Initial Descent: March 25, 2016

cobalt band erik wunder charlie fell

God-DAMN, what a new release Friday we’ve got today. Even if all we had dropping today was the new Cobalt, it’d still have been a hell of a day. In case it wasn’t clear, that’s your reminder to pick up the band’s long-awaited third album, Slow Forever. It’s an absolute triumph, and a surefire album-of-the-year contender. (Yes, it’s March. Not comfortable dropping “AOTY” bombs this early? Let’s give it a more timely nickname: how about “No. 1 Overall Seed”? #Madness)

But in fact, Cobalt’s not the only thing dropping today. Not by a long shot. We’ve also got Krighsu, the new record from Spanish brutal/tech deathsters Wormed (WORMED), and new stuff from Rotten Sound and…sigh…Amon Amarth, among others. Like I said, it’s a big day. So let’s not waste any more time; here’s what’s on tap for Friday, March 25:

March 25, 2016

Cobalt – Slow Forever (Profound Lore)

[full review]

Wormed – Krighsu (Season of Mist)

Wormed Krighsu

[full review]

Rotten Sound – Abuse to Suffer (Season of Mist)

rotten sound abuse to suffer

Other New Releases of Note:

  • Amon Amarth – Jomsviking (Metal Blade)
  • The Body and Full of Hell – One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache (Neurot)
  • Spiritual Beggars – Sunrise to Sundown (Inside Out)
  • Artillery – Penalty By Perception (Metal Blade)
  • Metal Church – XI (Rat Pak)
  • Necronomicon – Advent of the Human God (Season Of Mist)
  • Ragnarok – Psychopathology (Agonia)
  • Like Rats – Like Rats (Southern Lord)
  • Horrified – Of Despair (Stormspell)
  • Ifrinn – Ifrinn EP (Iron Bonehead) [full review]
  • Rorcal – Creon (Halo of Flies) [full review]
  • La Chinga – Freewheelin’ (Small Stone) [full review]

Keep it heavy,
Dan

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