Initial Descent: June 30 – July 6, 2019

Abbath – pic courtesy of our own Corey Butterworth

We made it through another week. And, are now head first into the next. Reggie Jackson once said “A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument. It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that.” This ain’t baseball but it is a crap ton more metal each week so let’s get some more of THAT repetition.

Both Abbath and Immortal Bird have new albums out this week and putting one over the other was tough, really tough. The former turns in a solid and grandiose rock star performance while the latter has truly come into their own…just get them both is my advice. Elsewhere, Hex offers up hard hitting death / doom and 3Teeth crank the gears of industrial metal with aplomb. Annnnd, we’re far from done. There’s so many albums you’ll want to pick up this week so go ahead and apologize to that last bit of dust in the ol’ wallet right now.

Abbath - Outstrider

Abbath – Outstrider (Season of Mist) – black metal

Immortal Bird - Thrive On Neglect

Immortal Bird – Thrive On Neglect (20 Buck Spin) – extreme metal

Hex - God Has No Name

Hex – God Has No Name (Transcending Obscurity) – death / doom


3Teeth – Metawar (Red Music) – industrial

Also on tap:

An Isolated Mind – I’m Losing Myself (I, Voidhanger) – experimental metal

Anger Machine – Trail of the Perished (Independent) – modern metal

Arkhaaik – dʰg̑ʰm̥tós (Iron Bonehead) – black / death

Brand of Sacrifice – Godhand (Unique Leader) – extreme death

Brothers Till We Die – Touch These Wounds // I Came From Death (Dead Serious) – hardcore

Carry the Torch – Obsession (Sliptrick) – modern metal

Celestial Grave – Secular Flesh (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Chrome Waves – A Grief Observed, Vinyl Issue (Avantgarde Music) – blackgaze

Cryptae – Vestigial (Tartarus / Sentient Ruin) – experimental metal

Detach the Islands – The Burden To Become Fact (Dental) – punk / noise

Die My Demon – Fear the One…That Kills the Soul (Demons Run Amok) – hardcore

Drimys Winteri – Excelsa Natura (Australis) – atmospheric black metal

Ecliptic Vision – S/T (Independent) – tech / brutal death

Jailbirds – The Great Escape (Golden Robot) – rock

Krvvla – T (Belarus) – instrumental black metal

Malfet – The Way To Avalon (Pacific Threnodies) – dungeon synth

Martyrium – Children Scream For Mercy (Australis) – thrash

Obaku / Without – Split (Tridroid) – post-rock / doom

Plague 9 – Mr Ass, EP (Independent) – heavy metal

Schattenmann – Epidemie (AFM) – goth

Tovarish – If The War Comes Tomorrow (Argonauta Records) – experimental doom

– Josh

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