The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Katatonia was April 2020’s Album of the Month!

Holy crap, we made it to Episode 40 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing! It may be May, but this here is the Album of the Month for April which is City Burials by veteran Swedish art/doom/metal/anything goes rockets Katatonia. Buke once again captains the episode joined by Vince, Ian, Angela, Charles, and Hera, who had the pick for the month! Continue reading

Album Review: Witchkiss — “Transformation”

In times of uncertainty and the alarming global pandemic that we find ourselves in, doom metal can provide a fitting soundtrack as well as offer an escape and a source of comfort.  Witchkiss released their latest EP for these reasons.  The band hopes listeners will find solace in Transformation.  The New York trio specializes in ominous female vocals intermixed with brutal growls while creating groove worthy doom instrumentation.  Their craft is perfectly encapsulated in this two-track EP. Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Skyeater and Fear.Movie.Lions

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Skyeater’s Descent and Stone Brewing Company’s Fear.Movie.Lions.

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Album Review: Tethra — “Empire of the Void”

 

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Melodic death/doom quintet Tethra, hailing from Novara, Italy, return with their stellar third full-length, Empire of the Void.  It focuses on two vast realms explored through lyrical themes and creative instrumentation; the boundless internal plights of human nature and the breadth of the human soul, and the expansiveness and surreal wonders of space.  Its track titles hold a celestial theme while its instrumentation evokes heavy human emotions.  While mainly exemplifying doom metal, the band is also a master of death metal and many compositions are a delightful death/doom hybrid. Continue reading

Album Review: Angellore — “Rien Ne Devait Mourir”

Finally re-emerging from the shadows after four years of silence and hard work in the studio, Angellore is releasing their third full-length album.  Rien Ne Devait Mourir perfectly presents the French band’s unique metal infused blend of gothic, doom, post-rock, and folk.  Angellore’s signature sound paints scenes of venturing around old world France, floating through historic graveyards, and wandering down cobblestone paths into sacred natural spaces. Continue reading