Profile: Eddie Maestas of Post Hardcorists Fathers

Fathers
Fathers

Denver’s post-hardcore / progressive metal juggernaut Fathers released their self titled debut digitally last year and will be reissuing it on vinyl March 30 via Sailor Records. To that point, we have a contest going on right now that is in its final stages where you can win a copy for yourself, go here to get the details and ENTER! Anyway, I didn’t see nearly enough noise about this album upon its initial release so I’m hoping things will change now. Over the course of nine songs the band weaves a story that screams at those who have been abused, hurt, forgotten or otherwise pushed aside and gives wings for them to fly and be heard. A favorite track is hard to come by here, I thought several times I’d settled on mine but it constantly shifted and to the point that I finally relented and just let the whole album be a favorite. Yes indeed it is that good. Chugging ferocity meets emotional depth and it honestly melted my heart down to a throbbing mass of muscle and blood. Just ahead of the vinyl reissue and our contest winding down we had the chance to discuss our Profile set of questions with guitarist Eddie Maestes and you don’t want to miss his responses. Head inside to see what he had to say and by all means support the band. But also, enter to win that vinyl!

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Giveaway: Vinyl Copies of Fathers – “Fathers”

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Denver’s post-hardcore band Fathers digitally released their self-titled debut last year via Bandcamp. Its an album that bludgeons one minute with ferocious hardcore infused metal then goes quiet and reflective with post-metal atmospherics the next. But, over the course of 40 some minutes it is a fully enveloping experience that you cannot put down. And one you’ll find yourself returning to over and over again. Not only that, the message the band conveys is an extremely important one; its a rally cry for those that have been hurt or wronged to fight back and realize they can lift themselves up. Sailor Records has announced a vinyl edition of this album set for release on March 30 and for the next two weeks we have an opportunity for two lucky winners to get their own copy. Details inside… Continue reading

Initial Descent: October 1 – 7, 2017

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Primitive Man

Sick and twisted times call for sick and twisted music…

Leading the charge this week is one of the sickest bands in metal: Primitive Man. They may only be on their second full length but throughout their vast library of splits and EPs this band is consistently massive and Caustic heavy handedly continues the tradition but sicker and somehow more twisted. Next up is debut full length The Unlawful Assembly from black metallers Dawn Ray’d and the press surrounding this release is more than warranted. It’s not only very good black metal but carries a timely message or stance, if you will. Moving along is the impressive doom and 70s folk/prog of Dreadnought on A Wake In Sacred Waves, this is an album that truly washes over you (no pun intended). Last up in the top slots is the towering Curse of Conception from Spirit Adrift, this thing is full of traditional doom and heavy metal aplenty, sound good? It is, trust me. That’s it for the for the first four but as it usually goes, there’s so much more right after the jump. So, GET IN THERE. Continue reading

Album Review: Dreadnought – “A Wake in Sacred Waves”

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The ocean is vast, and full of mystery.  Its vastness and depth cannot be fathomed without external instruments, and we still do not know all that calls it home.  We seek it out on our terms: sunny and blue and close to shore, preferably with a cooler nearby.  Dreadnought use a deeper, darker and more forboding version of the ocean as the template for their third enormous album, A Wake in Sacred Waves, and the result is a mesmerizing and engulfing musical experience.   Continue reading

Profile: Taylor Iversen and Zach Amster of Abrams

Abrams
Abrams
Last month Denver’s heavy rock trio Abrams released their sophomore album Morning and it was an immediate hit here at Nine Circles. We covered the album in full here and more recently it made Chris’s mid 2017 list. The band’s combination of rock, doom and well-rounded songwriting not only shows how much they’ve matured in a short amount of time but that they are truly in it to win it. And based on the positive feedback they’ve been getting from around the horn we’d say that’s an accurate statement. We recently got a chance to ask Taylor Iversen (bass/vocals) and Zach Amster (guitars/vocals) our set of Profile questions so read on to see what they had to say.

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