Initial Descent: November 8 – 14, 2020

Of Feather and Bone

This constant vortex of uncertainty, pressure, and stress is a bitch. No other way to describe it and I know this is news to literally nobody. But, it’s nice to know we’ve got some cantankerous music this week to avert attention. What, you ask? Hang in there and let’s find out… Of Feather and Bone are sitting on one the most unflinchingly violent death metal albums in recent memory, Machetazo do for gore grind what Carcass did for death metal many years ago and even though it’s a compilation of scattered tracks, this thing is intense, Puteraeon bring a heavy dose of Lovecraft to their maiming buzzsaw of Swedeath, and Novarupta offer an intense and heavy respite of first class post-metal. Do the thing and go support a ton of new music.

Of Feather and Bone – Sulfuric Disintegration (Profound Lore) – death metal

Machetazo – Ultratumba II (Selfmadegod) – gore grind / death

Puteraeon – The Chtulhian Pulse: Call From the Dead City (Emanzipation Recordings) – death metal

Novarupta – Marine Snow (Suicide) – post-metal

Also on tap:

Accuser – S/T (Metal Blade) – thrash

AC/DC – Power Up (Columbia) rock

Beaten To Death – Laat maar, deel een: ik verhuis naar Mastbos (Independent) – grind

Booby Trap / Pitch Black / Buried Alive – Bastards Unite (Firecum) – metal

Boundaries – Your Receding Warmth (Unbeaten) – modern metal

Brutal Kraut – Progression In Madness (Boersma) – progressive death metal

Chastain – Mystery of Illusion, Re-Release (Divebomb) – metal

Cidesphere – Dawn of a New Epoch (Testimony Records) – death metal

Code Noir – Jack of All Spades (Leviaphonic Records) – heavy metal

Cognizent – S/T (Selfmadegod) – tech death / grind

Dark Buddha Rising – Mathreyata (Svart) – drone

Death Dealer – Sorcerer Supreme (Steel Cartel) – heavy metal

Deathroll – Into the Vortex, EP (Independent) – thrash 

Dismal – Quinta Essentia (Independent) – gothic metal

Doro – Magic Diamonds – Best of Rock, Ballads & Rare Treasures (Rare Diamonds) – metal

Dune Sea – Moons of Uranus (All Good Clean) – psych metal

Everson Poe – Rituals (Trepanation Recordings) – doom

Enigma Experience – Question Mark (Fuzzorama) – heavy rock 

Firing Squad – Police State of Mind (Independent) – thrash

Ghøstkid – S/T (Century Media) – metal

Gnarl – The Great Blackness (Trepanation Recordings) – doom / noise

Harlott – Detritus of the Final Age (Metal Blade) – thrash

Hexis – Exstirpo / Exsorbeo (WOOAAARGH) – black / hardcore

Houkago Grind Time  – Bakyunsified – Moe to the Gore (Outrageous Weeb Power / Grindfather / Psychocontrol) – grind

Humanity Is Cancer – S/T, EP (Redefining Darkness) – death metal

In Malice’s Wake – The Blindness of Faith (Independent) – thrash / death

Isolert – World In Ruins (Nihilistische KlangKunst) – black metal

Katatonia – Dead Air (Peaceville) – live kat

Katla – Allt þetta helvítis myrkur (Prophecy Productions) – doom / dark

L. A. Guns – Renegades (Golden Robot Records) – modern hair

Lizzy Borden – Best of Lizzy Borden, Vol. 2 (Metal Blade Records) – heavy metal

Mad Butcher – Metal Lightning Attack (Dying Victims Productions) – metal

Megaton Sword – Blood Hails Steel – Steel Hails Fire (Dying Victims Productions ) – metal

Mustard Gas and Roses – We Are One, EP (Pax Aeternum) – cinematic

Nuclear – Murder of Crows (Black Lodge) – death metal

Omegavortex – Black Abomination Spawn (Invictus Productions) – black / death

Overt Enemy – Inception x Possession, Expanded Edition (Confused) – thrash

Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons – We’re the Bastards (Nuclear Blast) – rock

Polyphozia – Suitcase of Voices (Nefarious Industries) – post-rock

Post Truth – Responses to Trauma (Resist) – metal

Precaria and Oros Kaù – Theosulphuros (I, Voidhanger) – black metal

Putrid Offal – Live at Hellfest 2017 (Xenocorp) – death metal

Pyramaze – Epitaph (AFM) – power metal 

Ramchat – Znelo Lesom (Slovak Metal Army) – metal

Scalp – Domestic Extremity (Creator-Destructor) – metalcore

Scream At the Sky – S/T, EP (Independent) – industrial 

Seismic – S/T, EP (Independent) – instru-doom

Sépulchre – Ascent Through Morbid Transcendence (Invictus Productions) – death metal

Soul Dissolution – Winter Contemplations, EP (Viridian Flame) – post-black metal

Soulburn – Noa’s D’ark (Century Media) – black / death

Soulskinner – Seven Bowls of Wrath (Xtreem Music) – death metal

Sunyata – The Great Beyond (Independent) – funeral doom

Tammatoys – I Will Follow (Apollon) – metal

Thrudvangar – Vegvisir (Trollzorn) – viking metal

Time Rift – Eternal Rock (Dying Victims Productions) – rock

Under – Training Resource #5 (APF) – avant-sludge

Until the Sky Dies – Forgotten Pact (Independent) – post-metal

Uthullun – Dirges for the Void (Wolves of Hades) – black metal

Völur – Death Cult (Independent) – avant-doom

Warfect – Spectre of Devastation (Napalm) – thrash

Witchrider – Electrical Storm (Fuzzorama) – stoner

Wudewuse – Northern Gothic (Apollon) – gothic folk

Ymir – S/T (Werewolf) – black metal

Ysgaroth – Storm Over a Black Sea (Independent) – black / thrash

Josh

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