I’ve got a lot to be thankful for in my personal life. At home, at work and right here at Nine Circles. I’ve had opportunities that otherwise I would still be dreaming of and met several people that I now hold as dear friends. But what am I most thankful for in metal? In two words, death metal. The genre has had an extremely good year from forward thinkers, the old guard and revivalists alike. They’ve all put their spin on it and left it better than they found it. Continue reading
As South Carolina death metal vets Nile teased their new album, What Should Not Be Unearthed, over the past few months, the million-dollar question was this: would they stay the course of their overly-technical last few releases, or go back to their roots? Fortunately, they went with the latter. Mastermind Karl Sanders had made no secret of his desire to scale things back and have fun this time out. And it’s clear from the start that he followed through on that.