Album Review: Ingested — “The Surreption II”

British death metal veterans Ingested have been spewing out some of the sickest, nastiest death metal for over ten years now, and this year marks an important milestone for the band: the ten-year anniversary of their sophomore effort The Surreption.  However, it hasn’t exactly been a year for much celebration, even if the Manchester foursome want to get out there.  How, then, to best commemorate this experience from the comfortable confines of home while still doing justice to the album?  Completely rerecord and reimagine the whole thing from the ground up, of course.  Enter The Surreption II.

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 188 (7.3.2021)

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Happy Saturday. Here’s another mixtape for you. This week, we’ve got some standout death metal from the grotesque riffs of Cerebral Rot to the frantic Aborted, to the knuckle-drag of Frozen Soul. All that and more below.

– Vincent

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 155 (11.14.2020)

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Welcome back, weekend warriors, to another edition of our Nine Circles Saturday morning mixtape. This week, we’ve got a re-recording of classic Clutch featuring Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, another Two Minutes to Late Night cover, and new music from Stormkeep, which is almost single-handedly saving this week for me. These, plus more, at the link below.

– Vincent

CANTO: Surma, Ingested, Sólstafir, and More

I skipped this the last couple of days because reasons.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: August 9 – 15, 2020

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Primitive Man – photo courtesy of Alvino Salcedo

Day by day it seems we’re edging closer to whatever end game is in store and this week’s list of new metal kicks off with two albums tailor made for it. Primitive Man could single handedly kick off, and lead, said end game festivities with their caustic as hell sludge-doom and Rope Sect could turn it into a dark party with their gloomy yet catchy deathrock—two totally opposing albums that are on the same wavelength and both rule. Anyway, offering a bit of respite is the new sorta-tech-sorta-brutal-but-all-fun death metal from Ingested and a slightly more death leaning black metal effort from Arrogant Destruktor. This is a top notch start but there’s much more below to get your apocalyptic soundtracks pulled together. So, get some. Continue reading