Initial Descent: June 6 – 12, 2021

Hammer King

If I’m being honest, I’m still reeling from the wrecking ball that was last week’s lineup of new releases and STILL on both Fluids and Inhuman Condition. However, the new release weeks roll on and for this one we’ve got another power metal trip from Hammer King, a death metal debut from the fiery Cyrpta, and Eremit trudges through sludge and doom like kings. But, and as always, there’s much more below to explore so hop to it and enjoy the adventure.

Hammer King – Hammer King (Napalm Records) – power metal

Crypta – Echoes of the Soul (Nuclear Blast) – death metal

Eremit – Bearer of Many Names (Transcending Obscurity) – sludge / doom

Also on tap:

Alastor – The Unholy Hordes (Firecum) – metal

Anaal Nathrakh – The Codex Necro, Re-Issue (Metal Blade) – extreme

Anaal Nathrakh – Total Fucking Necro (Metal Blade) – extreme

Atrium – Ancient Spells (Signal Rex) – black metal

Blitzkrieg – Theatre of the Damned, Reissue (Mighty Music) – heavy metal

Coffin Lurker – Foul and Defiled (Sentient Ruin Laboratories) – extreme doom

Cold Cave – Fate in Seven Lessons (Heartworm) – post-punk

Distant – Aeons of Oblivion (Unique Leader) – deathcore

Dornenreich – Du wilde Liebe sei (Prophecy Productions) – rock

Eisenkult – …vom Himmel, hoch herab (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Flying Cupid – All Turns to Dust (N/A) – modern metal

Gorgon – Traditio Satanae (Osmose Productions) – black metal

Grief Collector – En Delirium (Petrichor) – sludge / doom

Ligature Marks – Set Oceans On Fire (Independent) – metalcore

Living Dead Girl – Exorcism (Independent) – metal

Lucifer’s Hammer – The Trip (High Roller) – metal

Metalwings – A Whole New Load (Independent) – symphonic metal

Midnite City – Itch You Can’t Scratch (Roulette Media) – hair metal

Mother of All – Age of the Solipsist (Black Lion) – tech melodeath

Mountain of Smoke – Gods of Biomechanics V1.5 (Seeing Red Records) – metal

Mr. Bungle – The Night They Came Home (Ipecac) – metal

Muddles – Mind Muddling (Klonosphere) – rock

Narbeleth – Svmma Cvm Nox Arcana (Folter) – black metal

Nefarious Dusk – S/T (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Order of Nosferat – Arrival of the Plague Bearer (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Orphan Donor – Unraveled (Zegema Beach) – metalcore

Passéisme – Eminence (Antiq) – death metal 

Psychic Pawn – Eulogy: The Complete Anthology (Independent) – death metal

Rawtism – Raw and Off Its Head, EP (Independent) – thrash

Sator – Basement Noise (Wild Kingdom) – rock

Sepiroth – Condemned to Suffer (Petrichor) – death metal

Sinoptik – The Calling (Independent) – metal

Skraeckoedlan – Appeltradet, 10th Anniversary Edition (The Sign) – stoner rock

Stormwind – Legacy Live (Black Lodge) – power metal 

This Ending – Needles of Rust (Black Lion) – melodic death metal 

Throneum / Kingdom – ThronDom des Bösen (Godz Ov War Productions) – black / death

Varego – S/T (Independent) – post prog metal

Vincent Crowley – Beyond Acheron (Independent) – black / death

Vulture Lord – Desecration Rite (Odium) – black metal

White Tundra – Honningfella (All Good Clean Records) – hard rock

Witch Cross – Angel of Death (High Roller) – heavy metal

Wristmeetrazor – Replica of a Strange Love (Prosthetic) – metal


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