Monday, December 19, 2005

Very Crappy Radio

"WVCR - Very Cool Radio"

"WVCR - We don't rock... we pound!"

I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for Siena College's WVCR radio station. They used to have a standard metal show (thrash, speed, power, etc.) 2100-0000, and then a very intense metal show (black, death, grind, gore, etc.) 0000-0300. It is that later show that exposed me to many of the artists - and their successors - I listen to today. Early 90's was when death metal was stretching into industrial territory, grind was maturing, and black metal was taking off. Truly a magical time for metal.

Today, it appears that they focus on mainstream "urban" music; the only nod to rock I recognize on their playlist is Nickleback.

Freakin' tragic, man.