Album Review: Ænigmatum — “Deconsecrate”

A famous linguist once said that of all the phrases in the English language, of all of the endless combinations of words in all of history, the most beautiful phrase is “cellar door.”  Well, I don’t know who that guy was but he’s wrong and stupid.  The most beautiful combination of words in any language is “bass solo” and no, I will not be fielding any questions or criticism.  Don’t believe me?  You obviously need to be listening to more Ænigmatum, then.  Deconsecrate is chock full of the aforementioned good stuff, but that’s not the only thing that you’ll find pleasing to the ears.

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Profile: Brian Rush of Mountain Grave

We here at Nine Circles always appreciate blackened death metal. So when Horror Pain Gore Death dropped Mountain Grave on us, we were stoked. Fortunately, Brian Rush (who plays vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, programming) was able to take some time to join us for a profile. Brian is a sweet guy who is currently very busy with his band as well as running his own fledgling label Pale Magus (where you can pick up a few older Mountain Grave releases). When he’s not swamped with that stuff he even does some audio engineering for video games! Be sure to check out their new album, Massive Structural Collapsehere. Continue reading