Initial Descent: July 21 – 27, 2019

clouds collide - band pic
Clouds Collide

Last week I randomly ran across a quote that made me almost split my sides laughing. Monday’s are for pick-me-ups so I’m sharing: “Some people just need a high five. In the face. With a chair.” Ever since, I’ve tried to keep track of how many people I run across that this would apply to and I’m into double digits so far. It’s a fun game, you should try it. Anyway, new metal? Absolutely. What exactly? Follow along…

Atmospheric and highly emotional black metallers Clouds Collide return with a juggernaut of an album and we got a track premiere (link below) so hop to it, Sculpted Horror keep the old, dingy death metal crypts righteously infected with their new EP, Cable blast out of a ten plus year silence with a new offering of sludgy, noisy, dirgy anthems just in time for the dog days of summer, and Throes get equally as nasty on their full length debut but with hardcore and post-metal thrown in the mix. 

Jump in and explore. And, remember the high fives game. It’ll be our little secret.

clouds collide - they don't sleep anymore

Clouds Collide – They Don’t Sleep Anymore (War Crime Recordings) – atmospheric black metal [premiere]

Sculpted Horror - Festering Death

Sculpted Horror – Festering Death, EP (Redefining Darkness) – death metal

Cable - Take the Stairs to Hell

Cable – Take the Stairs to Hell (Translation Loss) – sludge / noise metal

Throes - In the Hands of An Angry God

Throes – In the Hands of an Angry God (Holy Roar) – hardcore / sludge / post-metal

Also on tap:

Baleful Abyss – Death Propaganda (Black Sunset / MDD) – death metal

Beastmaker – Eye of the Storm, CD/Vinyl/Cassette Issue (Shadow Kingdom) – heavy metal

Black Passage – The Veil (Independent) – prog metal

Botis – Grand Abominations (Independent) – black / thrash / mathcore [profile]

Carnal Tomb – Abhorrent Venoration (Testimony) – death metal

Catafalque – S/T (Trepanation Recordings) – experimental metal

Cherubs – Immaculada High (Relapse Records) – noise pop

Children of the Sün – Flowers (The Sign) – rock

Curse of Denial – Coming For Your Soul (Redefining Darkness) – death metal

Daxma – Ruins Upon Ruins, EP (Blues Funeral Recordings) – post-rock / doom 

Desecresy – Towards Nebulae (Xtreem Music) – death metal

Effigy – MCMXCII – Darkest Day (Redefining Darkness / Raw Skull Recordz) – death metal

Faithsedge – Bleed for Passion (Scarlet) – melodic hard rock

Forlorn Hope – Over the Hills (Independent – heavy metal

House of Bellow – Land of Blood and Sunshine (Sump Pump) – fuzz / doom

Infalling – Path of Desolation, Special Edition (Sliptrick) – metal

Interstitia – Ever Onward Ever Inward (Pax Aeternum) – instru-ambient

Jesusegg – The Second Coming (Seeing Red) – grind 

Lacrimas Profundere – Bleeding the Stars (Steamhammer / Oblivion / SPV) – dark metal

Lavinia – Sallowed (Pax Aeternum) – post-rock

Lordi – Recordead Live – Sextourcism In Z7 (AFM) – metal

Manntra – Oyka! (NoCut) – folk metal

Morbus Grave – Abomination (Redefining Darkness) – death metal

Nastie Band – S/T (Sleeping Giant Glossolalia) – art-doom

Oh Hiroshima – Oscillation (Napalm) – post-rock

Possessor – Gravelands (APF) – horror punk / metal

Scythe Lore – Through the Mausoleums of Man (Iron Bonehead) – death metal

Serpents Athirst/Genocide Shrines/Trepanation/Heresiarch – Scorn Coalescence (Cyclopean Eye Productions) – black metal

Shades of Deep Water – Death’s Threshold (Dunkelheit Produktionen) – funeral doom

Silence In the Snow – Levitation Chamber (Prophecy) – experimental

Sinheresy – Out of Connection (Scarlet) – modern metal

Vagrant – The Rise of Norn (Black Lion) – melodic death metal

VHS – We’re Gonna Need Some Bigger Riffs (Rotten Roll Rex / Horror Pain Gore Death) – death / horror metal

Wormwood – Nattarvet (Independent) – black metal

ZED – Volume (Ripple Music) – rock

– Josh

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