October 2018 Power Metal Album of the Month: Hammer King – “Poseidon Will Carry Us Home”

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Not gonna lie: I spent much of October working on my own music (shameless plug) and being completely enamored of what is almost certainly going to be November’s pick for Power Metal Album of the Month.  So it was only in the last week or so that I really dove into the month’s offerings of metal both pure and true.  But as always there were more than a few golden nuggets to be had, and I was hard pressed to pick between four stellar stand outs (always a good problem to have!).  So I literally rolled some dice and came up with the majestic speed and 80s influence of Hammer King and their third album of classic metal Poseidon Will Carry Us Home.

But damn, any one of the albums listed below could have taken it so read on for the heavy and the pure! Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 55 (10.27.2018)

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Yea, I know it’s been almost a month since we had one of these. Things happened, blah blah. Anyway, this here playlist is back – at least for this week. A lot has happened since the last one, a lot has been released and we’ve had our ears on a lot of stuff. Some of which we’re sharing with you directly below. I mean, we always talk music around the water cooler anyway so why not share, right? Right. And yes, we give you The Ocean right off the bat, album is FINALLY out this week – score. You came here for the tunes and not the talk so, shall we…

– Josh