Profile: B.R. of Blackened Death Metallers Aempyrean

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India’s Aempyrean released their death thrashing EP Fireborn late last year and the tremors of said EP can still be felt. Yea well, that was probably over the top but in all seriousness, these five tracks are savagely divine. Plus, any band that can pull off a wicked, top shelf cover of Morbid Angel’s “Chapel of Ghouls” on their debit outing gets a serious vote in my book. For those that like their death and thrash metal blackened and uncompromising, Fireborn is the cure. We recently had the chance to ask vocalist B.R. our set of Profile questions so head below to see what he had to say and if you missed out in December, now’s your chance to rectify that with the links included. Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Veilburner and Great Rhythm Dolce

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Here I be. Filling in again. Once again listening to an album I’ve never explored before whilst sipping on a beverage I also haven’t explored (recently). I’m not going to introduce this as elaborately as in past adventures, so let’s just jump right into it. Tonight we have Veilburner’s A Sire To The Ghouls Of Lunacy and Great Rhythm’s Dolce Continue reading

The Be(a)st of 2018 – J’s List

 

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Every year is an interesting trip around the sun.  New music comes and goes like the ebb and flow of time, and some albums hit us harder than others.  2018 for me was a very rich year in metal, yielding tons of great material from all over the heavy landscape.  There was a lot I enjoyed, so sorting the wheat from the chaff for this year has been enjoyable and fairly difficult, which is a testament to all the bands putting out great albums this year.  Below is my top 15 list for this year with a brief explanation with each album as to why I picked them.  Feel the misery (wait, that wasn’t this year?!).  Continue reading

Profile: Ken Romlin and Henric Liljesand of Blackened Death Metallers Night Crowned

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The fact that Night Crowned‘s debut EP, Humanity Will Echo Out, is as melodic with its death metal as it is blackened is no surprise given the lineage of its members; The Crown, Nightrage, Cipher System and Dark Funeral. You wouldn’t be remiss in assuming what these three tracks should sound like. However, the big surprises here are how ultra-melodic and ridiculously catchy it is along with how laser sharp and crystal clear the production sounds. It really sets a huge soundstage for the band and absolutely nothing is missed or buried along its quick sixteen minute run time. Just ahead of the November 30 release date we had a chance to ask vocalist Ken Romlin and bassist Henric Liljesand our set of Profile questions to find out more — read on to see what they had to say. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Imperial Triumphant was July 2018’s Album of the Month!

How ’bout that new podcast logo, huh? HUH? Anyway, it’s mid-August, and that means it’s time to look back at July for our latest Album of the Month podcast. This month’s honoree: Imperial Triumphant!

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