Album Review: Kurushimi — “Return III: Death”

Kurishimi - Return III Death

Return III: Death is the third part in the Return series from Australian noise masters Kurushimi. Each prior entry in the series saw the band revisit a song from their self titled debut. Return III is no different. Here, the band revisits the track “Shinigami.” The result is a transformative work not just for the song but the band as well.

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Album Review:  BongBongBeerWizards — “Ampire”

Combining droning atmospheres, heavy meditational riffs to get lost in, psychedelic soundscapes, and reverberating vocals, BongBongBeerWizards have returned to the sludge doom scene with their third album Ampire, and it is quite possibly their best work yet.  The trio formed in Dortmund in 2017 and they bring an array of sounds to their music with the inclusion of woodwind instruments (flute and saxophone).  This makes for a unique and identifiable sound helping BongBongBeerWizards (in addition to their awesome band name) stand apart and bring something new and intriguing to the table. 

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Album Review:  Cavernlight — “As I Cast Ruin Upon The Lens That Reveals My Every Flaw”

Wisconsin natives and sludge/doom metal lords Cavernlight have returned after five long years with a stellar sophomore release—As I Cast Ruin Upon The Lens That Reveals My Every Flaw.  If you are already familiar with this band, you know that they do not skimp on album titles.  As this release’s poetic title suggests, the album is full of angsty darkness that is sure to appeal to neurodivergent metal fans such as myself.  While the tunes are crushingly heavy, there is a catharsis to it resulting in a beautifully expressive album which will resonate with many listeners.  As I Cast Ruin… brings everything Cavernlight offered in their debut while expanding on soundscapes and programming created movements.  There are no dull moments and many unique compositions to make this album one-of-a-kind and an excellent continuation of the band’s journey.

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Premiere: NOISEPOETNOBODY — “Potential vs Eventual”

Tomorrow, April 15th, the new EP from NOISEPOETNOBODY finally sees the light of day. Released through Scry Recordings, Potential vs Eventual is the latest industrial noise experiment from visionary Casey Chittenden Jones, serving as a tribute to the collapse of the world around us. It’s dense, it’s jarring, and now, sitting a day ahead of its release, Nine Circles is proud to unveil this collection in full immediately below.

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