The Third Circle of Bandcamp: September 2020 Edition

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Well, it’s October. We’ll ignore the fact that it’s almost November, because what can I say? It’s been a busy stretch of life, on top of COVID-fatigue and existential dread. But we’re all here for the riffs, right?

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Album Review: Svalbard — “When I Die, Will I Get Better?”

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Beautiful and harrowing, angry and demanding, blistering yet hopeful, Svalbard’s When I Die Will I Get Better? is a triumph of creativity and authenticity. If you draw a Venn diagram of post-hardcore, shoegaze, and feminist treatise, this album would land smack dab in the center. It isn’t quite any of those things, but it is a brilliant album worth listening to this very instant.

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The Third Circle of Bandcamp: July 2020 Edition

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July was a strange month for music and you are going to feel it in this one boys and girls. I found myself listening to a lot of not-metal in July, and so a good chunk of it has made it into this month’s Third Circle.

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The Third Circle of Bandcamp: June 2020 Edition

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Something about summer. I always find my tastes changing a bit during the hot months, and layer on month four of working from home, never going to stores or seeing friends, and I find myself less and less drawn to the depressing and soul crushing metal that is normally my utter jam. So this month it’s a little more upbeat, a little more positive, a little more energetic, and of course, angry. Because there’s still so so much to be angry about.

Anyway, welcome to June.

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Album Review: Rebel Wizard — “Magickal Mystical Indifference”

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If you aren’t familiar with Rebel Wizard, I regret to inform you that you are required to have a good time and educate yourself immediately. Located at the intersection of black and thrash, this album hoons through the intersection like only an Australian wearing a wizard hat shredding epic solos while car surfing could. Magickal Mystical Indifference is the album that you blast through your open windows while taking corners too fast for the rest of the summer. I agree with the title of the first track: “Heavy negative wizard metal in-fucking-excelsis” indeed.

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