Initial Descent: October 17 – 23, 2021

Massacre
Massacre

As we inch closer and closer to Devil’s Night, this week of new metal absolutely has any and all soundtrack needs covered. And, we’re cranking the chainsaw with a smattering of death metal and a pinch of doom thrown in for good measure. First up is a band that, to me, is legendary in death metal and has always encapsulated what that genre tag means: the mighty MASSACRE. Am I excited? Damn right. It’s been too long, but they’re back with a great album. Following that is an absurdly nasty death doom outing from Worm, a 50/50 merge of Swedish and Floridian leaning death metal from Lovecraftianists Bizarre, slamming death groove from Waking The Cadaver, and, as always, a ton more in the list below. Dig in and enjoy!

Massacre - Resurgence

Massacre – Resurgence (Nuclear Blast) – death metal

Worm - Foreverglade

Worm – Foreverglade (20 Buck Spin) – death doom

Bizarre - Invocation Codex

Bizarre – Invocation Codex (Transcending Obscurity) – death metal

Waking the Cadaver - Authority Through Intimidation

Waking The Cadaver – Authority Through Intimidation (Unique Leader Records) – death metal

Also on tap:

Amon Sethis – Part O: The Queen With the Golden Hair (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Apparition – Feel (Profound Lore) – death metal

Armored Saint – Symbol of Salvation, Live (Metal Blade) – heavy metal

Blackfold – Solarus (Trepanation Recordings) – doom

Blackwater Holylight – Silence/Motion (RidingEasy Records) – progressive metal

Cognos – S/T (Willowtip) – prog

Cradle of Filth – Existence Is Futile (Nuclear Blast) – symphonic black metal

Deimler – A Thousand Suns (Xtreem) – death metal

Don’t Grow Old // Burr – Split, EP (Nefarious Industries) – noise rock

Dust Mountain – Hymns for the Wilderness (Svart) – psych rock

Ember Sun – On Earth and Heaven (code666) – funeral doom

Every Time I Die – Radical (Epitaph) – metal

Evil Spell – Padre Vostro (Blasphemous / Music for the Masses) – black / thrash

Exsul – Allegoresis (Caligari) – death metal

Ezra Brooks / Serpent Rider – Visions of Esoteric Splendor (No Remorse) – metal 

Fathom Farewell – Kraken, EP (Blood Blast) – metal

Foreignwolf – Your Weapons, Your Words, EP (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Fox Oak – Trolsk Earth, EP (Apocalyptic Witchcraft) – ambient

Furze – Black Psych Tormentor (Independent) – black metal

Ghoul – Live In the Flesh (Tankcrimes) – metal

Gralaghorr – The Divine Spectacle of Rebirth (Not Music) – black / sludge

Green Lung – Black Harvest (Svart) – metal

Hand of Kalliach – Samhainn (Independent) – metal

Helgrind – Insurrection (Metal Rocka / One Eyed Toad / Cargo) – thrash

Hex A.D. – Funeral Tango for Gods & Men (Fresh Tea) – prog doom

Horns of Domination – Where Voices Leave No Echo (Sepulchral Voice) – black / death

Ignea / Ersedu – Bestia (Independent) – melodic metal

In Crucem Agere – Calling the Void (code666) – black metal

In The Whale – Vanishing Point (Riot Records) – alt rock

Kimura – Circle the Prey (Independent) – metal

Kira – S/T (Kitten Robot Records) – dark minimalism

Knife – S/T (Dying Victims Productions) – speed metal 

Kolossus – K (My Kingdom Records) – black metal

Le Chant Noir – La Société Satanique des Poètes Morts (Personal Records) – avantgarde black metal

Organic – Where Graves Abound (Testimony) – death metal

Persona – Animal (Independent) – modern metal

Phantom Fire – The Bust of Beezlebub (Edged Circle) – heavy metal

Primeval Well – Talkin’ in Tongues with Mountain Spirits (Moonlight Cypress Archetypes) – gothic black metal

Ravenous – Hubris (Feast Beast / Spiritual Beast) – power metal

Scarecrow – II (Wise Blood) – doom rock

Seims – Four (Art As Catharsis) – post-rock

Sexmag – Sex Metal (Dying Victims Productions) – black metal

Shadowland – The Necromancer’s Castle (No Remorse) – heavy metal

Shamblemaths – Shamblemaths II (Apollon Records Prog) – prog rock

Skanners – Greatest Hits (Music for the Masses) – heavy metal

Slaves of Kali – Uncharted Trails (Independent) – modern metal

Starset – Horizons (Fearless) – rock

Stockhausen & The Amplified Riot – Have We Lost Our Mind or Have We Found Our Soul?, EP (Artificial Head) – psych rock

Sulphurous – The Black Mouth of Sepulchre (Dark Descent / Me Saco Un Ojo / Dessicated) – death metal

The Sonic Overlords – Last Days of Babylon (M-Theory Audio) – doom / rock

Thirteen Bled Promises – Foundation (Lacerated Enemy Records) – tech death

Venus Syndrome – Cannibal Star (Rockshots) – prog

Zych – Dante’s Inferno Part I (Metal Assault) – prog metal

Josh

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