Another Saturday is here, and with it comes another Nine Circles Saturday morning mixtape. This time, we’ve got the first music video from an album I cannot stop listening to or talking about, Chris drops some Brian David Gilbert in for some levity, and Ian gives us some vintage noise rock. Check it all out below.
If you’ve listened to Kauan before, you’ll know that really processing what you’re hearing on a given record of theirs can be a bit of a tricky proposition. Some bands are quick hitters, while others work better in slow-burn settings. Kauan, however, has excelled consistently in both contexts. They strike the listener immediately with immense, sorrowful beauty, but their work is so rich that fully “unlocking” a song or album of theirs on your first listen, or even your fifth, becomes nearly impossible. To truly “get” this band, you need to put the time in — and that remains the case on their latest album, Ice Fleet.
I echo what Corey said in yesterday’s Canto: “This was one long fucking week.” For some, it’s done. For others, it’s not. Either way we’ve got another loaded mixtape, of stuff we’ve been spinning, to burn the day off with. We’ve got a killer opening pair with new Withered and Cryptosis, Insomnium, The Lion’s Daughter (insane new album that is), Wo Fat, Putrefying Cadaverment, Kauan, Dark Tranquillity, and a ton more. Whether you’re working, playing, drinking, or whatever, we’ve got the goods to get you through the day. Slap that play button below.
Did everyone survive the wave of shitty April Fools’ jokes? In talking about things that should be retired, that’s really high on the list. However, Metallum did an excellent job with the cat thing, I’ll give them that. Anyway, new week means new metal and for this round we’ve got a fantastic entry from The Lion’s Daughter who dive deeper into horror synth (very, very good thing), a brutal death entry from a band you might need an English major and a doctor’s degree to pronounce, Onchocerciasis Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, another artsy rock outing from Årabrot who just get better with age, and a chilling post-metal album from Kauan. All that and a bunch more in the list below. Dig it.