Video Premiere: Pandrador — “Valediction of Exalted One” (Guitar Playthrough)

Polish death metal act Pandrador is the latest addition to the Pagan Records roster, and they’re set to release their second full-length album, Seiðr, in the very near future. Serving as the latest sampling from their upcoming new album, Nine Circles is proud to premiere a guitar playthrough by Bartłomiej “Bard” Bardon for the track “Valediction of Exalted One”. A blistering, unrelenting display of everything that makes the upcoming new album as awesome as it is can be seen and hear directly after the jump.

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Album Review: Angerot — “The Profound Recreant”

Angerot - The Profound Recreant

2020’s The Divine Apostate is an album that I initially slept on.  As in all things, I should have listened to Josh from the start, but I was a little slow on the uptake when it came to Angerot.  However, once I tried their branded coffee on a complete whim (and you should too, as noted here), I quickly moved on to their music and was suitably impressed.  We’ve made no bones about our fervor for The Profound Recreant, but it should be noted all the same that this has the potential to blow even our high expectations right out of the water.

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Profile: Jordan Milner of The Breathing Process

The Breathing Process

The fact that The Breathing Process set a benchmark back in 2008 for infusing symphonic black metal into deathcore coupled with the fact that their just released fourth full length, Labyrinthian, is their best yet is nothing short of impressive. In fact, there’s very little ‘core’ left to their sound other than a brutalicious breakdown here and there. It’s an album that steps on the gas just before the green light and doesn’t let off until the last second of its nearly an hour runtime and EPIC is definitely a worthy descriptor, particularly when the symphonic aspect of their sound trickles in around the edges. We recently had the chance to pose our Profile questions to guitarist Jordan Milner to get some insights so read on to see how it went down and be sure to snag a copy from the links contained within.

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Album Review: Sermon of Flames — “I Have Seen the Light, and It Was Repulsive”

I don’t know why I don’t pick up more promos from I, Voidhanger.  I have never been even remotely close to disappointed with anything in the past I’ve reviewed from them, and they are home to some of the most unstoppable titans in the metal scene right now, bands who are not at all afraid to push the boundaries of metal as far as they can possibly go.  With all that in mind, I took on I Have Seen the Light and It Was Repulsive, the debut full length from Sermon of Flames, purely on a whim, and I have to say, the tradition of not being disappointed holds.

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Album Review: Wormwitch — “Wolf Hex”

Growth and change are never a bad thing in a band, within reason, of course.  Some bands take the experiences of the road and of growing older and use it to forge a new path for themselves, and some use it to hunker down and double up on what makes them great.  Wormwitch, a band I have had my eyes on for some time, have opted for the latter on their newest release, Wolf Hex.  Their furious blend of black metal, old school thrash and death metal has always been a winning combination, and it is on this release that they seem to have found the winning proportion of everything.

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