The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 135 (6.27.2020)

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Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning mixtape.  In this installment, we have a new Full of Hell song, one from the outrageously new good Inexorum album that was released yesterday, and much more.  Take a gander down below.

– Vincent

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 133 (6.13.2020)

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Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning mix tape. This week, we’ve got the great new Terminal Nation track, a surprising amount of brutal death metal from Chris, and I bust out one of my favorite sad boy jams. Take a listen below.

– Vincent

Album Review: Ulthar — “Providence”

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Somewhere there’s a paper with dozens of esoteric equations and quotations that would explain exactly why Cosmovore, the debut from Ulthar would be right up my alley.  The fact that it failed to connect upon initial release is a mystery for the ages (though most likely due to reviewer burnout) but fortunately no such issue befalls the mad vortex of sophomore album Providence, which brings a dizzying maelstrom of Lovecraftian madness and twisted death metal to reflect the insanity infecting the world at this moment in time, in any time. Continue reading

Initial Descent: June 7 – 13, 2020

Beyond Deth
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My new favorite thing in the blackened thrash spectrum of metal is Georgia’s Beyond Deth and this week sees the release of their second full length, good for me and good for you since, plainly put, this is my favorite album of this ilk thus far in 2020—definitely do yourself a favor and check it out. Ulthar continue to push the boundaries of death metal far beyond its limits on their second outing, Uprising offer up their second effort of straight forward black metal (smack in the middle of digital and physical releases so get in on it now), and Curse the Son are back with what I call working man’s doom metal—dirty, gritty, fuzzy, and worth every bit of effort spent. Folks, right now we need an escape, any escape, and these top four, along with the remainder of the list below, offer just that. Enjoy. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 126 (4.25.2020)

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It’s Playlist Saturday again.  Hail Playlist Saturday.  This week, I’m bringing the new Ulthar jam to the table, Anton contributes the new one from Spain’s Aversio Humanitatis, and Angela freshens things up with some new Fiona Apple.  All this, and more, at the link below.

– Vincent