Initial Descent: April 8 – 14, 2018

Møl – photo courtesy of: Marika Hyldemar / @MarikaConcertPhoto Edit: Kim Song Sternkopf / @HeartMatter Artworks

Well, the whole iTunes debacle of ceasing their store function for new music has resurfaced. Again. Reminds me of that new Tool album; might happen / might not. Either way, glad we all know and love Bandcamp. Anyway, it’s another seam busting week here on Initial Descent with tons of new stuff to get to and leading the charge is Møl with their debut full length Jord and this is one of those unique albums that all the pieces fit perfectly; black metal and shoegaze come together in a lightning rod of AMAZING, make sure you check it out as you will definitely be hearing much more about this one. Up next is the third album, Devouring Mortality, from death metal juggernauts Skeletal Remains and after spending some quality time with it I can attest that this is another must own kind of deal. Moving along is Wrong with their ‘oh so right’ (just couldn’t help myself there) latest effort Feel Great which takes all the good parts of their self-titled album and magnifies it by 1,000 making this the noise rock album to own right now. Closing things out and just in time for a party filled, pop-a-top weekend is the heavy / power / hair infused Evil Hunter from Evil Hunter, ’tis good, very good. So, the weekend is officially here and we’ve got the tunes so stick around and find a few to support.

møl - jord

Møl – Jord (Holy Roar Records) – blackgaze [full review]

skeletal remains - devouring mortality

Skeletal Remains – Devouring Mortality (Dark Descent Records / Century Media) – death metal [full review]

Wrong - Feel Great

Wrong – Feel Great (Relapse Records) – noise rock

Evil Hunter - Evil Hunter

Evil Hunter – S/T (Fighter Records) – heavy metal

Also on tap:

Ad Hominem – Napalm for All (Osmose Productions) – black metal

Aepoch – Awakening Inception (Independent) – prog / tech death

Aesthesys – Achromata (Independent) – progressive rock

Angerot – The Splendid Iniquity (Black Market Metal) – death metal

Apparition  – The Ravenous Dark (Dark Adversary Productions) – synth

Autokrator – Hammer of Heretics (Krucyator Productions) – death metal

Axegressor – Bannerless (Brutal Records) – thrash metal

Behemoth – Messe Noire: The Satanist, Live (Metal Blade Records) – black / death

Black Mass Pervertor – Life Beyond the Walls of Flesh (Blood Harvest) – black metal

Blood of the Wolf – II: Campaign of Extermination (Independent) – black / death

Bonfire – Temple of Lies (AFM) – rock

Borgne – [∞] (Avantgarde Music) – industrial / black

Chaos Echoes with Mats Gustafsson Sustain (Utech Records) – avantgarde metal

Commander – Fatalis (The Unbroken Circle) (Black Sunset / MDD Records) – death metal

Crone – Godspeed (Prophecy Productions) – dark rock

Dead City Ruins – Never Say Die (AFM) – rock

Death Engine – Place Noire (Throatruiner Records / Apocaplexy Records) – noise rock

Deiphago / Amputator – Split (Greyhaze Records) – black / thrash

Ewig.Endlich – Auf Grund (WOOAAARGH) – blackened post hardcore

Expulsor – The Unholy One, Reissue (Greyhaze Records) – death / black

Gozu – Equilibrium (Metal Blade Records) – stoner rock

Graveshadow – Ambition’s Price (M-Theory Audio) – symphonic metal

Heron – A Low Winter’s Sun (Sludgelord Records) – atmospheric sludge

Holy Grove – S/T (Ripple Music) – doom rock

Leila Abdul-Rauf – Diminution (Independent) – ambient

Maailmanloppu – Tuhon koodi (Svart Records) – hardcore

Machinist! – Closer to Death (Innerstrength Records) – hardcore

None – Life Has Gone On Long Enough (Hypnotic Dirge Records) – depressive black metal

Our Place of Worship is Silence – With Inexorable Suffering (Translation Loss Records) – black / death

Rivette – In Harmony (Ektro Records) – rock

Sacro Ordine – Heavy Metal Thunderpicking (Sliptrick) – heavy metal

Satanic Surfers – Back From Hell (Mondo Macabre) – melodic punk

Scientist – Barbelith (Independent) – black / sludge

Scorched – Excavated for Evisceration (20 Buck Spin) – death metal

Škan – Death Crown (Ván Records) – extreme metal

Stellar Corpses – Hellbound Heart (Demons Run Amok) – horrorpunk

Tarasque – Innen Aussen (WOOAAARGH) – sludge / post-metal

Tengil – shouldhavebeens (Prophecy Productions) – post hardcore

The Dali Thundering Concept Savages (Apathia Records) – progressive metal

The Lockhearts – Americana Doom Fuzz (Golden Robot) – rock

The Sperm – 50th Erection (Svart Records) – avantgarde

The Ugly Kings – Darkness Is My Home (Kozmik Artifactz) – rock

Touching God – S/T (Independent) – noise / industrial

Unravel – Eras of Forfeit (Testimony Records) – death metal

Various Artists – W.O.M.A.N., Comp. (Blackened Death Records) – metal for all

Wall of Babylon – A Portrait of Memories (Revalve) – progressive metal

Watch Them Fade – Emptiness (Bastardized Recordings) – metalcore

Whoresnation – Mephitism (Throatruiner Records / Deaf Death Husky Records) – grindcore

Wykan – Solace, EP (Independent) – stoner black metal

– Josh

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