Initial Descent: September 11 – 17, 2022

Tribal Gaze – image courtesy of Sidney Stauts

It’s amazing the crap we deal with on a day to day basis. Utterly amazing…pretty much all I’ve got for an opener AND it’s only Monday. Go figure. However, we’ve got some aggressive tunes to soothe the pain this week in the form of a destructive death metal debut from Tribal Gaze and yes this is the the same Tribal Gaze that put out that barnburner of an EP last year. Next up is a long awaited diesel fueled rock storm from Clutch, an extreme and obtuse outing from Destrage, a consistently METAL outing from Wolfheart, and a crap ton more in the list that follows. Do what you do best and go show all these bands some love via whatever purchasing outlet you land on. It’s as easy as copy / paste from here and the rest is history. Happy hunting and we’ll see you here throughout the week.

Tribal Gaze – The Nine Choirs (Maggot Stomp) – death metal

Clutch – Sunrise On Slaughter Beach (Weathermaker) – clutchrock

Destrage – SO MUCH. too much. (3DOT Recordings) – extreme

Wolfheart – King of the North (Napalm) – metal

Also on tap:

Aaron Turner & Jon Mueller – Now That You’ve Found It (American Dreams) – hallucinatory

Adventure – Tales of Belle, part 2 – Unveiled by fire (Apollon Records Prog) – prog

Altars Ablaze – Life Desecration (Lavadome Productions) – extreme metal

Amoriello – Phantom Sounds (H42) – metal

Assimilator – S/T (Independent) – thrash

Aviana. – Corporation (Arising Empire) – rock

Battlesword – Towards the Unknown (Independent) – melodic death metal

Behemoth – Opvs Contra Natvram (Nuclear Blast) – black / death

Choke – Desiphon (Translation Loss Records) – death metal

Collapse Culture – Drag Your Coffin My Lord (Pax Aeternum) – electronic / psych

Dead Void – Volatile Forms (Me Saco Un Ojo / Dark Descent) – death metal

Deformatory – Harbinger, EP (Independent) – death metal

Eldprov – Rift (Independent) – melodic death metal

Epoch of Unlight – At War With the Multiverse (Dark Horizon) – black / death

Fans Of The Dark – Suburbia (Frontiers Music s.r.l.) – rock

Ginevra – We Belong To The Stars (Frontiers Music s.r.l.) – rock

Gnipahalan – I Nordisk Vredeslusta (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Gogol Bordello – Solidaritine (Casa Gogol / Cooking Vinyl) – punk

Hegemone – Voyance (Independent) – post-metal

Hetroertzen – Phosphorus Vol 1 (Listenable) – metal

Industrial Puke – Where Life Crisis Starts (Suicide) – death / crust

Irist – Gloria, EP (Nuclear Blast) – metal

Kerberos – Of Mayhem and Dismay (Independent) – death metal

Kill Division – Peace Through Tyranny (Redefining Darkness) – grind

Liar Thief Bandit – Diamonds (The Sign) – rock

Little Villains – Battle of Britain (Independent) – rock

Lybica – S/T (Metal Blade) – instru-metal

Marco Mendoza – New Direction (Mighty Music) – rock

Medieval Demon – Black Coven (Hells Headbangers) – black metal

Mons Veneris – Inversados d’Um Abismo de Podridão (Signal Rex) – black metal

Morbus Grave – Lurking Into Absurdity (Chaos) – death metal

Mortuous – Upon Desolation (Carbonized) – death metal

Nidhog – Fjord (Whispering Voice) – black metal

Omophagia – Rebirth In Black (Unique Leader) – tech death

Phobophilic – Enveloping Absurdity (Prosthetic) – death metal

Pink Frost – Until the Summer Comes (Under Road) – indie punk

Residual Self – Witches (Independent) – rock

Retador – S/T (Xtreem Music) – thrash

Sagreveht – Thanatology (WormHoleDeath) – heavy metal

Sarcophagum – Conduits to the Underworld, EP (Nuclear Winter) – death metal

Sinnery – Black Bile (EXSR) – thrash

Skare – S/T (Amor Fati) – black metal

Spiritus Mortis – The Great Seal (Svart) – doom

Somehow Jo – Scales and Details (Inverse) – prog

Sublation – The Path to Bedlam (Independent) – tech death

Sumerlands – Dreamkiller (Relapse) – heavy metal

The 69 Eyes – Drive, EP (Atomic Fire) – goth n’ roll

The Darling Fire – Distortions (Iodine) – gaze / post-hardcore

The Devil Wears Prada – Color Decay (Solid State) – metalcore

The Erinyes – S/T (Frontiers Music s.r.l.) – heavy metal

The Necromancers – Where the Void Rose (Independent) – occult rock / metal

Titan To Tachyons – Vonals (Tzadik) – experimental jazz-metal

Upon the Altar / DeathEpoch – Split (Putrid Cult) – black / death

Vanda – Covenant of Death (Majestic Mountain) – death metal

Vathr – Dead & United (Edged Circle) – black metal

Virtual Symmetry – S/T (Sensory) – cinematic prog

Vlad In Tears – Porpora (Metalville) – rock

White Hills – The Revenge of Heads On Fire (Head On Fire Industries) – fuzz

Wyrms – Sarkhral Lumaenor – La lueur contre les fleaux (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Zatemno – In Hell (Heidens Hart) – avantgarde black metal


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