That’s it. So long 2022, don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. I just posted my end of year list, and yeah: the #1 pick is a crossover hardcore punk album that incorporates free jazz and noise and everything under the sun…what else did you expect? So let’s kick off the last edition of the Nine Circles Playlist with the mighty OFF! and see what else will help us close out the new year.
To paraphrase The Outer Limits, I will control the horizontal. I will control the vertical. So that means I’m also going to front-load this with the 80s metal I picked up on vinyl and cassette this week. Which means you’re getting dosed with some classic Accept and Satan…you’re welcome. Elsewhere in the Nine Circles universe we’ve got plenty of heavy to ring in 2023, including music from Angerot, Shores of Lunacy and Leper Colony, a blast of bangers from Yob, Mizmor + Thou and Nechochwen, more killer music from Predatory Light (I really need to revisit that) and Moonlight Sorcery, not to mention D. Morris BRINGING IT with some classic Harvey Milk. There’s a ton more, including God Mother, Windhand, Asunojuokei (for once not added by me, so thanks Ian!), and Morrow, among others.
That’s it for 2022. Get listening. Stay safe. See you next year…
Coming at your guys later than usual this fine Sunday. Why? Because I finally rolled back into town from NYC and have consumed enough beers to start working again. I hope you guys have had a good week… I know it’s been a busy one for us. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
I know this was just uploaded, but if you haven’t checked out Episode 44 of the Horns Up Podast, it’s time to do so. This week, the guys come to you from NYC (yes, both of them) and rant about Megadeth, some new releases, and the frustrations behind the Inception button. Because beer.
Well, that will just about wrap up another week. Stay tuned for our thoughts on this past weekend’s Yob/Enslaved concert. I know there was no video review this week, but you’ll get our thoughts soon enough. Until then, catch you guys tomorrow.
In 1996, experimental stoner/doom band Harvey Milk released their second album, Courtesy and Good Will Toward Men. It’s one of those records that really sticks with you. I first heard it last year in the spring, after finding it in an offhand list of albums that were important to someone else. I’ve been thinking of it as a lost doom classic, one that challenges the genre and pushes its emotional and sonic boundaries. Continue reading →