I've started a couple download blogs in the past, but I've quickly abandoned them out of what seems like a lack of interest in the sort of thing I'd like to do with them. With Trial By Ordeal seeing a stable community of commentators and viewers, I'd like to see what you guys think of the sort of thing I'd like to do.
I'd like to start a download blog for the sort of people who read Trial By Ordeal; those who have an interest in extreme music (and, as usual, with an emphasis on metal) who are simply looking for interesting music, not to find something specific. To be more precise: the download blog I would create wouldn't feature leaks of the new Nightwish, big-name hipster bands, or Bone Awl bootlegs. Instead, I'd like to post interesting albums (with an emphasis on demos) from my personal collection that I feel are interesting and unique. Stuff you've never heard of but want to try simply to hear something new and different. Instead of regurgitating the same bland shit that seemingly ever other download blog likes to these days (check out the new Dark Funeral, here's a hardcore 7" in FLAC to flatter your sense of eccentricity,) I'd like to start one for people enthusiastic and passionate about extreme music who'd like to explore the forgotten, odd stuff that probably won't go anywhere. Independent presses, limited CDrs, forgotten classics, the like.
If you'd be interested in seeing something like this, comment below and let me know what you think. I'd like to share all the weird, hoary stuff I've amassed over the years; I'd just like a proper venue to do it.