Initial Descent: June 26 – July 2, 2022


I’m baaaack, sunburn and all. Miss me? Rhetorical…of course you did. Thanks to the homies for taking on my duties from last week. By now, I’m sure you’ve dabbled with the new Megadeth track, but if not, what the hell are you waiting for, DO IT! Seriously, this is the best Mustaine and Co. have sounded in… let’s just say a very long time. Alright then; new week, new metal, LET’S DO IT! Massacre‘s return last year was such a hit, they stomped the gas with new material and voila! a new EP, then we’ve got black metal from both Hulder (hotly anticipated from what I understand) and Black Cilice which looks and sounds much darker, next we’ve got some insane deathgrind from Narakah, and as usual, a very long list of other releases well worth your time to investigate. Happy hunting and we’ll see you here throughout the week.

Massacre - Mythos

Massacre – Mythos, EP (Nuclear Blast) – death metal

Hulder – The Eternal Fanfare (20 Buck Spin) – black metal

Black Cilice – Esoteric Atavism (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Narakah – Nemesis Cloak (Force of Reckoning) – deathgrind

Also on tap:

A Lie Nation – Sociopathology (Inverse) – black / death

Abyssal Temple – Demo I – II (Inferna Profundus Records) – black metal

Am Himmel – As Eternal As The Starless Kingdom Of Sorrow (Burning World) – synth doom

Animalize – Meat We’re Made Of (Dying Victims Productions) – metal

Atmahatya – Andhaarer Doshti Bochhor (Independent) – death metal

Between the Killings – The Killing Quartet Vol 1 – Reflection of Murder (Comatose Music) – death metal

Blood Command – Praise Armageddonism (Hassle Records) – deathpop

Boss Keloid – Family the Smiling Thrush: Live at Foel Studio (Ripple Music) – metal

Conjurer – Pathos (Nuclear Blast) – metal

Defiant – Vanguards of Misrule, EP (Independent) – death / black

Eschatology – S/T (Shadow / Regain) – black metal

Existence Dysphoria – Minus Negative (Sludgelord) – metal

Flames – Resurgence (No Remorse) – thrash

Fonsadera – Macabre Damp (Inferna Profundus Records) – black metal

Forbidden Tomb / Nansarunai – Split (Inferna Profundus Records) – black metal

Furis Ignis – Turm (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Greg Puciato – Mirrorcell (Federal Prisoner) – metal / rock

Goatriders – Traveler (Majestic Mountain Records) – space rock

Hadiqat – Eutropia (Xenoglossy Productions) – black metal / dark ambient

Hallucinator – Another Cruel Dimension, Deluxe Edition (Dying Victims Productions) – black metal

Haunt – Windows of Your Heart (Iron Grip / Church Recordings) – heavy metal

Hellfire Deathcult – Al Nombre De La Muerte (Helter Skelter / Regain) – black / grind

In Nothingness – Black Sun Funeral (Personal) – melodic death metal 

In Slumber – While We Sleep (War Anthem) – melodic death metal

Ironhawk – Ritual of the Warpath (Dying Victims Productions) – metal

Jure Grando – Archaic Moon Mysticism (Inferna Profundus Records) – black metal

Lashes – Angel Eyes, EP (Hidden Tribe) – gaze

Light Creates Shadow – Ghosts pass through, running from the body (Independent) – post-metal

Lord Vigo – We Shall Overcome (High Roller) – doom

Marraskuun Lapset – Lauluja Elämässä (Inverse) – melancholic metal

Mat Ball – Amplified Guitar (The Garrote) – ambient 

Mexico mall – Kalpa (Majestic Mountain) – rock

Municipal Waste – Electrified Brain (Nuclear Blast) – punk / thrash

Ophidian Forest – Tales of Doom and Ignorance (Subcontinental Extreme) – prog black metal

Orgrel – The Oath of the Black Wolf (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Orthodox – Proceed (Alone) – doom / drone

Patriarchs In Black – Reach For the Scars (MDD) – metal

Pharmacist – Flourishing Extremities on Unspoiled Mental Grounds (Hells Headbangers) – death metal

Protector – Excessive Outburst of Depravity (High Roller) – thrash

Randy Holden – Population III (RidingEasy) – doom

Righteous Fool – S/T (Ripple Music) – rock / stoner

Rusk – Om Improvement (Nefarious Industries) – rock

Sacral Night – Le diademe d’argent (No Remorse) – heavy metal

Saint Asonia – Introvert (Spinefarm) – hard rock

Sam Astaroth – Demoncore (Independent) – trap metal

Spectral Darkwave – Live Fire Exorcise (Occidental) – dark

Spellforger – Upholders of Evil (Dying Victims Productions) – proto-black metal

The Bearer – Chained to a Tree (Silent Pendulum) – punk

Thirteen Goats – Servants of the Outer Dark (Independent) – metal

Through Mists – Eternal Recurrence (Trepanation Recordings) – metal

Thūn – II (Eat Lead and Die) – metal

Tragos – Radix Mendosus (Independent) – death metal

Trembling Void – Demo I (Inferna Profundus Records) – black metal

Tuscoma – Gu-cci (Landmine) – metal

Vanagandr – Lycanthropic Black Metal (Inferna Profundus Records) – black metal

Vice – Fore the Fallen (Independent) – thrash

Vidres a la Sang – Fragments de l’esdevenir (Abstract Emotions) – extreme

Vinterdracul – The Lee Variations (Canticle Throe) – goth

Wampyric Rites / Nansarunai – The Astounding Proliferation of Rites (Inferna Profundus Records) – black metal 

Yeah, Sick! – Set To Devour Us All (Independent) – metalcore


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