Initial Descent: May 9 – 15, 2021

Grave Miasma
Grave Miasma

Another day, another dollar. If things were easy, we’d all sign up for the gravy train, but it just ain’t so. And, that train is long gone. Thinking out loud there…anyway, new metal time! Let’s get to it, Grave Miasma put forth probably their most deathy death metal album yet and I’m all here for it, Hore rolls out a freaking banger of a black ‘n’ roll album, Oldskull brings about memories of Morrisound era Floridian death metal, and Wolverine FINALLY are releasing their epic feature length audio / visual album on digital and vinyl—better believe I’m picking that up, excellent dark metal there. So, with no gravy train in sight, head below to find a new favorite from this long list of new releases. Drop some coin and enjoy the trip.

Grave Miasma - Abyss of Wrathful Deities

Grave Miasma – Abyss of Wrathful Deities (Dark Descent Records / Sepulchral Voice) – death metal

Hore – Siostry Wiedźmy (Witching Hour Productions) – black metal

Oldskull - Nether Hollow of No Return

Oldskull – Nether Hollow of Return (Inhuman Assault Productions) – death metal

Wolverine – A Darkened Sun, Digital & Vinyl Release (Sensory) – dark progressive metal [full review, interview]

Also on tap:

Abysskvlt – Phur G. Yang (Solitude Productions) – funeral doom

Acolyte – Entropy (Blood Blast / Wild Thing) – prog metal

Against Evil – End of the Line (Doc Gator) – heavy metal

Åskog – Varþnaþer (Grind to Death Records / Leviaphonic Records / Corrupted Flesh Records) – black metal

Bernth – Elevation (Independent) – metal

Cadaveric Incubator – Nightmare Necropolis (Hells Headbangers) – death metal

Caliban – Zeitgeister (Century Media) – metalcore

Canvas Solaris – Chromosphere (Divebomb Records) – progressive metal

Crawling Manifest – Radical Absolution (Independent) – thrash

Crucifixion Ritual – Gouging the Eyes of Angelic Purity (Invictus Productions) – war metal

Djevel – Tanker Som Rir Natten (Aftermath Music) – black metal

Dødsferd – Skotos (Transcending Obscurity) – atmospheric black metal 

Dordeduh – Har (Prophecy Productions) – avantgarde

Ensanguinate – Entranced by Decay, EP (Emanzipation Productions) – death metal

Gastric Phantasm – S/T, Cassette (Blood Harvest) – death metal

Gift of Blindness – The Lake (Blindsight) – doom / industrial / noise

Great Dismal Swamp – Virginia (Trepanation Recordings) – harsh noise

Hedonihil – II – Symptomatic (Inverse) – death metal

High Reeper / Hippie Death Cult – Doom Sessions Vol. 5 (Heavy Psych Sounds) – doom

Internal Organs External – Apocalyptic Domination, EP (Vicious Instinct) – brutal death metal

Krigere Wolf – Blazing in a Purging Fire (Black Rivtal Records) – black/death metal

Laceration Mantra – Infested (Nuclear Winter) – death metal 

Millstone – Isle (Independent) – death metal

Morbid Saint – Spectrum Of Death, Re-Release (High Roller) – thrash

Mouth For War – Life Cast In Glass (1126) – death metal

Oriflamme – L’egide ardente (Sepulchral Productions) – black metal

Otargos – 20 Years of Human Termination (Xenokorp) – industrial black/death metal

Per Wiberg – All Is Well In The Land Of The Living, But For The Rest Of Us… Lights Out (Despotz Records) – prog rock

Project: Roenwolfe – Edge of Saturn (Divebomb Records) – thrash

Psychonaut / Saever – Emerald (Pelagic Records) – metal

Raven – All For One, Re-Release (High Roller) – metal

S A R R A M – Albero (Subsound) – experimental

Siniestro – Vortexx (Black Lodge) – death / thrash

Sněť – Mokvání V Okovech (Blood Harvest) – death metal

Sour Times – The 11th Hour (Independent) – metal

Subterranean Masquerade – Mountain Fever (Sensory) – prog metal

The Ember, The Ash – Fixation (Prosthetic) – atmospheric black metal 

The Monolith Deathcult – V3 – Vernedering (Human Detonator) – avant-garde death metal

Throat – Smile Less (Svart) – noise

Trumbiten – Emotions (Independent) – metal

Vallendusk – Heralds of Strife (Northern Silence Productions) – black metal

Wreche – All my dreams came true (Handsmade / Acephale Winter) – metal

Josh

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