Does it even fucking matter to you?

Sometimes I wonder if this blog or I suppose 'idea' or the black female metal head could be a lot bigger than I think and that I'm just not reaching enough people.
Please, let me know what you all think.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Flavor of The Week: Diary of Destruction

One of the followers of the blog sent me the information on this Flavor of the Week ( Thanks Alexis!)

Hailing from Lille, France; this melodic gothcore (yes, I made that up) band first came on the scene in 2007. Despite being around since then, their first demo tape was released in 09'. Since then, they released an ep entitled Outside The Shade (2010) and are currently working on their full length album Dark Road to Discovery TBR later this year.
The few songs that I had checked out on youtube reminded me a bit of Leaves Eyes, Within Temptation and The Agonist. (So if you are not into any of these bands, Diary of Destruction is probably not for you.).

It's great that not only is a black woman (Audrey Ebroite) on the vox, but also another  woman ( Berengrie Bulckaen) is on the bass. I wonder if she does some backing vocals as well.

The production could use a little work but with the new album coming out-it should fix most of the issues I found with the demo and ep, respectively.

I definitely think they have potential and I'm excited to hear the full album. As I tend to like my female vocals a little more aggressive (Darknened Nocturn Slaughtercult or Agoraphonic Nosebleed anyone!!??) I'll wait and see how DoD develops.

The Time Has Come-> From 09' Demo
Storms-> From 2010's Outside The Shade
That's It-> From upcoming 2012 release Dark Road to Discovery

Yay or Nay?
I want your opinion.

*credit for pic goes to