Album Review: Farer — “Monad”

Every so often, an album comes around that seems hell bent on breaking all the rules.  Metal is no stranger to this, and even in a genre where the rules are played exceptionally fast and loose, we’ve seen lots of innovation in arrangement, songwriting and instrumentation.  Sometimes this innovation is simply doing what’s least expected for its own sake, but sometimes it comes from a place that is truly inspired, seemingly beamed into the world as an already conceived idea flowing out of a human vessel.  Enter Farer and their truly unique debut Monad.

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Rainbows in the Dark: Wudewuse — “Northern Gothic”

I think what we can all agree on is that there just aren’t enough troubadours in the world today.  At what point did we, as a society, decide that travelling minstrels weren’t cool or acceptable anymore?  Why aren’t there entertainers regaling me and my compatriots with song and merriment as we feast and dance?  If this is something that is causing stress in your life, fear not.  Wudewuse, the forest boys themselves, are back with Northern Gothic, a celebration of the nature and the landscape of Northern Norway, old school rock, deep and contemplative moods, and the bardic spirit.

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Album Review: Of Feather and Bone — “Sulphuric Disintegration”

Of Feather and Bone - Sulfuric Disintegration

So, I slept on Bestial Hymns of Perversion.  I was definitely aware of all the hype around it, and it wasn’t like I had anything against it, but I just never got a solid listen in.  It should have been the highest priority for me, given that it’s everything I love about death metal, but it just never quite happened.  Now I find myself scrambling to catch up to the hype train Of Feather and Bone are currently riding, because Sulphuric Disintegration is about to surpass everything they have done before this point.  Don’t make the same mistake I did.

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Album Review: Pallbearer — “Forgotten Days”

Pallbearer - Forgotten Days

In this house we respect Pallbearer.  Pallbearer is one of our favorite bands that we have enjoyed since their debut.  When we saw that the Nine Circles inbox was blessed with the latest from the band, Forgotten Days, we decided to co-author a review instead of fighting each other to the death for who would do the honor.  We decided to sit down and listen to the album and write this review together as a singular cohesive piece.

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