About

I’m Matt. I live in Seattle and do computer stuff for a day job.

This is a site to highlight music I like, primarily consisting of genres like progressive rock, progressive metal, psychedelic rock, and related genres. And because I mostly listen to music I like, I expect most reviews posted here to be positive.

In addition to album reviews, I do monthly collections of short reviews for EPs and other records I couldn’t dedicate a full review to. Occasionally, I highlight relatively unknown prog gems from the past, and a few times a year I’ll post lengthy rundowns of the careers of the giants of progressive rock.

I rate releases on a scale of 100, and I rate them in a way a teacher would grade a paper. An album I consider to be a solid B will get a score in the low-to-mid 80s, an acceptable but flawed album will get something in the 60s, and anything in the 50s or lower is a question of how hard that record failed.

Many thanks to my editors/proofreaders, Kelci and Dan.

Facebook: TheEliteExtremophile

Reddit: TheEliteExtremophile

Email: TheEliteExtremophile@gmail.com

Last.fm: Ghigigi (I’ve had this since well before the song this blog is named after came out)

Bandcamp collection: Ghigigi

I do also have the Twitter handle (@TEExtremophile) and an Instagram account (@TheEliteExtremophile), but I don’t use either. I have tweeted a couple times, and I’m just not the type to post photos. I mostly wanted to claim those URLs.