Initial Descent: August 14 – 20, 2022


I can’t keep up with all the goings on these days so I just quit trying and instead focus on things that matter. Good plan and I highly suggest it. However, I can keep up with all the new metal we know about so let’s do that. This week, the list has bloated once more offering pretty much anything for anyone that ventures its halls. But first, we’ve got new stuff from Soilwork (maaan, it’s good), Conan (maaan, it’s heavy), Asunojokei (this excites our man Chris), and Hammer King (power to the metal). Do look further down the list as well since, like I said, the list is bloated and loaded with the goods. Check them out, happy hunting, and we’ll see you here throughout the week.

Soilwork – Övergivenheten (Nuclear Blast) – metal

Conan – Evidence of Immortality (Napalm) – doom

Asunojokei – Island (Independent) – post-black metal

Hammer King – Kingdemonium (Napalm) – power metal

Also on tap:

Aerdryk – Met De Drietand Op Mijn Huid (Amor Fati) – black metal

All Souls & Fatso Jetson – Live From Total Annihilation (Ripple Music) – rock / metal

Alpha Wolf x Holding Absence – The Lost & The Longing, Split (SharpTone) – rock

Amidst Dreams of Tomorrow – Memories of a Wandering Soul (Independent) – post-black metal

Blacklab – In A Bizarre Dream (New Heavy Sounds) – doom

Buried Under Sky – Darkest Corners (Independent) – melodic metal

Colossloth – Promethean Meat (Cold Spring) – industrial / noise

Concrete Ties – Unrecognizable (Independent) – metalcore

DANG!!! – The Will of God (Apollon) – garage rock

Dawnwalker – House of Sand (Room 132) – rock

Deadmist Creek – House of Gomorrah, EP (Independent) – gloom metal

Devildriver – Clouds Over California, The Studio Albums 2003-2011 (BMG) – nu-metal

Dez Dare – Ulysses Trash (Independent) – punk

Doldrey – Celestial Deconstruction (Pulverised) – punk / death

Dragon Throne – Dawnbringer (Independent) – power metal

Elliot’s Keep – Vulnerant Omnes (Independent) – prog doom

Eruption – Tellurian Rapture (From the Vaults) – metal

Ferum – Asunder / Erode (Avantgarde) – death / doom

Flame Imperishable – Glory and Ruin (Independent) – power / progressive

Heilung – Drif (Century Media) – experimental folk

Hive – Spiritual Poverty (Translation Loss Records) – hardcore

Hours of Worship – The Cold That You Left (Iron Bonehead) – black / doom

I Prevail – True Power (Fearless) – rock

Kill Everything/NecroticGoreBeast/Virulent Excision/Gorepot – Acts Of Sadistic Cruelty (Comatose Music) – death metal

Lucifer’s Fall / Eldritch Rites – Graveyard Rites (Independent) – doom

Mammoth Volume – The Cursed Who Perform the Larvagod Rites (Blues Funeral) – stoner

Morbid Evils – Supernaturals (Transcending Obscurity Records) – sludge/doom/death

Nocturnal Sorcery – The Holy Law in Total Ruin (KVLT) – black metal

Oerheks  – Cagghenvinna (Amor Fati) – folk metal

Orthodox – Learning To Dissolve (Century Media) – metallic hardcore

Osserp – Els Nous Cants De La Sibil-la (Independent) – deathgrind

Pencey Sloe – Neglect (Prophecy) – gaze

Phantom Spell – Immortal’s Requiem (Wizard Tower Records) – prog metal

Pistols At Dawn – Ascension (JFL Entertainment) – hard rock

Psychlona – Palo Verde (Psycho Waxx) – rock

Spirit Adrift – 20 Centuries Gone (Century Media) – heavy metal

Splintered Throne – The Greater Good of Man (Independent) – heavy metal

Stockhausen & The Amplified Riot – Era of the Inauthentic, EP (Independent) – rock

Supernaut – Souls Awaken (Independent) – stoner

Svartsyn – Bloodline & …His Majesty, LP and Tape (Nomad Snakepit Productions) – black metal

The Occult – S/T, EP (Independent) – metal

The Sombre – Monuments of Grief (Chaos) – death doom

Tomb of Finland – Across The Barren Fields (UPRISING!) – death metal

träumen von aurora – luna & aurora (Trollzorn) – prog black metal

Tyrants of Chaos – Relentless Thirst for Power (Independent) – heavy metal 

White Rune – Dawn of the White Rune (Hammer of Hate) – black metal


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