Initial Descent: May 6 – 12, 2018

Flesh Hoarder
Flesh Hoarder

Satan poked a hole in the top of hell and let some heat out this week. No complaints from me but I know plenty that haven’t been happy with seeing 90 degree marks this week. Two ways I recommend to combat this early warmth: stick around with us for all the new metal we have on tap this week, then watch Terrifier and Pyewacket. Back to back. I heard about these beauties, earlier in the week, from Necromaniacs Podcast which would be a solid third option to stay in the AC. Moving on, this week’s new metal starts with Texas based brutal death metallers Flesh Hoarder on their debut Homicidal Necrophile which grabbed my attention very quickly — depraved, horrific and an excellent debut. Next up is De Profundis who take a look at the impact of religion through the lens of their best and most progressive death metal thus far in their career on The Blinding Light of Faith. Skinless return with their sixth full length Savagery and after all this time, their brand of death metal brutality still hits extremely hard and leaves an indelible mark. Rounding out our top slots, The Death Wheelers offer up their brand of instrumental sleaze n’ roll on debut I Tread On Your Grave which as a fan of 70s ‘sploitation films and greasy rock n’ roll, this one has received tons of spins from me. Whether you’re enjoying the heat or not, there’s plenty more to explore below so hang around, kick your feet up and enjoy.

Flesh Hoarder - Homicidal Necrophile

Flesh Hoarder – Homicidal Necrophile (Comatose Music) – brutal death metal [interview]

de profundis - blinding light of faith

De Profundis – The Blinding Light of Faith (Transcending Obscurity Records) – death metal [full review]


Skinless – Savagery (Relapse Records) – death metal [full review]

The Death Wheelers - I Tread on Your Grave

The Death Wheelers – I Tread On Your Grave (RidingEasy Records) – sleaze n’ roll [interview]

Also on tap:

Aborted Fetus – The Ancient Spirits Of Decay (Comatose Music) – brutal death metal

Abraham – Look, Here Comes the Dark! (Pelagic Records) – post-metal

Abythic – Beneath Ancient Portals (Blood Harvest) – death metal

Ackeron – Polarity (Melancholia Records) – melodic metal

Asphagor – The Cleansing (Black Sunset / MDD) – black metal

Body Void – I Live Inside A Burning House (Crown and Throne / Dry Cough / Seeing Red) – sludge / doom [full review]

Child Bite – Burnt Offerings: Covers and Rarities 2010 – 2017 (Housecore Records) – noise rock [full review]

CHRCH – Light Will Consume Us All (Neurot Recordings) – doom

Circenses – Tightrope Walk On the Ground (Inverse Records) – progressive death metal

Crypt Trip – Rootstock (Heavy Psych Sounds) – psych rock

Destroyer of Light – Hopeless, EP (Heavy Friends Records) – doom

Defiatory – Hades Rising (Black Lion Records) – thrash

Ekpyrosis – Primordial Chaos Restored (Terror From Hell Records) – death metal

Fight For Friday – Someone You Could Trust! (Independent) – pop punk

From Beyond – The Band From Beyond (Candlelight Records / UMG) – stoner metal

Gallery – Eternal Night (Savage Night Recordings) – black metal

Ghoul / Ill Bill – Split, 7” (Tankcrimes) – splatterthrash [full review]

Haunting – Sealed Shut, Vinyl Reissue (Boris Records) – metal

Ingrina – Etter Lys (Vox Project) – prog metal

Lou Quinse – Lo Sabbat (Sliptrick) – folk metal

Mask of Judas – The Mesmerist (Independent) – progressive metal

Meka Nism – The War Inside, EP (Independent) – modern metal

Noisepicker – Peace Off (Independent) – heavy blues

Old Man Wizard – Blame It All On Sorcery (Independent) – progressive metal

Pastoratet – THLM (Cramada) – punk

Pentarium – Zwischenwelt (Boersma Records) – melodic death metal

Probation – Fucked By Life (WTF Records) – metalcore

Red Devil Vortex – Something Has To Die, EP (Independent) – melodic metal

Reverorum ib Malacht Im – Ra Distare Summum Soveris Seris Vas innoble (AnnapurnA) – black metal

Secret Society – The Induction, EP (Independent) – heavy metal

Superstition – Surging Throngs of Evil’s Might (20 Buck Spin) – death metal

Taina – Seelenfresser (Viy Records) – industrial

The Body – I have fought against it, But I can’t any longer (Thrill Jockey) – noise

The Ocean – Rhyacian: Untimely Meditations 2017 Version (Metal Blade) – metal

Thomas Ligotti – The Bungalow House (Cadabra Records) – spoken word / horror

Trautonist – Ember (Wolves and Vibrancy Records) – post-black metal

Various Artists – Imperative Music Presents: Global Metal Comp. Vol. 15 (Imperative Music) – metal

Weathered Statues – Borderlands (Svart Records) – post-doom

Within the Giant’s Reach – In the Beginning, EP (Independent) – modern metal

Zarraza – Necroshiva (Independent) – thrash

– Josh

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