Initial Descent: March 13 – 19, 2022

Black Fucking Cancer

I’ve been smack dab in the middle of hunting a particular album to no avail now for over a week. Most of us can feel that pain in one way or another. I know, I know; first world problems, right? Well, it has distracted me from real world problems such as a war, stupid gas prices, and all that sort of stuff that would fill an asshat to the brim. So, there’s that. Salty for a Monday…I’ll admit. ANYWAY, This week’s batch of new music has exactly the kind of pummeling my brain and body demands right now with black metal from Black Fucking Cancer and Dark Funeral and a pair of wicked death metal albums from Hellfrost and Fire and Aeviterne. These will definitely be my salt in the wounds for this week, but there’s also a healthy list of bruisers in the list that follows. Plenty here to pick your poison with this week…DO IT!

Black Fucking Cancer – Procreate Inverse (Sentient Ruin) – black metal

Dark Funeral – We Are the Apocalypse (Century Media) – black metal

Hellfrost and Fire – Fire, Frost and Hell (Transcending Obscurity) – death metal

Aeviterne – The Ailing Facade (Profound Lore) – death metal

Also on tap:

Achelous – The Icewind Chronicles (No Remorse) – metal

ΑΧΕΡΟΝΤΑΣ (Acherontas) – The Seven Tongues of ΔΑΗΜΩΝ (Zazen Sounds) – black metal

Berthold City – When Words Are Not Enough (WAR) – straight edge

Blazemth – The Return of Lucifer (Xtreem Music) – black metal

Carmeria – Advenae (Independent) – symphonic gothic metal

Catacomb – Back to Unknown Kadath (Xenokorp) – death metal

Chalk Hands – Don’t Think About Death (Dog Knights Productions) – screamo / math

Chemicide – Common Sense (RipRide) – thrash

Children of the Sün – Roots (The Sign Records) – retro rock

Crimson Tower – Aeternal Abyss (Morbid And Miserable Records) – doom

Cryptivore – Celestial Extinction (Bitter Loss) – death metal

Déhà – Decadanse (LADLO) – extreme

DI’AL – Abracamacabra (MooDDoom) – doom

Dirty Sound Magnet – DSM-III (Hummus) – psych rock

Echo Response – Triangles (Pax Aeternum) – multi-instrumental 

Eric Wagner – In The Lonely Light of Mourning (Cruz Del Sur) – doom

Extinction A.D. – Culture of Violence (Unique Leader) – metal / hardcore

Final Cry – The Ever-Rest (Independent) – metal

Flames Of Fire – S/T (Independent) – heavy metal

Friends of Hell – S/T (Rise Above) – doom

Gauntlet Rule – The Plague Court (From The Vaults) – heavy metal

Grave Next Door – Sanctified Heathen (Black Doomba) – stoner

Greyborn – Leeches, EP (F2M Planet) – rock

Hellbore – Panopticon (Independent) – death metal

Hyperia – Silhouettes of Horror (Independent) – thrash

Indemon – Fear of Living (Music-Records) – metal

Knight and Gallow – For Honor and Bloodshed (No Remorse) – heavy metal

Lethargie – Failed Escape Strategies (Void Wanderer Productions) – funeral doom / black metal

Mary Cream – Pulse (Club Inferno Ent.) – crossover

Moonlight Haze – Animus (Scarlet) – symphonic power metal

Moral Panic – White (Robellion) – punk

Nanna Barslev – Lysbærer (Norse Music) – folk

Nequient – Darker Than Death Or Night (Nefarious Industries) – metallic hardcore

Nick Vasallo – Apophany (Neuma) – metal / orchestra

Night Eyez – S/T (Bright as Night) – dark electronic

Over A Barrel – Self Inflicted Wounds (Independent) – metal

Overdrive – Reflexions (Regain – Reborn Classics) – metal

Playgrounded – The Death of Death (Pelagic) – prog metal

Ravenfield – Pain (Independent) – rock

Ritual Earth – MMXX (Iodine Recordings) – psych metal

SheWolf – S/T (Frontiers Music s.r.l.) – power metal

Slaegt – Goddess (Century Media) – black metal

Starer – The What It Is To Be (Folkvangr / Onism) – symphonic black metal

Stone Axe – Stay Of Execution (Ripple Music) – rock

Suffer In Silence – Obscurity (Via Nocturna) – black / death

TombSnakes – No Graves (Blank City Records) – rock

Trench – Encased In Chrome, EP (New Damage) – metal

Triumph – Retaliation Warfare (Inhuman Assault) – metal

Tyr – A Night at the Nordic House (Metal Blade) – metal

Without Waves – Comedian (Prosthetic) – prog

Witnesses – IV, Vinyl Release (N/A) – instrumental

Wretched Tongues – Ulter Praefinitum (Vicious Instinct) – deathcore

Zwaard – Bloed en Wijn (Argento) – black metal

Josh

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