Initial Descent: August 16 – 22, 2020


I’m kicking this off with a plug, because I can. Head over to Magnetic Eye’s Bandcamp page and preorder the upcoming Dirt [Redux]. I’m generally not a fan of cover albums or reimagining type of deals but this one is all that and a bag of chips. Alrighty then, plug over and time to showcase all the new metals this week, YAY. It’s only been three years since Incantation’s last album but with this week’s release of their 12th full length the wait is well worth it and even though they’ve got nothing to prove they still show their supremacy in a stellar year for death metal. Speaking of stellar death metal, Cytotoxin offer up their fourth full length of Chernobyl inspired putridity, Unleash the Archers continue to put the “power” in power metal, and Volcanova rip stoner metal a new asshole. As always, there’s a ton more to dig into so get busy.

Incantation - Sect of Vile Divinities

Incantation – Sect of Vile Divinities (Relapse) – death metal

Cytotoxin - Nuklearth

Cytotoxin – Nuklearth (Unique Leader) – death metal 

Unleash the Archers - Abyss

Unleash the Archers – Abyss (Napalm) – power metal

Volcanova - Radical Waves

Volcanova – Radical Waves (Independent) – stoner metal

Also on tap:

Ages – Uncrown (Black Lodge) – melodic black metal

Ars Magna Umbrae – Apotheosis (I, Voidhanger) – black metal

Atramentus – Stygian (20 Buck Spin) – doom

Brandy and the Butcher – Dick Circus (River Monster) – punk / rock

Brimstone Coven – The Woes of a Mortal Earth (Ripple Music) – dark rock

Controlled Death – Death Ceremonies (Cold Spring) – death / industrial

Diesel Machine – Evolve (Metalville) – groove metal

Expander – Neuropunk Boostergang (Profound Lore) – thrash / punk

Flame – Ignis Spiritus (Primitive Reaction) – black / thrash

Funeral For Two – S/T (Inverse) – doom

God’s Bastard – Last Standing Village, EP (I, Voidhanger) – black metal

Homicide – Left For Dead (Independent) – thrash

Idle Threat – Nothing Is Broken For Good (Tooth & Nail) – post-hardcore

Inception of Eternity – Into Darkness (darkSIGN) – symphonic metal

Jesus Wept – Apartheid Redux (Redefining Darkness) – death metal

Law of Contagion – Woeful Litanies from the Nether Realms (Moribund) – black / death

Kill the Lights – The Sinner (Fearless) – metal

Mercyless – The Mother of all Plagues (Xenocorp) – death metal

Midgard – Tales of Kreia (Sliptrick) – folk metal

Moths / The Stone Eye – Split (Independent) – prog metal

Next Life – Guru Meditation (Fysisk Format) – metal

Precambrian – Teutonics (Primitive Reaction) – black metal

Prosanctus Inferi – Hypnotic Blood Art (Nuclear War Now! Productions) – black / death

Psychlona – Venus Skytrip (Ripple Music) – stoner 

Reasons Behind – Project: M.I.S.T. (Scarlet) – metal / punk

Recorruptor – The Funeral Corridor (Independent) – death metal 

Reserving Dirtnaps – Another Disaster (WAR) – metalcore

Repulsive Vision – Necrovictology (Emanzipation Productions) – death metal

Seeming – The Birdwatcher’s Guide to Atrocity (Artoffact) – post-industrial

Self Hypnosis – Contagion of Despair (Svart) – doom

Sensory Amusia – Bereavement (Lacerated Enemy) – death grind 

Silver Knife – Unyielding/Unseeing (Amor Fati / Entropic Recordings) – black metal

Sound of Origin – The All Seeing Eye (APF) – stoner metal

Stoned Jesus – First Communion, Reissue (Napalm) – prog / stoner

The King’s Pistol – Rip It Up, EP (Majestic Mountain) – rock

Theyrgy – Exit Strategies, EP (Dead Sage) – post-punk / gaze

These Streets – Stay Awake (Upstate / Blood Blast Distribution) – metal

Toxic Tito – Bestia (Independent) – metal / punk / grunge 

Töxik Death – Sepulchral Demons (High Roller) – speed metal

Veonity – Sorrows (Scarlet) – power metal

Verikyyneleet – Ilman Kuolemaa (I, Voidhanger) – black metal

Xythlia – Immortality Through Quantum Suicide (I, Voidhanger) – black metal

– Josh

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