In Dante’s Inferno, the second circle begins the proper punishment of Hell, a place where “no thing gleams.” It is reserved for those overcome with Lust, where carnal appetites hold sway over reason. In Nine Circles, it’s where we do shorter reviews of new (ish) albums that share a common theme.
Ian and I had a ton of fun working together to write up the latest Misery Signals album, which you can and should read about here. So much fun, in fact, that since we both have albums that fall loosely (and I do mean loosely here) under categories like “blackened” and “folk” we decided to combine our powers again for a Second Circle. Today, we look at Magni‘s self-titled new release and Forêt Endormie‘s Une voile déchirée. Continue reading