Initial Descent: April 4 – 10, 2021

The Lion’s Daughter

Did everyone survive the wave of shitty April Fools’ jokes? In talking about things that should be retired, that’s really high on the list. However, Metallum did an excellent job with the cat thing, I’ll give them that. Anyway, new week means new metal and for this round we’ve got a fantastic entry from The Lion’s Daughter who dive deeper into horror synth (very, very good thing), a brutal death entry from a band you might need an English major and a doctor’s degree to pronounce, Onchocerciasis Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, another artsy rock outing from Årabrot who just get better with age, and a chilling post-metal album from Kauan. All that and a bunch more in the list below. Dig it.

The Lion’s Daughter – Skin Show (Season of Mist) – synthy metal

Onchocerciasis Esophagogastroduodenoscopy – The Rotted Plinth of Sachiel (Stillbirth) – brutal death metal

Årabrot – Norwegian Gothic (Pelagic) – rock

Kauan – Ice Fleet (Artoffact) – post-metal

Also on tap:

Ætheria Conscientia – Corrupted Pillars of Vanity (Independent) – black / doom / prog

Arion – Vultures Die Alone (AFM) – melodic metal

Baron Crâne – Commotions (Mrs Red Sound) – prog

Cathartic Demise – In Absence (Independent) – prog death / thrash

Dead Label – Anthology (Independent) – metal

Exterminated – The Genesis of Genocide (Comatose Music) – death metal

Forsmán – Dönsum i Logans Ljóma (Van) – black metal

Funeral Fullmoon – Poetry of the Death Poison (Inferna Profundus) – black metal

Galaxy Magnolia – Time Apart From Others (Independent) – post-metal

Gangrened – Deadly Algorithm (Trepanation Recordings) – sludge / doom

Gargowitch – Avidee (Devoted Art Propaganda) – black metal

Goath – III: Shaped By The Unlight (Ván Records) – black/death

god|screaming|breathing – 19-01-2019 (Philip K Discs) – folk / field recs

Heavy Feather – Mountain of Sugar (The Sign) – rock

Hiraki – Stumbling Through The Walls (Nefarious Industries) – avant noise

Horndal – Lake Drinker (Prosthetic) – death metal

Hot Breath – Rubbery Lips (The Sign) – rock

Johan Kihlberg’s Impera – Spirit of Alchemy (Metalville) – metal

Lazer Beam – S/T (LCF) – desert rock

Les Chants du Hasard – Livre Troisième (Independent) – blackened goth

Manbryne – Heilsweg: O udrece ciala i tulaczce duszy (Terratur / Malignant Voices) – black metal

Motorjesus – Hellbreaker (AFM) – heavy metal

Niht – Arcanum (Van) – black metal

No Hope For the Lost – The Pilgrimage, EP (Independent) – prog

Ornimental – Red, White,…and Wrath (Independent) – hard rock 

Purgatory – Lawless to Grave (Unbeaten) – metalcore

Pyriphlegethon – Gales of Atrocious Whispering (Kapmes) – black metal

Sahara – The Curse (Regain Records) – stoner doom

Saille – V (Black Lion) – black / death

Soothsayer – Echoes of the Earth (Transcending Obscurity) – death / doom

Syning – S/T (Terratur Possessions) – black metal

Tensiion – Subterfuge, EP (Independent) – death & roll

The Black Mysteries – And the opening of shadowy sepulchre that yawns behind it (Kapmes) – black metal

The Limit – Caveman Logic (Svart) – punk / doom

The Medea Project – Southern Echoes (Independent) – gothic doom

Throne – Pestilent Dawn (Redefining Darkness) – death / black 

Tides of Kharon – Tianomachy (Sliptrick) – melodic death metal

Wartooth – Programmed Dichotomy, Vinyl (Independent) – thrash

Wasted Death – Ugly As Hell, EP (APF) – punk

Wheel – Preserved In Time (Cruz Del Sur Music) – doom

Wormsand – Shapeless Mass (Saka Čost) – stoner doom


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