I’ve been back at work one day and I’m already prepared to sprint into the woods without return.
This announcement is a couple days old, but it’s still worth sharing. The Ocean are releasing Phanerozoic Live on November 26th (through Pelagic Records, of course). The 3LP features both streaming performances of the Phanerozoic concept album, as well as access to HD video. Oh so tempting.
We’ll close with death metal veterans Hate, who released a new video for “Resurgence”. That track is taken from Rugia, their 12th full-length album, which will be out on October 15th through Metal Blade Records.
Fall – the sun is starting to set earlier, everything is becoming slightly darker, and we are now barreling towards the last quarter of 2021 while we try to understand how time has passed so quickly. However, this also means I can get my hands (and ears) on some of the most anticipated releases I have been waiting for most of the year. This includes three (!) upcoming melodic death releases, one of which I have been waiting for quite a long time. One such anticipated release is Insomnium, whose newest EP, Argent Moon, is what I would describe as a (softer) melodeath metal campfire story split into four parts.
The melodeath metal renaissance is upon us, and it’s not stopping for anyone.
We’ve said it before on the podcast (specifically on the most recent episode), but I will echo the sentiments here: the most interesting thing that can be done with black metal is to mix it thoroughly with things that are not black metal. I could not possibly care less about what wave is the best or any trve kvlt nonsense. Black metal is never more exciting or interesting than when it is a color on the palette as opposed to the entire painting. Enter, then, Eard and their unique take on the nature-inspired black metal formula De Rerum Natura.
Let’s close with the new video from Aeon, because I’m still excited about their new stuff. Check out the clip for “God Ends Here” below, the title-track from their new album set for an October 15th release through Metal Blade Records.
Episode 96 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing covers the fifth full length from Deafheaven, Infinite Granite. Buke once again captains the episode with Hera, Ian, Angela, and Vincent in tow as they break down the album, band, and how this one lands in the trajectory of one of blackgaze’s most enigmatic bands.