Initial Descent: November 21 – 27, 2021


Stateside we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving this week which means…we eat. A lot. And watch football. Then nap on the couch. Some will then commence the absurdity that is Black Friday where normal folks turn into animals and nearly kill each other to save a buck or be first to that precious PS5 while trampling bodies underfoot. Ahhh, good times. For the rest of you, it’ll be Thursday and Friday, yay for you. Anyway, new metal is here for your perusal and kicking things off we’ve got a long awaited return from Hypocrisy, a live album from The Ocean who are unmistakably one of the heaviest hitters in the post-metal scene, a death metal kidney punch from Teeth, speedy blackened death metal from Concrete Winds, and a whole host more that follows. There’s even a couple of Christmas albums down below just in case you haven’t already had enough of that. Whatever you’ll be celebrating or doing this week, there’s plenty here to soundtrack it so get after it.

Hypocrisy - Worship

Hypocrisy – Worship (Nuclear Blast) – death metal

The Ocean - Phanerozoic Live

The Ocean – Phanerozoic Live (Pelagic) – post-metal 

Teeth - Finite

Teeth – Finite (Translation Loss Records) – death metal

Concrete Winds - Nerve Butcherer

Concrete Winds – Nerve Butcherer (Sepulchral Voice) – black / death

Also on tap:

Abhorration – After Winter Comes War (Invictus Productions) – death metal 

Alien Force – We Meet Again (From the Vaults) – metal

All Are To Return – All Are To Return II (Tartarus) – industrial

Archgoat – Worship the Eternal Darkness (Debemur Morti) – black / death

Benothing – Temporal Bliss Surrealms (Everlasting Spew) – death metal

Black Crucifixion – Triginta (Seance) – black metal

Black Label Society – Doom Crew Inc. – (eOne) – metal

Blodtar – S/T (Nordvis) – black metal

Cien – Redemption (Godz Ov War Productions) – black metal

Coilguns – Shunners/Burrows (Hummus) – rock

Cynic – Ascension Codes (Season of Mist) – progressive metal

Dishell – Teutonic Beat (Selfmadegod) – death / crust punk

Donner – Hesitant Light (Apollon) – synth

Drop On Glass – Light as a Feather (WormHoleDeath) – dream-rock

Estertor – Tales From the Ancient Grave (War Anthem) – death / doom / black

Eternal Evil – The Warriors Awakening Brings the Unholy Slaughter (Redefining Darkness) – thrash

Eternity’s End – Embers of War (Prosthetic Records) – power metal

Fere – Visceral (Raging Planet Records) – progressive metal

Forbidden Omen – Ancestral Rituals (Szataniec) – death metal

Fortress – Don’t Spare the Wicked (High Roller) – speed metal

Frau Fleischer – When The Sun’s Down (Sliptrick Records) – industrial

Goatcraft – Sic Transit Gloria Mundi (I, Voidhanger Records) – extreme metal

Gourmand – To Bring To Nothing (Independent) – progressive death metal

Helmet – Live and Rare (earMUSIC) – metal

Helvete – Sinisten Puiden Niitty (Independent) – extreme metal

Hitten – Triumph & Tragedy (High Roller) – speed metal

Hollow – Tower (Rockshots) – metal

Hunters Moon – The Great Pandemonium (Hells Headbangers) – black metal

Imminence – Heaven In Hiding (Independent) – metal

Imperial Triumphant – An Evening With Imperial Triumphant (Century Media) – avant-garde metal

Imperialist – Zenith (Transcending Obscurity) – sci-fi black metal

Incubus (BR) – Serpent Temptation, Remastered (Brutal Records) – thrash

Insane – Wait and Pray, Re-Release (High Roller) – metal

Joseph Izayea – Harder Truths (Independent) – metal 

Karhide – Abort (Trepanation Recordings) – post-metal

Kreationist – Dans L’Interminable (I, Voidhanger Records) – atmospheric doom/black

Krvna – Sempinfernus (Seance) – black metal

Lee Aaron – Almost Christmas (Metalville) – rock

Lindy-Fay Hella & Dei Farne – Hildring (By Norse) – dark pop

Lynx – Watcher of Skies (No Remorse) – rock

Monosphere – The Puppeteer (Independent) – prog / post-metal / mathcore

Morguiliath – Occult Sins, New Unholy Dimension (Osmose Productions) – black metal

Morgul Blade – Fell Sorcery Abounds (No Remorse) – heavy metal

Necromaniac – Morbid Metal (Invictus Productions) – metal

Negură Bunget – Zău (Lupus Lounge / Prophecy Productions) – pagan metal

Noise Trail Immersion – Curia (I, Voidhanger Records) – post black metal

Opera Diabolicus – Dead On A Pale Horse (Season of Mist) – metal

Ordinal Negru – A Sojourner Wandering Through the Barren Openness (Loud Rage) – black metal

Plague Patrol – Demo 2021 (Dry Cough) – death metal

Resolve – Between Me and the Machines (Arising Empire) – metalcore 

Satin White – Not Grayed At All (Independent) – retro rock

Scars of Solitude – If These Walls Could Talk (Inverse Record) – melodic metal

Servant – Blessed By The Light Of A Thousand Star (MDD Records) – black metal

Signs of the Dying Summer – Oto jest Pustka (Godz Ov War Productions) – black metal 

Slaves – Insolent Aggression, Re-Release (High Roller) – power metal

Swamp Coffin – Noose Almighty (APF) – sludge

TDW – Fountains (Layered Reality Productions) – ambient

Temple of Evil – Apolytrosis (Folter) – black metal

Temptations Wings – Marauders of the Killing Moon (Electric Talon) – doom / stoner

The Noctambulant – Hellrazor, Expanded Edition (Non Serviam) – metal

Todomal – Ultracrepidarian (The Vinyl Division) – psych doom

Toehider – To Hide Her, 10th Anniversary (Bird’s Robe Records) – pop prog rock

Various Artists – R#XMAS (Metalville) – -metal

Waltari – 3rd Decade – The Anniversary Edition (Metalville) – rock

Warcall – Dead End Pt. 2, EP (Plan B Music) – metal

Wyoming Young and Strong – Black Wire (Independent) – sludge / stoner 

Zmarlym – Druga Fala (Godz Ov War Productions) – black metal


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