Initial Descent: April 7 – 13, 2019

Inter Arma
Inter Arma

I was in a bus full of 50 screaming kids over the weekend so EXCUUUSE me for blasting all this week’s metal and downing all the cabinet bourbon. What’s up this week? Plenty, so read on good readers…

First up is Inter Arma who have seemingly found that elusive door to hell on Sulphur English. Seriously, between the nihilistic doom and devilish chants you’d think ol’ Beezlebub himself might have tracked this thing straight from his lair. Next up is black metal juggernauts Waldgeflüster who get weirdly chanty and folky on Mondscheinsonaten but it really is another outstanding notch in the belt of a band that has made their name residing outside the normal lines of black metal. Moving right along, NJ’s Hath capitalizes on the promise of their last EP with the insane death metal full length Champ du Sang, expect these guys to be large and in charge based on this. And, rounding out the top slots is Vous Autres who saw some action in a recent feature of ours (link contained below) but now offer Champ du Sang on physical format so there’s no excuse not to pick up this beast of blackened sludge, trust me (and Zyklonius) here: it rules and hard.

Get in there and get some. Plenty of good stuff this week so no excuses.

Inter Arma - Sulphur English

Inter Arma – Sulphur English (Relapse) – doom

Waldgefluster - Mondscheinsonaten

Waldgeflüster – Mondscheinsonaten (Nordvis) – black metal

Hath - Of Rot and Ruin

Hath – Of Rot and Ruin (Willowtip) – death metal

Vous Autres - Champ du Sang

Vous Autres – Champ du Sang (Sleeping Church) – black / sludge [feature review]

Also on tap:

2 Wolves – …Our Fault (Inverse) – melodic death / doom

Absinthropy & Salix Babylonica – Split (Clobber) – doom / black

Alberich – Quantized Angel (Hospital Productions) – industrial

Bather – S/T (Appalachian Noise Records) – metalcore / d-beat

Big Business – The Beast You Are (Joyful Noise Recordings) – heavy rock

Bismuth – The Eternal Marshes, Reissue (Tartarus) – drone doom

Blood Command – Return of the Arsonist, EP (Fysisk Format) – death-pop [profile]

Bloodphemy – In Cold Blood (Black Lion Records) – death metal

Brant Bjork – Keep Your Cool, Remastered / Reissue (Heavy Psych Sounds) – desert rock

Cracked Machine – The Call of the Void (PsyKa Records) – post-rock

Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult – Mardom (War Anthem) – black metal

Electric Boys – Gone Gone Gone, EP (Mighty Music) – hard rock

Final Coil – The World We Left Behind For Others (Wormholedeath) – prog rock

Freddy Delirio and the Phantoms – The Cross (Black Widow) – progressive metal

Gone Cosmic – Sideways In Time (Kozmic Artifactz Records) – psych metal

Inculter – Fatal Visions (Edged Circle Productions) – black thrash

Inferi – The End Of An Era | Rebirth (The Artisan Era) – technical melodic death metal

Ketzer – Cloud Collider (Metal Blade Records) – blackened thrash

L’ Acéphale – S/T (Eisenwald) – avantgarde black metal

Lost In Pain – Gold Hunters (Independent) – melodic metal

Märvel – Guilty Pleasures (The Sign) – rock

Massface – S/T (Sliptrick) – alt-rock

Mist of Misery – Unalterable (Black Lion) – atmospheric black metal

Monkey3 – Sphere (Napalm) – psych rock

Mutilated Tongue – Fuel the Flame (Armageddon) – hardcore

Nekrasov – Lust of Consciousness (Prosthetic) – black / electronic

Neolithic – S/T, EP (Independent) – extreme

None – Damp Chill of Life (Hypnotic Dirge) – dsbm

Omenfilth – Devourer of the Seven Moons (Eternal Death) – black metal

Sacrilegia – The Triclavian Advent (Invictus) – black / thrash

Siculicidium – A Halál és az iránytű (Sun & Moon) – black metal

Sludgehammer – Antechamber (Independent) – metal

Tasteful Turmoil – The Phantom Fear (Inverse) – thrash

The Machinist – Confidimus In Morte (Prosthetic) – extreme metal

Theories – Vessel (Corpse Flower Records) – deathgrind

Totalitarian – Bloodlands (Barren Void / Lavadome) – black metal

Troll – Legend Master (Shadow Kingdom) – stoner metal

Tryer – Ei Kuole Koskaan (Suicide Records) – melodic hardcore punk

Violet Cold – kOsmik, CD & Vinyl (Avantgarde Music) – black metal

Xaon – Solipsis (Mighty Music) – death metal

– Josh

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