Well, it’s October. We’ll ignore the fact that it’s almost November, because what can I say? It’s been a busy stretch of life, on top of COVID-fatigue and existential dread. But we’re all here for the riffs, right?Continue reading
Album Review: Jupiterian — “Protosapien”
The big cool scientific news this week is that physicists have finally been able to use gravitational waves to detect the presence of a gigantic black hole way out in the ether. As something of an aficionado of science myself, I do think this is extremely awesome, but I’m also pretty sure there’s a simpler explanation for the disturbance of spacetime felt. Someone was probably just listening to Protosapien, the new offering from Brazil’s Jupiterian. Heavy doesn’t even begin to cover how profoundly this one bangs, in a way that few other doom bands have been able to achieve.
Initial Descent: September 6 – 12, 2020
It’s Labor Day but my guess is that a lot of you are laboring away like it’s not a holiday. The advantage of not laboring today is getting a jump start on this week’s list of new metal, otherwise you’ll have some catching up to do. Anyway, for some truly enjoyable and fun heavy metal by way of the good ol’ classics look no further than Vancouver’s Dead Quiet who offer a full length jam packed with it. For anyone looking for soul crushing sludge and doom, Jupiterian have you covered with six tracks of earthquake inducing jams. The Death Wheelers are like listening to a metal version of sleazy outlaw biker movie soundtracks straight out of the 70s but that’s the point and this week’s full length is all that and a bag of 30 weight oil, or DTA in this case. Last up top this week is Mastodon who share some rarities and a new track—-it’s Mastodon so it’s an automatic in for me. Whether laboring away or not, there’s a ton to dive into here, enjoy.
The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 135 (6.27.2020)
Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning mixtape. In this installment, we have a new Full of Hell song, one from the outrageously new good Inexorum album that was released yesterday, and much more. Take a gander down below.
Album Review: Jupiterian – “Aphotic”
It’s quickly becoming doom week here at Nine Circles. And why not? With all this heat and humidity a little lethargy is much appreciated. And leave it to Brazilian doom quartet Jupiterian to drop some no frills, brass tacks doom that shakes the walls down with their new, debut full-length, Aphotic. With so many bands doing so much to get away from the cores of their respective genres, Jupiterian fully embrace doom on the album, and challenge themselves to create beautiful, arcing music that is both heavy and slow. Continue reading