This is my fourth End of Year List for Nine Circles, and the more the music changes, the more the sentiment stays the same. With each new dance partner our hands clasp; our eyes lock and I see and hear and ask the same thing: What does this do for me? What does it mean? Why this, and not something else?
I tried to spend this year answering those questions, particularly the last one. In a year where I finally acknowledged that – while still important and cherished – metal was no longer the driving musical force in my life, I wanted to understand why the metal that I was drawn to impacted me. What was it about the way this riff, or that vocal line, or that lyric touched me in a way maybe some other song, track, or album didn’t? Continue reading →
Beware the Ides of June. That’s how that phrase goes right? Yeah, don’t bother looking it up, I nailed it. It’s hard to believe that in just two weeks this year will officially be half over. We’ve been treated to so much good music the last six months, and there’s plenty more coming down the pipeline. As always, we here at good old 9C have compiled some of the best of those for you in our weekly mixtape playlist alongside the other good stuff we’ve been jamming. Take a look below and see what suits you.
Maniacs, demons, and real rockers rejoice: another Saturday is upon us. Time to wake up, get fueled up, and dig into our Saturday playlist. If this is the first time you’re here, we put together a list of all the music we’ve been listening to throughout the week to give you a peek behind the curtain into the inner workings of the minds of the people who write for Nine Circles. New, old, heavy, softer, it’s all in there as long as it’s good. Take a gander at the link below and maybe you’ll find something new to soundtrack your weekend with.
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:
Leading off, it looks like Skeletonwitch has begun work on a new album, which will be their first full-length with new singer Adam Clemans. Let’s go to a live look at our Literati Overlord upon hearing this news…