The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Mo’ynoq was January 2019’s Album of the Month!

We’re back!

There was just too much going on toward the end of 2018, but the Nine Circles gang is 100% committed to bringing you the best in audio content this year…or least consistent audio this year: I don’t want to promise the farm one episode in!  But back we are with another edition of our Album of the Month series kicking things off with the full-length debut Dreaming in a Dead Language from North Carolina black metal outfit Mo’ynoq. Continue reading

Album Review: Mo’ynoq – “Dreaming in a Dead Language”

Mo'ynoq - Dreaming In a Dead Language

USBM feels like it’s in a good place musically right now.  Depending on what your appetite is, you can trawl pretty much any region of the United States and find a unique scene where geography, community, and culture roll into a diverse assortment of styles.  Moving just a bit south from the current scene in the Northeast, Mo’ynoq have constructed a blistering, raw collage of influences on their full length debut Dreaming in a Dead Language. Continue reading

Profile: Labyrinthine Black Metallers Mo’ynoq

Mo'ynoq
Mo’ynoq

At the turn of a new year it always seems like there’s a great race to be the first with a stunning album and Raleigh, NC’s Mo’ynoq deliver on Dreaming In A Dead Language, whether they were aiming to or not. Black metal is at the forefront here, just like on their stellar Anguish and Atonement demo and Bardo EP. But, atmospheric, post-black metal, and melody all play their significant parts to make up this outstanding full length debut. I could go on for paragraphs about how “The Collector” blew my hat back or how fast the multifaceted and deep “Buried By Regret” magically appeared on my song of the year list but it’s better to just head below and read the band’s answers to our Profile questions while listening to the included embed. Again, stellar work here by Mo’ynoq and this is one you DO NOT want to miss. Continue reading