Initial Descent: August 12 – 18, 2018

Trappist – photo courtesy of Paul Lee

We are in the throes of a new week, like it or not. No need to get all bent out of the frame though, Monday means it’s time for new metal and for another week of showcasing some of it. Plus we’re on the downhill slide of the year and if the first half was any indication, the second half should be a knockout finish. Speaking of, we begin the week with a four pack of treats. Carry on…

We like beer and so does Trappist, who in the span of 21 tracks in 33 minutes, rip with crusty d-beat violence on their debut Ancient Brewing Tactics all in the name of almighty beer. It’s a supercharged juggernaut slam full of all star guests so make sure to check this one out – they’ve also included some pairings, nice guys. Just in time to extinguish the light from everything are two beasts of blackened doom and noise; Primitive Man and Unearthly Trance offer up a Split release that will leave indelible marks on any and all souls who dare to listen (over the top? nah). Black Tusk return with an all-guns-blazing attack of swampheavypunkmetal on T.C.B.T. and Cemetery Urn continue their reign of savage death metal on Barbaric Retribution.

As usual, we are far from done with what this week has to offer so head directly below to get your fill.

Trappist - Ancient Brewing Tactics

Trappist – Ancient Brewing (Relapse Records) – crust / hardcore

Primitive Man : Unearthly Trance - Split

Primitive Man & Unearthly Trance – Split (Relapse Records) – doom / black

Black Tusk - T.C.B.T.

Black Tusk – T.C.B.T. (Season of Mist) – metal

Cemetery Urn - Barbaric Retribution

Cemetery Urn – Barbaric Retribution (Hells Headbangers) – death metal

Also on tap:

A Dying Planet – Facing the Incurable (CynNormal Lab Recordings) – progressive metal

Brine – Beast to Love (Inverted Knife) – post-punk / alternative

Carnation – Chapel of Abhorrence (Season of Mist) – death metal

Demise – De La Manipulacion a La Ignorancia (Brutal Records) – hard rock

Edgar Allan Poe – The Black Cat (Cadabra Records) – spoken word

Echo Beds – Buried Language (The Flenser) – industrial

Ergo I Exist – The Depths (Independent) – progressive metal

Forming the Void – Rift (Kozmik Artifactz) – progressive metal

Gourmand – Blossoming From the Grave (Independent) – technical death metal

Kill Everything – Scorched Earth (Comatose Music) – death metal

Louna – The Best of (Sliptrick Records) – rock

Molder – An Act of Revenge, EP, CD / Digital Reissue (Unspeakable Axe) – death metal

Moonspell – Lisboa Under the Spell – Wolfheart Live (Napalm Records) – heavy metal

Morketida – Panphage Mysticism (Werewolf Records) – black metal

Pa Vash En / Temple Moon – Split (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Rebel Wizard – Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Response (Prosthetic Records) – black metal

Sulaco – The Prize (Translation Loss Records) – extreme metal

The Eternal – Waiting for the Endless Dawn (Inverse Records) – progressive doom

The Five Hundred – Bleed Red (Long Branch Records) – rock

The True Werwolf / Druadan Forest – Split (Werewolf Records) – a lot of stuff apparently

Tile – Come On Home, Stranger (Limited Appeal Records) – noise / sludge

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

Uniform – The Long Walk (Sacred Bones) – industrial / punk

Walter Lure & The Waldos – Wacka Lacka Boom Bop a Loom Bam Boo (Cleopatra Records) – punk

Whettman Chelmets – Annihilate Your Masters (WEATNU Records) – experimental / post-rock

Zevious – Lowlands (Nefarious Industries) – prog metal

– Josh


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