The Nine Circles Playlist: Vol. 3 (8.7.2017)

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Happy Monday everyone. It’s currently Sunday afternoon here in sunny Portsmouth and Josh and I are starting to get ourselves together for the Neurosis/Converge/Amenra show down in Boston tonight. So, I’m going to make this pretty efficient for you today because 1. There’s shit we need to do in a little while and 2. I’m slightly hungover and don’t have a ton to say. A brand new edition of our playlist is available for your listening pleasure below. Miss a playlist from either of the past two weeks? Fret not, you can check out all the playlists on our YouTube channel. That’s it from me. Have a good week! Continue reading

CANTO: Khôrada, updates from Ozzy and Mastodon, and more

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“Hide my fears and kill my doubts, whatevers in my way. Poppin’ pills and drinkin’ booze,
smokin’ everyday. Stoned and drunk completely gone, my world is here to stay.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

Receiving the Evcharist: Agalloch and Moat Mountain Brewing Company

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I’ve come up with some crazy combinations of metal and beer over the last several weeks, and this week is going to be no different. At least on the surface. But there is a definitive connection between the two items I’m consuming this evening, something I’ll be getting into shortly. The styles may clash, but there is an overlapping inspiration. Well, for me. And as usual, that’s all that matters. I have things to do (no I don’t), so I’m going to kill the intro here. The Metal: Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirit. The Booze: Moat Mountain Brewing Company’s Miss V’s BlueberryContinue reading

Album Review: Vow of Thorns – “Farewell To The Sun”

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The debut LP from Vow of Thorns, titled Farewell To The Sun, was one I initially opted to bypass. Yet, despite the recent inundation of atmospheric black and doom metal in my listening periphery, curiosity still pulled me into this record. Turns out that was a good thing. Within the expansive tracks of this album, the Ontario-based group define a certain unique personality to their music that calls upon a number of influences. With this debut, it all comes together to create a sound as progressive as it is emotional.  Continue reading

CANTO: Opeth tour, the end of The Acheron, Neurosis updates, and more

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“Listening to you as you say your prayers – Evil bears with deadly stares. Ripping you apart to protect what’s theirs – There is no escape from the furious bears!”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey