Initial Descent: April 24 – 30, 2022


The right choice of music can conquer damn near any situation, or at least make said situation palatable. We’ve had a plethora to choose from so far this year and with each of these new release lists, that plethora grows by leaps and bounds. This week gives us a mind bending experimental sludge debut from Pyrithe, black metal from both Watain and Al-Namrood, death metal from Suppression, and a full list of other releases to dig your teeth and wallet into. Give it a read and let us know what you find. See you here throughout the week…

Pyrithe - Monuments To Impermanence

Pyrithe – Monuments To Impermanence (Gilead Media) – experimental sludge

Watain - The Agony ; Ecstasy of Watain

Watain – The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain (Nuclear Blast) – black metal

Al-Namrood – Worship the Degenerate (Shaytan Productions) – black metal

Suppression – The Sorrow of Soul Through Flesh (Unspeakable Axe) – death metal

Also on tap:

Abhomine – Demonize Destroy Delete (Osmose / Hells Headbangers) – metal

Arktotus – Black Veins (Independent) – black / death

Beyond The Structure – Scrutiny (Vicious Instinct Records) – death metal

Bithammer! – Minimum Style, Maximum Effort! (That’s Entertainment / Apollon) – rock

Candelabrum – Nocturnal Trance (Hells Headbangers) – black metal

Celestial Season – Mysterium I (Burning World) – doom

Cell 9 – Second Coming (Melodic Passion) – metal

Dälek – Precipice (Ipecac) – noise-rap

Dead Head – Slave Driver (Hammerheart) – thrash

Deathcrush – Under Serpents Reign (Time To Kill) – death metal

Delvoid – Swarmlife (Banditt Media) – progressive rock

Dischordia – Triptych (Transcending Obscurity) – death metal

Dissolve Patterns – S/T (Brucia) – avantgarde black metal

Drudensang – Tuiflsrijtt (Folter) – black metal

El Astronauta – Dark Matters, EP (Snow Wolf) – metal

Enragement – Atrocities (Rising Nemesis) – brutal death

Falamh – Aeons Effigy (Independent) – melodic death/black metal

Feralia – Under Stige / Over Dianam (Time To Kill) – black metal

Geisterfaust – Servile Mirrors of Animosity (Morbid and Miserable / Altstadtwolf) – black metal 

Geometry of Chaos – Soldiers of the New World Order, Re-Release (WormHoleDeath) – progressive metal

Grafvitnir – Tunes of Sitrah Ahra (Carnal) – black metal

Häxenzijrkell – Urgrund (Amor Fati) – black metal

Helms Alee – Keep This Be the Way (Sargent House) – metal

Heriot – Profound Mortality, EP (Church Road) – metalcore

Imelda Marcos – Albularyo, EP (Independent) – noise rock

Inanna – Void of Unending Depths (Memento Mori) – death metal

Intolerance – Dark Paths of Humanity (Memento Mori / Fucking Kill / Godz Ov War) – death metal

Introtyl – Adfectus (Emanzipation Productions) – death metal

Jordan Blum – Opeth Every Album, Every Song (Independent) – book

Lament Cityscape – A Darker Discharge (Lifeforce) – industrial / sludge / noise

Lionsoul – A Pledge To Darkness (Rockshots) – metal

Meyhnach – Miseria de profundis (Osmose Productions) – black metal

Midas – S/T (No Remorse) – rock

No/Más – Consume / Deny / Repent (Closed Casket Activities) – grind

Notturno – Obsessions (Hypnotic Dirge) – atmospheric black metal

Parzival – Ordalium (Moondrop) – darkwave / gothic / industrial 

Rammstein – Zeit (Universal) – industrial

Sacrilega – The Arcana Spear (Blood Harvest) – death metal

Scarlata – Power Through (Independent) – punk metal

Siberian Tusk – Reapers By Trade (Hidden Noise) – stoner rock

Silver Knife – Ring (Amor Fati) – black metal

Slowtorch – The Machine Has Failed (Electric Valley) – stoner metal

Sonisk Blodbad – The Shores of Oblivion (Apollon) – electronica / krautrock

Spill Your Guts – The Wrath It Takes (Trepanation / PermCity / Graboid of the Ground) – hardcore

Steelbourne – A Tale As Old As Time (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Stratuz – Osculum Pacis (Sliptrick Records) – death/doom

Tenhornedbeast – The Lamp Of No Light (Cold Spring) – ambient / drone

Teufelsberg – Ordre du Diable (Signal Rex) – black metal

The Nika Riots – Derelict (Mas-Kina Recordings) – hardcore

Thlurm – The Thlurm Must Die & Dungeon Scum (Wise Blood Records) – black punk grind

Thorium – Danmark (Emanzipation Productions) – death metal

Tombstones In Their Eyes – A Higher Place, EP (Kitten Robot) – gaze

Torrents – Dual Fates (Independent) – rock

Tysondog – Midnight (From the Vaults) – metal

Various Artists – Forever Reigning – A Tribute To Slayer (Satyrn Studios) – metal

Vulcano – Stone Orange (Emanzipation Productions) – extreme metal


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