Initial Descent: October 23 – 29, 2016

Jagged Mouth
Jagged Mouth

Alright so, Monday is Halloween and surely by now you have your costume in order? In the midst of a horror movie marathon? Burning a skull candle? If not, why and my god what are you doing?! Anyway, it’s Initial Descent time which means more outstanding metal releases for your ears, souls, and minds. This week we’ve got the debut full length, Louring, from Jagged Mouth and honestly these guys rip a canyon in vile doom metal, highly recommended. Speaking of highly recommended, King Dude treats us to another top shelf album of satanic and dark americana with Sex, the always loud Whores kill it, as usual, on Gold, Ulcerate don’t deviate from their crushing and technical death metal on Shrines of Paralysis, Urfaust continue their mind bending exploration on Empty Space Meditation but do it with a bigger dose of black metal than we’ve come accustomed to recently, and Vermin Womb stay true to their despicable (in a good way) death metal selves on Decline. That was a mouthful. But it’s only the beginning so be sure to check out what else is on tap after the jump.

Jagged Mouth - Louring

Jagged Mouth – Louring (Independent) – doom metal, sludge [full review]

King Dude - Sex

King Dude – Sex (Not Just Religious Music) – dark americana, satan

Whores - Gold

Whores – Gold (eOne) – noise rock, sludge

Ulcerate - Shrines of Paralysis

Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis (Relapse Records) – death metal, technical [full review]

Urfaust - Empty Space Meditation

Urfaust – Empty Space Meditation (Van Records) – black metal

Vermin Womb - Decline

Vermin Womb – Decline (Throatruiner Records) – death metal

Also on tap:

Across the Burning Sky – The End is Near (MDD Records) – melodic death metal

Albez Duz – Wings of Tzinican (Listenable) – occult doom metal

Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole of the Law (Metal Blade) – black metal

Blind Ego – Liquid (Gentle Art of Music) – progressive

Car Bomb – Meta (Independent) – metal, djent, progressive

Cognitive – Deformity (Unique Leader) – death metal

Crowbar – The Serpent Only Lies (Nuclear Blast) – sludge metal

Crucified Mortals – Psalms of the Dead Choir, CD, LP (Hells Headbangers) – thrash metal

Death Fetishist – Clandestine Sacrament (Debemur Morti) – death metal, experimental

Dehumanized – Beyond the Mind (Comatose Music) – death metal

Deranged – Struck By A Murderous Siege (Agonia Records) – death metal

Final Sign – Hold High The Flame (Tridroid Records) – heavy metal

Krypts – Remnants of Expansion (Dark Descent Records) – death metal

Madder Mortem – Red In Tooth and Claw (Dark Essence Records) – progressive metal

Manatees – Helvellyn (Shelsmusic) – noise

Necroven – Primordial Subjugation (Memento Mori) – death metal

Netherbird – The Grander Voyage (Black Lodge Records) – black metal, death, doom

Norilsk The Idea of the North, CD, LP (Sunmask/War on Music) – doom metal, death metall

Satanic Warmaster – Black Metal Kommando/Gas Chamber, Reissue (Hells Headbangers) black metal

Sedna – Eterno (WOOAAARGH) – black metal

Steel Hook Prostheses – Calm Morbidity (Malignant Records) – death metal, industrial

Testament – Brotherhood of the Snake (Nuclear Blast) – thrash metal

The Answer – Solas (Napalm Records) – rock

The Black Scorpio Underground – Necrochasm (Husk/Prison Tatt Records) – black metal

The True Werwolf – Death Music, Reissue (Hells Headbangers) – black metal

Unendlich – Scales Of Existence (Horror Pain Gore Death) – black metal

Wang Wen – Sweet Home, Go! (Pelagic Records) – post rock, experimental

Yasru – Börübay (Wormholedeath) – doom metal

– Josh

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