CANTO: Pangaea, Scardust, Wayfarer, and More

Time for a beer. Not this beer. A different beer.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Wayfarer — “A Romance with Violence”

I’m proud to say that I’ve been a fan of Wayfarer for quite a while now, ever since a buddy put me on to Children of the Iron Age what feels like forever ago.  I remember when I first heard them, I could tell that there was something that set them apart from the competition, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was.  Now, after following them along their meteoric rise, it’s apparent that their special something is a gift for storytelling and songwriting, and their latest A Romance with Violence sees them at their absolute peak.

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Initial Descent: October 11 – 17, 2020

Spirit Adrift
Spirit Adrift

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting something to get excited about—let’s face the fact that there’s a critical shortage of that—it’s Spirit Adrift week, FINALLY. Their fourth full length is everything you love about them but better, bigger, and just a damn joy to listen to. Beyond that, we’ve got Wayfarer who finally clicked for me with album number four which sees the band really deliver a picture perfect vision of a dust laden, dark Wild West. Bringing forth a killer modern day version of Burnt By The Sun and Origo era Burst is Kneel with their second full length and holy crap I’m all here for it, and prog metallers Calyces offer up an intensely catchy debut. Stellar top four here but there’s much more to explore so head below and enjoy yet another wealth of treasures.

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CANTO: Wayfarer, Carcass, Heathen, and More

Time for a beer. A root beer. And a water. In no particular order.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 142 (8.15.2020)

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Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning playlist series. This week, Khemmis covers Alice in Chains, I’m extatic over the announcement of a second new Mountain Goats album this year, and Anton won’t stop yelling about Dephosphorus again. All that and more down below.

– Vincent