What's in a name? Well, if we're talking about the name of this blog, "Clouded" not a whole lot. I spent awhile thinking of a name, but eventually settled on the name of the sixth song on my all time favorite album, Obscura, Gorguts 1998 dissonant death metal masterpiece. If the words "dissonant" and "death metal" turn you off, I'm not surprised; the album is not for everyone, and I don't expect many people that read this to understand why, but to me, Obscura is the crowning achievement of my favorite genre of music (death metal). My love of death metal spawns from my love of metal in general. I learned to play guitar when I was 13, inspired mostly by Metallica, Megadeth, and Iron Maiden. Today I play a variety of metal, but I'd like to start a project that combines the abrasive Gorguts' sound, with the strange rhythms of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum (they are sort of like the Dadaist movement of metal), but I have yet to find musicians who want to play something that strange. I'll occasionally post metal reviews on this site, so if you don't like metal don't worry, they won't be very often. I'll try to keep things interesting for everyone.