Best of 2016: Josh’s List

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Outside of metal so much happened this year that it really is mind boggling to think back on it. We lost visionaries and legends, witnessed violence of epic proportions, politics took a huge dive into the void and negativity seemed to reign supreme. And all that is barely scratching the surface. I’m definitely not going to be the one to say that 2017 WILL be better but I will say — let’s attempt to make our little corners of the world better, be better to each other and approach it with some semblance of positivity.

On the flip side of the coin, 2016 was about as strong a year in metal that I personally have seen in ages which was a great thing considering the state of affairs otherwise. As usual, metal was my comfort food and the offerings were bountiful. With that said, making a best of list was extremely difficult. What made the cut is only a fraction of my favorites but they represent what I listened to and enjoyed the most but also are the ones that I returned to an insane amount of times and for endless reasons. Stick a fork in 2016 and let these champions ride you out on a high note.  Continue reading

CANTO: Amorphis, Sylosis, Abbath, Helmet, and more

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“Take a look at the trail behind you, this is terrain you know. It might reappear again. Now you stare at the path before you, so tell me what is shown. Decipher eternity.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Children Of Bodom tour, Metallica tour?, and semi-updates from Behemoth

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“I don’t want your opinion, I don’t need your ideas. Stay the fuck out of my face, stay away from me. I am my own God, I do as I please.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 45

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The guys discuss an announcement from Immortal (minus Abbath) about the completion of their new album — and chuckle at the serious shade they throw at their former frontman. Plus, a new song from Rammstein and a tribute to fallen sporting hero Muhammad Ali.

All that and much, much more in Episode 45, so check it out!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan

CANTO: Immortal updates/drama, Scar Symmetry tour, and more

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“Where has he gone? What have you done? A voice commands from high above this earth. From the soil his blood cries out to me. Murder, liar, vengeance, deceit.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey