Initial Descent: February 19 – 25, 2023

Bodyfarm – image courtesy of Stefan Schipper

Just like the redneck uncle that always crashes every family get together drunk and full of piss and venom (we all love this uncle, and you know it), we’re back with another rowdy bunch of new metal albums. This week we’ve got death metal debauchery from Bodyfarm, entrancing melodic death from Insomnium, goreific death from FesterDecay, and some experimental heavy from Big|Brave. As usual though, there’s way more in the list below that will tickle nearly every fancy out there so get to digging and we’ll see you here throughout the week.

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 267 (1.21.2023)

I’m still recovering from the drunken mayhem that was our first ever Album Ramble – I hope you dug it, we plan to punish our livers monthly for your entertainment. Anyway, as if a new GREAT Katatonia was enough to drop this week, we have the second single from the mighty Metallica’s 72 Seasons, so we’re kicking off with that – and the newest video from Katatonia backing it up.

After that it’s a gaggle of new and classic heavy hitters, including cuts from The Ocean, Bodyfarm, Polymoon, Turbid North, Ulthar, Nite, Asunojokei, Coheed & Cambria, Full of Hell, Cäina, Black Country New Road, Fvnerals, and Miserable.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week…