Album Review: Primitive Man and Full of Hell — “Suffocating Hallucination”

Full of Hell Primitive Man - Suffocating Hallucination

Suffocating Hallucination truly is an album that answers the question of “what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object”.  If you know, you know: Primitive Man are the undisputed champions of doom and the heaviest fucking band on the planet, with Full of Hell taking a close second, albeit for different reasons.  In one corner, we have lumbering, plodding, black-hole-dense doom and on the other we have savage, razor-sharp and breakneck grindcore.  “But Ian”, you say, “when we mix them together, shouldn’t we just get songs that are, you know, a normal tempo?”  You absolute fool.  You’re not ready for what’s about to hit you.

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Initial Descent: February 26 – March 4, 2023

Welcome back to another edition of “here’s a long list of new metal releases.” Or, Initial Descent as we know it. Anyway, this is the week that many have been anticipating since we’ve got new Enslaved so do that if it’s your thing. We’ve also got some rippin’ deathgrind from Maggot Crown, excellent swemelodeath from Majesties, and a devastating split between Full of Hell and Primitive Man. So yea, killer week of new releases. AND, we’ve got tons more so jump in and get some. See you here throughout the week.

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CANTO: The Ocean, Cattle Decapitation, Necrot, and More

I was going to skip this today, but there’s too much awesome stuff happening.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 267 (1.21.2023)

I’m still recovering from the drunken mayhem that was our first ever Album Ramble – I hope you dug it, we plan to punish our livers monthly for your entertainment. Anyway, as if a new GREAT Katatonia was enough to drop this week, we have the second single from the mighty Metallica’s 72 Seasons, so we’re kicking off with that – and the newest video from Katatonia backing it up.

After that it’s a gaggle of new and classic heavy hitters, including cuts from The Ocean, Bodyfarm, Polymoon, Turbid North, Ulthar, Nite, Asunojokei, Coheed & Cambria, Full of Hell, Cäina, Black Country New Road, Fvnerals, and Miserable.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week…


CANTO: The Ocean, Insomnium, Acid King, and More

Holy shit a lot happened today.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”