CANTO: Botanist, Vreid, Asphyx, and More

Day 2: Shenandoah is an area that does not suck. Can confirm.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Chaos Is Me: February 2020

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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.

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Chaos is Me: August 2019

 

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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

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 88 (7.20.2019)

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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.

– Vincent

CANTO: Skeletonwitch, Mastodon, Elizabeth Colour Wheel, and More

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Skipped yesterday because… I was doing something? Skipping tomorrow and Monday as well because long weekend. Yay negligence!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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