Initial Descent: May 26 – June 1, 2019

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Do you still get that rush when you find a new band that just does it for you? Or how about a new album from an old favorite that does the same? Each week these lists offer chances to experience that and this one is no different so let’s get the ball rollin’.

Darkthrone chose to let the fans hear new album Old Star, in its entirety, before anyone so Friday is the day to hear what will surely be the next chapter of black n’ punk that we’ve come to expect, love, and crank as loud as possible. Italian death metallers Fulci return with their second full length Tropical Sun, which is based around the movie Zombi 2, and it’s freaking great and nasty and vile but most of all it’s just wicked good death metal – family fun in the tropical sun. Speaking of wicked good death metal, Nekroí Theoí gets all up in the brutal side of the genre on debut Dead Gods but expect many surprises well beyond just sheer brutality – that’s all I’m giving up, go check it out. And rounding out the top slots this week is Gloryhammer with Legends From Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex which continues their forward march of damn near single handedly taking power metal to a whole new level.

There you have it but way more awaits immediately below so go find that rush.

Darkthrone - Old Star

Darkthrone – Old Star (Peaceville) – black n’ punk

FULCI - Tropical Sun

Fulci – Tropical Sun (Time To Kill) – death metal

Nekroí Theoí - Dead Gods

Nekroí Theoí – Dead Gods (Prosthetic) – death metal

Gloryhammer - Legends From Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex

Gloryhammer – Legends From Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex (Napalm) – power metal

Also on tap:

1914 – The Blind Leading the Blind (Napalm) – death / doom

Adrift – Pure (Temple of Torturous) – doom

Alcotopia – It Hits the Spot (Narcoleptica Productions) – speed / thrash

Bhleg & Nechochwen – Sorlande sky / Majestic Translucence (Nordvis / Bindrune) – black / folk metal

Bloodyminded – S/T (BloodLust!) – experimental noise

Cipher – Reminiscences (Independent) – melodic death metal

Concilivm – The Veiled Enigma, CD Re-Release (Drawing Septic Productions) – death metal

Concrete Funeral – Ultimum Judicium (Independent) – death / thrash

D-A-D – A Prayer for the Loud (AFM) – rock

Dagger Threat – Gestaltzerfall (BDHW) – metalcore

Daniel Tompkins – Castles (Kscope) – progressive metal

Dark Intrance – Emerged From the Dark, EP (Sliptrick) – dark rock

Darkenhöld & Griffon – Atra Musica, Split (Ladlo) – doom

Death Angel – Humanicide (Nuclear Blast) – thrash

Deorc Absis – The Nothingness Transfiguration (Redefining Darkness) – black metal

Evil Angel – Unholy Evil Metal (Hells Headbangers) – black / thrash

Evohé – Dues Sive Natura (Folter) – pagan black metal

Francis Roberts – Guardian Beast Sleeps (Akashic Envoy) – dungeon synth

Funeral Storm – Arcane Mysteries (Hells Headbangers) – black metal

Hellgoat – Death Conquers All (Boris) – black metal

Hellish Grave – Hell No Longer Waits (Helldprod) – black / speed

Hexenebrett – Erste Beschwörung, Cassette Issue (Caligari) – black metal

Hidden Lapse – Butterflies (Rockshots) – power / prog

I Am the Law – Dance of the Southern Witch, EP (Independent) – groove metal

K.F.R. – Demonologue (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Kaleidobolt – Bitter (Svart) – psych metal

Kavara – Weathered & Lost (Independent) – melodic death metal

Krypts – Cadaver Circulation (Dark Descent) – death metal

Leathürbitch – Into the Night (High Roller) – glam / speed

Malum – Legion (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Meuchelmord – Waffenträger (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Mister Lizard – II, EP (Astral Noize) – hardcore / powerviolence

Mordor – Hogar, Dolce Hogar (Xtreem Music) – thrash

Nameless Void – S/T, EP (Grey Matter Productions / Xenoglossy Productions) – black metal

Nattfog – Pohjan Porteilta (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Pale Misery – Black Candles and Gutter Scum (Independent) – black / crust

Pound •• (Silent Pendulum) – instru-progressive metal

Rykers – The Beginning (BDHW) – hardcore

Svet Kant – The Visage Unbiased (Wormholedeath) – experimental metal

Thrash Le Reine – La Foi, La Loi, La Croix, EP (Independent) – thrash

Towering – Obscuring Manifestation (Dolorem) – black / death

Toxpack – Kämpfer (Napalm) – rock

Tryglav – Night of Whispering Souls (Extreme Metal Music / Rockshots) – black metal

TV Coma – Body Negativity, EP (Wiretap) – pop-punk/ surf rock

Übergang – Evolution (Demons Run Amok) – extreme

Vananidr – Road North (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Vingulmork – Avgrunn (Crime) – blackened metal

Vortex of End – Ardens Fvror (Osmose) – black metal

– Josh

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