Initial Descent: June 14 – 20, 2020

Aversio Humanitatis
Aversio Humanitatis

And, we shall march forward. Forward to an unknown future. Forward to an unknown new norm. Forward to some more bullshit. How about forward to some new metal? That’s my jam, so let’s roll. Aversio Humanitatis grace us with their second full length and I say grace us because it’s an epic level outing of black metal that cracks skulls as easy as it mesmerizes with grandiose skill and songcraft; dark, atmospheric, and sharp as an axe so, do the thing. Then we’ve got Zebadiah Crowe with an excellent name, excellent album cover, and equally as excellent blackened thrash with an industrial tinge, do this one too. Moving along, Ritual Mass offer up a quick ass kicker of death metal and honestly since it’s on Caligari that should tell you all you need to know about its quality. Last but far from least is a vinyl issue of one of the filthiest death metal names in the game, Cryptworm. No excuse to not have this on your turntable. And there you have it, the top four this week but there’s so much more below that awaits your hard earned dollar. Keep your heads on straight and keep trudging, we’re all in the same stinking ass boat.

Aversio Humanitatis - Behold the Silent Dwellers

Aversio Humanitatis – Behold the Silent Dwellers (Debemur Morti Productions) – black metal

Zebadiah Crowe - Host Rider

Zebadiah Crowe – Host Rider (Lore Breaker) – black / thrash

Ritual Mass - Abhorred in the Eyes of God

Ritual Mass – Abhorred In the Eyes of God (Caligari) – death metal

Cryptworm - Reeking Gunk of Abhorrence

Cryptworm – Reeking Gunk Abhorrence, Vinyl Issue (Me Saco Un Ojo) – death metal

Also on tap:

3xperimental – Symphony of Element (Independent) – atmospheric black metal

Align In Time – On A Spiral (Independent) – post-metal

Beyond the Black – Hørizøns (Napalm) – symphonic metal

Chaos Over Cosmos – The Ultimate Multiverse (Narcoleptica Productions) – prog / black / death

Circle of Sighs – Salo (Pillars of Creation Rkds) – synth doom

Constellatia – The Language of Limbs, Re-Release (Season of Mist) – black metal

DearthTo Crown All Befoulment (Sentient Ruin) – black / death

Dominion of Suffering – The Birth of Hateful Existence (Slovak Metal Army / Necroeucharist Productions) – black / death

Eye of Nix – Ligeia (Prophecy Productions) – prog / blackened doom

Greenmachine – D.A.M.N., Reissue (Riff Merchant) – sludge

Greyhawk – Keepers of the Flame (Fighter) – power metal

Hail Spirit Noir – Eden In Reverse (Agonia) – progressive black metal 

Heruka – No Sun Dared Pass Our Windows (Rude Awakening) – black metal 

Kall – Brand (Prophecy Productions) – prog / blackened alt-metal

Kyros – Phosphene (White Star) – rock

Lamb of God – S/T (Epic) – metal

Lapsus Dei – Sea of Deep Reflections (Sliptrick) – doom

Malign – Demo 1/95 (Shadow Kingdom / Regain) – black metal

Marthe – Sisters of Darkness, EP (Caligari) – metal

Miea – Chaos and Perfections (Slovak Metal Army) – metal

Mordred – Volition, EP (Independent) – crossover

Mushroomhead – A Wonderful Life (Napalm) – modern metal

Nexion – Seven Oracles (Avantgarde) – black metal

Orgöne – Mos/Fet (Heavy Psych Sounds) – metal

Shadowflag – In Asylum Requiem (Clobber) – black metal

Slomosa – In My Mind’s Desert (Apollon Records) – tundra rock

Solaris – Un Paese di Musichette Mentre Fuori c’è la Morte (Bronson Recordings) – noise / post-rock

Sxuperion – Omniscient Pulse (Bloody Mountain) – death metal 

The Alpha Structure – 7 Deadly Sins (Music-Records) – Deathcore

The Path of Memory – Hell Is Other People (Iron Bonehead) – black / death

Them Moose Rush – Dancing Maze (TMR) – rock

The Rite – Liturgy of the Black (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Torchlight Parade – S/T (Independent) – heavy metal

Underer – The Code (Nefarious Industries) – avantgarde

Urze De Lume – Histórias de Lobos – Entre o Lume e a Escuridão (Two Moons) – dark folk

Vile Creature – Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (Prosthetic) – experimental doom

Withering Surface – Meet Your Maker (Mighty Music melodic) – death metal

– Josh

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