Nine Circles ov…”Obscure” Metal Records We Didn’t Review in 2017 (Until Now)

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We here at Nine Circles endeavor to bring to you, our devoted readers, as much razor sharp insight and commentary into the hidden pockets, nooks, and crevices the extreme metal world can offer.  We have burrowed into the underground scenes of Singapore and the Philippines, profiled some of the best and darkest metal labels around, and even reviewed a record or two.

But even our exacting eye and archeological know-how can’t dig up every release that comes out in a year.  Sometimes things get lost in the panoply of splits, reissues, cassette only demos and 800g quadruple sided splattered with the tears of an angel vinyl exclusive.  Who knows how these obscure nuggets missed our Sauron gaze? Lack of marketing funds? Little social media presence?  It doesn’t matter, for in today’s edition of Nine Circles ov… I attempt to shed some light on these obscure, little known bands…

…Lord knows they could use the exposure.   Continue reading

Visions ov Hell: Overkill – “Goddamn Trouble”

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Overkill has been around for 37 years. Roll that around on your tongue 3…7… years. And with what will be, as of this week with The Grinding Wheel, 18 full length albums it is nothing short of amazing that the band is still as good as they ever were. Personally I count Taking Over, Horrorscope and I Hear Black as some of the best thrash/heavy metal on the planet. And really they haven’t let off the gas since the early days, the formula from the beginning has been the same — come in at 1,000 mph and forget the brakes. Today on Visions ov Hell we take a look at “Goddamn Trouble” taken from The Grinding Wheel which is out later this week. Jump in the fire… Continue reading