Initial Descent: July 22, 2016

Revocation Band

Holy shit, it’s another big week for metal albums. Where do you even begin with this stuff? Okay,well, you know where we’re going to begin with this stuff just by looking at the picture above — with Revocation, of course. The band one of the best logos in metal — which they inexplicably decided to omit from their new, sixth album, Great Is Our Sin. Oh well. What else?

How about a new album from Hammers of Misfortune, which might just have my favorite cover art of the year so far? And how about one from Denouncement Pyre? And one from Profanatica? Hell, even Periphery and Black Crown Initiate drop some new material today. In short, I’ve got a lot of listening to get to — so I’m going to cut this intro off right about meow. Here’s what’s on tap this week:

July 22, 2016

Revocation – Great Is Our Sin (Metal Blade)

revocation great is our sin

Hammers of Misfortune – Dead Revolution (Metal Blade)

Hammers of Misfortune - Dead Revolution

Denouncement Pyre – Black Sun Unbound (Hells Headbangers)

Denouncement Pyre - Black Sun Unbound

Other New Releases of Note:

  • Profanatica – The Curling Flame of Blasphemy (Hells Headbangers)
  • Black Crown Initiate – Selves We Cannot Forgive (eOne)
  • Periphery – Periphery III: Select Difficulty (Sumerian)
  • Baptism – V: The Devil’s Fire (Season of Mist)
  • Defeated Sanity – Disposal of the Dead / Dharmata (Willowtip)
  • Psychoprism – Creation (Pure Steel)
  • Witherscape – The Northern Sanctuary (Century Media)
  • Old Graves – Long Shadows (Naturmacht)
  • Numenorean – Home (Season of Mist)
  • Unmerciful – Ravenous Impulse (Unique Leader) [full review]
  • Nuke – Nuke (Hells Headbangers) [full review]

Keep it heavy,

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