Initial Descent: January 21 – 27, 2018

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Tribulation – photo courtesy of Ester Segarra

Busy week around these parts but at least it was good and a little warmer. Almost got spring fever but who am I kidding? Cold is coming back, blah. Must enjoy it while it’s here and speaking of enjoyment, we’ve got plenty of it in this edition of Initial Descent. Starting things off is Down Below from Tribulation which has absolutely consumed me and just when I thought their brand of black tinged goth inspired metal / rock couldn’t get any better it did and impressively so. Next up is Australia’s ultra experimental death metal band Portal with their latest mind bender IonAbyssal Vacuum gives us three songs of extremely complex yet fully hypnotic black metal on MMXVII and Somali Yacht Club (love that name!) create an album’s worth of pure escape and bliss on The Sea, seriously, this band knows how to milk atmosphere and stretch out melodies. GREAT start but as usual we have so much more to explore so get comfy, grab a drink and hang with us for a while. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 26 (1.22.2018)

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Another week down and a new one dawns. Full weekend of good times here and hopefully most of you can say the same. The new tunes from week to week just keep getting better which in turn gives us plenty to choose from, regardless of what genre is your particular favorite. Seeing as it’s Monday and seeing as I’ve got pots of coffee to devour the only thing needed at this point is our playlist. And thankfully we’ve got that covered immediately below and as usual, it’s a good one. Subscribe to our channel here then dive in to experience what we listened to last week. Maybe you’ll find a favorite, or not, but at least Monday will be better. Continue reading