So… Who Are You?
Hello folks, I’m Justin (aka – Metal Misfit): Male, early-30s, student by day/retail worker by night/blogger whenever I have time, currently residing in Florida. Some of you may know me from my other blog (The Metal Misfit), which is mostly a pop culture blog geared towards nostalgia and weird stuff about food, video games, Christmas, Halloween, cartoons, movies, etc. I’ve talked about music there in the past, but I’ve started up Metal Excess because I wanted to have a blog devoted entirely to the hard rock/heavy metal scene (Get it? Metal Excess?).
Also, I don’t have any musical skills to speak of (other than a few brief flirtations with piano and guitar in my younger years), so I realize I am commenting on the work of others that I could never do myself. I am neither a professional musician nor a professional writer but that won’t stop me from blogging about music.
So… What Exactly Will You Be Doing Here?
Hey, it’s a blog, I’ll do anything I want! Mostly reviews of albums/books/concerts but the occasional stream of consciousness, rock ‘n’ roll news talk, lists… whatever comes to mind. I originally intended to use this blog to log and review my entire album collection but I’ve moved so much that all of my CDs are in various binders and boxes so that project has been put on hold. I’m mostly interested in reviewing current releases that appeal to me, but I would like to get back to reviewing my own collection someday.
So… What Do You Listen To?
I’m a HUGE fan of the hair/glam/sleaze bands… And no, I don’t find those terms offensive (as some do)– they totally rule! Certainly, the commercial peak for bands of that ilk was in the 1980s, but there’s been an INCREDIBLY strong output from a new generation hair-metalers (Most seem to come from Europe… USA needs to represent!) and the old guard is still rockin’ out with quality stuff as well.
I’m into other various kinds of metal as well: power, pop, NWOBHM, speed, and thrash… You could probably throw more subgenres into the mix, but genre labeling gives me headaches, so let’s just say I love HEAVY METAL and ROCK & ROLL! Oh, and Christmas music, so there’ll be some of that, too.