Initial Descent: June 21 – 27, 2020

inexorum band

Alright then, no need to rehash current events. Pretty sure we all know shit’s on fire and if we don’t, shame on us. Might as well showcase some extreme metal for some extreme times, let’s get it. For their second full length, Inexorum pretty much lay waste to any band trying the whole atmospheric, emotionally packed yet razored raw black metal in one fell swoop—yea, it’s that good. Chaotic avantmetallers Netherlands return with another reason to fall in love with poppy hooks, extreme bass, velvety vocals, and melodies that stick like glue–count me in. Serocs flip the tech and brutal switches on their latest death metal EP, and Pyrrhon make us question whether it’s death metal or extreme metal or just genius at work but honestly no surprises here since they’ve been doing that since day one. Tons more to dig into below so go grab your soundtrack to the global fire.

Inexorum - Moonlit Navigation

Inexorum – Moonlit Navigation (Gilead Media) – black metal

Netherlands - Zombie Techno

Netherlands – Zombie Techno (Records and Tapes Records) – avantmetal 

Serocs - Vore

Serocs – Vore, EP (Everlasting Spew) – death metal

Pyrrhon - Abscess Time

Pyrrhon – Abscess Time (Willowtip) – extreme metal

Also on tap:

Ahab – Live Prey, Live Comp. (Napalm) – doom

Al-Namrood – Wala’at (Shaytan Productions) – black metal [full review]

Asian Death Crustacean  – Baikal (Independent) – experimental metal

Battle Born – S/T (Independent) – power metal

Behold the Void – Disintegration (Independent) – metal

Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin – Stygian Bough Vol. I (Profound Lore) – doom

Bible Basher – Loud Wailing, EP (Sludgelord) – doom

Carach Angren – Franckensteina Strataemontanus (Season of Mist) – symphonic metal 

Catafalque – We Will Always Suffer (Trepanation Recordings) – noise / experimental

Clairvoyance – Demo (Caligari) – extreme metal

Constipation / Necrotomb – Fucking Morbid Splitting (Immortal Souls Productions) – deathgrind

Creature – Ex Cathedra (I, Voidhanger) – black metal

DauþuzGrubenfall 1727 (Amor Fati) – black metal

Dead Carnage – From Hell for Hate (Immortal Souls Productions) – death metal

Descend – The Deviant (Aftermath Music) – progressive death metal

Diabolical Oath – Profane Death (Sentient Ruin) – black / death

Dismalimerence – Tome: 1 (Transcending Records) – black metal

Draemora – Awakening, EP (Ultra Nast) – melodic death metal 

Entartung – Maleficae Artes (Dunkelheit Produktionen) – black metal

Exocrine – Maelstrom (Unique Leader) – tech death

Falconer – From a Dying Ember (Metal Blade) – power metal

Fellwarden – Wreathed In Mourncloud (Eisenwald) – black metal

Feuerschwanz – Das elfte Gebot (Napalm) – folk

Fleshvessel – Bile of Man Reborn, EP (I, Voidhanger) – death metal

Fordomth – Is, Qui Mortem Audit(Auric) – black metal

Förgjord – Laulu kuolemasta (Werewolf) – black metal

Heathen Beast – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised But It Will Be Heard (Independent) – death / grind

Hornwood Fell – Cursed Thoughts (Kadabra Music) – avantgarde

Hydraform – S/T (Independent) – modern metal

IA – initIAtion (Independent) – shamanic metal

Irae – Lurking in the Depths (Signal Rex) – black metal

La Breiche – Le Rite (Cold Spring) – post-rock

Magick Touch – Heads Have Got to Rock n Roll (Edged Circle) – rock / metal

Maud the moth – Orphnē (Música Máxima / Nooirax / La Rubia) – dark folk

Molitoth – The Tribunal (Independent) – post-metal

Neptunian Maximalism – Ēons (I, Voidhanger) – drone

Nobody – Atmosfear (Inverse) – acoustic black metal / folk

Ofermod – Pentaggrammaton (Shadow / Regain) – metal

Pessimist – Holdout (MDD) – thrash

Purtenance – Buried Incantation (Xtreem Music) – death metal

Ravenlight – Project Genesis (Novus) – symphonic power metal

Serment – Chante, Ô Flamme de la Liberté (Sepulchral Productions) – black metal

Shed the Skin – The Forbidden Arts (Hells Headbangers) – death metal

Sombre Héritage – Alpha Ursae Minoris (Sepulchral Productions) – black metal

Stench of Profit – No Place To Hide (Lethal Scissor) – grind 

Stygian Crown S/T (Cruz Del Sur Music) – doom / death metal

Sumptus Ignis – Curtain Calls (Independent) – progressive / melodic 

The Third Kind – Man vs Earth (Independent) – sci-fi crossover

Thecodontion – Supercontinent (I, Voidhanger) – black / death

They Leapt From Burning Windows – Demo 2020 (Lycaean Triune) – black metal

Thirty Nights of Violence – You’ll See Me Up There (Unbeaten) – metal

Thunderslave – Unchain the Night (No Remorse) – heavy metal

Unborn Suffer – Commit(ment To) Suicide (Selfmadegod) – death metal

Varus – A New Dawn (Independent) – symphonic folk metal

Velkhanos – The Wrath (Art Gates) – melodic death / black

Voidceremony – Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel (20 Buck Spin) – death metal

Voodus – Open the Otherness (Shadow / Regain) – black metal

wędrowcy~tułacze~zbiegi – Berliner Vulkan (Devoted Art Propaganda) – metal

Wino – Forever Gone (Ripple Music) – wino acoustic

– Josh

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