CANTO: Insomnium, Panopticon, Helloween, and More

College basketball: still a sport!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Gaerea, Panopticon, Emptiness, and More

Much to share today! So let’s get right to it…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Second Circle: The Glorious Dead and Eave

Second Circle

In Dante’s Inferno, the second circle begins the proper punishment of Hell, a place where “no thing gleams.” It is reserved for those overcome with Lust, where carnal appetites hold sway over reason. In Nine Circles, it’s where we do shorter reviews of new (ish) albums that share a common theme.

As I scanned over our list of promos and wondered what I should take for a review this week, I was put into a predicament.  Both Eave and The Glorious Dead came highly recommended, I had listened to singles from both Phantoms Made Permanent and Into Lifeless Shrines (respectively) and really enjoyed them, I’m a sucker for both of the genres these albums fall into and they’re both Bindrune releases, which is synonymous with extremely high quality in my mind.  How, then, to choose which one to review?  As a now infamous taco commercial suggests, “¿Por qué no los dos?”

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Receiving the Evcharist: Canis Dirus and Belt and Suspenders

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Howdy folks!  Vincent’s internet took a shit and died so he left it to me to present the offerings this week.  There’s a real chance you may not notice any difference, but all the same, we bring you a pairing of a choice album with a favorite libation.  Drink from the cup of heresy.  This week’s offering: Canis Dirus’ Independence to the Beast and BuckleDown Brewing Company’s Belt and Suspenders. Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Krisiun, At the Gates, Bindrune Recordings and more!

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Krisiun

May 10, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, according to a Brazilian news article (translated by Reddit user fraud_93Krisiun and their tour-mates, NervoChaos, were arrested by Bangladeshi authorities shortly after arriving in the country for their Asian tour. The charge? Blasphemy. (Yep, we’re gonna do that again.) Ugh.

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