The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 197 (9.18.2021)

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It’s Saturday. You already know we’ve got you covered. This week our playlist features a treasure trove of new singles; everything from the crushing piano-driven sorrow of Emma Ruth Rundle‘s “Return” to the crushing-in-a-different-sense-of-the-word swampy metal of Worm‘s “Empire of the Necromancers” gets a spot. If you’re looking for the best of what’s new, check all that out and more below.

Vincent

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 189 (7.10.2021)

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Good morning weekend warriors. On this edition of our Saturday morning mixtape we have a slew of new singles from Feminazgûl, Wolves in the Throne Room, Deafheaven, Lantlôs, and more. Plus, we’ve got a twenty-three minute jam care of our own Anton, some doom, and even the requisite screamo jam. Tune in down below.

– Vincent

Best of 2019: Zyklonius’ List

Best of 2019

By now, it has become customary for me to recall at the turn of the year how great the past 12 months were for metal and its myriad sub-genres and styles, and how difficult it has become to keep one’s head above the water in the face of the deluge of releases. I have been listening to metal for over 25 years but am still astonished and impressed on a daily basis by the boundless imagination on display, be it the ever-blossoming creativity of bands who have been operating for 20 years or the ravenous appetite of newcomers.  Continue reading