Initial Descent: April 28 – May 4, 2019


Monday. I got nothing. Well, I take that back – I’ve got new metal and lots of it so let’s focus on that…

Up first is a twofer of outstanding death metal. Appalling have a way about them that screams old school death yet sounds forward enough in their brash mix of blackened, thrashened (two in a row, fight me) death and not to mention their outstanding ability to write a killer song so give Inverted Realm a spin at max volume. Once that one’s done take a stroll through another album with incredibly memorable songwriting and death metal thick enough that even a chainsaw couldn’t cut through it, Parasitic Slavery from Body Harvest is one you’ll not want to miss. Kampfar has been around for nearly 25 years and still manage to put out some of the darkest black metal going today and on Ofidians Manifest they do it darker and better than ever. Last but not least is Mavradoxa on their melodic leaning atmospheric black metal filled Nightmarrow which is a beast on several levels and stay tuned for an in depth look at this one in the coming days.

See, I actually did have something. Here. Not elsewhere. Not today.

Appalling - Inverted Realm

Appalling – Inverted Realm (Redefining Darkness) – death metal

Body Harvest - Parasitic Slavery

Body Harvest – Parasitic Slavery (Comatose Music) – death metal

Kampfar - Ofidians Manifest

Kampfar – Ofidians Manifest (Indie Recordings) – black metal

mavradoxa - nightmarrow

Mavradoxa – Nightmarrow (Hypnotic Dirge) – atmospheric black metal

Also on tap:

Amiensus – Restoration, Remastered (Casus Belli Musica / Beverina) – progressive black metal

Amiensus / Oak Pantheon – Gathering I & II, Vinyl Issue (Casus Belli Musica / Beverina) – atmospheric black metal

Amon Amarth – Berserker (Metal Blade) – viking heavy metal

Amygdala – Our Voices Will Soar Forever (Prosthetic) – punk / hardcore

Asomvel – World Shaker (Heavy Psych Sounds) – heavy metal

Burial – Relinquished Souls, Repress (Raw Skull Recordz) – death metal

Clouds Taste Satanic – Evil Eye (Independent) – doom

Deiphago – I, The Devil (Hells Headbangers) – black / death

Deus Mortem – Kosmocide (Terratur Possessions / Malignant Voices) – black metal

Dune Sea – S/T (All Good Clean) – stoner

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – End of Suffering (International Death Cult) – rock

Kollaps – Mechanical Christ (Cold Spring) – industrial

Kull – Exile (Black Lion) – sympohonic black metal

Kurokuma – Sheffield’s Best Metal Bands Vol. 1 (Off Me Nut) – sludge / psych [profile]

Lord Vicar – The Black Powder (The Church Within) – doom

Merrick’s Tusk – Between the Earth and the Trees (Undead Collective) – post-hardcore

Mollo Rilla – S/T (Seeing Red) – rock

Mos Generator – Night of the Lords, Live (Devil’s Child) – heavy metal

Murdryck – Födelsen (Leviaphonic Records / Growls From the Underground) – black metal

Myrath – Shehili (earMUSIC) – progressive metal

Norden – Z Popiołów i Krwi.​​.​​., Vinyl Issue (Casus Belli Musica / Beverina) – viking black metal

Novarupta – Disillusioned Fire (Suicide Records) – metal

Nyt Liv – Ensomhedens Kold Kald (Indisciplinarian) – hardcore

Osiah – Kingdom of Lies (Unique Leader) – deathcore

Pa Vash En – Cryptic Rites of Necromancy, EP (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Pectora – Untaken (Mighty Music) – heavy metal

Ringworm – Death Becomes My Voice (Relapse) – hardcore

Sick Gazelle – Odum (War Crime Recordings) – avantgarde

Sins of the Damned – Striking the Bell of Death (Shadow Kingdom) – heavy metal

Solitude – Reach for the Sky (Mighty Music) – heavy metal

Stellar Master Elite – Hologram Temple (Unholy Conspiracy Deathwork) – black / doom

Sxuperion – Endless Spiritual Embodiment (Bloody Mountain) – doom / death

Timelurker & Cepheide – Split (Ladlo) – metal

The Shrine – Cruel World, EP (Eliminator) – skate-rock

Thronehammer – Usurper of the Oaken Throne (Church Within) – doom

Turin Turambar – Czas braku wojny (Pagan Records) – bizarre metal

Verwüstung – Gospel ov Fury (Handful of Hate) – black / thrash

– Josh

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