Best of 2022: Josh’s List

Best of 2022

I had this enormous amount of words set to open this thing but opted for… not that. We’ve all lived through another year so there’s no need to reiterate. Instead, I’ll say that 2022 was great for me. It’ll be one of those years I’ll look back on as one that changed things for the better and I’ll have extremely fond memories of it for reasons I can’t mention here. But, I’ll also look back on it as a tremendous year for metal. And it doesn’t matter what strain you dig as pretty much all of it had a banner year. I know it seems like we’re a broken record saying that every year, but 2022 was damn strong. If you don’t feel the same, please rewind and revisit and get back to me. Otherwise, welcome to all the things that made a huge difference for me throughout the year and what was my 2022 soundtrack, what made the biggest impact…whatever, you get the idea. This list of 18…, wait…you ask “why 18?” Well, branding of course. We’re Nine Circles so you’ll get my top 9 and my 9 honorable mentions… and a few special mentions. 9C, as it was. So, let’s do it…

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Receiving the Evcharist: Verberis and Luponic Distortion No. 009

Receiving the Evcharist

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy.  This week’s offering: Verberis’ Vorant Gnosis and Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Luponic Distortion No. 009.   Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Verberis and Dragonstooth Stout

Receiving the Evcharist

Hello again and welcome to another edition of Receiving the Evcharist. Hopefully another week has gone by smoothly for all of you. Me, on the other hand, it’s been a long and patience testing week, and it’s only Wednesday night as of this writing. With that in mind, I decided to go heavy and dark to match my mood. So, let’s jump into it. The Metal: Verberis’ Vexamen.  The Booze: Elysian Brewing Company’s Dragonstooth Stout. Continue reading