Initial Descent: May 2 – 8, 2021

Vokonis – courtesy of RH Foto

It’s not today as I’m writing this. As such, I’ve got a new bottle of Private Barrel Select Russell’s Reserve to get into so there’s a good chance you’ll be seeing more on a select few of the albums in this new release list later this week. That’s how I roll. Sometimes. Anyway, new stuff, we got it and you need it. First up is the outstanding new album from Vokonis who have come a loooong way since their debut, next up is Herzschlager who share members with another bearded bunch of beasts and subsequently have a beast of their own on a new EP, then we’ve got some dirty speed metal from Poisöned Speed and, honestly, who doesn’t love dirty speed metal… and bringing up the rear of top slots is Osiah and whether you call them death metal, deathcore, or just Satan’s death car, it all fits. Go and do the thing.

Vokonis - Odyssey

Vokonis – Odyssey (The Sign) – metal

Herzschlager - All the Nights Are Done

Herzschlager – All the Nights Are Done (Rotting Throne) – d-beat / metal

Poisoned Speed - Quick and Dirty

Poisöned Speed – Quick and Dirty (Morbid and Miserable / Unchained) – speed metal

Osiah – Loss (Unique Leader) – death metal

Also on tap:

Acid’s Trip – Strings of Soul (Heavy Psych Sounds) – rock

Aduanten – Sullen Cadence (Independent) – death metal

Ape Vermin – Arctic Noise (Koloss) – sludge 

Arachnes – A New Day (Music for the Masses) – power / prog

Arteaga – Season of the Witch Chapter Two (Interstellar Smoke) – psych

Artillery – X (Metal Blade Records) – thrash

Beekeeper – Slaves to the Nothing (Metal Assault) – metal

Book of Wyrms – Occult New Age (Desert) – psych metal

Candlemass – Green Valley, Live (Peaceville) – doom

Coscradh – Mesradh Machae (Invictus Productions) – black / death

Darkfall / Mortal Strike – Thrashing Death Squad (MDD) – thrash

Disembodiment – Mutated Chaos (Everlasting Spew) – death metal

dochodiaga – słońce i umarły (Devoted Art Propaganda) – metal

Ereb Altor – Eldens Boning (Hammerheart Records) – pagan metal

Everlust – Diary of Existence (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Fange – Pantocrator (Throatruiner) – sludge / death / noise

Feed Them Death – Negative (Brucia) – avantgarde 

Gateway – Flesh Reborn (Chaos Records) – doom

Grey Aura – Zwart Vierkant (Onism Productions) – black metal

Hadit – With Joy and Ardour Through the Incommensurable Path (Sentient Ruin / Caligari / Terror From Hell) – death metal

Hanternoz – Au Fleuve de Loire (Antiq) – black metal

Hecatomb – Horrid Invocations (Invictus Productions) – death metal

Human Failure – Crown On the Head of a King of Mud (Sentient Ruin) – death / noise / punk

Immortal Sÿnn – Force of Habit (Independent) – thrash

In Asymmetry – Ashes Of Dead Worlds (Comatose Music) – death metal

Jordfäst – Hädanafter (Nordvis) – black metal

Kardashev – The Baring of Shadows (Metal Blade Records) – deathgaze

Kataan – S/T, EP (Prosthetic) – death metal

Kosmodemonic – Liminal Light (Transylvanian Recordings) – doom / black

Kryptik Mutation – Pulled From The Pit (Redefining Darkness) – death / thrash

Last Agony – The Iminent Slaughter (Sentient Ruin) – punk

Lucid Sins – Cursed (Totem Cat) – psych 

Lunar Mantra – Psychosomatika (Psychosomatika) – black metal

Mephitic Grave – Into the Atrium of Inhuman Morbidity (Carbonized) – death metal

Misstress – Resurrected (Blasphemous) – shock rock / glam

Moon Coven – Slumber Wood (Ripple Music) – doom

Múspellzheimr – S/T (Amor Fati) – black metal

Nehushtan – Book 1: Medusa’s Revenge (Trepanation Recordings) – black / sludge

Nightshadow – Strike Them Dead (Independent) – heavy metal

No Light Escapes – The Purity of Grief (Independent) – metal

Olhava – Frozen Bloom (Avantgarde Music) – black metal

Pressure – Path of a Shadow (Independent) – heavy metal

Reality Grey – Beneath This Crown (Independent) – melodic death metal

Rituals Of The Dead Hand – With Hoof And Horn (Dunkelheit Produktionen) – black metal

Servant Leader – Raised By Wolves Part 2 (Leighviathan) – alt rock

Seth – La Morsure du Christ (Season of Mist) – metal

Shevils – Miracle of the Sun (Independent) – hardcore

Slinky Vagabond – King Boy Vandals (Independent) – punk

Solstice – Casting the Die (Emanzipation Productions) – death / thrash

Supervøid – The Giant Nothing (Subsound) – avantgarde 

Terminalist – The Great Acceleration (Indisciplinarian) – thrash

The Mammuthus – Last Trumpet of a Giant (Sliptrick) – psych / stoner

Torn Between Two Worlds – The Beauty of Deception / All Eyes On Me (Independent) – dark metal

Traumatory – Exterpation Paradigms (Gore House Productions) – brutal death metal

Wormlight – Nightmother (Black Lion) – black metal

Zmiarciviely – cornaje polymia (Caligari) – death / black / doom


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