Initial Descent: January 25 – February 3, 2018

Apathy Noir
Apathy Noir

As I watched my child, and many others, perform earlier this week in a talent show many thoughts were racing through my head and none of which you care about. But, these kids were putting themselves out there much like our metal brothers and sisters do each week with new material. And even on light release weeks, there’s never a shortage of opportunities to find your own star or stars. With that said, let’s jump in: Apathy Noir offer up their fourth full length of progressive death / doom on Black Soil, Stygian Obsession burst onto the death metal scene with their outstanding debut Form Is Void and more ridiculously good and crunchy death metal is in store on Order of Torment from Genocide Pact. Such a great start to this week’s offerings but we still have so much more to explore. Hang with us for a while and enjoy.

Apathy Noir - Black Soil

Apathy Noir – Black Soil (Independent) – progressive death/doom [feature]

Stygian Obsession - Form is Void

Stygian Obsession – Form is Void (Pacific Threnodies) – death metal

Genocide Pact - Order of Torment

Genocide Pact – Order of Torment (Relapse Records) – death metal

Also on tap:

A Light Within – Epilogue, EP (Independent) –  post-metal

Astrakhan – Without New Growth Process is Bloodshed (War On Music) – doom / heavy rock

Broken Cross – Militant Misanthrope (Apocalyptic Visions / Judas Chair Collective / Psychic Rebellion ) – metallic hardcore

Bronson AD – Warpath (Bastardized Recordings) – hardcore

Death On Fire – Witch Hunter (Independent) – melodic death metal

Endorphins Lost / Osk – Split, 7″ (Rotten to the Core / Delusions of Terror / Agromosh / You All Die / New Age Pyrate Punks) – crust/powerviolence

Exalter – Persecution Automated (Transcending Obscurity) – thrash metal

Funeral Winds – Sinister Creed (Avantgarde Music) – black metal

Gravestone – Sickening (Raw Skull Recordz) – death metal

Greber – Cemetery Preston (Ancient Temple / Toys of Disharmony / Pink Lemonade / Hibernation Release) – death / doom

Hautajaisyö – Matkalla Kohti Hautaa (Inverse Records) – melodic death metal

Iron Pike – Demos : I & II (Seeing Red Records / Widowmaker Tapes) – sludge

Kantika – Reborn in Aesthetics (Revalve Records) – symphonic metal

Lechery – We Are All Born Evil (Bleeding Music Records) – heavy metal

Livlos – Into Beyond (Independent) – melodic death metal

Lord of Pagathorn – Daimono Philia (Woodcut Records) – black metal

Lowered – S/T (Independent) – black metal

Machine Gun Kelly – No Easy Way Out (Sliptrick Records) – rock

Oblivious – När Isarna Sjunger (Gaphals) – heavy metal

Perpetratör – Altered Beast (Caverna Abismal) – thrash metal

Spite – Antimoshiac (Invictus Productions) – black metal

The Bad Larry’s – Hodads (Independent) – stoner punk

Ulvegr – Vargkult (Ashen Dominion) – black metal

VHHP – VHHP 1 (Independent) – experimental / noise

W.A.S.P. – ReIdolized, The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol (Napalm Records) – heavy metal

– Josh

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