Brooklyn experimental tech-death purveyors Pyrrhon returned last week with their new, fourth full-length, Abscess Time. Check out my thoughts in a new video review after the jump!Continue reading
The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 135 (6.27.2020)
Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning mixtape. In this installment, we have a new Full of Hell song, one from the outrageously new good Inexorum album that was released yesterday, and much more. Take a gander down below.
Initial Descent: June 21 – 27, 2020
Alright then, no need to rehash current events. Pretty sure we all know shit’s on fire and if we don’t, shame on us. Might as well showcase some extreme metal for some extreme times, let’s get it. For their second full length, Inexorum pretty much lay waste to any band trying the whole atmospheric, emotionally packed yet razored raw black metal in one fell swoop—yea, it’s that good. Chaotic avantmetallers Netherlands return with another reason to fall in love with poppy hooks, extreme bass, velvety vocals, and melodies that stick like glue–count me in. Serocs flip the tech and brutal switches on their latest death metal EP, and Pyrrhon make us question whether it’s death metal or extreme metal or just genius at work but honestly no surprises here since they’ve been doing that since day one. Tons more to dig into below so go grab your soundtrack to the global fire. Continue reading
CANTO: In Flames, Static-X, Oceans of Slumber, and More
“Spend some quality time with the demon of mine. I like the way you struggle, but you know I’m here to win.”
- Abscess Time drops on June 26th through Willowtip Records, but Pyrrhon was kind enough to unveil a new track called “Rat King Lifecycle” today. They’re donating proceeds to good stuff today as well, so go spend some money.
- Oceans of Slumber have announced a new self-titled album. In conjunction with the news, they also released a video for new track “A Return to the Earth Below”. That album will be out on September 4th through Century Media.
- Static-X have dropped the album art and track listing for Project Regeneration Vol. 1, which drops on July 10th. If you pre-order now, you get access to a couple tracks early. So, there’s that.
- In Flames have announced an August 28th release of a 20th anniversary edition of Clayman, which is available for pre-order here. They also dropped a lyric video for the title-track, if you want give that a watch as well. I’m excited.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 123 (4.4.2020)
Welcome to another edition of our Saturday playlist series. This time around, I’m making sure you’re all aware there are three (3) new songs out by my favorite band of all time, Josh brings the new Pyrrhon single, and Ian brings more Aara to the party, who’s newest album I’ve been hotly anticipating. All this, and more, at the link below.