Initial Descent: December 23 – 29, 2018

Beaten To Death
Beaten To Death

Just beyond the Winter Solstice — shortest day of the year for those of you somewhat challenged by that — and new metal releases are in short(er) supply. No surprise really. But, that’s ok because we still have a few here that are more than worthy of cramming in your ear holes. What do we have? Read on to find out…

Slapstick grindcore innovators Beaten To Death return with Agronomicon and again hit us with an album that jars the senses while tugging at the funny bone – plus that album art, I’m 100% in for this one. Speaking of innovators, Veilburner continue to defy standard black and death metal with their jagged experimentations on A Sire To the Ghouls of Lunacy and the Ukraine’s Bölthorn let their viking death metal flag fly on Across the Human Path.

Since 2018 is all but in the rear view mirror, we here at Nine Circles want to thank you for continuing to stop by and see what we’re up to. There’s a ton of great outlets you can go to in order to get your metal fix but we sincerely appreciate all the visits you pay here! We all do this because we love the music and getting to share it with all of you is the icing on the cake. 2018 was a blast and 2019 will be even better. Now, get in there and taste the steel.

Beaten To Death - Agronomicon

Beaten To Death – Agronomicon (Mas-Kina Recordings) – grind

Veilburner - A Sire to the Ghouls of Lunacy

Veilburner – A Sire to the Ghouls of Lunacy (Transcending Obscurity) – experimental black / death

Bölthorn - Across the Human Path

Bölthorn – Across the Human Path (Broken Bones / Envenomed) – viking death metal

Also on tap:

Execracion – Dilatacion Carnal (CDN) – death metal

Hexecutor – Hangmen of Roazhon, Vinyl Issue (Dying Victims Productions) – thrash

Ice War – Manifest Destiny (Dying Victims Productions) – heavy metal

MASS – Miserere Mei (An Out Recordings) – black metal [feature review]

Mortal Sceptor / Deathroned – Split (Dying Victims Productions) – death / thrash

Mütiilation – The Lost Tapes (Osmose Productions) – black metal

Nekrofilth – Worm Ritual (Hells Headbangers) – metal / punk

The Magik Way & Malvento – Ars Regalis, Split (Third I Rex) – occult rock

Vetala – Retarded Necro Demential Hole (Harvest of Death) – black metal

– Josh

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