January was atypically strong for metal even with short new release lists. However, Buke jumped all over picking Wilderun’s fourth full length Epigone as soon as it was announced. Wilderun are no strangers to Nine Circles with a recent interview and album review, we dig them, obviously. So, the normal gang of Buke, Ian, Angela, Vincent, and Hera discuss the album at length and it’s a pretty even split of those who love it and those who don’t. They also cover several other albums that tripped triggers throughout January so be sure to keep a pen and paper handy. All that and more so dive into the first Album of the Month discussion for 2022!Continue reading
Wilderun’s Evan Berry on new album “Epigone,” pandemic effects on the album and touring, inability to write short songs, Radiohead, and much more!
Wilderun has long been a favorite of Buke and Nine Circles so at the mention of new album Epigone it was a slam dunk to get vocalist, keyboardist, guitarist, and mandolin player Evan Berry on to chat about all things Epigone. This is the fourth full length from the band and consequently their most fully fleshed out effort and not to mention their, quite possibly, best to date. The band effortlessly weaves black metal, folk, and acoustic bliss with uncanny ease and it’s no wonder we’ve all been head over heels with them since their debut. With that said, jump in for an excellent chat with via The Nine Circles Audio Thing.Continue reading
Album Review: Wilderun — “Epigone”
First review of 2022 and we certainly are starting things off with a bang. Veil of Imagination was an album that quite solidly put Wilderun on the map of the uninitiated, rocketed to the top of many year-end lists, and got them almost immediately scooped up by Century Media Records. Things seemed like they could only go up from there, but, as we’re all painfully aware, life sometimes has other plans for you. Still, on Epigone, Wilderun manage to take all the pain and heartbreak that comes with the wild ups and downs of the music landscape and the world and turn it into something wildly beautiful.Continue reading