Maaaan, if you missed that sneak attack from Gatecreeper last week, GO FIX THAT. Exactly what I needed and they do a thing at the end that was a shocking, but excellent, surprise of a thing. Anyway, get it. This week brings us new death metal jams from Asphyx, ecclectic-doomy-bluesy-riffy-psychedelicy tunes from Here Lies Man, and a balls out two track banger from Sumeru. Beyond that, we’ve got a lengthy list to peruse that has a little something for everyone. And don’t forget, there’s a whole host of bands putting out killer stuff that crops up unannounced so keep your finger on the metal new release tab over at Bandcamp.Continue reading
Alright, let’s see if we have anything positive to share today.
- Looks like we have a couple videos to drop in here, so let’s start with Noir. They released a new video for “Daydreaming”, a cover of the Radiohead classic. Like with all covers, I am curious how everyone feels about this.
- And then we have new stuff from Here Lies Man. Their next album, Ritual Divination, drops on January 22nd through RidingEasy Records. Today, however, you can listen to a new track titled “Collector of Vanities”. Check that out and then pre-order the album.
- Anybody else miss that curiously metal song featuring David Hasselhoff, “Through The Night”? Well, if you did, be sure to check out this guitar playthrough from CueStack over at Guitar World. I haven’t listened to it yet, but I saw it floating around. Seems like the response was favorable… who knew?
- And we’ll close with the new video from Dread Sovereign for “The Great Beast We Serve”. Their third full-length album, titled Alchemical Warfare, drops on January 15th through Metal Blade.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
What does music do for you?
In the end, it’s the only question that matters. An admittedly hard question to hear, what with the screaming of every opinion in every corner of the internet, but in the end when you step away from the noise and muck of screen shouting and scene guarding it’s your opinion in the end. Every year that I’ve written an end of year list for Nine Circles it’s been a variation of the same theme: when we write about music, we’re writing about ourselves. What matters is what the music does to you, and only for you.
But what’s the point, if you’re really only writing for yourself? Continue reading