Initial Descent: July 4 – 10, 2021


More and more it seems the more you give, the more they want, and the less they do for themselves. The “they” here is cloudy, but I know I’m not the only one that relates to this statement. If you’re a grown person and rely on everyone and everything else to figure the entire world out for you, stop that shit and grow a spine. It’s annoying for the rest of us. Yes, I’m salty and what comes up comes out so there it is. Anywho, new metal this week in the form of death metal from Qrixkor and Domination Campaign, sludgy doom from 71TONMAN, black metal from Unendlich, and a whole heap more hiding out in the list below. There’s medicine for what ails in these lists and I’ve found so much solace in this violent, doomy, brutal, charred, slamming, sludgy, angry music we love that it fights back the negativity. Or, at least, most of it. Find your golden unicorn below and love it like no other.

Quixkuor - Poison Palinopsia

Qrixkuor – Poison Palinopsia (Dark Descent Records / Invictus Productions) – death metal

(enjoy an older stream until the new one drops)

Domination Campaign – Onward To Glory (Prosthetic Records) – death metal

71TONMAN – War Is Peace // Peace Is Slavery (Transcending Obscurity) – sludge / doom

Unendlich – Paradox of a Broken World (Independent) – black metal 

Also on tap:

Clouds – Destin, Reissue (Personal Records) – doom

Denial of Truth – Unholy Trinity (Independent) – tech death

Doubtsower – Asphyxiation of a Seasick Soul (Unbidden Audio/Independent) – stoner doom

Elderblood – Achrony (Drakkar Productions) – black metal

Ghost Horizon – The Punishment of Life (Independent) – black metal

Greywalker – Le Cachot (Bad Idea Collective) – metalcore

Hammers of Misfortune – The Bastard, Vinyl Re-Release (Cruz Del Sur Music) – metal

Hinsides – Under Betlehems brinnande stjärna (Shadow / Regain) – black metal

Imari Tones – Nabeshima (Sliptrick) – metal

Innasanatorium – Odyssey of the Mind (Independent) – thrash

Internal Conflict – A P O R I A (PhD) – metal

Lost Symphony – Chapter III (Independent) – metal

Love Is Red – Darkness Is Waiting (Independent) – metal

Mads Christensen – 5212 Helvete (Edged Circle) – punk

Marras – Endtime Sermon (Spread Evil) – black metal

Mayhem – Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando, EP (Century Media) – black metal 

Midhaven – Of the Lotus & the Thunderbolt (Independent) – heavy metal

Mountain Caller – Chronicle: Prologue, EP (Independent) – metal

Musk Ox – Inheritance (Independent) – chamber folk

Mütherload – Ü (Independent) – metal

Nocturnal Hollow – Triumphantly Evil (Immortal Souls Productions) – death metal

Pisswitch / St. Barthelemy’s Temple – Split (Babylon Doom Cult) – doom

Psychic Hit – Solutio (Seeing Red Records) – psych metal

Rat King – Omen (Independent) – doom metal

Quarantine – The Perception of Pain (Trepanation Recordings) – industrial doom

Solus Ex Inferis – Daemones Ceramici (Independent) – death metal

Sterbhaus – Necrostabbing at Göta Källare – Live in Stockholm (Black Lodge Records) – death/thrash

The Lords of Altamont – Tune In, Turn On, Electrify! (Heavy Psych Sounds) – psych metal

Thought Leaders – In Wastelands (King of Sticks) – post-punk

Various Artists – World Without End (Black Donut) – deathrock

Vessel – Behind the Walls (Golden Robot) – metal

Xasthur – Victims of the Times (Lupus Lounge / Prophecy Productions) – dark folk

Zement – Rohstoff (Crazysane) – psych


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