Initial Descent: January 17 – 23, 2021


Maaaan, if you missed that sneak attack from Gatecreeper last week, GO FIX THAT. Exactly what I needed and they do a thing at the end that was a shocking, but excellent, surprise of a thing. Anyway, get it. This week brings us new death metal jams from Asphyx, ecclectic-doomy-bluesy-riffy-psychedelicy tunes from Here Lies Man, and a balls out two track banger from Sumeru. Beyond that, we’ve got a lengthy list to peruse that has a little something for everyone. And don’t forget, there’s a whole host of bands putting out killer stuff that crops up unannounced so keep your finger on the metal new release tab over at Bandcamp.

Asphyx – Necroceros (Century Media) – death metal

Here Lies Man – Ritual Divination (RidingEasy) – doom / blues

Sumeru – Blood Ordinance (Brilliant Emperor) – metal / sludge

Also on tap:

20 Watt Tombstone – Year of the Jackolope (Independent) – death blues

Absolute Valentine – American Nightmares (Lazerdiscs) – synth / cyberpunk

Abyssum – Poizon of God (The Sinister Flame) – black metal

Aethyrick – Apotheosis (The Sinister Flame) – black metal

Alpha Boys – Saviours Of Rock ‘N’ Roll (Sliptrick) – deathpunk

Belushi Speed Ball – Stella 1 and Stella 2, Double EP (sonaBlast!) – crossover thrash

Betrayed – The Unbeliever (ThrashBack) – thrash

Black Magic Tree – Through The Grapevine (Karma Conspiracy Records) – rock

Bloodkill – Throne of Control (Independent) – thrash

Bloodletter – Funeral Hymns (Petrichor) – thrash

Comatose – A Way Back (Transcending) – rock

Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone & Black Tempest – Dataland (Cardinal Fuzz / Feeding Tube Records) – electronic rock

Demoniac – So It Goes (Edged Circle) – thrash

Endezzma – The Archer, Fjord and the Thunder (Dark Essence) – black metal 

Ewigkeit – Depopulate, EP (Death To Music Productions) – melodic death metal 

Faithful Breath – Skol, Re-Release (High Roller Records) – prog rock

Fatal Fusion – Land of the Sun, Re-Release (Apollon Records Prog) – prog 

Flood Peak – Fixed Ritual (Anima Recordings) – sludge / post-metal

Funeral Fullmoon – Revelation of Evil (Inferna Profundus) – black metal 

Giants, Dwarfs and Black Holes – Everwill (Interstellar Smoke) – psych / stoner

Grabunhold – Heldentod (Iron Bonehead) – black metal 

Holy Death Trio – The Killer, Single (Independent) – hard rock

Hulder – Godslastering Hymns of a Forlorn Peasantry (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Jon Mueller – Family Secret (Independent) – drone

Les Chants de Nihil – Le Tyran et l’Esthete (Ladlo) – metal

Mindwork – Cortex, EP (Independent) – progressive death metal

Novae Militiae – Topheth, Vinyl / Tape Release (Sentient Ruin) – black metal

Pipe Dreamer – No Solace for the Soulless (Independent) – doom / post-metal

Red Cain – Kindred: Act II (Independent) – power metal

Repaid In Blood – Reflective Duality (Independent) – death metal

Sacrocurse – Supreme Terror (Shadow) – black / death

Satanize – Baphomet Altar Worship (Helter Skelter / Regain Records) – black metal 

Scarred – S/T (Klonosphere) – metal

Schemer Heer – The Dragon, His Angels and the Exaltation of Death (Neuropa) – black / horror

Sonic Flower – S/T, Reissue (Heavy Psych Sounds) – psych

Urfeind – Wraipaz (Independent) – black metal

Vampirska / Glemt – By Sanguinarian Will… (Inferna Profundus) – black metal


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