The Third Circle of Bandcamp: September 2020 Edition

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Well, it’s October. We’ll ignore the fact that it’s almost November, because what can I say? It’s been a busy stretch of life, on top of COVID-fatigue and existential dread. But we’re all here for the riffs, right?

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CANTO: Molassess, No Return, Slay at Home Fest, and More

I have somehow emerged from the weekend more tired than before. Huzzah!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: September 20 – 26, 2020

The Ocean

Oh hi. Last week’s list was long but this week’s list is longer. Score. Annnnnd, we’re off… The Ocean has yet to release anything less than stellar and this week’s second Phanerozoic chapter is no exception—expect another epic tour-de-force. If you’re in the camp of saying how much Uada sounds like x band or y band, this week’s third full length will change that as they reach far outside the confines of just black metal and come up with all aces. Speaking of great third full lengths, Svalbard return with what might be their finest post-metal, punk, abrasive yet ethereal moment to date, the amount this band has grown in a short time is unbelievable. Bringing the top four to a close, we have yet another third full length from Lik who bring the Swedeath HEAT. So, exceptional top four here but there’s a ton more to seek out immediately below. Happy hunting.

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CANTO: The Ocean, Six Feet Under, Act of Denial, and More

The Ocean

I can’t tell if I’m hungover from Friday night, Saturday night, or last night. It’s kinda weird.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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