Initial Descent: March 8 – 14, 2020


Ah yes. On time, once again. I know you missed that Monday fix but at least you got it by Friday and what can I say, life you know. Anyway, last week was fairly packed but this week? Ha, PACKED like a huge moving truck with new metals so let’s get to it. Smoulder, who had one of the biggest trad metal hits of last year are back with an EP and it has bonus materials, score. Spectral Lore and Mare Cognitum team up on a fiery foray into astral black metal, Lychgate continue their wicked take on all things extreme, and The Goners put the good time in fuzz fueled doom. As always, much more to follow so crack that can of whoop ass and enjoy.

Smoulder - Dream Quest Ends

Smoulder – Dream Quest Ends, EP (Cruz Del Sur Music) – trad metal

Spectral Lore and Mare Cognitum - Wanderers: Astrology of the Nine

Spectral Lore and Mare Cognitum – Wanderers: Astrology of the Nine (I, Voidhanger) – black metal

Lychgate - Also sprach futura

Lychgate – Also sprach Futura (Debemur Morti Productions) – black / doom / death

The Goners - Good Mourning

The Goners – Good Mourning (RidingEasy) – fuzzy doom

Also on tap:

5 R V L N 5 – The Black Mark (Independent) – industrial / synth 

Afterbirth – Four Dimensional Flesh (Unique Leader) – death metal

Ambush  – Infidel (High Roller) – heavy metal

Anthropophagous – Spoiled Marrow, 7″ (Blood Harvest) – death metal

Architectural Genocide – Cordyceptic Anthropomorph (Comatose Music) – brutal death

Aronious – Perspicacity (The Artisan Era) – technical death metal

Bone Church – Acid Communion (Ripple Music) – stoner 

Cenotaphe – Monte Verita (Nuclear War Now! Productions) – black metal

Conquest Icon – Empire of the Worm (Godz Ov War Productions) – death metal

Deadrisen – S/T (AFM) – power / prog

Death the Leveller – II (Cruz Del Sur Music) – doom

Deathless Legacy – Saturnalia (Scarlet) – metal

Deem Index – Mass // Minus, EP (Independent) – melodic thrash / death

Dexter Ward – III (No Remorse) – metal

Dirt Woman – The Glass Cliff (Grimoire) – psych / doom

DomJord – Sporer (Vidfare / AJNA) – electronic

Ergodic – S/T (Independent) – tech death

Formosa – Danger Zone (Metalville Records) – metal

Fós – Rinne mé iarraidh (Independent) – drone

Fotocrime – South of Heaven (Profound Lore) – post-punk

Human Impact – S/T (Ipecac) – noise

Huntsmen – Mandala of Fear (Prosthetic) – folk metal

Immiseration – Alienation of Humanity, EP (Independent) – death metal

Internal Rot – Grieving Birth (Iron Lung) – grind 

Itus – Primordial, EP (Independent) – doom

Jonathan Hultén – Chants From Another Place (Kscope) – rock

Khost – Buried Steel (Cold Spring) – industrial

Lord Buffalo – Tohu Wa Bohu (Blues Funeral) – stoner drone

Necrostigis – From Bleak Cavernous Chambers (Nebular Carcoma / Postmortem Apocalypse) – black metal 

Oath of Damnation – Fury and Malevolence (Gore House Productions) – black / death

Orphan Donor – Old Patterns (Independent) – sludge / hardcore

Pathogens – Soiled Cogs Forever Grinding (Scry Recordings / Black Horizons) – death / industrial

Pestifer – Expanding Oblivion (Xenokorp) – prog death

Putrid – Antichrist Above (Godz Ov War Productions) – black / thrash

Rotting Kingdom – A Deeper Shade of Sorrow (Boris / Godz Ov War Productions) – death / doom

Ruin Lust – City of Babel (20 Buck Spin) – war / death / black

Satan – Toutes Ces Horreurs (Throatruiner) – punk / metal / grind

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

Sonologyst – Ancient Death Cults and Beliefs (Cold Spring) – drone

Sorcia – S/T (Incineration Ceremony Recordings) – doom / sludge

Sutrah – Aletheia (The Artisan Era) – prog death 

Vaisseau – Horror Waiting In Line (Totem Cat) – metal

Verbal Razors – By Thunder and Lightning (Deadlight) – metal

Video Nasties – Dominion (APF) – horror metal

Vulcano – Eye In Hell (Mighty Music) – heavy metal

Wishing Well – Do Or Die (Inverse) – heavy metal

– Josh

3 thoughts on “Initial Descent: March 8 – 14, 2020

    • Josh March 10, 2020 / 7:53 am

      No problem, link updated and thanks!

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