Do you miss sports? Basket hoops and kicky foot…man, how have we gone a whole month-plus without those?
Well, some of the podcast crew here at Nine Circles misses sports, and others still are pretending to miss sports, so we decided to act on all that… missing… happening right now and create our own sports thing! Specifically, we made a March Madness-style bracket of 64 metal bands and decided to rank and eliminate them based on their logos.
Except it happened in April. And didn’t have nearly as sound a methodology as actual March Madness does. And didn’t involve any actual physical activity. But still, in these quarantined times, we’ve gotta lean on our kinda-sports for entertainment. Just like folks who watch ESPN 8: The Ocho.
Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! (Or a happy Thursday, for those that don’t celebrate, I suppose?) Anyway, as we’ve noted in previous editions, it’s the end of November — and that means, it’s the last new Cursed Imagery post of the year! That’s right, from here on out, we’ll be focusing on recapping our Best (Worst?) Album Covers of 2019. But before we get that far, we’ve got a few final new entries to satiate your eye-holes. So, let’s jump in!
Well, look-y here… I’m actually writing this post before the morning it’s due to publish for a change! And I’m actually… *gasp* …listening to metal while I write it! (Blut Aus Nord’s Hallucinogen, which — try as I might — I’m still not entirely feeling. Oh well.)
Anyway, what’ve we got for you this week? A six-pack of new releases, at least one of which falls into the “definitely a great album, but also I definitely need to poke fun at the cover” category. Which one(s) might those be? You’ll have to read on to find out. Let’s jump in!
Happy Friday! We’ve got some albums for you, and I may or may not have some things to say about them! While you dig into those, I’m gonna go wait for the mailman like an anxious dog, because I’ve got my copy of Pokemon Shield coming today and I’m very eager to play it. (No, I’m not one of the dorks who feels personally attacked by the fact that the new games cut whatever percentage of the nearly one-thousand entirely digital creatures who have no basis in reality.)
In life, there are some universal truths. Leaves eventually fall. Milk eventually sours. Notre Dame football eventually shits the bed and reminds they are and always will be frauds. And I, dear blog readers, eventually find a way to miss a weekly post or two. After almost five consecutive months of weekly Cursed Imagery posts, you’re now reading our first in three weeks. So, uh… sorry about that, I guess.
To make up for it, we return with six new release highlights for you to sink your teeth into, with album art quality ranging from “ridiculous” to “meh.” You may enjoy them. You may not. But either way, let’s jump in!