While the UK’s Sugar Horse are self-described as ‘decidedly average,’ their recently released debut full length, The Live Long After is anything but average. It’s an excellent amalgamation of post-metal, doom, noise rock, sludge, and beautiful melodies that took me by surprise on first listen as something that, on paper shouldn’t work but in actuality works amazingly well. Just when a track settles into rambunctiously loud noise rock, they hit you with an ethereal pop melody then flip the script with heavy as hell doom or sludge, then back again. It’s one hell of a multifaceted debut that needs your ears on it asap. On the heels of the album’s release, we had a chance to pose our set of Profile questions to vocalist and guitarist Ashley Tubb to get some insight into the band and their sound. Read on to see how it went down and be sure to grab a copy from the links contained within.Continue reading
Episode 92 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing covers the fifth full length from Year Of No Light, Consolamentum. Buke once again captains the episode with Hera, Ian, Angela, and Vincent in tow as they break down the album, band, and how this one lands in the trajectory of one of post metal’s shining lights.Continue reading
The world is changing. Faster than anyone would believe, and faster yet in the last year. It’s terrifying and impossible to unsee: in the vicious upheaval of the past year where everyone moved a thousand miles an hour in a thousand different directions it felt like there were fewer and fewer things to cling to. Where were the anchor points, the tethers to a known quantity…something to remind us of the underlying laws of the universe?
Far off in the distance something looms at the horizon. A shape of immeasurable size, and a sound that reverberates in frequencies older than the dinosaurs start to roll in like a massive tide that has been building and building forever…eternally, one could say.
They are back. We stare into the inky unknown black of the night and know that whatever happens, Darkthrone have returned to light the Earth with the torch of heavy metal, to scorch the ground with the prehistoric concussion of Eternal Hails….., the latest piece of evidence that the Old Ones still walk among us, and they have zero interest in anything but the Almighty Riff.Continue reading
Majestic Downfall trade in some epic doom that stretches and luxuriates in melancholic surges of blood and tears. Aorta is their latest testament to the power of the morose, and it’s a feat of stirring arrangements, mournful melodies, and a bass sound that burrows under your skin and lays its eggs deep in the flesh. It touches on the classic 90s era of the scene without mimicking it, and it’s one of those albums you’ll be feeling in your bones long after the last note is played.Continue reading
You may recall the premiere of “Les doigts de lampée – De la merde, lacustre – Cannibal troten“ back in March right here at Nine Circles. That stream, of course, was brought forth in anticipation of the first ever physical release of the first demos from French black noise practitioners Gargowitch, Avidee and Cannibal Troten. And today, it is our absolute pleasure to share the entirety of the mind-numbing journey that is Cannibal Troten, the latter of the two releases. Get lost in the 46 minutes of complete chaos immediately after the jump.Continue reading