Initial Descent: March 27 – April 2, 2022


A renewed sense of panic and crushing weight settles in…ah, it’s Monday again. But, fear not, the memes will come hot and fresh, the sun will come out this week, AND we’ve got a full clip of new metal that consists of more treats than tricks this week starting off with Atlanta’s black metal practitioners Vimur returning with their third offering and this one blisters their previous material, Meshuggah roar back to life after a six year slumber and whether you call them tech or djent, they still got it in spades, traditional heavy metal gets a swift kick in the ass from both Satan and Wolf, and, as always, a full list of other stuff to explore. Just FYI: as much as we try to feature as many releases as possible, we miss them occasionally so if we’ve missed any here, or in the future, feel free to drop them in the comments so everyone can benefit. And, if your (metal of some sort) band wants to be featured here, click on our about page to find our email and send us one. We’d love to hear from you…probably.  

Vimur – Transcendental Violence (Boris) – black metal

Meshuggah – Immutable (Atomic Fire) – tech-metal 

Satan – Earth Infernal (Metal Blade Records) – heavy metal

Wolf – Shadowland (Century Media) – heavy metal

Also on tap:

Aethyrick – Pilgrimage (The Sinister Flame) – black metal

Akerbeltz – Merciless (BlackSeed Productions) – black metal

Amon Acid – Demon Rider, EP (Helter Skelter Productions / Regain Records) – psych doom

Ancient Settlers – Our Last Eclipse (Crusader Records) – tech melo death

Bhleg – Fäghring (Nordvis) – black / folk

Celtic Hills – Huldufólk (Elevate / Code 7 / Plastichead) – power metal

Centinex – The Pestilence (Agonia) – death metal

Chrome Waves – Recurisve (The Rain Will Cleanse Remixes) (Disorder Recordings) – post-black metal

Chthonic Cult – Become Seekers for Death (Putrid Cult) – black / death

Daupuz – Vom schwarzen Schmied: Bergkgesænge (Amor Fati) – black metal

Dusk – The Relic (Independent) – industrial black metal

Eunoia – Psypop of the Year (Nefarious Industries) – mathcore

Far From Your Sun – The Origin of Suffering (Independent) – post-rock

GGGOLDDD – This Shame Should Not Be Mine (Independent) – dark

Golgothan Remains – Adorned In Ruin (Sentient Ruin) – death metal 

Humanizer – Divine Golden Blood + Humanizer, EP Reissue (Independent) – death metal

I Klatus – Targeted (Dead Sage) – sludge / doom

If It Kills You – Invisible Self (Independent) – post-hardcore

Kublai Khan TX – Lowest Form of Animal (Rise) – hardcore

Lifvsleda – Sepulkral dedikation (NoEvDia) – black metal

Lords of the Trident – The Offering (Independent) – heavy metal

Lustmord & Various Artists – The Others [Lustmord Deconstructed] (Pelagic) – experimental

Misfire  – Sympathy for the Ignorant (MNRK Heavy) – thrash

Necrodeath – Transformer Treatment / Come To the Sabbath, 7″ (Time To Kill) – black / thrash

Prousted – Demo (Sentient Ruin) – blackened punk

Purgatory – Apotheosis Of Anti Light (War Anthem Records) – death metal

Ravenous Dusk – The Dead of Night (Seance) – black metal 

Riccardo Moccia – Sensed (Independent) – death / post-metal

Saklas – The One Who Swallowed God (Personal) – black metal

Shannon Rowley – The King Departs (Svart) – songwriter

Steak – Acute Mania (Ripple Music) – stoner

The Hellacopters – Eyes of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast) – rock

The Long Hunt – Threshold Wanderer (Independent) – post-rock

The Spirit – Of Clarity and Galactic Structures (AOP) – progressive death metal

Third Nail – Theos-Haimaton (BlackSeed Productions) – black metal

Tranzat – Ouh La La (Klonosphere) – prog

Trick Or Treat – Creepy Symphonies (Scarlet) – power / speed

Twin Void – Free from Hardtimes (Electric Valley) – sludge / punk

Varjo-Orkesteri – Prima Volta (Inverse) – prog metal


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