The Nine Circles Audio Thing: WAKE was March 2020’s Album of the Month!

Calgary heavyweights WAKE dropped their fifth full-length, Devouring Ruin, on March 27. The album marks a further sonic departure for the one-time grindsters; this time out, the quintet serves up a compelling amalgam of black-, death-, post- and everything in between. The album’s gotten a ton of acclaim since its release, and that extends to the crew here at Nine Circles — with a couple of folks even calling it an early Album of the Year contender.

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Best of 2019: Dan still likes metal, but maybe not writing?

Best of 2019

Oh look, it’s been over a month since my last post.

Related: I don’t really know if I like blog writing anymore?

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CURSED IMAGERY: The Week in Album Art (November 29, 2019)

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Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! (Or a happy Thursday, for those that don’t celebrate, I suppose?) Anyway, as we’ve noted in previous editions, it’s the end of November — and that means, it’s the last new Cursed Imagery post of the year! That’s right, from here on out, we’ll be focusing on recapping our Best (Worst?) Album Covers of 2019. But before we get that far, we’ve got a few final new entries to satiate your eye-holes. So, let’s jump in!

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CURSED IMAGERY: The Week in Album Art (November 22, 2019)

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Well, look-y here… I’m actually writing this post before the morning it’s due to publish for a change! And I’m actually… *gasp* …listening to metal while I write it! (Blut Aus Nord’s Hallucinogen, which — try as I might — I’m still not entirely feeling. Oh well.)

Anyway, what’ve we got for you this week? A six-pack of new releases, at least one of which falls into the “definitely a great album, but also I definitely need to poke fun at the cover” category. Which one(s) might those be? You’ll have to read on to find out. Let’s jump in!

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CURSED IMAGERY: The Week in Album Art (November 15, 2019)

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Happy Friday! We’ve got some albums for you, and I may or may not have some things to say about them! While you dig into those, I’m gonna go wait for the mailman like an anxious dog, because I’ve got my copy of Pokemon Shield coming today and I’m very eager to play it. (No, I’m not one of the dorks who feels personally attacked by the fact that the new games cut whatever percentage of the nearly one-thousand entirely digital creatures who have no basis in reality.)

Anyway, enjoy the snark!

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