Initial Descent: February 23 – 29, 2019


Last week’s Cirith Ungol announcement got me all sorts of giddy. Which prompted me to pull out my dusty copies of their classics and go crazy. It also reminded me of having to rely on some dude named Gutted Stench to come through on a tape trade way back in the day…I digress. Anyway, the only trading nowadays is hitting the ‘buy now’ button and trading green backs for files or physical media and since it’s Monday, we’ve got a plethora of releases for you to do just that with. We’ve got new stuff from Tombs that might be their most incendiary yet, true swamp death / doom from Muscipula, speedy black metal from Kvaen, and crusty fun from Hot Graves and with a bonus to boot if you splurge for the physical copy. You know what to do folks, click those buy buttons and get the music. All of it.

Tombs - Monarchy of Shadows

Tombs – Monarchy of Shadows, EP (Season of Mist) – tombs metal

Muscipula - Little Chasm of Horrors

Muscipula – Little Chasm of Horrors (Caligari) – death / doom

Kvaen - The Funeral Pyre

Kvaen – The Funeral Pyre (Black Lion) – black / speed

Hot Graves - Haunted Graves

Hot Graves – Haunted Graves, EP + A Magnificent Death (Redefining Darkness) – d-beat / punk / metal

Also on tap:

Abhomine – Proselyte Parasite Plague (Osmose / Hells Headbangers) – black / death

Ævangelist – Nightmarecatcher (Hells Headbangers) – black / noise

Asarhaddon – Reysa (Geisterasche Organisation) – black metal

Banisher – Degrees of Isolation (Selfmadegod) – brutal death 

Beneath the Massacre – Fearmonger (Century Media) – metal

Blåådpalt – Sliced to Perfection (Inverse) – death metal

Blood and Sun – Love & Ashes (Nordvis) – neofolk

Blood Spore – Fungal Warfare Upon All Life, EP (Blood Harvest) – extreme

Chronicles of Hate – The Birth of Hate (Extreme Metal Music) – death metal

Dead Man’s Chest – Dear God (Upstate) – metallic hardcore [profile]

Deadfire – My Mind Belongs to the Devil, EP (Independent) – metal

Demersal – Less (Independent) – blackened hardcore / screamo

Disbelief – The Ground Collapses (Listenable) – metal

Exhumation – Eleventh Formulae (Pulverised) – death metal

Fluisteraars – Bloem (Eisenwald) – black metal

Grave Bathers – Feathered Serpent / Death Hand, EP (Seeing Red) – metal

Grind – Songs of Blood and Liberation (Dedication) – death / grind

Human Impulse – S/T (Independent) – noise / punk / metal

Infirmum – Walls of Sorrow (Inverse Records) – death/doom

Inno – The Rain Under (Time to Kill) – dark metal 

Insect Ark – The Vanishing (Profound Lore) – metal

Intronaut – Fluid Existential Inversions (Metal Blade) – post-metal / technical 

Kilter – Axiom (Independent) – avant-metal [premiere]

Mondo Generator – Shooters Bible (Heavy Psych Sounds) – outlaw punk rock

Neaera – S/T (Metal Blade) – metal

Paganland – Galizier (Blackest) – black metal

Phobophilic – Undimensioned Identities, CD and Vinyl Issue (Blood Harvest) – death metal

Psalm Zero – Sparta (Last Things) – art metal

Pyre of Descent – Peaks of Eternal Light (Terror From Hell) – metal

Randy Holden – Population II (RidingEasy Records) – acid doom

Schattenfall – Das Verderben (Redefining Darkness / Wolfspell) – black metal

Sicarius – God of Dead Roots (M-Theory Audio) – black metal

Slowburn – Rock’n’Roll Rats (Fighter) – heavy metal

Stallion – Slaves of Time (High Roller) – metal

StarGazer – Gloat / Borne (Nuclear War Now! Productions) – black / death

Stoner Kings – Alpha Male (Sliptrick) – stoner

The Night Flight Orchestra – Aeromantic (Nuclear Blast) – rock

The Stone Eye – Ventura (Independent) – metal

The True Werwolf – Devil Crisis (Werewolf) – black metal

Throkkian Vortex – Thy Throne Is Mine (Non Serviam) – black metal

Today Is The Day – No Good To Anyone (BMG) – noise metal

Tommy Concrete – Unrelaxed 2 (Trepanation Recordings) – metal / punk 

V:XII – Rom, Rune and Ruin the Odium Disciplina (Aesthetic Death) – industrial / drone

Visceral Disgorge – Ingesting Putridity, Remastered Release (Agonia) – brutal death

Vmthanaachth – La finale de la vie (Independent) – chamber

– Josh

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