In the next few days the solstice will arrive, marking the longest day of the year before making its inexorable tread back to darkness. So why not listen to some of the music the Nine Circles staff have been blasting in an increasingly futile attempt to impose some semblance of order into our chaotic lives? There’s a mix of a number of different sounds this week, running from hardcore and black metal to country and whatever we’re classifying Zeal & Ardor these days (besides excellent).
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As I’ve probably mentioned here before, I love EP’s and demos almost as much as I love full albums. There’s something about the condensed goodness, coupled with my ever dwindling attention span, that makes me wish these little gems got their own recognition sometimes when it comes to year-end lists. You have to be the change you want to see in the world though, right? So here it is then: my list of favorite shorter releases from this year. Continue reading
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: Sinmara’s Within the Weaves of Infinity and Dr. Jekyll’s Brewing Company’s Beer Attack. Continue reading
Welcome to another weekend of booze and tunes. This week’s offering is a slight departure for my tenure in this column, in that we will be examining a split between two bands instead of an album by one. The more the merrier though, and I can hardly think of two bands I’d rather spend an evening talking about. Let’s get to it. The Metal: Sinmara and Misthyrming’s Split. The Booze: Karl Strauss Brewing Company’s Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. Continue reading