Initial Descent: May 16 – 22, 2021

Maggot Crown

Like I said, at some point recently, the new release hits just keep coming. As always, keep your eyes peeled here for all the goods, but don’t forget to keep an eye on Bandcamp as well as following your favorite labels and bands on social media because let’s face it, we don’t have a magic ball nor do we know EVERY album coming out. We try. But, well, anyway, yea. Alright then, let’s see what kind of filth is in store this week…Maggot Crown are back with yet another wall of impenetrable death metal, one of Beyond Mortal Dreams‘ best albums is getting a re-release (more death metal), the ever popular and ever defining Metal Massacre series is dropping its XV edition, and Hippie Death Cult (damn, what a great band name) offer up an acid trip of a psychedelic, rockin’, laid back album that I simply can’t get enough of—good lake floatin’ album. Drop below and get your eyes full.

Maggot Crown – Cryptic Immoral Secure (Vargheist) – death metal 

Beyond Mortal Dreams – From Hell, Re-Release (Nuclear Winter) – death metal 

Various Artists – Metal Massacre XV (Metal Blade) – metal

Hippie Death Cult – Circle of Days (Heavy Psych Sounds) – psych prog metal

Also on tap:

Acausal Intrusion – Nulitas (I, Voidhanger) – tech death

Allusory – Crimson Wreath (Rockshots) – prog

An Autumn for Crippled Children – As the Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes (Prosthetic) – black metal / gaze

Anatomia – Corporeal Treatment (Me Saco Un Ojo / Dark Descent) – death / doom

August Burns Red – Leveler, 10th Anniversary Edition (ABR) – metal

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

Befell – Solitude (Independent) – modern metal

Blessings – Biskopskniven (Pelagic) – post-alot

Borgne – Temps Morts (Ladlo) – black metal 

Burial Pit – Subhuman Scum (Blighttown) – sludge

Canyon – Static (Independent) – rock

Chthonic – Chthonic Megaport 2021 (Independent) – metal

Conquerors – Stormbringer (Music) – black / thrash

Cradle of Haze – Zehntausend Seelen (Independent) – goth

Decoherence – System I (Sentient Ruin) – industrial black metal

Deeper Graves / Dead Hour – Split (Tomb Tree Tapes) – mathcore / hardcore

Destroyed In Seconds – Divide and Devour (Deep Six) – hardcore punk

Digital Negative – S/T (Hostile 1 Tapes) – industrial

End You – Aimless Dread (Pax Aeternum) – noise

Epiphanic Truth – Dark Triad: Bitter Psalms to a Sordid Species (Church Road) – death / black / jazz

Esoctrilihum – Dy’th Requiem For the Serpent Telepath (I, Voidhanger) – black / death / doom

Final Gasp – Baptism of Desire (Helter Skelter / Regain) – hardcore

Gridfailure feat. Mac Gollehon – Dismemberment Cabaret (Nefarious Industries) – experimental

Hagel – Veneration of the Black Light (Personal) – atmospheric black / doom

Herman Frank – Two For A Lie (AFM Records) – power metal

Hundred Headless Horsemen – Apokalepsia (Inverse) – death metal

Ice War – Sacred Land (Fighter) – metal

Illusory – Crimson Wreath (Rockshots) – prog / power

Impure Wilhelmina – Antidote (Season of Mist) – post hardcore/metal

Jarun – Rok Spokojnego Slonca (Godz Ov War) – black metal

Jess and The Ancient Ones – Vertigo (Svart Records) – occult rock

Labyrinth Entrance – Delore the Vanity (Godz Ov War) – black metal

Leach – Lovely Light of Life (Brutal Records) – thrash n roll

Lord of Pagathorn – Age of Curse (Woodcut) – black metal 

Majestic Downfall – Aorta (Personal) – doom / death

Molybaron – The Mutiny (Independent) – metal

Morbid Breath – In the Hand of the Reaper, EP (Redefining Darkness) – death metal

Mothman and The Thunderbirds – Into the Hollow (Independent) – metal

Nadja – Luminous Rot (Southern Lord) – metal / noise 

Nahaya – Vital Alchemy (Rockshots) – groove / thrash

Nuclear Winter – Greystone (MMD Records) – heavy metal

Obsolete Theory – Dawnfall (My Kingdom Music) – post-black metal

Odeum Deus – Brutal Slaughter (WormHoleDeath / Aural Music Group) – death metal

Odraza – Acedia (Godz Ov War) – black metal

Perversor – Psicomoro (Hells Headbangers) – black / thrash

RES – Strife of Permanence (American Decline) – doom

Revisionist – The Emptiness of Gravity (Independent) – metalcore

Robots of the Ancient World – Mystic Goddess (Small Stone) – psych stoner doom

Sabhankra – Death to Traitors (Saturnal) – folky death 

Slithering Decay – Aeons Untold (Testimony) – death metal

Standard Human Experience – Never Belong (WormHoleDeath) – prog rock

Svarta Sanningar – Kapitel 2 (Independent) – goth

Temple Nightside – Prophecies of Malevolence, EP (Nuclear Winter) – black / death 

Thanatomass – Black Vitriol & Iron Fire (Living Temple / LVX MorgenStern) – metal

The Devil Wears Prada – ZII (Solid State) – metal

Thundermother – Heat Wave (AFM Records) – rock

Trick Or Treat – The Unlocked Songs (Scarlet) – metal

Vulture – Dealin’ Death (Metal Blade) – thrash

Warped – Match Fit (Golden Robot) – rock

Wicher – Czary i Czarty (Godz  Ov War) – neofolk

Wytch – Exordium (Ripple Music) – hard rock

Yautja – The Lurch (Relapse) – metal / noise / punk

Zgard – Place of Power (Schwarzdorn Production) – metal

Josh

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