CANTO: Carach Angren, Osi and the Jupiter, Within Temptation, and More

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“They spoke of the loneliest shadow, a thousand year old enemy. When man bowed for souls of the new world, a thousand year old legacy.”

  • Osi and the Jupiter have announced that July 31st will be the release date of the new Appalachia EP through Eisenwald. Needless to say, this is one I will be picking up… and FITM nostalgia is only, like, 10% of the reason.
  • Carach Angren have released their third new single from their upcoming album, Franckensteina Strataemontanus,  which drops on June 26th through Season of Mist. Check out “Operation Compass” right here.
  • We’ll close with a couple new videos, because that just sounds fun. The first is from Within Temptation, for a new track called “Entertain You”. You can check that out here. Side note, you should be happy that I didn’t work a pun into this bit of news.
  • And finally, a new lyric video from Green Carnation for “Sentinels”. In case you haven’t checked out Leaves of Yesteryear yet, it’s very good. And it’s out now through Season of Mist.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Enslaved, Green Carnation, DevilDriver, and More

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“Celestial buried mind resting, resting without peace still.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Album Review: Green Carnation — “Leaves of Yesteryear”

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Admittedly, I do not have much experience with Green Carnation.  When the title track to the band’s comeback album dropped and the buzz began, I actually had a moment where I sat at my computer and said out loud to no one, “what is this Green Carnation everyone keeps talking about?”  After having taken a chance on Leaves of Yesteryear, I think I may have some, but not nearly all, of their sound figured out.  But that’s always been Green Carnation’s brand: they always leave you guessing, and after fourteen years they still have more tricks up their sleeves. Continue reading

Initial Descent: May 3 – 9, 2020

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Another Monday in this godforsaken mess. New metal, we got it, you need it, let’s do it. Tenth time’s the charm, they say, and Forgotten Tomb have finally found their way around the perfect mix of black metal and doom. Seriously, if you’re in the camp of their more doomy ways, this is a must. Another must is the newest from cinematic prog rock masters Green Carnation, great is what this thing is. Spain’s finest death metal export, Aposento, return with another slab of raucous death and it’s worth every penny I know you’ll spend on it which leaves black metal vets Naglfar as the last band standing up top and it’s business as usual for them—top tier black metal…obviously. There you have it, great picks already and we’ve barely begun so GO GET SOME. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 127 (5.2.2020)

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Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning playlist. This week, we’ve got a full house of picks coming at you, from the new Lantern courtesy of Anton to old ska punk staples courtesy of Ian. All these and more at the link below.

– Vincent