Nine Circles Ov… May 2016

Photograph by our Dæmoness of Design, Jaci Raia. For more of her beautiful work follow her on Instagram or Twitter.
Photograph by our Dæmoness of Design, Jaci Raia. For more of her beautiful work follow her on Instagram or Twitter.

I’m wondering where to even begin anymore. Every month is just so packed with tremendous releases that it’s hard to keep things straight. Well, for starters, Grave Miasma released a beyond solid EP, behemoths of clean vocals and heaviness Katatonia released a refreshingly mature and brilliant LP, Oakland purveyors of dark wave, post-punk and gothic rock Alaric dropped their best LP to date, Glorior Belli released what might be the black metal album of the year, blackened death metal band Ljosazabojstwa from Belarus dropped a debut via Hellthrasher, Howls of Ebb experimented with a genius blend of black metal and outside influences, Behexen continued their path of no bullshit black metal, I, Voidhanger (making a case for record label of the year) released  Khanus and Altare Productions released as Hatespirit and Ordem Satanica and Blood Harvest’s responded by releasing Luciferion,  Maleficence  and Cadaveric Fumes.   Continue reading