The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 100

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Well folks, this is it. The 100th edition of our weekly mixtape. This week, we’re kicking things off with the trippy new video for Blood Incantation’s new single (!!!) plus live footage of another song off the upcoming Hidden Histories of the Human Race. I’m still waaaay deep in my screamo binge, and Josh reps my local boys in Teeth, who you should all be listening to way more than you currently are. Thanks a ton for checking this out enough to keep it going this long. We appreciate the hell out of ALL of you.

Now, let’s party.

– Vincent

Intronaut – “The Direction of Last Things” Album Review

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Full disclosure: I love Intronaut. Reviewing an album from one of your favorite bands can be tough; you want to be fair, but listening to music is a subjective experience. If you like something, you just plain like it. When I listen to Intronaut, I just plain like it. That said, I try to recognize when a band doesn’t live up to its potential just as much as when they do. I felt very strongly that their previous record, Habitual Levitations, was a letdown. It wasn’t a bad album, per se, but it lacked many of the elements of Intronaut’s sound that I feel make them one of the best bands in the contemporary metal landscape. Thankfully, on their newest album, The Direction of Last Things, Intronaut have not only once again mastered another incarnation of their sound, but have quite possibly crafted their finest outing yet. Continue reading