Initial Descent: January 30 – February 5, 2022

It is not today as I write this so maybe your team got in the Super Bowl, and maybe not. If so, I’m sure you’re still celebrating and if not, or maybe you just don’t care, welcome to another list of new metal. Glad you stopped by as we’ve got new stuff from Thorn who made my best of 2021 list with their genius take on death metal, straight forward and lacerating metal from Venom Prison and Mass Worship, another death metal album from Golgothan who I’ve seen some positive feedback on as of late, and of course a few more bangers in the list that follows. You know what to do from here…get in there and get some. 

Thorn – Yawning Depths (Chaos) – death metal

Venom Prison – Erebos (Century Media) – metal

Mass Worship - portal_tombs

Mass Worship – Portal Tombs (Century Media) – metal

Golgothan – Leech (Lacerated Enemy Records) – death metal

Also on tap:

Abhoria – S/T (Prosthetic) – black metal

Abysmal Dawn – Nightmare Frontier (Season of Mist) – death metal

And Harmony Dies – Ballast (Club Inferno Ent) – post-black metal

Bat Magic  –  Feast of Blood, Cassette Issue (Babylon Doom Cult) – black metal 

Beyond the Styx – Sentence (WTF / Diaroma) – crossover

Carathis / Sulfure – Split (Personal) – metal

Chamber of Torture – Phantasms of the Bedlamite (Svanrenne Music) – extreme metal

Cultist – Manic Despair (Independent) – death metal

Dark Sanctuary – Iterum (Avantgarde Music) – darkwave

Deathless Void – S/T (Iron Bonehead) – post-modern death

Dryed – S/T (Independent) – modern metal

Gunjack – The Third Impact (Independent) – heavy metal

Interment Ashes – S/T (Eternal Death) – black metal

Kill All The Gentlemen – Black Canvas (Sliptrick) – death / black

Kryptograf – Asphodel (Apollon Prog) – prog

Krvvla – X (Brucia) – post-black metal

Kurokuma – Born of Obsidian (Independent) – doom / sludge

Lunar Tombfields – The Eternal Harvest (LADLO Productions) – atmospheric black metal

Lycia – A Day In the Stark Corner, Remastered (Avantgarde Music) – darkwave

Mac Gollehon – The End Is The Beginning (Nefarious Industries) – avant-jazz

Mystic Circle – S/T (Atomic Fire Records) – black metal

Nathr / Ordo Cultum Serpentis – Shadows Crawl (Signal Rex) – blackened doom

Nekrovomit – Demonic Possession (Helldprod) – black / speed / thrash

Obsidian Sea – Pathos (Ripple Music) – psych rock

Ode and Elegy – S/T (Independent) – post-metal / chamber folk

Old Spirit – S/T (Bright as Night) – rock

Omnibael – Rain Soaks The Earth Where They Lie (Cruel Nature Recordings) – industrial

Opensight – Mondo Fiction (Independent) – cinematic rock

Powertryp – Midnight Marauder (Rafchild Records) – heavy metal

Ross Gentry – Apparitional (American Dreams) – ambient / drone

Sahara – III: Hell on Earth (Helter Skelter / Regain Records) – stoner doom

Seremonia – Neonlusifer (Svart) – psych

Skinliv / Vermisst – Split (Nebular Carcoma) – black metal

Theomachia – The Theosophist (Xenoglossy / Onism) – black metal

TYMO – The Art of a Maniac (Independent) – thrash

Validor – Full Triumphed (Symmetric) – metal

Vinterdracul – The Murnau Nocturnes (Independent) – gothic black metal

Vinterland – Welcome My Last Chapter, Remastered (Black Lodge) – melodic black metal

Voodoo Moonshine – Bottom of the Barrel (Dark Star) – rock

Vorga – Striving Toward Oblivion (Transcending Obscurity) – black metal

Witches Coven – World On Fire (Spysatellite) – stoner


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