Initial Descent: June 18 – 24, 2017

Tyrannosorceress
Tyrannosorceress – photo courtesy of Kathleen Kennedy

Another week, another dollar…er…another day, another dollar. Yea whatever, you get the idea, another week has slipped by us and here we are on the best day of the week with tons of new metal to soundtrack whatever it is you’ll be doing. Tyrannosorceress kicks us off in style with their black metal debut Shattering Light’s Creation, never mind the name just dig in…pronto. Next up is Ex Eye from the experimental, jazzy and seemingly otherworldly supergroup of sorts, Ex Eye, and if you happen to be in the market for something different this is the one to fit that bill. Moving along, everyone’s favorite industrial/noise/black metal group american return with their second full length Violate and Control and put quite simply — it’s a pulsating beast of an album. Filling out the opening slots is France’s Skelethal with their classically inspired yet crushingly heavy death metal debut Of the Depths… So there you have it with the top slots, keep diving for so much more that could have easily been at the top of this list. But, we can only fit so many you know? Anyway, until next week…

Tyrannosorceress - Shattering Light's Creation

Tyrannosorceress – Shattering Light’s Creation (Tofu Carnage) – black metal [full review]

Ex Eye - Ex Eye

Ex Eye – S/T (Relapse Records) – experimental metal [full review]

american Violate And Control

american – Violate and Control (Sentient Ruin/Fragile Branch) – industrial black metal [full review]

Skelethal - Of the Depths...

Skelethal – Of the Depths… (Hells Headbangers) – death metal [full review]

Also on tap:

IIVII – Invasion (Consouling Sounds) – ambient, drone

Ars Magna Umbrae – Through Lunar Gateways, EP (Hellthrasher Productions) – black metal

Ashcloud – Kingdom of the Damned (Xtreem Music) – death metal

Backflip – The Brainstorm Vol. II (Hellxis Records) – hardcore

Bad Karma – Death Has No Calling Card, Comp. (Shadow Kingdom Records) – thrash, speed metal

Bardspec – Hydrogen (By Norse) – ambient

Blackout – The Horse (Riding Easy Records) – doomy stoner rock

BOG – Unshriven (Independent) – post-metal

Broken Hope – Mutilated and Assimilated (Century Media) – death metal

Circle – Terminal (Southern Lord) – psychedelic metal

Diablery/Shadow Craft – Entropy (Black Market Metal Label) – black metal

Diesel King – #gofuckyourselves (APF Records) – sludge/doom

Dying Fetus – Wrong One To Fuck With (Relapse) – death metal

Father Befouled – Desolate Gods (Dark Descent) – death metal

Final Coil – Persistence of Memory (WormHoleDeath/The Orchard) – modern metal

Fire Down Below – Viper Vixen Goddess Saint (Ripple Music) – rock

Goatwhore – Vengeful Ascension (Metal Blade) – blackened death metal

Harsh Toke, Joy, Sacri Monti – Burnout!, Split (Tee Pee Records) – heavy psychedelic

Helslave – Divination (Black Market Metal Label) – death metal

Hour of 13 – Salt the Dead: The Rare and Unreleased (Shadow Kingdom Records) – doom metal

Insatia – Phoenix Aflame (Pitch Black Records ) – symphonic power metal

Les Chants du Hasard – S/T (I, Voidhanger) – orchestral black metal

Marzi Montazeri ft. Tim Owens – The Uprising, EP (Crunchy Western Records) – heavy metal

Mavradoxa – Lethean Lament (Hypnotic Dirge) – atmospheric black metal

Moribundo – Raiz Amarga (Satanath/More Hate Productions) – death metal/doom metal [feature]

My Regime – Deranged Patterns (Scarlet Records) – thrash metal

Onryo – Muto (Everlasting Spew) – deathgrind

Ordem Satânica – Monte da Lua (Signal Rex) – black metal

Pteroglyph – Death of a Prince (Independent) – progressive, technical metal

Screamfeeder – Pop Guilt (Rogue Wave) – rock/punk

The Father of Serpents – Age of Damnation (Satanath/United By Chaos) – doom metal/death metal

The Franklys – Are You Listening? (Independent) – rock

Thoughts of Ionesco – Skar Cymbals (Corpse Flower Records) – post hardcore

Tricky Lobsters – Worlds Collide (Exile on Mainstream) – german blues/doom

Undergang – Misantropologi (Dark Descent) – death metal

Wildspeaker – Spreading Adder (Prosthetic Records) – blackened crust

– Josh

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