The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 51 (8.25.2018)

playlist - mixtape

We skipped a week, again. Because things. But we’re back and man, I’m still loving that new art up there. It’s the little things in life that brings joy these days. Anyway, these playlists are sort of like Initial Descent in a way, you might find a song you haven’t heard or a new artist you had no idea about OR you simply use this to pass the time while mowing the lawn or kicking a can. No idea what you do with it but use as you wish. This week we’ve got picks from all over the place: some new some old and some bl…wait. Seriously, it’s another solid bunch that we’ve been jamming since Vol. 50 and it’s long enough to run through a twelve pack, or three, so score. One last thing: I know all of you understand the concept of a comment section so listen to this thing and offer up some picks you would’ve included. Or not, choice is yours.

Either way, have a great rest of the weekend.

– Josh

Album Review: Night Demon – “Curse of the Damned”

Night demon

Now that I’m in my mid-thirties, there’s a term I love to bring up when discussing music: “age appropriate.” This is why I can’t listen to most hardcore stuff anymore—it just feels too young. Ventura, CA’s Night Demon, though, feels absolutely age appropriate for folks like me; it’s both highly derivative of old school metal and classic rock, and conjures up a spiritual richness that many people, specifically middle-aged males, might be missing. The band first hit the scene with an independently released, self-titled EP back in 2012, but now three years later, they’re back with their debut full-length, Curse of the Damned. So get those testosterone levels up and let’s party!

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