Initial Descent: July 8, 2016

inter arma band
Inter Arma (Photo courtesy of the band)

Another week of new releases is upon us. And while it’s a bit top-heavy, the top’s got such quality as to make it a total doozy. What’ve we got up top?

Well, for starters, there’s Inter Arma. The Richmond quintet continue their genre-bending brilliance on full-length no. 3, Paradise Gallows. And guess who’s seeing them tonight at St. Vitus? That’s right — this guy. We’ve also got the debut full-length from Brooklyn’s Anicon, who kick so many different kinds of ass. Gilead Media done good with this one, folks. Also, depending on who you ask, Vanhelgd may be dropping their killer new album, Temple of Phobos today! (They also may not be dropping it until July 22, or may have dropped it last Friday — we’ve been told 3-4 different things and have no idea which one is correct. Fun!)

Plus, there’s some new stuff from CentinexMonolithe…hell, there’s even a Cradle of Filth reissue (reimagining? original imagining?) if you’re into that kinda thing. So enough talk; here’s what’s on tap for July 8:

July 8, 2016

Inter Arma – Paradise Gallows (Relapse)

Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows

[full review]

Anicon – Exegeses (Gilead)

anicon exegeses

Centinex – Doomsday Rituals (Agonia)

[full review]

Vanhelgd – Temple of Phobos (Dark Descent)

vanhelgd temple of phobos

Other New Releases of Note:

  • Monolithe – Zeta Reticuli (Debemur Morti)
  • Nocte Obducta – Mogontiacum (Nachdem die Nacht Herabgesunken) (MDD)
  • Big Business – Command Your Weather (Gold Metal)
  • Oblivion Myth – Inside the Mirror (independent)
  • Diabolizer – Apokalypse (Third Eye Temple) [full review]
  • Defiled – Towards Inevitable Ruin (Season of Mist)
  • Wolverine – Machina Viva (Sensory) [full review]
  • Cradle of Filth – Dusk and Her Embrace – The Original Sin (Cacophonous)

Keep it heavy,

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