TECHNICALLY INCLINED, Episode 4: The Faceless’ “Planetary Duality”

Another round of Technically Inclined! This time out, Dan and Buke dig into The Faceless, and their second album, Planetary Duality.

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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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TECHNICALLY INCLINED, Episode 2: Spawn of Possession’s “Incurso”

We’re back for another round of Technically Inclined! Episode 2 — which, for those keeping score at home, means this idea already has more traction than approximately 70% of ideas Dan has had for Nine Circles over the years — features a conversation on Spawn of Possession, and their landmark final album, Incurso.

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Technically Inclined | Ep. 1: Necrophagist

Woohoo, it’s new segment time! Technically Inclined will be a new jam here on the Audio Thing, devoted primarily to appreciating the oft-overlooked — at least on this blog — genre of technical death metal.

Tech death: Buke’s known and loved it for years; Dan’s neutral and limited in his knowledge of it. And so, Technically Inclined will celebrate the genre by having Sensei Buke educate Padawan Dan on its many intricacies — one album (or in this case, one band) at a time. (Plus, with these goons, you know there’ll be jokes and banter involved. It’s basically written into our contracts at this point.)

So! For our first (and hopefully not only) venture into this world, jump on in and join us for our thoughts on dormant German tech legends NECROPHAGIST!


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Keep it heavy,
Dan

Album Review: Deeds of Flesh — “Nucleus”

Deeds of Flesh - Nucleus

Nucleus is an album that, by all accounts, should not have happened.  Not only has it been seven years since Deeds of Flesh put out any new music, it’s also been two years since the tragic passing of vocalist/guitarist/songwriter and Unique Leader founder Erik Lindmark.  His legacy is gigantic, and his mark on the extreme metal scene cannot be calculated, and to try to put together an album without him would take an army of talent.  Fortunately, that’s exactly what happened when the band teamed up with friends old and new for a fitting tribute to a fallen brother.

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