The Sound Not The Word features underground music reviews, mainly focusing on metal, punk, and other genres and acts that may be of interest, such as noise and avant garde.

I didn’t get to play in a band, so I write about other people’s bands instead. It’s my attempt to support the music I like beyond just buying records.

I live in the Midlands, UK, and aim to mainly write about things I like in a fair manner. Just because I listen to something it doesn’t mean I agree with the views it expresses. I try not to be a jerk.

Whilst I fully believe in freedom of expression, I have no desire to promote bands and music that is overtly racist/homophobic/sexist/fascist/etc. Such views are contrary to what I believe in, and spoil music I would otherwise enjoy.

As of the end of July 2014, I have removed the score system from new reviews. Ranking music on such a system has come to feel increasingly difficult, and I feel that it is better suited to shorter reviews than the format I typically use. Old reviews shall retain their scores, but new ones shall not have them.

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