Initial Descent: September 26 – October 2, 2021


Did you find a ton of metal from last week that still has you reeling? I, for one, certainly did and between all the new release lists out there, Bandcamp, unknown, and surprise releases, if you didn’t find something I’d be shocked. And here we are with another new week and another new list of releases to sink your teeth into, as we do. This week we’ve got Bummer who continue to harsh your mellow with grueling sounds, Full of Hell return with another deathgrind beast, Xenosis successfully tick off all the tech death boxes, Enslaved are back with an EP that dives deeper and deeper into their progressive black metal, and, as always, there’s a ton more lying in wait below. So, another stacked week here on Initial Descent that’ll have everyone walking away with something. Enjoy.

Bummer – Dead Horse (Thrill Jockey) – grueling

Full of Hell – Garden of Burning Apparitions (Relapse Records) – death / grind

Xenosis – Paralleled Existence (Independent) – tech death

Enslaved - Caravans to the Outer Worlds

Enslaved – Caravans To the Outer World, EP (Nuclear Blast) – progressive black metal

Also on tap:

1000 Bone Cylinder Explosion – Bind (Independent) – black thrash

6:33 – Feary Tales For Strange Lullabies: The Dome (Wormholedeath) – experimental metal

Absorption – Enveloping Womb of Astringent Void (Talheim) – death metal 

Abstracter – Abominion (Sentient Ruin) – black / doom

Actors – Acts of Worship (Artoffact) – cinematic

Alkuharmonian Kantaja – Shadowy Peripherals (I, Voidhanger Records) – experimental

Arctic Sea Survivors – The Longest Dawn (the souls burn in everlasting fires) (Talheim Records) – doom

Aussichtslos – Einsicht (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Azothyst – Blood of Dead God (Vault of Dried Bones) – metal 

Bonnie Cosby – Virginiana (Pax Aeternum) – instrumentalist 

Bull Brigade – Il Fuoco Non Si E Spento (Demons Run Amok) – hardcore

Caveman Cult – Blood and Extinction (Nuclear War Now! Productions) – death metal

Cosmic Burial – …to the past (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Crystal Spiders – Morieris (Ripple Music) – doom rock

Demolizer – Upgrade, EP (Mighty Music) – thrash

Doro – Triumph And Agony Live (Rare Diamonds) – heavy metal

Draghkar – At the Crossroads of Infinity, Re-Release (Nameless Grave / Nuclear Winter) – death metal

Duel – In Carne Persona (Heavy Psych Sounds) – rock

Fiat Nox – In Contemptuous Defiance (Personal) – metal

Foul Body Autopsy – Shadows Without Light: Part One (Independent) – melodic death metal 

Gaawk – Meaningless, EP (Independent) – death metal / powerviolence

Goatpsalm & Horthodox – Split (Aesthetic Death / Death Scream) – doom

Hautakammio – Pimeyden Kosketus (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Hideous Death – Remnants of Archaic Evil (Invictus Productions) – death metal

Hrom – Legends of Powerheart: Part II (Independent) – power metal

Imaginature – S/T (Independent) – symphonic metal

Infrared – From the Black Swamp (Independent) – thrash

Katavasia – Invoking the Spirit of Doom, EP (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Katre – Behind the Resilience (Independent) – metal

Lavaborne – Black Winged Gods (Wise Blood Records) – epic doom metal

Lord Mortvm – Diabolical Omen of Hell (Helter Skelter / Regain) – doom

Majesty of Silence – Die Schöpfung Tohuwabohu (Boersma) – black metal 

Malgöth – Glory Through Savagery (Iron Bonehead) – war metal

Megalith Levitation – Void Psalms (Aesthetic Death / Addicted / Pestis Insaniae) – doom

Mental Torment – EGO:GENESIS (Metallurg Music) – death doom

Michael Oscillate – Hyperbolic Hypnosis of Luminescence (Leafland Audio) – dark ambient

Minus Life – Contorted Reality (Independent) – extreme

MRTVI – Autology: The Shadow Work (Independent) – death / grind / black

NecroticGoreBeast – Human Deviance Galore (Comatose Music) – brutal death metal

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

Nocturnal Nightmare – Abstrakt Sinne (Talheim Records) – black metal

Pharmacist – Carnal Pollution (Black Hole Productions) – goregrind

Primitive – Metal Baphomet (Murder Records) – blackened death metal

Putrevore – Miasmal Monstrosity (Xtreem Music) – death metal

Schavot – Galgenbrok (Void Wanderer Productions & War Productions) – black metal

Seltar – Autoscopia (Casus Belli Musica/ Beverina Productions) – atmospheric black metal

Sentiero dei Principi – Lustmord (Xenoglossy / Esercito della Chiesa Dorata) – black metal

Sepulchre By the Sea – Ratiocinations, EP (Independent) – atmospheric black metal 

Skverna Liniya – In a Garland of Wax (Casus Belli Musica / Beverina) – atmospheric black metal

Snares of Sixes – MoonBladder (Nefarious / Transcending) – experimental

Solitvdo – Hegemonikon (ATMF) – experimental

Stolen Kidneys – Maailma loppuu (Trepanation Recordings) – sludge / noise

Supercorruptor – Remote Viewing (Independent) – noise / stoner

Tempter’s Sacrament – Temptation Steel Scourge (Invictus Productions) – black / death

Tentation – Le Berceau Des Dieux (Gates of Hell Records) – heavy metal

Terdor – De Goddeloze Tolgaarder (Negra Nit) – black metal

The Scars In Pneuma / Ogen – Split (Deadwoods Productions) – black metal

TOOM – Behold the Basilisk (APF) – stoner doom

Torture of Hypocrisy – Humanufacture (Independent) – groove metal

Tri State Corner – Stereotype (Drakkar Entertainment) – rock

Triacanthos – Apotheosis (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Varnok – Anthropogenic (Independent) – death metal 

Venefixion – A Sigh From Below (Iron Bonehead) – death metal

Vetrar Draugurinn – The Night Sky (Dark Skies Coming) – post doom metal

Wage War – Manic (Fearless) – metal

Wingless – Nonconform (selfmadegod) – death / doom

Wooden Throne – Under the Moon They Wander Until Fading Away (Purity Through Fire) – black metal


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