Initial Descent: September 12 – 18, 2021


Another week, another unending set of problems. Yep, that simple folks. Anyway, new metal time which means it’s finally CARCASS week. Whether you fell off long ago or keep on keeping on, Carcass keep doing their thing and this week they’re, again, doing it extremely well as they travel further along the melodi-carcass path. Plus, who doesn’t need some fun in their death metal these days? Rhetorical question of course, not in my bucket to care who does and who doesn’t. For a twofer of melodic death metal, we’ve got the latest from Insomnium which “good” is understood automatically, how good? Find out. Then we’ve got some brutalicious death metal from Vulvodynia and some wicked deathgrind from Dickless Tracy. Last but not least are the remainder of releases hiding out below these top four. Go. Do it.

Carcass – Torn Arteries (Nuclear Blast) – melodicarcass

Insomnium – Argent Moon, EP (Century Media) – melodic death metal

Vulvodynia – Praenuntius Infiniti (Unique Leader) – death metal

Dickless Tracy – Grave New World (Momsterbilly) – deathgrind

Also on tap:

Anomaly – Planet Storm (Independent) – death metal

Apostolica – Haeretica Ecclesia (Scarlet) – metal

ARGESH – Excommunica (Nero Corvino) – black metal

As The Sun Falls – Last Days of Light (Independent) – melodic death metal 

Aversio Humanitatis – Silent Dwellers – Live MMXX (Lunar Apparitions) – metal

Between the Planets – Parallel World (Independent) – metal

Bogwife – A Passage Divine (Majestic Mountain) – stoner / doom 

Cogas – Unconscious Sons of the Reptile God (Independent) – black metal

Criminal – Sacrificio (Metal Blade) – death/thrash

CroMagnum – Born Free, EP (King Metal) – metal

Ctenizidae – …Of Rotting Soil & Spine (Nebular Carcoma) – black metal

Dimwind – Slow Wave Violence (Trepanation Recordings) – post-metal

Eard – De Rerum Natura (Avantgarde Music) – harpish atmospheric black metal

Existentia – Calculating Failure (Independent) – death metal

Fustilarian – All This Promiscuous Decadence (Amor Fati) – black metal

Glasgow Coma Scale – Sirens (Tonzonen Records) – post rock

Graceful – Demiurgia (Vlad Productions) – rock

Gravedancer – Unholy Bond (Helldprod) – heavy metal

Heirs of Isildur – Heirs of Isildur vs Tales From Nocturnia (Insymmetry Creations) – steampunk metal

Ichor – The Black Raven (Seance Records) – black metal

Ikarie – Cuerpos En Sombra (Avantgarde Music) – post-metal

Iron Lizards – Hungry for Action (The Sign) – rock

Kadabra – Ultra (Heavy Psych Sounds) – psych rock

Knowledge Through Suffering – Concealment (Brucia Records) – blackened death/doom

Leaves’ Eyes – The Last Viking, Midsummer Edition (AFM) – metal

Malevolence – Antithetical (Firecum) – extreme

Manfrea – Noire (Independent) – metal

Metalsteel – Forsaken By The Gods (Independent) – heavy metal 

Mono – Pilgrimage of the Soul (Pelagic Records) – experimental rock

Occulsed – Crepitation Of Phlegethon (Everlasting Spew Records) – death metal

Phil Stiles – The Anchorhold (Trepanation) – post rock

Plum Green – Somnambulistic (Nefarious Industries) – atmospheric folk

Rageful – Ineptitude (Independent) – death metal 

Sarcofagus – Envoy of Death (Nuclear War Now! Productions) – heavy metal

Saturnian Mist – Shamatanic (Petrichor) – black metal

Shadecrown – Solitarian (Inverse Records) – melodic death/doom

Son of a Shotgun – Be For Oss Alle (Emanzipation Productions) – southern death/grind

Spacebag – Party Prog Nights (Unknown Controller Records) – prog metal

Straylight Run – Live at the Patchogue Theatre (Craft) – rock

Swelling Repulsion – The Severed Path (Spirit Coffin Publishing) – melodic death metal 

Tardus Mortem – Armageddon (Emanzipation Productions) – extreme

Teitan – Vákuum (Zwaerdgevegt / Void Wanderer) – black metal 

The Ascended – The Dark (Independent) – metal

The Blue Prison – S/T (Metal Assault) – prog

The Troops Of Doom – The Absence Of Light (Blood Blast / Metalized / Others) – death metal

The Plot In You – Swan Song (Fearless) – rock

The Speed of Sound – Tomorrow’s World (Big Stir Records) – prog rock

Thunderclap – Morkkis (Ashtray Monument) – doom / punk

Thundermaker – The Road (Sliptrick) -0 heavy metal

Various Artists – C Squared Under Music Special (C Squared Music) – metal

Velo Misere – Monomanía del Inexorable Vacío (Lunar Apparitions / Altare) – black metal

Vengeful – War Neurosis (CDN) – death metal

Whyzdom – Of Wonders and War (Scarlet) – symphonic metal

Without God – Siberian Tunes: Purple Clouds (Solitude Productions) – stoner / doom


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