Initial Descent: December 12 – 18, 2021


We’ve reached that point in the year where the quantity of new releases dwindles. So, enjoy this week while you can since the next two will be slim pickings. As a reminder, there’s a ton that came out this year you probably missed so be sure to catch up, find some favorites, and go drop some cash on them. For this week’s new release festivities we’ve got death metal from Haalbuaer, black metal from Ustalost, deathened doom or doomened death from Slog, black metal from Beyond Death’s Throne, and several more in the list below. From here, you know what to do…copy/paste and get some.

Haalbuaer – Mortal Ones Scream In Horror (Caligari) – death metal

Ustalost – Before the Glinting Spell Unvests (Gilead Media) – black metal

Be patient, release date looms…

Slog – Graves (Morbid and Miserable) – death / doom

Beyond Death’s Throne – Haphazard Ethos (Signal Rex) – black metal

Also on tap:

Age of Athena – Gate To Oblivion (Independent) – symphonic metal

Agnes Vein – Deathcall (Venerate Industries) – black / doom

Angoixa – Distopia Digital (Independent) – death metal

Avskräde – Det stora tunga sjuka (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Bekëth Nexëhmü – De Fornas Likgaldrar (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Bestia Ater – Anno.Bestia.Chrysallis (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Black Ground Project – Blood & Violence (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Blaque Jaque Shallaque – Blood On My Hands, Re-Release (High Roller) – metal

Brute Force Trauma – World Is Burning (DiSTAT) – punk / crust

Caestus – The Undoer’s Key (Purity Through Fire) – black metal 

Charnel Altar – Abatement of the Sun (Blood Harvest) – death doom

Coraxul – Vihavirsiä Aamunkoin (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Decerebration – Follow the Scars (Independent) – death metal

Deliberate Miscarriage – Mortuary Melodies (Independent) – death metal

Diablery – Candles (Saturnal) – black metal

Diabolisches Werk – Beast (UPRISING!) – death / thrash

Flagg – Cosmic Chaos Manifest (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Hel’s Throne – Ravens Flight (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Hell’s Coronation – Silver Knife Mysticism (Godz  Ov War Productions) – doom

Just Before Dawn – In The Realm Of Ash And Sorrow (Raw Skull) – death metal

Kadavereich – Radiance of Doom (Godz  Ov War Productions) – death metal

KHNVM – Portals To Oblivion (Neckbreaker) – death metal

Kriegzeit – Hateworship (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Mad Butcher – Metal Meat, Reissue (Relics From The Crypt) – heavy metal

Mavorim – Non Omnis Moriar (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Mega Colossus – Riptime (Rafchild) – metal

Memory Garden – 1349 (No Remorse) – doom

Mother – I (Consouling Sounds) – post-metal

Murder Van – Crooked Smiles, EP (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Myrdød – The Mourning Hollow (Wise Blood Records) – black / death metal

Phalanx Inferno / Melek-Tha – Order of Eternal Indifference (Godz  Ov War Productions) – death / industrial

Phenocryst – Explosions (Blood Harvest) – death metal

Phobetor – Through Deepest Fears And Darkest Minds (Black Jasper Records) – black / death

Sacrifice – Total Steel (Relics From The Crypt) – thrash

Sacrificium Carmen – Nekrognosis Avain Varjoihin (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Schrat – Seelenfresser (Folter Records) – black metal

Serpent Lord – Apocrypha (From the Vaults) – metal

Shady Glimpse – Supreme Gift (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Shockgnosis – Be Chaos Be God (Dedication) – groove metal

Slow Burning Rage – S/T (Pax Aeternum) – metal

Somalgia – Inverted World (Repose) – psych metal

The Sway of Mountains – All the Colour Stains the Light (Independent) – instrumental progressive black / death

Torii – S/T (Independent) – black / death

Úlfarr – The Ruins of Human Failure (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Unzane – Test of Time (Independent) – metal


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