Album Review: Gravesend — “Methods of Human Disposal”

What do you think of when you think of New York City?  Perhaps it’s fashion, architecture, high culture, some of that Vile Luxury people are always talking about these days.  Perhaps it’s adorable, pizza-loving sewer creatures, both furry and smooth skinned, just trying to make it in the world.  Well, put any thoughts of a happy and bright city out of your mind, at least for the next twenty-something minutes.  Gravesend are back with their anticipated debut full-length Methods of Human Disposal, and they aim to paint a picture of a very different New York City than you might imagine.

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Initial Descent: February 14 – 20, 2021

Dopelord

Did you shower your Valentine with all the good stuff yesterday? Call your mom? How about gift some grindcore or doom or death metal? No? WTF! If the answer was no to any of those, literally no one cares so you’re good. Anyway, new week means new metal and we’ve got plenty of it, so maybe a late gift?….haha. Kidding. Kicking things off in play low and play slow style are the Polish quartet Dopelord with a smokin’ new EP—see what I did there—that really has me in its grasp, next up is a bone cruncher of blackened-deathgrind from Gravesend, following that is a proggy death metal come psychedelic ambient number from The Lylat Continuum, and last up top is Harakiri For The Sky with their new full length that weaves post-everything and a pinch of black and folk metal—it hasn’t tripped my trigger yet, but maybe your mileage will be better. We’ve got all that and a ton more, so get to digging.

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 167 (2.6.2021)

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Late again. However, still in time for whatever rowdiness you may have up your sleeve for a Saturday. We’ve got new Cannibal Corpse, Cult of Luna and Gravesend. Plus a nasty one from Bonecarver, and choice cuts from Baest, Biesy, and Visigoth. All that and much more is hiding behind that playlist button below. Hit it and go crazy.

– Josh