Initial Descent: December 5 – 11, 2021

Malignant Altar
Malignant Altar

Best of 2021 season is in full swing around the metal world and we’ll be joining soon enough. Y’all keep doing y’all with slinging mud over who chose what and why or this album is much better than that album or this thing doesn’t even deserve it or this ain’t even a metal list, and so on and so forth. BUT, keep in mind no list is the end all be all and each serves as THAT person’s or THAT site’s favorites. Rock on anyway though, it makes it fun seeing all the vitriol but most of all it’s refreshing to see the dedication to everyone’s favorites. Anyway, we still have a couple weeks of new metal so do continue to pay attention especially seeing as this week we’ve got some excellent death metal from both Malignant Altar and Pyrexia, an enthralling combo of black and death metal from Vahrzaw, a gut punch black metal offering from Diablation, and many more hanging out just below these four. Go get some and scream to the highest peaks what your favorites are, word of mouth is a strong thing.

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 200 (10.9.2021)

playlist - mixtape

Wow, two hundred of these things, huh? It may be a little early to break out the whiskey in celebration, but confetti and streamers should do nicely. Or maybe just more curated tunes instead. This time, we’ve got two generations of post-hardcore colliding on the new Seeyouspacecowboy… song, a classic Bloodbath jam from what is (IMHO) one of the more underrated Bloodbath releases, Marissa Nadler covering Metallica, and much more. Thanks for sticking with us.


Wake Up and Smell the Satan! – August 26, 2016

wake up and smell satan

It is the wolf that pleases He. The wolf that prowls the night preying on the innocent of animals. Those small animals. The furry ones that melt the pathetic hearts of you weaklings. It is the wolf that can smell the blood. For miles away it is the wolf that howls when the scent rides across the cool night air. It is the wolf that covers hundreds of miles to devour the raw flesh of the living. And it will be the wolf that reigns on earth long after the pathetic mortal decays. Continue reading