Initial Descent: October 13 – 19, 2019

1349
1349 – photo courtesy of Dmitry Valberg

While the rest of civilization is knee deep in pumpkin spice, we’re knee deep in extreme metal and crusty horror flicks. Don your costumes and get the old plastic pumpkins ready, we’ve got tons of metal candy to hand out. Let’s do it…

For their seventh album, black metallers 1349 revisit the chaotic and thrashy nature of Hellfire and it’s like spiked arm gear buried elbow deep in some unsuspecting angel’s throat, put that in your pipe and smoke it. Oregon based deathgrinders, Rank and Vile, get the lead out with eight new tracks of piss and venom. It’s short, to the point, and kicks ass – ‘nuff said. Shrine of Insanabilis swiftly swing the black metal axe and conjure up an even better album than their debut… wait, what? It’s true, seek it out. NecronomicoN have always had a unique sort of operatic take on death metal and this tradition continues on their sixth full length which just so happens to be perfect for a dramatic exsanguination. Alright then, you know what’s next. Seek out the music and DESTROY your wallet.

1349 - The Infernal Pathway

1349 – The Infernal Pathway (Season of Mist) – black metal

Rank and Vile - redistribution of flesh

Rank and Vile – redistribution of flesh. (Independent) – deathgrind

Shrine of Insanabilis - Vast Vortex Litanies

Shrine of Insanabilis – Vast Vortex Litanies (W.T.C. Productions) – black metal

NecronomicoN - Unus

NecronomicoN – Unus (Season of Mist) – death metal

Also on tap:

Ad Nemori – Akrateia (Independent) – atmospheric death metal

Align the Tide – Dead Religion (Cleopatra) – metal

Barbarian Sword – Totemic Anal Turbofucker (Third I Rex) – black metal

Black Mastiff – Loser Delusions (Grand Hand) – heavy rock

Bodies On Everest / Lump Hammer – Whelmed (Panurus Productions / Inverted Grim-Mill Recordings) – noise / drone 

Byyrth – Cold Autumn Shadows (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Captain Cheesebeard – Deadwood, EP (Mottow Soundz) – prog rock

Caustic Casanova – God How I Envy the Deaf (Independent) – psych metal

Chaos Motion – Psychological Spasms Cacophony (Transcending Obscurity) – tech death

Chivála / Suirami – Split (Independent) – post-hardcore / screamo

Coffin Rot – A Monument to the Dead (Blood Harvest / Rotted Life) – death metal

Costin Chioreanu & Sofia Sarri – Afterlife Romance (Dark Essence) – avant garde

Depraver – Suffering In the Coffin / A Crippling Crush (Redefining Darkness) – death thrash

Dimman – 152 (Inverse) – melodic death metal

Dismemberment  – Arc of Ancients (Creator-Destructor) – death metal

Djevel – Ormer Til Armer, Maane Til Hode (Aftermath Music) – black metal

Giant Dwarf – S/T (Sound Effects) – stoner metal

Holy Serpent – Endless (RidingEasy) – metal

Hot Breath – S/T (The Sign) – hard rock

In Sanity – Welcome to the Show (Black Sunset / MDD) – melodic death metal

Infected Rain – Endorphin (Napalm) – extreme metal

Joseph Tholl – Devil’s Drum (High Roller) – metal

Katharos XIII – Palindrome (Loud Rage Music) – doom / dark jazzish

Konkhra – Alpha and the Omega (Hammerheart) – death metal

Maeskyyrn – Interlude (Hypnotic Dirge) – black metal

Mantra – Medium (Finisterian Dead End) – prog metal

Merda Mundi – Hatred (Malpermesita) – black metal

Ossuaire – Derniers Chants (Sepulchral Productions) – black metal

Perverted Ceremony / Witchcraft – Nighermancie / Black Candle Invoker (Nuclear War Now! Productions) – black metal

Pissed Regardless – Imperial Cult (Creator-Destructor) – hardcore 

Reido – Anātman (Aesthetic Death) – funeral doom

Sanctvs – Mors Aeterna (Sepulchral Productions) – black metal

Sarcasm – Esoteric Tales of the Unserene (Chaos) – death metal

Secret Chapter – Chapter One (Crime) – metal

Soulsplitter – Salutogenesis (Independent) – prog rock

Starless Domain – Alma (Tartarus) – ambient black metal

Temple ov Perversion – S/T, Vinyl Issue (Clavis Secretorvm) – black metal

The Bleeding – Morbid Prophecy (World War Now) – extreme metal

The Grand Mal – S/T (APF) – metal

The Whirlings – Earthshine (Subsound) – psych / post-rock

Unaussprechlichen Kulten – Teufelsbücher (Iron Bonehead) – death metal

Vassago – Knights from Hell (Nuclear War Now! Productions) – black metal

Wasted – Electrified (Denomination) – heavy metal

Xoth – Interdimensional Invocations (Independent) – black / death

– Josh

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