New year, back on the same bullshit. Welcome to Chaos is Me, Nine Circles’ monthly roundup of the best screamo one man can dig up. If you’re joining us for the first time in this new year, welcome, and thanks for checking this out. If you’re a repeat reader, then thanks for coming back for a new season. 2021 is already off to a great start music-wise, with a few releases that might even have the potential to stick around come list season when this year wraps up. I called a lot of shots that I regretted in this respect last year, though, so for now lets just take stock of what are definitely my favorite releases from January.Continue reading
Day 2: Shenandoah is an area that does not suck. Can confirm.
- Botanist has a new concept album out on October 30th through The Flenser called Photosynthesis, with eight tracks exploring different aspects of the photosynthesis process. Check out a new track, called “Oxygen”, right now.
- Vreid have shared the entire “In the Mountains of Sognametal” performance, which was a live streamed event held back in June. If you’re going to check out one performance video today, make it this one. I can’t get over how visually stunning this is.
- Asphyx have announced a new studio album scheduled for a January 22nd release through Century Media Records. It will be titled Necroceros and it looks like new music and/or pre-order details are coming next week-ish.
- Lastly, we have a new video from portrayal of guilt, which features two tracks in the form of a short horror film. We Are Always Alone will be out on January 29th through Closed Casket Activities in North America, Evil Greed in the UK, and Deathwish everywhere else. Check out the video below.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
We’re back with another edition of your favorite screamo column, Chaos is Me, later than I’d like this time but that’s what happens when you lose both your router and modem at the same time and have to live in the pre-internet age for a few days. Fortunately, all is returned to normal, which is good, because this month we have some very heavy hitters to cover in this column, including an album I’ve been anticipating for literal years. See how things stack up under the cut.
Some of you may know me as Nine Circle’s resident screamo apologist/evangelist. In the past, I’ve tried to work mention of albums in this style into my larger body of heavy music writing. Yet screamo has always been my favorite brand of hardcore, and I’ve always believed in screamo’s ability to stand on its own, even if its name still seems, at least to me, to be considered a dirty word. So, since the good folks of this website give me the freedom to write about what I want (they will come to regret this eventually), I decided to do something about that. Welcome to Chaos is Me, a monthly column where I will be listing off my favorite screamo releases from the past month (and beyond, as you’ll see below). August was the perfect month to kick this off as we got two absolutely gigantic albums dropping in back-to-back weeks. Without further ado, let’s do this… Continue reading
Hello. It’s me again, your old pal. You’ll have to excuse my absence, I was off having the time of my life at Fire in the Mountains in Wyoming this past weekend. Three straight days of camping, music, revelry, and the most glorious nature I’ve experienced in all my life added up to be one of the best weekends I’ve had in as long as I can remember. More about my experiences there might be coming later on down the line, provided our own Corey Butterworth makes it back from backpacking in the Tetons alive. But if you’re curious as to what my weekend was like, I included some choice cuts from some of my favorite sets in our weekly roundup playlist; it is Saturday after all, and that’s why we’re here. Alongside my own picks are some of the best new tracks that this week has given us, plus just about whatever else floats our collective boat. Tune in, turn the volume up, and get your weekend started right.