Initial Descent: September 2 – 8, 2018

krisiun band photo

We’re hitting you with this one on Labor Day so hopefully all of today’s visitors have the day off and the time to actually go through this list of new releases. That also means NO MONDAY BLUES. Until tomorrow. Ugh. Nevermind that for now, keep reading.

Starting us off is everyone’s favorite Brazilians Krisiun with their eleventh full length, Scourge of the Enthroned, and honestly if it weren’t for the rest of this list, I could make a home inside their robust ass kicking death metal. But, there’s MA’s Morne up next with To the Night Unknown and I’m not sure if you’ve been following this band or not but you’ll want to now —- this band is doing truly amazing and unique things with doom and post-metal. And then there’s Pig Destroyer who cut the strings on a six year silence with the abrasive yet instantly catchy Head Cage, one thing I’ve learned over the past several years is these guys can do no wrong and whether you’re into grindcore or not GET THIS ALBUM. And on top of all that is And All Will Be Desolation from Allfather which I have tagged below as beard metal – it’s in their catch phrase, look it up – but in reality this thing is a smorgasbord of sludge, death metal and beat down hardcore that is the best work this UK band has done to date, check out “Citadels” for proof – good god man.

I told you today was good. And you haven’t sent the rest yet, much more of this to come below. If you’re off, enjoy and happy Labor Day. If you’re working…well, that sucks and happy Labor Day anyway. See you here throughout the week.

Krisiun - Scourge of the Enthroned

Krisiun – Scourge of the Enthroned (Century Media) – death metal

Morne - To the Night Unknown

Morne – To the Night Unknown (Armageddon Label) – doom / post-metal [full review]

Pig Destroyer - Head Cage

Pig Destroyer – Head Cage (Relapse) – grind

Allfather - And All WIll Be Desolation

Allfather – And All Will Be Desolation (Rotting Throne Records) – beard metal [full review]

Also on tap:

Anguish Force – Chapter 7 (Dawn of Sadness Records) – thrash / heavy

Ape Machine – Darker Seas (Ripple Music) – psych metal

Arabrot – Who Do You Love (Pelagic Records) – art rock

Attan – End Of (Fysisk Format) – extreme hardcore

Cadaveric Incubator – Unburied Morbidity (Terror From Hell Records) – death metal

Cauldron – New Gods (The End Records / Dissonance Productions) – heavy metal

Clutch – Book of Bad Decisions (Weathermaker) – clutch

Cronaxia – Collapsing the Outer Structure (Lusitanian Music) – death metal

Eisberg – Few Will Remain (BDHW) – hardcore

Ennui – En of the Circle (Non Serviam Records) – funeral doom

Flummox – Intellectual Hoolaganism (Wood and Stone Productions) – psych sludge [feature]

I Am Revenge – Violencer (BDHW) – hardcore

Infera Bruo – Cerement (Prosthetic Records) – extreme metal

Kingcrow – The Persistence (Sensory Records) – progressive metal

La Chinga – Beyond the Sky (Small Stone) – hard rock / psych

Manimal – Purgatorio (AFM) – heavy metal

Monstrosity – The Passage of Existence (Metal Blade) – death metal

Satan – Cruel Magic (Metal Blade) – heavy metal

Siege of Power – Warning Blast (Metal Blade) – death metal

Stoned Jesus – Pilgrims (Napalm Records) – stoner rock

Teksti – TV 666 – Aidattu tulevaisuus (Svart Records) – heavy gaze

The Crotals – Horde (Tenacity Music) – sludge

The Primals – All Love Is True Love (Southern Lord) – rock

The Skull – The Endless Road Turns Dark (Tee Pee Records) – heavy metal

Tyrant Disciple – Weight of Oblivion (Inverse Records) – death / thrash

Void Ritual – A New Ritual (Independent) – black metal

Worst – Deserto (BDHW) – hardcore

– Josh

4 thoughts on “Initial Descent: September 2 – 8, 2018

  1. BUCK September 10, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    Perfect genre descriptor, Josh.

    “Clutch – Book of Bad Decisions (Weathermaker) – clutch”

    • Josh September 10, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      Haha, Clutch is their own genre. As always, thanks for stopping in and checking this thing out!

      • BUCK September 17, 2018 / 4:07 pm

        I *always* do. Even though my name has been ripped off the credits and my great shopteacher image has been relegated to the dustbin of history.

      • Josh September 17, 2018 / 6:57 pm

        We’ve got it in safekeeping in case you get the itch again. The door is ALWAYS open if you ever do get that itch

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