TECHNICALLY INCLINED, Episode 3: Beyond Creation’s “The Aura”

Welcome back to another edition of Technically Inclined! In Round 3, we took a gander at Quebecois quartet Beyond Creation, and their debut album, The Aura.

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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Beyond Creation was October 2018’s Album of the Month!

Nine Circles Audio Thing

We are cutting it *waaaaaay* close on this one.  But we did it, folks…by golly we somehow picked ourselves up by our bootstraps and delivered another edition of our Album of the Month series. This time the gang got together to discuss the technical chops and marvels of Beyond Creation and their latest offering to the technical death metal world, Algorythm — our album of the month pick for October! Continue reading

Album Review: Forteresse – “Thèmes Pour La Rébellion”

Forteresse - Thèmes Pour la Rébellion cover

With Thèmes Pour la Rébellion, Forteresse offer yet more proof that Quebeckers craft the finest black metal in North America. Fans of Forteresse will be well aware that their new album coincides with the ten-year anniversary of the band’s most famous release to date: Métal Noir Québécois. Thèmes Pour la Rébellion reveals that, over the past decade, Forteresse have evolved only in subtle manners, merely tweaking the particulars while leaving their core fabric and artistic essence in tact. This conservative approach would reek of stagnation in the hands of lesser artists, but Forteresse can afford to stick to what works. Continue reading