December 2018 Power Metal Album of the Month: Lovebites – “Clockwork Immortality” & the Top 10 Power Metal Albums of 2018

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It’s been a blast covering the vast expanse of styles that power metal has to offer on a monthly basis, but sadly all things must pass.  As I went through each month finding amazing records I kept holding off writing about them until the end of month post, and by doing so there were times I couldn’t give some of the albums their proper turn in the spotlight.  So rather than one post a month where we cover the genre my goal is to integrate power metal more fully into the coverage here at Nine Circles, allowing the bands and albums the proper room to shine on their own.

But before we do that, let’s get December out of the way with the only band to make the Power Metal Album of the Month twice in the same year: Lovebites and their new full length Clockwork ImmortalContinue reading

April 2018 Power Metal Album of the Month: Kamelot – “The Shadow Theory”

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Greetings and salutations to the power metal lovers of the world.  Though our power metal guru has departed for distant golden shores, he instilled in the Nine Circles crew a love for the genre and a yearning to dive deeper into its hidden corners, determined to continue shining a light in the best this most diverse of musical styles has to offer.  So each month we’ll endeavor to do our homework and feature our pick for the Power Metal Album of the Month, along with a short round of a few other notable releases.  This month there was simply no contest, as Kamelot came with all guns blazing on their 12th release, The Shadow TheoryContinue reading