The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Amorphis was May 2018’s Album of the Month!

We’re well into a new month, so that means we’re back with another chat about our favorite album from the old month! For this May-2018-edition of “old-month,” that album is Amorphis‘ spellbinding new set, Queen of Time. (Or, as one Chris Voss, might refer to it, Queen of Bee.)

Whatever you call it, it’s the Finnish legends’ thirteenth album to date, and we here at the blog were all pretty taken with it. (This time out, “we here at the blog” translates to: Dan, Corey, Chris, Vince, Hera and Mark. Josh S. wanted to be here, too, but Google Hangouts had other ideas and wouldn’t let him in. SO MUCH FOR NOT BEING EVIL, AMIRITE?)

Anyway, we all got together this past Sunday to discuss the album and are thrilled to be bringing that conversation to you now. Jump on in and take a listen!

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Album Review: Daemon Pyre – “Daemon Pyre”

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I went into this week excited about the abundance of new black metal I had to look forward to. While things started off well enough with Volahn’s Aq’ab’al, the highlight was supposed to be Dodsfall‘s Kaosmakt. But of course, the metal gods gifted me my favorite thing… disappointment, as that album is nowhere to be found—on Spotify, on Bandcamp, you name it. Alas, I was left scrambling for something to listen to while trying to suppress the bitter taste in my mouth. But then, with an RKO out of nowhere, Daemon Pyre showed up on my radar screen with an absolutely relentless self-titled debut album that immediately projects them into the top handful of albums I’ve listened to in this still-new year.

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