Initial Descent: September 18 – 24, 2022


This week’s list of new metal might just be the longest list so far this year. I mean, if you can’t find something here just quit. Kidding…or not. Anyway, super bloated list which is always a great thing as there’s something for every discerning taste. We kick things off with an incredible death metal debut from Miscreance (no shit, this thing is great), then we’ve got black metal from Gaerea which is yet again great, KEN Mode returns to flip noise metal on its ear, ritualistic metal gets an upgrade from Frayle, and as you already know, there’s a TON more that follows. Dig in, turn up, and do your thing. We’ll see you here throughout the week.

Miscreance - Convergence

Miscreance – Convergence (Unspeakable Axe / Danex / Desert Wastelands) – death metal

Gaerea – Mirage (Season of Mist) – black metal 

KEN mode – Null (Artoffact) – noise 

Frayle – Skin & Sorrow (Aqualamb) – ritual metal

Also on tap:

Abhor – Sex Sex Sex (Ceremonia Daemonis Anticristi) (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Adzes and Putrescine – Split (Euphoriadic) – death / sludge

Algebra – Chiroptera (Unspeakable Axe) – thrash

Ars Onirica – II: Lost (Ardua Music) – doom

Ataraxia – Pomegranate – The Chant Of The Elementals (The Circle Music) – darkwave

Atronos – Fehde (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Black Grail – VIIII, MLP (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Blodskam – Ave Eva (Suicide) – black metal 

Celestial Grave – Vitriolic Atonement (The Sinister Flame) – black metal

Cinis – Lies That Comfort Me (SelfMadeGod) – death metal 

Cold Gawd – Get Me The Fuck Out Of Here (Dais) – gaze

Condemned AD – Follow A Failing Leader (WormHoleDeath) – thrash

Crazy Swedes – S/T, Deluxe Edition (Independent) – rock

Crone – Gotta Light? (Prophecy) – rock

Enmity – Demagoguery (Independent) – death metal

Entombed – Morning Star, Remastered (Threeman Recordings) – death metal

Eternal Closure – At the Center of it All – Chapter 1 (Independent) – modern metal 

Evermore – Court of the Tyrant King (Scarlet) – power metal

Face the Day – Echoes of the Child’s Mind (Independent) – alt-rock

Forty Feet Tall – Boil, EP (Magnetic Moon) – rock

Freedom Hawk – Take All You Can (Ripple Music) – fuzz / proto

Gebhardt – Geb Heart (Apollon) – prog

Gematria – Gematria II: The Spindle of Necessity (Nefarious Industries) – prog-tech instrumental

Gnash – Shared Nightmares (Independent) – sludge

Graal – Ocularchy (Balor’s Eye Productions) – war metal

Gutvoid – Durance of Lightless Horizons (Blood Harvest) – death metal

Hadopelagyal – Nereidean Seismic End (Amor Fati / Van) – black metal

Hail Conjurer – Earth Penetration (Signal Rex / Bestial Burst) – black metal

Harvest of Ash – Ache and Impulse (Horror Pain Gore Death) – post-metal / sludge / hardcore

Kaledon – Chapter VII – Evil Awakens (Independent) – power metal

Kargyr – S/T, EP (Sliptrick) – melodic death metal 

Kid Kapichi – Here’s What You Could Have Won (Spinefarm) – rock

Kings of Mercia – S/T (Metal Blade) – rock

Last Retch – Sadism and Severed Heads (Independent) – death metal

Live Burial – Curse of the Forlorn (Transcending Obscurity) – death metal

Living Wreckage – S/T (M-Theory Audio) – metal

Lost Hours – IV: The Silence of the Perpetual Choir in Heaven (Propitious Artifacts) – powerviolence 

LVTVM – Irrational Numbers (Cave Canem) – post-rock

Meridian – The 4th Dimension (From the Vaults) – rock

Mindivide – Fragments (My Kingdom Music) – melodic metal

Mindless Hope – Mental Truancy (Independent) – progressive metal

Motherslug – Blood Moon Blues (Independent) – psych doom

Mo’ynoq – A Place For Ash (Independent) – black metal

Nordjevel – Gnavhol (Indie Recordings) – black metal

Orthodoxy – Ater Ignis (The Sinister Flame) – death metal

OTUS – Torch (Time To Kill) – post-metal / sludge

OvO – Ignoto (Artoffact) – experimental rock

Oxalate – Infatuating Sickness, EP (Dawnbreed) – death metal

Pale Sketcher – Golden Skin (Give / Take) – electronic

Petbrick – Liminal (Neurot Recordings) – industrial / electronic 

Proceed On Your Way To Oblivion – Ceremorphis (Blood Blast) – tech death

Purpendicular – Human Mechanic (Metalville) – hard rock

Putrescine / Kosmogyr – Desolate Tides, Split (Tridroid) – death metal / post-metal

Razor – Cycle of Contempt (Relapse) – thrash

Scheletro – Un feto shiacciato senza tre falangi (Time To Kill / Hellnation Music) – metal punk

Seventh Servant – The Tree Of Life (Independent) – metal

Sonic Flower – Me and My Bellbottom Blues (Heavy Psych Sounds) – psych blues

Sonja – Loud Arriver (Cruz Del Sur Music) – hard rock/metal

Space of Variations – Imago (Napalm) – modern metal 

SpellBook – Deadly Charms (Cruz Del Sur) – proto-metal

Stratovarius – Survive (earMUSIC) – symphonic metal

Ström – S/T (Black Lodge) – rock

Talas – 1985 (Metal Blade) – rock

Tyson Motsenbocker – Milk Teeth (Tooth & Nail) – rock

Upon Wings – Last Love, EP (Sword of the Spirit) – rock

Venom Inc. – There’s Only Black (Nuclear Blast) – metal

Writhing  – Of Earth & Flesh (Everlasting Spew) – death metal


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