Initial Descent: May 1 – 7, 2022

God Mother
God Mother – image courtesy of Annie Månsson

Draft day was last week, it’s finally warm, we’re still getting an obscene amount of good metal, and, needless to say, all this makes me happy. And, the fact that it’s Monday doesn’t phase me one bit. Alright then, new metal and we got it and you need it so dig in and see what’s up this week…everyone’s favorite d-beat-grind-hardcorists God Mother are back with an absolute steamroller of an EP, the undisputed kings of power doom, Ufomammut, grace us with a killer album, Tzompantli offers up a very unique and very heavy take on death-doom, Tenebro goes whole hog on the Italian horror movie love by way of gritty and nasty death metal, and there’s an unbelievably long list that follows to entertain any tastes. No excuses, go get them. Oh, want to see your band here in the future? Get in touch, contact info awaits on the about page. See you here throughout the week…

God Mother – Obeveklig, EP (Independent) – d-beat / grind / hardcore

Ufomammut – Fenice (Neurot Recordings) – power doom

Tzompantli – Tlazcaltiliztli (20 Buck Spin) – death / doom

Tenebro – L’inizio di un Incubo (Xtreem Music) – death metal

Also on tap:

Arc Arrival – Amethyst, EP (Independent) – tech metal

Armagideon Time – Crime As Theatre (Anti-Corporate Music) – hardcore

Big Muff 68 – Swing Metal (Mas-Kina Recordings) – not swing metal

Burying Place – In the Light of Burning Churches (Inferna Profundus) – tech death

Circle of Sighs – Alabaster (Pillars of Creation Rkds) – experimental black metal 

Christian Death – Evil Becomes Rule (Season of Mist) – goth rock

Cleaver – No More Must Crawl (Klonosphere) – hardcore

Coprophilia – The Demo Collection (Helter Skelter / Regain) – death metal

Cosmic Putrefaction – Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones (Profound Lore) – death metal

Deaf Club – Bad Songs Forever, EP (Three One G) – metal

Death Whore – Total Teutonic Torso, EP (No Good To Anyone Productions) – deathcore

Demonical – Mass Destroyer (Agonia) – death metal

Depressed Mode – Decade of Silence (Inverse) – symphonic doom / death

Disquiet – Instigate to Annihilate (Soulseller) – death metal

Djevelkult – Drep Alle Guder (Soulseller) – black metal

Foul Body Autopsy – Shadows Without Light: Part Two (Independent) – death metal

Fozzy – Boombox (Another Century / CM) – rock

Fuzz Meadows – Orange Sunshine (Copper Feast) – instru-psych

G-Anx / Filthy Christmas – Split 7″, Reissue (Armageddon Label) – hardcore punk

Harvested – S/T, EP (Independent) – metal

Haunter – Disincarnate Ails (Profound Lore) – black / death

Hold Me Down – Powerless (Sentient Ruin) – industrial

I Am The Night – While the Gods Are Sleeping (Svart) – black metal

Ibaraki – Rashomon (Nuclear Blast) – black metal

Icare – Charogne (Hummus Records) – post metal

IJdelheid – Unholy (Onism Productions) – avantgarde black metal

Iku-Turso – Into Dawnless Realms (Korpituli Productions & Wolfspell Records) – Nordic Black Metal

Jeff Scott Soto – Complicated (Frontiers Music s.r.l.) – hard rock

Kadavarmarch – Into Oblivion (Last Mile) – metal

Kaleidobolt – This One Simple Trick (Svart) – rock

Klabautamann – Numbered (Zeitgeister) – black metal

Krilloan – Stories Of Times Forgotten (Sliptrick Records) 0- power metal

Liquid Shit – Untold Horrors (Dry Cough Records) – death sludge

Malthusian / Suffering Hour – Time’s Withering Shadow (Invictus Productions) – death metal

Molten Chains – Orisons of Vengeance (Alone) – heavy metal

Morgue Supplier – Inevitability (Transcending Obscurity) – deathgrind

Mother of Millions – Orbit, EP (Vicisolum Productions) – prog

Motor Sister – Get Off (Metal Blade Records) – heavy metal

N8NOFACE – Homicide (Blackhouse) – rock

Nightstalker – Dead Rock Commandos (Labyrinth of Thoughts records / The Lab records) – hard rock

Patristic – Apologetica, EP (Pulverised) – death metal

Posthuman Abomination – Mankind Recall (Comatose Music) – death metal

Rise To The Sky – Every Day, A Funeral (Meuse Music Records) – atmospheric doom

Rumours – The Lower We Sink, The Less We Care (Lupercalia Records) – rock

Scars – Trust No One (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Sepulchral Curse – Deathbed Sessions (Personal / Lycanthropic Chants / Transylvanian) – death metal

SkullShitter – Goat Claw (Nerve Altar) – deathgrind

Spastica / Boia – Spasticating Execution (Caligari / Necrolatry) – death metal

Stöner – totally… (Heavy Psych Sounds) – desert stoner

Strange Horizon – Beyond The Strange Horizon (Apollon Records) – doom

Survive – Live at Death Valley (Loud Rage / Pest) – death / thrash

Syberia – Statement on Death (Metal Blade / Blacklight Media) – post-metal

Tank – Don’t Walk Away, Reissue (High Roller) – metal

Tank – Filth Hounds of Hades, Reissue (High Roller Records) – heavy rock

The Damnation – Way of Perdition (Soulseller) – thrash

The Dark Overlords – Darkpocalypse, EP (UPRISING!) – black metal

This Is Oblivion – S/T (Silent Pendulum) – dark

Through Mists – Kingdom of the Sky (Trepanation Recordings) – melodic death metal

Vital Spirit – Still as the Night, Cold as the Wind (Vendetta / Hidden Tribe) – black metal

Wachenfeldt – Faustian Reawakening (Threeman Recordings) – black / death

Windwaker – Love Language (Fearless) – rockWo Fat – The Singularity (Ripple Music) – psych doom

Josh

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