Initial Descent: July 29 – August 4, 2018

dan jackson - void ritual
Void Ritual – Dan Jackson

This week, we cross into August and amazingly this rock we call earth is still here. Ten thousand wonders. As we spiral further into the abyss, stock in the metal we love goes up, obviously, because what else can we fall back on that will always be there like a glowing beacon of eternal fire? With that said, it’s time to see what this week has in store. Carry on…

Void Ritual leads the charge and rightfully so, Death Is Peace is not only a tour-de-force of melodic second wave..ish black metal and arguably the band’s best work to date but the revenue from its sales will go to The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women so GO BUY IT! Rhode Island’s gory death metal duo Blight House give us their debut Summer Camp Sex Party Massacre just in time for memories of an actual summer camp with a killer running around to still be relevant. And, Abhorrent Deformity offer up yet another gory platter of technically brutal death metal in the form of their second effort Slaughter Monolith.

An outstanding black metal album and two horrifically gory death metal albums up here for you to chew on. AND, there’s much more to digest below so hang around and start clicking. You’re welcome. Enjoy your Monday and we’ll be seeing you here throughout the week.

Void Ritual - Death Is Peace

Void Ritual – Death is Peace (Ipos Music) – black metal [feature review]

Blight House - Summer Camp Sex Party Massacre

Blight House – Summer Camp Sex Party Massacre (Nefarious Industries) – death / gore

Abhorrent Deformity - Slaughter Monolith

Abhorrent Deformity – Slaughter Monolith (Comatose Music) – death metal [full review]

Also on tap:

Backwoods Payback – Future Slum (Independent) – sludge

Bastian – Grimorio (Sliptrick Records) – heavy metal

Cinzas – Demo I (Purodium Rekords) – black metal

Integrity / Krieg – Split (Relapse Records) – hardcore / black metal

Lord of the Lost – Thornstar Disc 1 (Napalm Records) – modern metal

Manticora – To Kill To Live To Kill (Vicisolum) – thrash / power metal

Milk White Throat – House of Fire, EP (Independent) – alt prog rock

Moenen of Xezbeth – Ancient Spells of Darkness… (Nuclear War Now! Productions) – black metal

Mongrel’s Cross – Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court (Hells Headbangers) – war metal

Mutilate – All Life Ends (Camo Pants Records) – death metal

Paganland – XX Years of Paganland, Live (Azermedoth Records) – pagan black metal

Pyre – Human Hecatomb, Reissue (Redefining Darkness) – death metal

Ravens Creed – Get Killed or Try Dying (Xtreem Music) – death metal

Siege Column – Inferno Deathpassion (Nuclear War Now! Productions) – death metal
Stormland – Songs of Future Wars (Independent) – death metal

Tuscoma – Arkhitecturenominus (Antena Krzyku Records) – black / punk

Urne – The Mountain of Gold, EP (Independent) – doom

Void Rot – Consumed By Oblivion (Everlasting Spew Records / Sentient Ruin) – death / doom

Witchgöat – Umbra Regit (Morbid Skull Records) – black / thrash

– Josh

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