Best of 2016: Vincent Martinek’s List

Nine Circles Best of 2016 Standard

Hey all. This has been a great year for music, made better because I got to share so much of my thoughts about what I was hearing with you, alongside the rest of the Nine Circles crew. It’s been a pleasure to work with some of the most talented people I’ve had the honor to know. Thanks to Dan and Corey for getting me started, to Josh Stewart for being a phenomenal editor, and to all the amazing people I do this with whose writing inspired me to better my own. Here’s to many more. And now that the sap is out of the way, on to the tunes.

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Receiving the Evcharist: Ustalost and Wilco Tango Foxtrot

Receiving the Evcharist

Welcome back to another edition of Receiving the Evcharist. It is my pleasure to once again bring you the finest pairings of metal and alcohol. Tonight’s offering of unholy libations is an album, and brew, that reveal so much hidden beneath their surfaces when carefully examined.  The Metal: Ustalost’s The Spoor of Vipers.  The Booze: Lagunitas’ Wilco Tango Foxtrot. Continue reading