Initial Descent: July 18 – 24, 2021

Fulci – photo courtesy of Salvatore Delle Femmine

Salty is fast becoming my summer word. But, honestly, I’m extremely grateful for all the killer metal released so far that has aided and abetted my quest to find the nastiest, angriest, speediest, best bourbon guzzling music around that helps chase the bullshit away. So, there’s the bright side. This week’s new release list is yet another example of a good freaking week as we’ve got death metal from both Fulci and Tombstoner and one of those has a synthy horror B side dedicated to an absolute legend of horror fame (guess which one), extreme black metal from Craven Idol, and sludgy-charred-hardcore from Erdve. But, as always, there’s a ton more hanging out below these top four. Get some.

Fulci – Exhumed Information (Time To Kill) – death metal

Tombstoner – Victims of Vile Torture (Redefining Darkness) – death metal

Craven Idol – Forked Tongues (Dark Descent) – black metal / extreme

Erdve – Savigaila (Season of Mist) – sludge / black metal / hardcore

Also on tap:

Arcane Marrow – The Elders Present to Me (Moonlight Cypress Archetypes) – black metal 

Archangel A.D. – Casus Belli (Independent) – thrash

Band of Bastards – Delete. Repeat (Independent) – hardcore

Caedere – Eighty Years’ War (Via Nocturna) – death metal

Capstan – Separate (Fearless) – rock

Crypt Monarch – The Necronaut (Electric Valley) – doom / stoner

Death Tribe – Beyond the Red Light District: A Canal Experiment (Blood Blast) – death metal

Disemperium – Malefic Obliteration (Sentient Ruin) -black / death / grind

Epoch of Chirality – Nucleosynthesis (Independent) – metal

Eradicator – Influence Denied (Metalville) – thrash

Exil – Warning (Armageddon Label) – hardcore punk

Flame, Dear Flame – Aegis (Eisenwald) – doom metal

Godslave – Positive Aggressive (Metalville) – thrash

Hexenclad – Heathenheart (CDN) – folk / pagan metal

Hypnosia – Extreme Hatred (Petrichor) – thrash

Incinerate – Back to Reality (Spirit Coffin Publishing) – death / thrash

Krossfyre – Rites of Extermination (Hells Headbangers) – death/black/thrash

Lykhaeon – Opprobrium (Repose Records) – black/death

Mama Doom – Ash Bone Skin N Stone (Majestic Mountain) – doom

Marius Leirånes – Langtidsperspektiv (Apollon Records) – post-rock

Montezuma’s Revenge – S.W.I.M. (DTH Records) – sludge metal

Mordred – The Dark Parade (M-Theory Audio) – thrash

Necrogod – In Extremis (Transcending Obscurity) – death metal

Necromantical Invocation – Dogme el Rituel de la Haute Magie (Helter Skelter / Regain) – metal

Phoenix Rising – Acta Est Fabula (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Pistols At Dawn – Nocturnal Youth, EP (Independent) – rock

Planet of the Dead – Pilgrims (Independent) – stoner

Plant My Bones – Stage 1.0 (Inverse) – prog

Platens – Of Poetry and Silent Mastery (Avalon / Marquee) – melodic metal

Purification – The Exterminating Angel (Rafchild Records) – doom

Scald – Will of the Gods is Great Power, Reissue (High Roller) – doom

Sleep Waker – Alias (UNFD) – sci-fi

Temple of Dread – Hades Unleashed (Testimony) – death metal

The Age of Truth – Resolute (Contessa Music) – hard rock

WaxWorm – Mea Kulpa (Trepanation Recordings) – industrial

Wings of Destiny – Memento Mori (WormHoleDeath) – metal


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