Initial Descent: March 21 – 27, 2021

Perennial Isolation

Another week down and another ahead of us. One foot in front of the other sort of thing. Walk of life. Whatever. The time changed, finally, and I’m stoked to get my days back. And, of course, I’m constantly daydreaming about sand and salt that will be in my future. Moving on, new metal time so let’s do it; we’ve got some serious atmospheric black metal from Perennial Isolation that sounds exactly as cold as its album cover (this is a very good thing), a slab of old school death metal from Celestial Sanctuary, some post-black metal with a message from Decline of The I, and an album I genre termed as ‘raucous’ from ’68 because it’s rock, metal, bluesy, but most of all it’s a DAMN GOOD TIME. And right now, we all need a damn good time. Right? Right! All that and much more awaits in the lengthy list below so hop to it and load up.

Perennial Isolation – Portraits (Non Serviam) – atmospheric black metal 

Celestial Sanctuary – Soul Diminished (Redefining Darkness / Church Road) – death metal 

Decline of the I – Johannes (Agonia) – post-black metal

‘68 – Give One Take One (Cooking Vinyl) – raucous

Also on tap:

1782 – From the Graveyard (Heavy Psych Sounds) – horror doom

Abjection – Malignant Deviation (Godz Ov War Productions) – death metal 

Arepo – S/T (Pax Aeternum) – ambient

Aussichtslos – Völlig Aussichtslos (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Aziola Cry – The Ironic Divide (Sensory) – instru-metal

Baalberith – Manhunt (Godz Ov War Productions) – death / black

Band of Spice – By the Corner of Tomorrow (Scarlet) – modern metal 

Breaths – Lined In Silver (Independent) – post-metal

Blindfolded and Led to the Woods – Nightmare Withdrawals (Independent) – prog death metal

Burn Down Eden – S/T (Kerkraftritter) – melodic death metal

Byron – The Omega Evangelion (Goatmancer) – doom

Cambion – Conflagrate the Celestial Refugium (Lavadome Productions) – death metal

Castroe – Fall Into You (Lazerdiscs) – synthwave

Christian Liljegren – Melodic Passion (Independent) – melodic metal

Concrete Ships – In Observance (Trepanation Recordings) – noise / post-metal

Cryptosis – Bionic Swarm (Century Media) – metal

Death of a Dryad – Hameln (WormHoleDeath / Aural Music) – medieval metal

Demande A La Poussiere – Quietude Hostile (My Kingdom Music) – post-black / doom

Dirge – Vanishing Point (Division) – prog metal

Draken – S/T (Majestic Mountain) – prog rock

Drip-Fed – Kill the Buzz (I.Corrupt.Records) – fuzz

Escumergamënt – …ni degu fazentz escumergamënt a mesorga… (Avantgarde Music) – black metal

Evilizer – Solar Quake (Punishment 18) – heavy metal

Genghis Tron – Dream Weapon (Relapse Records) – grind / metal / electronic

Ghostbound – Extended Play for My Sweet Mary Thyme (Red Nebula) – black / post-punk

Ghosts of Atlantis – (Black Lion) – symphonic black / death

Grande Royale – Carry On (The Sign) – rock

Grorr – Ddulden’s Last Flight (Vicisolum Productions) – rock / djent

Hallowed Butchery – Deathsongs From the Hymnal of the Church of the Final Pilgrimage (Aesthetic Death) – industrial doom

Hound – I Know My Enemies (Metalville) – hard rock

I At Last – Magenta (Inverse) – metalcore

Ildskær – Paa Dækket Kalder de Døde (Wolfspell) – black metal

Inception of Eternity – Last Exit to the Past (Dark Sign Music) – gothic rock

Iniquity – Five Across the Eyes, Reissue (Emanzipation Productions) – death metal

Kanga – You and I Will Never Die (Artoffact) – dark pop

Kärbholz – Kontra. (Metalville) – rock

Kill the Con Man – Operation Just Cause (Independent) – deathgrind

La Morte Viene Dallo Spazio – Trivial Visions (Svart) – psych metal

Legendry – Mists of Time (High Roller Records) – epic metal

Manilla Road – Spiral Castle, Re-Release (High Roller) – metal

Marasmus – Necrotic Overlord (Transcending Obscurity) – death metal

Mephisto – Pentafixion (WormHoleDeath) – black metal 

Monte Penumbra – As Blades In the Firmament (End All Life Prod. / Oration) – black metal

Mourning Dawn – Dead End Euphoria (Aesthetic Death) – black / doom

Mur – Inner Hole, EP (Ladlo) – metal

Nachtig – Der stille Wald (Purity Through Fire) – black metal 

Nanga Parbat – Downfall and Torment (Sliptrick) – progressive death metal

Nazxul – Irkalla (Seance) – black metal

Necronomicon – The Final Chapter (El Puerto) – thrash 

Nordicwinter – Sorrow (Hypnotic Dirge) – atmospheric / dbsm

Odd Dimension  – The Blue Dawn (Scarlet) – prog metal

Paladine – Entering the Abyss (No Remorse) – heavy / power metal

Pando – Rites (Aesthetic Death) – drone / black metal 

Plastic Tears – Anthems for Misfits (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Portal to the God Damn Blood – Rotten Fruit (Ripcord) – post-rock / screamo

Putrescine – The Fading Flame (Tridroid) – death metal

Sanguisugabogg – Tortured Whole (Century Media) – death metal

Sarkrista – Sworn to Profound Heresy (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Servants to the Tide – S/T (No Remorse) – doom

Shiva the Destructor – Find the Others (Robustfellow Productions) – psych prog

Shrines – Ghost Notes, EP (Apocalyptic Witchcraft) – post-punk

Solbrud – Levende I Brøshøj Vandtárn, Live (Eisenwald) – black metal

Stepson – Help Me, Help You (SharpTone) – punk / hardcore

Stonus – Séance (Electric Valley) – stoner / doom

Suicide Forest – Reluctantly (Avantgarde Music) – dbsm

Synastry – Dividing the Double Helix, EP (Independent) – modern metal

Tattva – Nirjara (Void Wanderer Productions) – black metal 

The Drowned God – Pale Home (Solid State Records) – blackgaze

The Mobile Homes – Trigger (Wild Kingdom) – synth

The Quill – Earthrise (Metalville) – hard rock

The Sombre – Into the Beckoning Wilderness (Chaos Records) – death doom

Thermohaline – Maelström (Onism Productions) – progressive black metal

Tomahawk – Tonic Immobility (Ipecac) – avant 

Valosta Varjoon – Das Flammenmeer (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Varde – Asgaardsreien, Reissue (Nordvis) – black metal

Witchfuck – Black Blood Baptism (Godz Ov War Productions) – black / death / thrash 

Witchseeker – Scene of the Wild (Dying Victims Productions) – metal

Wratheon – Black Thrash Mass (Independent) – black thrash

Wyrthersake – Antiquity (Scarlet) – black / death

Yawning Sons – Sky Island (Ripple Music) – post / desert / rock

Zeit – Betonkrebs (Independent) – black / sludge / grind


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