So I’ve been thinking of a creating a something that is pretty much an all purpose heavy metal and hard rock thread where people can talk about whatever they want. However, I thought I’d add a little structure to it by contributing a review of a band, album, or song I like about once a week or so. (Fair warning: I like a lot of stoner rock and alternative metal stuff that originates from the 90’s; so be prepared to read (or scroll through) some stuff that might not always be your cup of tea). But, yeah, maybe you’ll catch onto something that you haven’t heard before or something that interests you; maybe not. I guess that will part of the fun of it. (My reviews, however, are just to add some content to the thread; do not feel they must be the guide for where the thread goes in terms of topics). I also intend to find new releases of stuff and review them when I have time or have the ability to do them justice. I might pick a new title from, say, a progressive metal band or a death metal act or a black metal album that has caught my attention - whatever. It will just depend (WARNING: not every review will be POSITIVE). But while there are lulls in my submissions, I encourage everyone to talk about whatever they want as long as it loosely relates to heavy metal or hard rock. I have no problems with talking about industrial, post-punk, noise, or whatever else. Just don’t come in and want to discuss a band that isn’t remotely related to heavy metal or hard rock. If you do, I will not be pleased, ha ha. But, yeah, feel free to review stuff you want people to know about. It doesn’t have to a formal review, either; info on a band you discovered, an album you’ve always loved, etc. Also, another thing: please, please do not use this thread as a dumping ground for posting YouTube videos of a band (or bands) you like. I mean, you can always post a video of a band you discovered or dig, but if you do, please add some narrative on the video or some info on the band; what you know about them, the album from which the song/video originates from - something. Please. So, this should hopefully be fun. It’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for sometime, but have not because a) I’ve been pretty busy and b) I didn’t know how well it would be received by others. I guess even if it isn’t embraced by many, I can use the thread for my own interests and post about stuff I like and we can go from there. If nothing else, I’ll get some entertainment out of it. So metal and hard rock fans, let’s get to it, shall we? So, with that said, I introduce the thread with my first submission below which is a brief review of Lid’s 1997 album In The Mushroom which appears on Peaceville Records. A relatively obscure record, admittedly, but one I've always liked quite a bit.