Initial Descent: June 9 – 15, 2019


With summer in full swing, families overcrowding vacation destinations and the rest of still toeing the line, some things change yet others stay the same. Such is life. Make the most of it or someone else will…and make you pay for it. The more you know right? Speaking of things that DON’T change, metal keeps toeing the line but man has it ever been a banner year. As long as it keeps toeing THIS kind of line I’m all about it. With that said, we’ve got tons MORE new stuff this week starting off with death metallers Beheaded’s and their best album to date, Sadistic Ritual holds a class on how thrash is done in Hotlanta, Temple Koludra bring the tribal to blackened death metal, and Baroness continue to ride the skinny rail between metal and rock. Wait, you’re surprised? Surely not. But rest assured, if the last couple of “colors” were your bag, this “double dose of color” will be too.

Shorter and sweeter is what this intro is. Love it? Hate it? Tell us all about it in the comments section below. Or don’t.

Beheaded - Only Death Can Save You

Beheaded – Only Death Can Save You (Agonia) – death metal

Sadistic Ritual - Visionaire of Death

Sadistic Ritual – Visionaire of Death (Boris / Unspeakable Axe) – thrash

Temple Koludra - Seven! Sirens! To A Lost Archetype

Temple Koludra – Seven! Sirens! To a Lost Archetype (Transcending Obscurity) – black / death

Baroness - Gold and Grey

Baroness – Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns) – metal / rock

Also on tap:

Acoite – S/T (Helldprod) – death / thrash

Aima – Tragos (Nuclear War Now! Productions) – black metal

Asping – The Lion of Piraeus (AnnapurnA) – avantgarde

Atlas Entity – Beneath the Cosmic Silence (Independent) – progressive death / melodic black

Avalanche – Interstellar Movement (WOOAAARGH) – sludge

Cold Black River – Tales of Death and the Devil, CD Release (Independent) – doom rock [profile]

Crom Dubh – Firebrands and Ashes (Ván) – atmospheric black metal

Damage S.F.P. – S/T (Rockshots) – thrash

Dark Doom – The Journey (Marwolaeth) – atmospheric black metal

Enablers – Zones (Broken Clover) – experimental

Friendship – Undercurrent (Southern Lord) – blackened hardcore

Godslave – 10/10 Rarities Recovered (Green Zone Music) – thrash

Hate – Auric Gates of Veles (Metal Blade) – black metal

hell bent – Apocalyptic Lamentations (Horror Pain Gore Death / Armageddon / Atomic Action! / Metal Swarm) – thrash

Ingested – Call of the Void (Unique Leader) – slam

Lost In Life – B.T.C.O.H.U. (Dead Serious Recordings) – hardcore

Nebula Orionis – To Keep the Flame Burning (Casus Belli Musica / Beverina) – cosmic metal

Nocturnes Mist – Marquis of Hell (Seance) – black metal

Nucleus – Entity (Unspeakable Axe / Me Saco Un Ojo) – sci-fi death metal

Panzerfaust – The Suns of Perdition I: War, Horrid War (Eisenwald) – black metal

Pinkish Black – Concept Unification (Relapse) – experimental

Power From Hell – Profound Evil Presence (High Roller) – black / thrash

Red Bait – Cages, EP (New Age) – crust

Ripped to Shreds – 魔經, EP (Pulverised) – death metal

Sarcófago – Crust, Reissue (Greyhaze) – black metal

Serpent of Gnosis – As I Drink From the Infinite Well of Inebriation (1126) – death / grind

Slomatics – Canyons (Black Bow) – sludge / doom

Solmyr Creatio – Ex Nihilo: Demo Collection (Intoxicated Recordings) – black metal

The Austerity Program – Bible Songs (Controlled Burn) – noise

This Gift Is a Curse – A Throne of Ash (Season of Mist) – black metal

Winterwolf – Lycanthropic Metal of Death (Svart Records) – death metal

Yawning Man – Macedonian Lines (Heavy Psych Sounds) – desert rock

– Josh

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