VIDEO Retrocution: DEADLIFE — “City of Eternal Rain”

Retrocution is back! And in video format! This time, we’re taking a look at DEADLIFE‘s new album, City of Eternal Rain.

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VIDEO Album Review: Katatonia — “City Burials”

Katatonia - City Burials

A thing I generally like and get excited about is Katatonia. So, the news that the band would be releasing a new full-length, titled City Burials, was a pretty welcome development in Dan-land.

However, a thing I don’t generally like or get excited about is writing album reviews. So how, then, to celebrate and dissect the arrival of said new Katatonia album?

Welp, I made a video.

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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Metal Logo March… er, APRIL… Madness!

Nine Circles Audio Thing

Do you miss sports? Basket hoops and kicky foot…man, how have we gone a whole month-plus without those?

Well, some of the podcast crew here at Nine Circles misses sports, and others still are pretending to miss sports, so we decided to act on all that… missing… happening right now and create our own sports thing! Specifically, we made a March Madness-style bracket of 64 metal bands and decided to rank and eliminate them based on their logos.

Except it happened in April. And didn’t have nearly as sound a methodology as actual March Madness does. And didn’t involve any actual physical activity. But still, in these quarantined times, we’ve gotta lean on our kinda-sports for entertainment. Just like folks who watch ESPN 8: The Ocho.

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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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