Initial Descent: August 11 – 17, 2019

Cerebral Rot
Cerebral Rot – photo courtesy of Desi Hermann

Last week was bit of a blur what with all the news items and “theories,” Tool takes and thinkpieces keep coming in by the truck load, and Gatecreeper dropped a ballad off their upcoming album…a ballad. New week and new metal, so let’s do that.

Cerebral Rot go the caveman death metal route (in this case, a very good thing) on their debut, Devourment break a six year silence with their trademark brutal-techy-slammy death metal, Unburnt unleash blackened death metal hell across their four track EP, and Dialith bring unbridled symphonic power on their debut full length. Focus on this week and forget last week but don’t put away the popcorn just yet.

Cerebral Rot - Odious Descent into Decay

Cerebral Rot – Odious Descent Into Decay (20 Buck Spin) – death metal

Devourment - Obscene Majesty

Devourment – Obscene Majesty (Relapse) – brutal death metal

Unburnt - Arcane Evolution

Unburnt – Arcane Evolution, EP (Independent) – black / death

Dialith - Extinction Six

Dialith – Extinction Six (Independent) – symphonic metal [premiere]

Also on tap:

Abysmal Lord – Exaltation of the Infernal Cabal (Hells Headbangers) – bestial metal

Anticosm – The Call of the Void (Hell Kill Destroy) – black n roll

Bastard Grave – Diorama of Human Suffering (Pulverised) – death metal

Bound In Fear – The Hand of Violence (Unique Leader) – death metal

Concrete Winds – Primitive Force (Sepulchral Voice) – death metal

Detherous – Hacked To Death (Redefining Darkness) – death / thrash

Evil/Seige Column – Split (Nuclear War Now! Productions) – death metal

Hammerfall – Dominion (Napalm) – power metal

Here Lies Man – No Ground To Walk Upon (RidingEasy) – psych metal

Kansakunnan ylpeys – S/T (Ektro / Ruton Music) – noise rock

Killswitch Engage – Atonement (Metal Blade) – metalcore

Krysthla – Worldwide Negative (PHD) – metal

Lifetime Shitlist – Bad Blood (Grimoire) – hardcore / metal

Oxx – The Skeleton Is Just a Coat Hanger; These Are the Black Strings that Make You Dance (Nefarious Industries) – hardcore

Pijn & Conjurer – Curse These Metal Hands (Holy Roar) – hardcore / post-metal

Reign In Blood – Missa Pro Defunctis (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Repent – Condemned to Fail (High Roller) – thrash

Shock Narcotic – I Have Seen the Future and It Doesn’t Work (Housecore) – grind

Sophist – Betrothal to the Stone: Conception of Mephisto, EP (Independent) – grind / black metal

Superterrestrial – The Void That Exists (Independent) – synth black metal

The Price – A Second Chance to Rise (Independent) – melodic / dark metal

Uniform & The Body – Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back (Sacred Bones) – noise

Various Artists – Doomed Or Be Doomed: A French Tribute to Cathedral (Sleeping Church) – doom

Wraith – Absolute Power (Independent) – blackened thrash

– Josh

One thought on “Initial Descent: August 11 – 17, 2019

  1. August 12, 2019 / 10:31 am

    “You see Elaine, Dialith was a symphonic metal band and a simple country boy. You might say Dialith was a cockeyed optimist, who got itself mixed up in the high stakes game of symphonic metal, world diplomacy, and international intrigue.”

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