2022: The Year I came back… to writing about music that is. When the year started, I had no plans to write about anything and now I’m writing for Nine Circles. It feels good to write about music again, especially heavy music. Putting together a best of list felt like cramming for an exam, especially since I just started here. There’s excellent albums, not on here, that I purposefully left off because my fellow Nine Circles writers would mention or because they were similar to albums I simply loved more. Here are 15 heavy (and heavy adjacent) albums I loved in 2022 in alphabetical order.Continue reading
Retrospective: Sailors With Wax Wings’ self-titled debut
I’d like to thank Ben over at Black Metal & Brews for recommending this album during the course of a Twitter exercise that I’ve sadly fallen behind on. The instructions were to listen to one album you hadn’t heard yet for each day of February, and to write one tweet about it. On Ben’s suggestion, I listened to Sailors With Wax Wings’ self-titled album for Day 3, and it became my favorite out of all the new albums I heard.