Nine Circles Ov… February 2016

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It’s not just rumor that I listen to an asinine amount of music. Previewing almost every single promotional album that comes through the door fits in with my obsessive personality. February 2016 really tested me. No less than one hundred and forty-two albums came through our rotating doors. And one hundred and forty-two is the number of albums I clicked play on to test them and suggest for review. So I’m a bit tired in an auditory sense. But I digress. In today’s post we will run through a bunch of larger releases that I hope no one missed and then feature nine smaller releases that are top notch. February was a great month. And another sign that 2016 is headed in very much the right direction. Continue reading

Drinking With Satan: Folteraar – “Vertellingen van een donkere eeuw”

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Did ya fuckin’ miss me? On the one hand, how could you? You get to deal with my bullshit at least once per day on this blog in some format. So I’m kinda always here. On the other hand, how could you not? I mean… It’s me. There could never be enough me. But all joking aside, I know it’s been some time since the last episode of Drinking With Satan. I took the month of January off mostly out of laziness and a futile attempt to behave one extra weeknight per month. So for all those who felt my absence last month (Manny-O-War — I still don’t know idea why you support this column), I apologize. I know it must have been hard. But I’m finally back in 2016 with Drinking With Satan and it will be just as pointless as it was in 2015. But, as usual, that doesn’t matter in the slightest. So, without further delay, let’s talk about booze and black metal! Continue reading