Chaos is Me: Best of 2020

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Welcome back to Nine Circles’ monthly screamo-focused column, Chaos Is Me.  With the end of the year in sight, in lieu of a December roundup I wanted to take some time to highlight the best of the best releases that 2020 had to offer in this realm.  Despite listening to less music overall than in previous years, the albums I loved this year have been some that I’ve been more drawn to than ever before, and I want to remember all the good things I found this year instead of focusing on all we lost.  Consider this a montage episode before the new season of Chaos is Me starts back up next month.  Until then, check out the best screamo 2020 had on offer, according to one humble man.  Continue reading

Chaos is Me: November 2020

Naedr
Naedr

Winter is here, and with it comes melancholy, early afternoon sunsets, and that delicious chill in the air.  In other words, it’s the season where I tend to lean towards screamo more than other genres of music. Thankfully, November came with a bevy of new screamo releases to get us closer to capping off this year.  Read about my favorites below the cut. 

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Chaos is Me: October 2020

Brahm
Brahm

Welcome back to Chaos is Me, Nine Circle’s monthly screamo column curated by me, for you.  October felt like more tricks than treats, but there was still plenty of great music to shout out, so lets dive right in.

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Chaos is Me: September 2020

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Chaos is Me took a few months off, due to a lot of reasons, but we’re back and (hopefully) better than ever.  If you’re a repeat reader, thanks for sticking with me during the periods of down time, and if you’re new here, then welcome.  This is Nine Circles’ monthly column devoted to the world of screamo, and my curation for the month of September includes only the most choice and the most tender cuts.  Read about them all after the break.  Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Hidden Mothers and Cranberry Tangerine DIPA

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Hidden Mothers’ S/T and Brävery Brewing Company’s Cranberry Tangerine DIPA.   Continue reading