Initial Descent: May 10 – 16, 2020

twilight fauna band 2020
Twilight Fauna

I’m out of witty shit. Whatever. New metal incoming and so much in fact that I had a tough time singling out four standouts but, here we are. Just know there’s so much to dig into this week. Alright then… yes, I do know that black metallers Twilight Fauna dropped the button on Foundations last Friday but it was a surprise so I’m featuring it here because I can and because it’s AMAZING and you do not want to miss this sort of turn in their chapter. Another black metal band with a new album that rules is on deck and that band is Horn, so do that now, too. Binary Code offer up one of the most emotional heavy albums of the year, and Paradise Lost show that they are ready to usurp their best work with…their best work. Yep, it’s that kind of week. We need it so go do it and do it all and do it hard.

twilight fauna - foundations

Twilight Fauna – Foundations (Independent) – black metal [full review]

Horn - Mohngang

Horn – Mohngang (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Binary Code - Memento Mori

Binary Code – Memento Mori (Independent) – tech metal / post-rock [profile / interview]

Paradise Lost - Obsidian

Paradise Lost – Obsidian (Nuclear Blast) – doom / death

Also on tap:

ACxDC – Satan Is King (Prosthetic) – demoncore

Ara – Jurisprudence (Independent) – death metal

Ashtar – Kaikuja (Eisenwald) – black / doom

Bitterness – Dead World Order (G.U.C.) – thrash

Colossloth – Plague Alone (Cold Spring) – drone

Devangelic – Ersetu (Willowtip) – death metal

Dining With Dogs – The Problem With Friends (Independent) – sludge

Drought – Trimurti (Avantgarde) – black metal

Firewind – Rising Fire (AFM Records) – power metal

FM Einheit & Andreas Ammer – Hammerschlag (Cold Spring) – noise / experimental

Grand Massive – 4 (Metalville) – groove metal

Heron – Time Immemorial (Sludgelord Records) – sludge I’m sure

Horisont – Sudden Death (Century Media) – hard rock

Hot Nuns – Rude, Dumb & Anxious (Loyal Blood) – punk

Iku-Turso – Pakana (Wolfspell) – black metal

In the Company of Serpents – Lux (Independent) – doom

Neige Morte – IIII (Division) – black metal

Noosed – Butcher (Trepanation Recordings) – grind

Obnoxious Youth – Mouths Sewn Shut (Svart) – proto-punk

Okkultokrati – La Ilden Lyse (Southern Lord) – outlaw black metal

Old Corpse Road – On Ghastly Shores Lays the Wreckage of our Lore (Trollzorn) – atmospheric black metal

Orions Belte – 600m Per Minute (Jansen) – instru-rock

River of Souls – Usurper (Independent) – doom / death

Runespell / Forest Mysticism – Wandering Forlorn (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Sarcófago – Hate, Reissue (Greyhaze) – metal

Sinisthra – The Broad and Beaten Way (Rockshots) – metal

The Shrieks – Ode to Joe (Independent) – rock

The Striders – Out of the Blues (Sliptrick) – rock

Throwing Bricks – What Will Be Lost (Tartarus) – hardcore

Tithe – Penance (Tartarus) – metal

Triptykon – Requiem – Live at Roadburn 2019 (Prowling Death / Century Media) – dark metal

Tunnels of Ah – Deathless Mind (Cold Spring) – ambient drone

Tyrant – Hereafter (Shadow Kingdom) – heavy metal

Voices of Ruin – Path To Immortality (M-Theory Audio) – melodic death metal

Wailin Storms – Rattle (Gilead Media) – grunge / psych / doom / rock 

With the End In Mind – Tides of Fire (Avantgarde) – black metal

Wolves Den – Miserere (Trollzorn) – black / death

– Josh

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