Initial Descent: July 14 – 20, 2019

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Tomb Mold – photo courtesy of Jake Ballah

Summer is my favorite but even I’ll admit that it’s hot. I mean, skin melting hot or even better, swamp ass hot. Seriously, the early morning dark gives up 92% humidity and a real feel of 95 when the actual temp is 80ish. So yea, time to find a cool mountain stream or something. Anyway, short list of new metal this week so let’s get to it…

Tomb Mold is one of those rare bands that started out on fire but on their third full length of stellar death metal, they’ve hit a whole other level of superiority. Much the same can be said of Falls of Rauros fifth full length — and debut for Gilead Media — of folky, atmospheric black metal – all roads of this band’s past lead here, period. Rogga Johansson’s involvement list over the years reads like a mile long rap sheet which means this dude is so well versed in the ways of death metal that his latest solo effort bleeds straight up insanity in the best kind of way. And then there’s WORMED, capitalized for a reason – these guys make technical death metal look easy as they continue the wild tale of Krighsu, the last human in the cosmos. Put that in your cosmic pipe and smoke it. 

Do the thing and jump in there, the quality continues even though the quantity wanes, temporarily. I’ll be over here taking an ice bath.

Tomb Mold - Planetary Clairvoyance

Tomb Mold – Planetary Clairvoyance (20 Buck Spin) – death metal

Falls of Rauros - Patterns In Mythology

Falls of Rauros – Patterns In Mythology (Gilead Media) – black metal

Rogga Johansson - Entrance to the Otherwhere

Rogga Johansson – Entrance to the Otherwhere (Transcending Obscurity) – death metal

Wormed - Metaportal

Wormed – Metaportal, EP (Season of Mist) – tech / space / death / WORMED

Also on tap:

Boatman’s Toll – The Fat is in the Fire (Seeing Red) – stoner death

Cult of Extinction – Ritual in the Absolute Abscence of Light (Iron Bonehead) – war metal

Dogbane – Idylls of Woe (Heaven and Hell) – trad metal

Enforced – At the Walls (WAR) – crossover

Gates to the Morning – Return to Earth (Independent) – post-metal

Global Scum – Odium (NRT) – groove metal

Halshug – Drøm (Southern Lord) – d-beat

Hammerhands – Model Citizen (Independent) – doom / stoner / noise

Lingua Ignota – Caligula (Profound Lore) – visceral

Nocturne Wulf – S/T (Independent) – heavy metal

Plague of Carcosa – Ocean is More Ancient Than the Mountains (Sludgelord) – instru-doom

Sabaton – The Great War (Nuclear Blast) – metal / power

Sigil – Demonstration MMXIX (Funeral Trance) – black / death

The Mezmerist – The Innocent, The Forsaken, The Guilty, Vinyl Issue (Nuclear War Now! Productions / Shadow Kingdom) – heavy metal

Tanjiir – Purnima (Independent) – instru-post-metal

Torture Ascendancy 1307 – D.E.M.O.S. (Independent) – black / death

Vacant Image – Sister Anxiety (Sliptrick) – alt-rock

Vomit Angel – Imprint of Extinction (Iron Bonehead) – bestial black / death

Zex – Execute (Zex Records) – punk / metal

– Josh

One thought on “Initial Descent: July 14 – 20, 2019

  1. buttercupfly July 15, 2019 / 10:08 pm

    U r the man
    The musiscian
    No one like u
    No one but u

    U r brilliant
    Heart of best wishes it
    And the best

    The
    Best

    Teardrops,

    With a smile

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