The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 123 (4.4.2020)

playlist - mixtape

Welcome to another edition of our Saturday playlist series. This time around, I’m making sure you’re all aware there are three (3) new songs out by my favorite band of all time, Josh brings the new Pyrrhon single, and Ian brings more Aara to the party, who’s newest album I’ve been hotly anticipating. All this, and more, at the link below.

– Vincent

Receiving the Evcharist: Wvrm and Mighty Cascade

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Wvrm’s Colony Collapse and Kennebunkport Brewing Company’s Mighty Cascade.

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Visions ov Hell: Quarantined With Nine Circles, Part 2

Coronavirus bah

Two weeks removed from Part 1 and we’re not out of the woods. And, quite to the contrary, we’re in the thick of it. Threat level 100….I guess. So much uncertainty, so much unknowing, so much virus, so much panic, so much hoarding, so much of all the bad stuff. We’re all tired of the ‘so much’ and it seems this thing is just getting a head of steam. Anyway, we’ve got a nice set of tunes to help push back the virus scares and bring forth the headbang; we’ve got Death, Obituary, Eyehategod, WASP, Katatonia, KISS, Mortician, and so much more. Indeed, all the bands you’d hold dear when trying to exorcize some demons and/or some asshole virus. So, jump inside that play button immediately below and try to forget, for just a second, what’s happening outside our windows. Maybe, just maybe, you find some sort of normalcy for a fleeting moment.


Initial Descent: March 29 – April 4, 2020

Beggar

The sentiment of ‘hope everyone is well and safe’ carries again this week as we’re still in this mess. But, to stave off the darkness and provide some living room destroying fun, we’ve got another long list of incoming metal so hopefully something here will help pass the time. London based Beggar offer up a debut full length of incendiary extreme sludge metal and I’ve been head over heels for this one, you should be too, Testament have their 13th full length on deck and one thing’s always been for sure about them: never, ever count them out as their brand of melodic thrash and heavy metal still sounds amazing after 34 years, Skam astutely define catharsis through grinding violence, and Zolle find cohesive and powerful ground with a solid mixture of noise and sludge. Incredible picks already and there’s so much more below so dig in and keep your head up as much as possible. Continue reading

Rainbows in the Dark: Lord Buffalo — “Tohu Wa Bohu”

It’s Sunday, so it must be time for me to review another folk album.  I feel like that is most of what I do here but I’m also fine with that.  Outside of metal, folk is what I listen to the most, so naturally I’m going to gravitate towards that, given the chance.  Sometimes, I even get a chance to talk about an album that shamelessly straddles the gap between the two genres, which is exactly what Lord Buffalo’s new LP Tohu Wa Bohu does.  This is Rainbows in the Dark, featuring the best of all things non-metal and metal-adjacent. Continue reading