Initial Descent: June 3, 2016

candlemass band 2015
Image via Metalfan.nl

Somehow, it’s June already. Where the hell’s this year gone? Honestly, I’m all for this; the sooner 2016’s over and done with, the better, in my book.

But anyway, interesting week this week. We’ve got a couple of big-ish name releases — an EP from Candlemass, albums from Dark Funeral and Cough, etc. — but then we’ve also got some others from some absolutely HILARIOUSLY named bands. Like? Oh, I don’t know…a new demo from a band called Anal Depression, (yes) one from Clitorodectomía, (also, yes) you name it. Apparently you can never run out of try-too-hardiness in metal. Anyway, enough of that — here’s what’s on tap for this week:

June 3, 2016

Candlemass – Death Thy Lover (Napalm)

candlemass death thy lover

Dark Funeral – Where Shadows Forever Reign (Century Media)

dark funeral where shadows forever reign

Cough – Still They Pray (Relapse)

cough still they pray

Other New Releases of Note:

  • Virus – Memento Collider (Karisma) [full review]
  • Melvins – Basses Loaded (Ipecac)
  • Gevurah – Hallelujah! (Profound Lore)
  • Hades Almighty / Drudkh – One Who Talks with the Fog / Pyre Era, Black! [split] (Dark Essence)
  • Volbeat – Seal the Deal and Let’s Boogie (Universal)
  • Tarja – The Brightest Void (earMusic)
  • Ashbringer – Yügen (Avantgarde)
  • Anal Depression – Armageddon Boitz Squad (Scatthrower)
  • Clitorodectomía – Porn (Gore Art Productions)

Keep it heavy,
Dan

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