Initial Descent: February 14 – 20, 2021


Did you shower your Valentine with all the good stuff yesterday? Call your mom? How about gift some grindcore or doom or death metal? No? WTF! If the answer was no to any of those, literally no one cares so you’re good. Anyway, new week means new metal and we’ve got plenty of it, so maybe a late gift?….haha. Kidding. Kicking things off in play low and play slow style are the Polish quartet Dopelord with a smokin’ new EP—see what I did there—that really has me in its grasp, next up is a bone cruncher of blackened-deathgrind from Gravesend, following that is a proggy death metal come psychedelic ambient number from The Lylat Continuum, and last up top is Harakiri For The Sky with their new full length that weaves post-everything and a pinch of black and folk metal—it hasn’t tripped my trigger yet, but maybe your mileage will be better. We’ve got all that and a ton more, so get to digging.

Dopelord – Reality Dagger, EP (Green Plague Records) – stoner doom / psych / sludge

Enjoy this stream until the new one hits Bandcamp. See? You’ll already be ahead of the game.

Gravesend – Methods of Human Disposal (20 Buck Spin) – black / death / grind

The Lylat Continuum – Ephemeral (Independent) – prog death metal

Harakiri for the Sky – Mære (AOP) – melodic post-black metal

Also on tap:

A Scent Like Wolves – Mystic Auras (We Are Triumphant) – metalcore

Abigail’s Affair – Shattered (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Abythic – Dominion of the Wicked (Iron Bonehead) – death metal

Black Autumn / The Mountain King – Rauhnacht MMXX (Cursed Monk) – black / doom

Bloodletter – Funeral Hymns (Petrichor) – thrash 

Buried – Oculus Rot (Brutal Mind) – death metal

cEvin Key – Xwayxway (Artoffact) – industrial 

Coronary – Sinbad (Cruz Del Sur Music) – heavy metal

Enemy Awake – Fallen World (Independent) – melodic death metal

Detritus – Myths (Embryo Industries) – thrash

Edoma – Immemorial Existence (Petrichor) – black / death

Enemy Awake – Fallen World (Independent) – melodic death metal

Ephemerald – Between the Glimpses of Hope (Inverse) – symphonic death metal 

Evil – Possessed By Evil (Nuclear War Now! Productions) – black metal

Exsom – Red Carpet to Paradise (Independent) – modern metal

Final Void – Visions of Fear (Inverse) – melodic metal

Future Faces – Euphoria (Throatruiner Records) – post-punk

Grog / Namek – Split 7″ (Helldprod) – extreme

Her Pilots – Big As the Sky (Independent) – rock

In Tormentata Quiete – Krononota (My Kingdom Music) – theatrical avantgarde metal

Infinity Shred – EP002 – Recovery (3DOT Recordings) – metal / electronic 

Insect Inside – The First Signing of New Genus (Gore House Productions) – brutal death metal

Jakethehawk – Hinterlands (Ripple Music) – rock

Kaupe – Cognitive Dissonance (Independent) – rock

Knocked Down – Anything But Luck (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Lake of Tears – Ominous (AFM) – dark metal

Lizzard – Eroded (Pelagic) – prog metal

Hint – Rarities of Two Centuries Vol. 2 (Atypeek Music / Bruillance) – noise

Lunar Cult – Death Cannot Contain You (Independent) – dungeon synth

Magic Opera – The Golden Pentacle (Independent) – power metal

Malice Divine – S/T (Independent) – black / thrash

MARBLE – S.A.V.E. (Sliptrick) – melodic metal

Mastord – To Whom Bow Even the Trees (Inverse) – prog metal

Matt Heckler – Blood, Water, Coal (Anti-Corporate Music) – multi-instrumental

Maudiir – La Part Du Diable, EP (Independent) – black / thrash

Palecoal – Fake Fates (Throatruiner Records) – experimental

Perihelion Gnosis – Syzygial Summoning (Caligari) – death metal

Philm – Time Burner (Metalville) – experimental rock

Qwälen – Unohdan sinut (Time To Kill) – black metal

Saprobiontic – Apocalyptic Retribution (MDD) – death metal 

Sins of Magnus – The Circus (Independent) – metal

Socioclast – S/T (Carbonized) – grind

Spire – Temple of Khronos (Sentient Ruin) – dark metal

Suffering Hour – The Cyclic Reckoning (Profound Lore) – black / death

Szary Wilk – Wrath (Putrid Cult) – pagan black metal

The Amenta – Revelator (Debemur Morti) – death metal

The Dark Overlords – I Am The Dark Overlords, EP (UPRISING!) – black metal

The Impaler – A Fate Worse Than Death (Independent) – black / death

The Scalar Process – Coagulative Matter (Transcending Obscurity) – tech death

Thron – Pilgrim (Listenable) – metal

Upon The Altar – Through Soundwaves Vol 3 (Putrid Cult) – death metal 

Vandemonian – Xenophilia (Independent) – post-metal

Venomous – Tribus, EP (Brutal) – death metal 

Vøidwomb – Altars of Cosmic Devotion (Iron Bonehead) – black/death

Wildstreet – Set It Off (Golden Robot) – rock


2 thoughts on “Initial Descent: February 14 – 20, 2021

  1. axobyo February 16, 2021 / 11:22 am

    I had the chance to listen to Gravesend’s last album “Preperations for Human Disposal”. Will spin the new one too.

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