Initial Descent: October 10 – 16, 2021


Boomsticks, broomsticks, machetes, kitchen knives, chainsaws, meat hooks, ouija boards…are we having fun yet? Yep, still peddling spooky season and will be for at least a couple more weeks. So, at least I’m having fun. And for the reason you’re here, we do indeed have another list of new metal on tap so let’s get to it. Aeon are nothing if they aren’t consistent, and any death metal band that’s consistently in Deicide’s corner is a very good thing so this week’s full length is all that and a bag of chips. Next up is a killer noise rock album from Tunic that we so happen to have a Profile for so dig that, Hate bring the black / death metal pain in epic form (as they always do), post-metal has a new heavy hitter in its corner with Hippotraktor, and tons more lie in wait just below this excellent four pack. Dig in and find your new favorite(s). Enjoy.

Aeon - God Ends Here

Aeon – God Ends Here (Metal Blade) – death metal

Tunic - Quitter

Tunic – Quitter (Artoffact) – noise rock [profile]

Hate - Rugia

Hate – Rugia (Metal Blade) – black / death

Hippotraktor - Meridian

Hippotraktor – Meridian (Pelagic Records) – post-metal

Also on tap:

Alcatrazz – V (Silver Lining Music) – heavy metal

Bangkok Dollars – Lost Souls (Sliptrick) – rock / metal

Baron Crane – Les Beaux Jours (Mrs Red Sound) – prog rock

Bound In Fear – Penance (Unique Leader Records) – metal

Clouds – Despartire (Independent) – atmospheric doom

Cousin Betty – Overs (Golden Robot Records) – garage psych

Craneium – Unknown Heights (The Sign) – fuzz

Crystal Coffin – The Stairway Eternal (A Beast In the Field) – melodic black metal

Dark Mark vs Skeleton Joe – S/T (Rare Bird / Kitten Robot) – electronic / experimental 

Deathcvlt – S/T (My Kingdom Music) – black / death

DED – School of Thought (Suretone) – rock

Destinity – In Continuum (Crimson Productions / Season of Mist) – melodic death metal 

Djiin – Meandering Soul (Klonosphere) – psych stoner rock

ElisaDay – Auftakt (Independent) – symphonic metal

Feed the Corpses to the Pigs – This Insidious Horror (Horror Pain Gore Death) – extreme

Fire Toolz – Eternal Home (Hausu Mountain) – experimental 

Hak-Ed Damm – Destructio Purificalis (Black Market Metal Label) – black metal

High Desert Queen – Secrets of the Black Moon (Ripple Music) – heavy rock

Illudium – Ash of the Womb (Prophecy Productions) – dreamgaze

Illyrian – Aegis (Independent) – death / thrash

Interesting Times Gang – Beats, No Rhymes, No Life (Pax Aeternum) – experimental

Kælan Mikla – Undir Köldum Norðumljósum (Artoffact) – synth / punk

Lair of the White Worm – EP1 (APF / Trepanation) – industrial metal / noise

Läjä Äijälä & Albert Witchfinder – Centuries of Youth (Svart) – electronic 

Loose Sutures – A Gash With Sharp Teeth and Other Tales (Electric Valley) – rock / fuzz / garage

Luo – Convoluted Mess Machine (Art As Catharsis) – electronic / math rock

Lutharo – Hiraeth (Independent) – melodic death metal 

Manora – Brave the Storm (Independent) – symphonic metal

Muertissima – Inquisition (Music-Records) – death metal

Myndsnare – Conditioned : Human (Independent) – tech thrash

Necromantia – To The Depths We Descend… (The Circle / Hell’s Fire / Rabauw) – black / death

Noltem – Illusions in the Wake (Transcending Obscurity) – atmospheric black metal

Non Residents – Against Police Brutality (Independent) – metal

Nür – Negative Transfer (Suicide) – post-metal

Orgrel – Red Dragon’s Invocation (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Perpetual Etude – Now Is the Time (Black Lodge) – heavy / power

Qoya – Yokai (Independent) – doom / post-punk

Rage In My Eyes – Spiral, EP (Independent) – heavy / power

Reaping Asmodeia – Darkened Infinity (Prosthetic) – tech death

Rebellix – Serpent’s Kiss (Inverse) – thrash 

Redscale – The Old Colossus (Majestic Mountain) – rock

Rothadás – Kopar hant… az alvilag fele (Me Saco Un Ojo) – death metal

Schwarzschild – Metrik (Team H Entertainment) – synth

She Said Destroy – Succession (Mas-Kina) – punk / metal

Skeletoon – The 1.21 Gigawatts Club (Scarlet) – power metal

Snafu – Exile//Banishment (Housecore) – thrash / punk

Snakeblade – The Curse (Independent) – metal

Soreeyes – Sleep Waves (Morbid And Miserable Records) – blackgaze

Sorguinazia – Negation of Delirium (Iron Bonehead) – black metal 

Superstatic – Glimmering Veil (Solitude Productions) – funeral doom

Swarm of Spheres – Brother, Take Five (No Why) – stoner / sludge

The Melvins – Five Legged Dog (Ipecac) – melvins-coustic

The Silver – Ward of Roses (Gilead Media) – extreme

Twelve Foot Ninja – Vengeance (Volkanik Music) – synth / metal / djent

Vildhjarta – masstaden under vatten (Century Media) – djent

Zetar – Devouring Darkness (Spirit Coffin Publishing) – black / death


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