Chaos is Me: Best of 2020

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Welcome back to Nine Circles’ monthly screamo-focused column, Chaos Is Me.  With the end of the year in sight, in lieu of a December roundup I wanted to take some time to highlight the best of the best releases that 2020 had to offer in this realm.  Despite listening to less music overall than in previous years, the albums I loved this year have been some that I’ve been more drawn to than ever before, and I want to remember all the good things I found this year instead of focusing on all we lost.  Consider this a montage episode before the new season of Chaos is Me starts back up next month.  Until then, check out the best screamo 2020 had on offer, according to one humble man.  Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 115 (2.8.2020)

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Welcome back to another, less somber, Saturday playlist. This time around we’ve got a massive dose of Vukari, new ones from The Black Dhalia Murder and …and Oceans, and much more in store at the link below. Grab a cup of your preferred morning beverage and dig right in.

– Vincent

Chaos is Me: January 2020

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We’re back with the first official edition of this column in the new year.  2020 is already looking promising for screamo, both in terms of releases as well as recognition.  Heavy music-themed burger establishment Kuma’s Corner’s Indianapolis location announced that their coveted Burger of the Month for February will be an homage to Texan screamo rising stars Portrayal of Guilt, an honor that comes with a fried pork chop and pico de gallo slathered all over it.  Do Portrayal of Guilt deserve most of the credit for this for being the incredible band they are?  Absolutely.  Do I deserve some of the credit for focusing my will on bringing screamo into the wider collective consciousness?

Well, I’m not not saying that.

Pats on the back aside, here is more of the screamo you need in your life.
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