Interview with Elliot QP, One of the Better Reviewers (and Definitely one of the Younger) Reviewers of Heavy MusicTweet
Y’know that lad who’s around 13 & does all those amazing “to camera” reviews of heavy music over on Youtube? Well, his name’s Elliot & I decided it’s be a cool idea to have a chat with him for Louder Than War.
And y’know what? Dude’s a fuckin’ joy to work with. Much better than all those flaky musician types. Got his answers back to me in 2 days & apologised for his tardiness! Haha! More power to his arm anyway. That Neurosis review’s now up at 12,000 reviews!
Louder Than War: Firstly can you tell us what kind of music you’re into & how old you were you when you first got into it. Perhaps this would be a good place to list a few of your favorite bands / labels!
EQPTV: I’m a massive fan of genres like post-metal, sludge, progressive, ambient, hardcore and so on. I generally like to listen to music which has a large amount of substance and changes often throughout an album or track. My favourite bands are Isis, Neurosis, Mastodon, The Ocean and bands of their ilk. There are certain labels that I fully support too such as Holy Roar and Hydra Head, Nuclear Blast, Inside Out Music, Southern Lord, Relapse…. The list goes on.
Louder Than War: Next logical question is how did you get into this kind of music?
EQPTV: I became interested in music through a series of bands when I was about 6, starting with The Doors and The Beatles. I became fascinated by the later era of The Beatles because of how strange and experimental it sounded to me at the time. The Doors were so dark at points, but had an incredible sense of melody. I later got into The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead. Miserable songs, but incredibly melodic and catchy. I watched a film, I think it was Flushed Away, which contained the song ‘Bohemian Like You’ by The Dandy Warhols… I thought that was heavy at the time as I was about 6 or 7 then. I asked my dad if he had any ‘hard rock’. He played me Black Sabbath - War Pigs. Of course this was heavy metal, and I was converted for life. I went on to find bands like RATM, Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon and a lot of my favourite bands through music websites. I spent a lot of time doing research about music and bands and it became a constant hobby of mine. All birthdays and Christmas’ that followed were for metal CDs and books.
It wasn’t until I was about 10 when I really got into bands like Neurosis, Isis and Pelican. They were difficult bands to get into, but once I did, I was hooked for life.
Continue reading the interview here: http://louderthanwar.com/interview-with-elliot-qp-heavy-musics-youngest-most-accomplished-reviewer/