Initial Descent: July 8 – 14, 2018

Imperial Triumphant
Imperial Triumphant

Here we are, again, with Initial Descent and why so soon you ask? Well, Initial means “existing or occurring at the beginning” and since we don’t have too many Sunday posts today is the beginning. Hence, “Initial Descent” and Saturday just ain’t it anymore. Feel strongly one way or the other? PLEASE, leave it in the comments and tell us how you feel and what you like or dislike.

Moving along, this week we have NY’s extreme avant-garde black / death metallers Imperial Triumphant triumphantly return (yep, I did that) with their third full length Vile Luxury, Churchburn are back with their doom laden second full length None Shall Live…The Hymns of Misery, Seattle’s duo Pound offer up their debut Pound which will make heads spin from the dazzling display of technical virtuosity and Deafheaven come gazing back to explode the internet on Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. 1..2..3.. has it started yet? No worries, it will.

Again, let us know if you dig the new Monday edition but whether you do or don’t, hang around and check out all the other killer stuff that’s out this week. Also, the playlist will return on Saturday so stay tuned for that and we’ll be seeing you here throughout the week.

Imperial Triumphant - Vile Luxury

Imperial Triumphant – Vile Luxury (Gilead Media / Throatruiner) – avantgarde metal [feature]

Churchburn - None Shall Live...The Hymns of Misery

Churchburn – None Shall Live…The Hymns of Misery (Armageddon Label) – doom / sludge / death [full review]

Pound - Pound

Pound – S/T (Silent Pendulum Records) – math / grind / technical [feature]

Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti) – blackgaze

Also on tap:

Armory – The Search (High Roller Records) – speed metal

Between the Buried and Me – Automata, Part II (Sumerian) – progressive metal

Blasphemy – Victory, Son of the Damned (Nuclear War Now! Productions) – black metal

Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters – Come & Chutney (Riff Rock Records) – stoner / fuzz

Covet – effloresce (Triple Crown Records) – progressive metal

Del Judas – Deity (Primal Architecture) – americana / post-punk

Destroyer Attack – Solve Et Coagula (Morbid Skull Records) – black / death

Dygora – S/T (Independent) – death / doom

Elias Black – Reclamation (Independent) – post-grunge

Engulf – Gold and Rust, EP (Everlasting Spew) – death metal

Firtan – Okeanos (AOP Records) – extreme metal

Graven Maul – Crushed Skull Moon, Cassette (Redefining Darkness) – death metal

Hyvmine – Fight or Flight, EP (Seek and Strike) – progressive metal

Isdal – Demo (Independent) – hardcore

Jane In Space – Gorerunner (Aion Records) – industrial

Kill No Albatross – Speak True Evil, EP (Independent) – modern metal

Kingnomad – The Great Nothing (Ripple Music) – progressive doom

Kosmogyr – Eviternally: The Remixes (Independent) – avant-garde

Malsanctum – S/T (Iron Bonehead) – funeral doom / black metal

Manifestation – Fair Enough (Dedication Records) – hardcore

microcosmys / La Torture des Ténèbres – The Gods Themselves, Split (Breathe Plastic Records) – atmospheric black metal

Mordant Rapture – The Abnegation (The Artisan Era) – symphonic death metal

Obscura – Diluvium (Relapse) – progressive death metal

Ocre – S/T (Utech Records) – progressive death metal

Oubliette – The Passage (The Artisan Era) – melodic black / death

Pa Vesh En – A Ghost, 7” EP (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Pasty Clan – Wir Ihr Sie (WOOAAARGH) – hardcore

Rat Breed – Evoke the Blaze (Inverse Records) – heavy metal

Rough Grind – Trouble or Nothing (Inverse Records) – hard rock

Sathanas – Necrohymns (Transcending Obscurity) – black / thrash / death

Sewer Trench – Optimism (WOOAAARGH) – crust

Soul Attrition – Vashon Rain (Independent) – sludge / post-metal

Survival – Murkin Hella Fools (NBRD) – post-thrash

Temple Desecration – Whirlwinds of Fathomless Chaos (Iron Bonehead) – black / death

The Blankz – White Baby, 7” (Slope Records) – punk

Theia – The Ghost Light (WDFD Records) – hard rock

Witchkiss – The Austere Curtains of Our Eyes (Argonauta Records) – heavy metal

– Josh

3 thoughts on “Initial Descent: July 8 – 14, 2018

  1. Dan July 9, 2018 / 10:12 am

    Obscura?

    • Josh July 9, 2018 / 10:26 am

      It was obscured by magic, TY

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