Initial Descent: January 7 – 13, 2018

Corrosion of Conformity
Corrosion of Conformity – pic courtesy of Dean Karr

I was quietly hoping we’d get, at least, through the first quarter without losing another good one but with the passing of ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke the heavens will be louder than they’ve ever been before and the classic lineup will rule over us all. We do have quite a good amount of metal to get to this week and quite alot of it is outstanding — Corrosion of Conformity gloriously return to their Deliverance/Wiseblood selves on No Cross No Crown, Hamferð weave tales of their homeland through stunning death / doom on Támsins Iikam, Djinn and Miskatonic‘s doom rockin’ Even Gods Must Die shows us that India is churning out some amazing metal and Ohio’s Pillärs absolutely KILL IT on their crusty, noisy and vicious album Abandoned. With those we’ve already got a seriously packed week but we have more, much more. So pull up a barstool, or whatever sitting device you prefer, and hang around with us for awhile.

corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown (Nuclear Blast) – heavy metal [full review]

Hamferd - Tamsins Likam

Hamferð – Támsins Iikam (Metal Blade Records) – death / doom [full review]

Djinn and Miskatonic - Even Gods Must Die

Djinn & Miskatonic – Even Gods Must Die (Transcending Obscurity) – doom metal [full review]

Pillars - Abandoned

Pillärs – Abandoned (Tape Haüs) – crust / sludge [full review]

Also on tap:

Abysmal Grief – Blasphema Secta (Code7 / Clear Spot / Hells Headbangers) – doom

Audrey Horne – Blackout (Napalm Records) – hard rock

Bloodshot Dawn – Reanimation (Hostile Media) – melodic death

Crossbones – WWIII (Nadir Music) – heavy metal

Cruentator – Ain’t War Hell? (Xtreem Music) – thrash

(D)juret – Sök den set, EP (Cramada) – punk / ska

Entheogen – Without Veil, Nor Self (Fallen Empire Records) – black metal [feature]

Heidevolk – Vuur van Verzet (Napalm Records) – pagan metal

hell bent – S/T, EP (Independent ) – thrash

Hellish God – The Evil Emanations (Everlasting Spew Records) – death metal

I Am Noah – Final Breed, EP (Bastardized Records) – metalcore

Infected Syren – S/T (Independent) – punk / metal

Khiral – Chained (Inverse Records) – death / thrash

Malformity – The Rapturous Unraveling, 7″ (Boris Records) – death metal

Panphage – Jord (Nordvis Produktion) – black metal

Phendrana – Sanctum Sic Transit Gloria Mundi (Independent) –  atmospheric post-metal

Scaphism – Unutterable Horrors (Horror Pain Gore Death) – death metal

White Wizzard – Infernal Overdrive (M-Theory Audio) – heavy metal

– Josh

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