Initial Descent: June 25 – July 1, 2017

Witch Vomit
Witch Vomit

By the time you read this I’ll be somewhere between Florida and my hometown returning from a much needed vacation, very sunburned but very relaxed. Well…except for that whole “returning to the real world” and the plethora of idiots that populate the road ways who will inevitably be in my craw. But, I digress. It’s another week of mucho metal here on Initial Descent so let’s not delay any longer. Kicking things off, Oregon’s Witch Vomit return for another (short) round of killer death metal on Poisoned Blood, Weregoat get bestial and downright nasty on their debut full length Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornicationkeeping with the theme established thus far is Pig’s Blood with their debut full length Pig’s Blood which offers little in the way of good feelings and rounding out the top slots is Weapönizer with their second full length Lawless Age which features a wicked amalgamation of black metal, thrash and crossover. An overall brutal way to start a Saturday but as always there’s so much more to check out right after the jump. So go, now.

Witch Vomit - Poisoned Blood

Witch Vomit – Poisoned Blood (20 Buck Spin) – death metal [full review]

Weregoat - Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornication

Weregoat – Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornication (Iron Bonehead/Parasitic/Vault of Dried Bones) – bestial metal [feature review]

Pigs Blood - Pigs Blood

Pig’s Blood – S/T (Gods Ov War Productions) – death metal [full review]

Weapönizer - Lawless Age

Weapönizer – Lawless Age (20 Buck Spin) – blackened thrash metal

Also on tap:

Black Messiah – Walls of Vanaheim (Trollzorn) – epic pagan metal

Burning Hatred – Carnage (Morbid Skull Records) – death metal

Contra – Deny Everything (Robustfellows/Shifty Records) – doom metal [feature]

Dead Ranch – Brumation (Wicked Lester Records) – sludge metal

Entity – Phobia of the Formless (Via Nocturna) – death metal

Evadne – A Mother Named Death (Solitude Productions) – doom death

Five Horse Johnson – Jake Leg Boogie (Small Stone Recordings) – blues rock

Grimmdrasil – Shadow of the Universe (Via Nocturna) – black metal

Grydleah – Passage Into The Night (Via Nocturna) – black metal

Helfir – The Human Defeat (My Kingdom Music) – gothic metal

Hexagon Trail – Broken Dialogue/Castlevanian Hunger, Double EP (Independent) – dark ambient/noise

Hollow Leg – Crown, Murder Edition (Argonauta/Southern Druid) – doom/sludge metal

Kafirun – Eschaton (Seance Records) – black metal

Laser Flames on the Great Big News – S/T (Wood and Stone Productions) – alternative metal

Ljosazabojstwa – Sychodžańnie, EP (Hellthrasher Productions) – blackened death/thrash

Lodo – S/T (Third I Rex) – post-metal

Madrost – The Essence of Time Matches No Flesh (Independent) – progressive thrash metal

MaidaVale – Tales of the Wicked West, US Release (The Sign Records) – blues rock, psychedelic [feature]

Mutation – Mutation III: Dark Black (Undergroove Records) – post-grindcore

Origin – Unparalleled Universe (Napalm Records) – death metal

Persecutory – Towards the Ultimate Extinction (Gods Ov War Productions) – blackened death metal

Prison of Mirrors – Unstinted, Delirious, Convulsive Oaths, EP (Signal Rex/De Essentia Diaboli) – black metal

Qrixkuor – Incantations From the Abyss (Invictus Productions) – death metal [feature review]

Robert W. Chambers – The Yellow Sign (Cadabra Records) – horror, spoken word

Siberian – Through Ages of Sleep (The Sign Records) – sludge metal

SinnerAngel – Sinister Decalogo (GrimmDistribution) – death/black/power

Speedclaw – Iron Speed, Cassette (Shadow Kingdom) – speed metal

Stallion – From the Dead (High Roller Records) – traditional heavy metal

Summon – Aesthetics of Demise, Cassette (Iron Bonehead) – death, doom metal

The Soundbyte – Solitary IV (ToT Records) – experimental metal

Uncommon Evolution – Junkyard Jesus, EP (Argonauta Records) – hard rock, stoner

Verthebral – Regeneration (Satanath Records) – death metal

Vintersorg – Till Fjalls del II (Napalm Records) – progressive folk metal [full review]

Vulpus – Certitude (Pest Productions) – post-black metal

Womb Eater – Demo (Independent) – death metal/grindcore

Ye Banished Privateers – First Night Back in Port (Napalm Records) – pirate folk

Zurvan – Gorge of Blood (Satanath Records) – black/death metal

– Josh

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