Second Circle – Qrixkuor and Weregoat

Second Circle

In Dante’s Inferno, the second circle begins the proper punishment of Hell, a place where “no thing gleams.” It is reserved for those overcome with Lust, where carnal appetites hold sway over reason. In Nine Circles, it’s where we do shorter reviews of new (ish) albums that share a common theme.

“Something old, something new.”  Usually you hear that phrase at weddings, usually followed by “something borrowed and something blue.” Today I am officiating a marriage of two offerings of some of the filthiest death metal I have heard all year, two bands whose sound borrows from no one and whose albums will leave you anything but blue.   Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Qrixkuor and City of the Dead

Receiving the Evcharist

Welcome once again, dear readers, to another blessed sacrament. I hope everyone reading this has had a good week; for me, this has been one of the best weeks I can remember having in a long time. That doesn’t mean that we can’t revel in the power of dark metal and dark beer, however, and this weeks offering is some of the darkest of both that I could find. The Metal: Qrixkuor’s Three Devils Dance.  The Booze: Modern Times Brewing’s City of the Dead.   Continue reading