Exploring the aural void is a bit of an odd name for a blog and is a mouthful. Regardless, this blog’s focus is on celebrating essential and otherwise relevant records, primarily from the Hardcore Punk and Metal scenes. Most of these works reside in the musical underground. There is certain purity to the underground music that the mainstream does not possess and will never achieve. The general population is unaware of most of these artists and albums; to these people such music is non-existent, it’s void. Hence, we are exploring the aural void.