Initial Descent: July 25 – 31, 2021

King Woman
King Woman

By the time this goes to print, I’ll be knee deep in my once a year “Great Reset.” It has been a grueling and ridiculously stressful first half of 2021, on so many fronts, so this will be a much needed thing to unfray the frayed ends of sanity. I’m pretty sure most of you reading this can relate. Anyway, the new metal listings this week kick off with an impeccable second full length from doomgazers King Woman that, to my ears, is leaps and bounds over the debut, just incredible. Next we’ve got post-black metal from Lantlos, and two death metal entries from Fetid Zombie and Galvanizer. And, of course, a full scroll of entries follows. Plenty to dig into here, go get some. See you back here after the reset.

King Woman - Celestial Blues

King Woman – Celestial Blues (Relapse Records) – doomgaze awesomeness

Lantlos – Wildhund (Independent) – post-black metal

Fetid Zombie – Transmutations (Transcending Obscurity Records) – death metal

Galvanizer - Prying Sight of Imperception

Galvanizer – Prying Sight of Imperception (Me Saco Un Ojo / Everlasting Spew) – death metal

Also on tap:

A Sea of Dead Trees – Garmonbozia (Trepanation Recordings) – gaze

Abuse Ritual – S/T (Demons Run Amok) – metalcore

Agrypnie – Metamorphosis (AOP) – post-black metal

Amnessia – Eterna Malditos (Brutal) – thrash

Arna – Dragged to a Lunar Grave (Signal Rex) – black metal

Axel Rudi Peli – Diamonds Unlocked II (SPV / Steamhammer) – power metal 

Blacksword – Alive Again (No Remorse Records) – heavy / power metal

Breathless – S/T (Dying Victims Productions) – metal

Brilliant Coldness – The Ultimate Dream. Plan B: Disposal of Humanity (Independent) – tech death

Cultum Interitum – Veneration of the New Dawn (Godz Ov War Productions) – black / death

Dantalion – Time To Pass Away (Dark Woods) – black metal

Dee Snider – Leave A Scar (Napalm) – metal

Dimman – Songs and Tales of Grievance (Inverse) – melodic death metal

Dragon’s Kiss – Barbarians of the Wasteland (Firecum) – speed metal

Dylan DiLella – Human Shield (Nefarious Industries) – metal / noise / drone 

Eastern High – Halo (Independent) – prog metal

Eden – The First Circle (Brucia) – noise / post-metal

Expunged – Into Never Shall (Hells Headbangers) – death metal

Fate’s Hand – S/T (Dying Victims Productions) – heavy metal

Fulanno – Hash Negro en las Misas Funebres (Helter Skelter / Regain) – stoner doom

Grieving  – Songs for the Weary (Godz Ov War Productions) – doom 

Groza – The Redemptive End (AOP Records) – black metal

Hexorcist – Evil Reaping Death (Memento Mori / Unholy Prophecies / Godz Ov War) – death metal 

Hyloxalus – Aposematic, EP (Independent) – dark power metal

Ingested – The Surreption II (Unique Leader) – death metal 

Karloff – The Appearing (Dying Victims Productions) – punk

Know//Suffer – The Great Dying, EP (Silent Pendulum) – deathcore

Lotus Thrones – Lovers In Wartime (Disorder Recordings) – post-rock

Lucer – L.A. Collection (Mighty Music) – rock

Lunar Funeral – Road to Siberia (Helter Skelter / Regain) – psych rock

Mariner – Devastating Synergy, EP (Spirit Coffin Publishing) – death / thrash

Moon Machine – S/T (Independent) – prog

Moon Reaper – Descent (Independent) – doom 

Nigrum Pluviam – Eternal Fall Into the Abyss (Signal Rex) – black metal

Nuclear Revenge – Dawn of the Primitive Age (Helldprod) – death metal

Obits – Die At the Zoo (Outer Battery) – rock

Parallax – Awaken (Independent) – hardcore / death metal

Parilla – Femme Fatale (Independent) – industrial

Procez – Jeden (Via Nocturna) – heavy / stoner

Psychomancy – Divine Archetype (Independent) – melodic black / death

Ruach Raah – Misanthropic Wolfgang (Signal Rex) – black metal

Serpentrance – Akra Tapeinosis (Godz Ov War Productions) – black / death

Shrieking Demons – Diabolical Regurgitations (Caligari) – death metal

Sleep Moscow – Of the Sun (Majestic Mountain) – prog rock

Swallow the Sun – 20 Years of Gloom, Beauty and Despair, Live In Helsinki (Century Media) – doom

Tragedy – Disco Balls to the Wall (Napalm) – hardcore

Ulvik – Cascades (Avantgarde Music) – post-black metal

Visualis – Sunrise In Black, EP (Independent) – doom

Vrexiza – S/T (Signal Rex) – black metal

Wall – Vol. 2 (APF) – stoner doom

Xalpen – Sawken Xo On (Black Lodge) – black metal 

ZRL – Our Savings (American Dreams Records) – rock


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