Initial Descent: January 19 – 25, 2020

midnight 2017

Last week I was reminded that it’s always the small things, the seemingly inconsequential details that usually make the biggest impact. So much so that I’m still thinking about it. Translation here: put an emphasis on the small things and little details, trust me. Any way, NEW METAL is why we’re here and this week is the first ridiculously memorable one of 2020 so take notes. Or just read and click. Whatever. Moving on, we’ve got raunchy and raucous new stuff from Midnight, caustic blackened noise from T.O.M.B., technical death metal (not tech-death) mastery from Defiled, and sweepingly epic experimental metal from Nero Di Marte. Get some. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 108 (12.14.2019)

playlist - mixtape

Woops.  We didn’t have one of these last week, because writing this up managed to completely slip my mind.  My sincere apologies about that.  Hopefully our cournucopia of riffs will be enough to land me back in your good graces.  Thanks for being patient, and hopefully this gets your Saturday off to a good start.

– Vincent