Initial Descent: September 25 – October 1, 2022


It’s time once again to put your money where your mouth ears are and inject what metal that money bought straight into your veins. AKA: new release list time. We’ve got another ridiculously bloated list this week that’s equally bloated with quality so no excuses. Seriously, I could’ve easily dropped twenty releases at the top in lieu of just four but that defeats the purpose of selection. What selection, you ask? That’s my secret and get out of my head…anyway, it’s death, death, and more death at the top as we get stellar new stuff from Autopsy, Acephalix, Internal Organs External, and Stormland. And, as mentioned, TONS below these just waiting on your hard earned cash and your bloody ear holes. Over the top? Nah, it’ll be October this week and I’m already in the mood, so deal with it. Seek, destroy, and we’ll be seeing you here throughout the week.

Autopsy – Morbidity Triumphant (Peaceville) – death metal

Acephalix - Theothanatology

Acephalix – Theothanatology (20 Buck Spin) – death metal [interview]

Internal Organs External - The Brutality of Tomorrow

Internal Organs External – The Brutality of Tomorrow (Vicious Instinct) – brutal death / slam

Stormland – The Human Cost (Independent) – death metal

Also on tap:

Acausal Intrusion – Seeping Evocation (I, Voidhanger) – death metal

Amaurot – …To Tread the Ancient Waters (Obelisk Polaris Productions) – gothic death / doom

Angmodnes – The Weight of Eternity (Black Lion) – funeral doom

Arkheth – Clarity Came With A Cool Summer’s Breeze (I, Voidhanger) – black metal

Atvm – Famine, Putrid and Fucking Endless (Dry Cough) – prog death

Aura – Underwater (My Kingdom Music) – prog

Autophagy – Bacteriophage (Pulverised) – death metal 

Behind Your Fear – Anthropocene (Independent) – metal

Brotthogg – Epicinium (Independent) – black / thrash

Cainan Dawn – Lagu (Osmose) – metal

Ceaseless Torment – Victory Or Death (WormHoleDeath) – thrash

City of Caterpillar – Mystic Sisters (Relapse) – screamo

Cruz – Confines de la Cordura (Nuclear Winter) – death metal

Dark Forest – Ridge & Furrow (Cruz Del Sur) – melodic metal

Darkest Era – Wither on the Vine (Candlelight) – dark metal

Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, Chris Lord-Alge Remix (Manifesto) – punk 

Deadly Vipers – Low City Drone (Fuzzorama) – stoner

Descend Into Suffering – The Incident, EP (Independent) – metal

Destillat – Under Black Horizons (Sliptrick) – melodic black / death

Destroy My Brains – Tormented (Independent) – doom / sludge

Deville – Heavy Lies the Crown (Sixteentimes Music) – metal

Devouror – Diabolus Brigade (Listenable) – death metal

Diabolical Raw – Elegy of Fire Dusk (Base Record Production) – symphonic black / death 

Diamond Head – Lightning To The Nations (The White Album), Remaster (Silver Lining Music) – metal

Dirty Vicar – Cursed Illumination, EP (Independent / Distrokid) – heavy metal

Drowning Pool – Strike A Nerve (T-BOY / UMe) – rock

Ellende – Ellenbogengesellschaft (AOP) – black metal

Escuela Grind – Memory Theater (MNRK Heavy) – extreme

Everest Queen – Murmurations (Trepanation Recordings) – post-sludge

Fern – Intersubjective (Pelagic) – experimental

Firtan – Marter (AOP) – extreme

Gingivectomy – Mouth Shattering Slamtist Purgery (Independent) – death metal

Gonemage – Handheld Demise (Xenoglossy / WereGnome / Fiadh) – 80s metal

Gutsaw – All Lives Splatter (Independent) – brutal death metal

Heir Corpse One – Caribbean Flights (Obelisk Polaris Productions) – death metal 

Hexed – Pagans Rising (ViciSolum) – symphonic metal

Huracan – We Are Very Happy (Dunk!records) – post-metal

Humans Etcetera – Part of Being Human (Nefarious Industries) – rock

Hussar – All-Consuming Hunger (I, Voidhanger) – death metal 

Infection Code – Alea Iacta Est (Argonauta) – death metal 

Jagath – Svapna (Cold Spring) – dark ambient

Krankheit – Gargantua (WormHoleDeath) – dark metal

Labyrinth of Stars – Spectrum Xenomorph (Translation Loss) – death metal

Lindsay Schoolcraft – Rushing Through The Sky, 10th Anniversary Edition (Independent) – gothic 

Lord of Confusion – Evil Mystery (Gruesome) – doom / fuzz

Mamaleek – Diner Coffee (The Flenser) – metal / ambient

Manic Abraxas – Foreign Winds (Independent) – occult metal

Mona Mur – Snake Island (Give / Take) – industrial 

Mythic Sunship – Light/Flux (Tee Pee) – prog

Nestor – Kids In a Ghost Town (Napalm) – rock

Oaks – Genesis of the Abstract (Argonauta) – instru-metal / prog

Orem – Intet – Altet (Indisciplinarian) – black metal

Pestlegion – Sathanas Grand Victoria (Osmose) – black metal

Power From Hell – Shadows Devouring Light (Debemur Morti Productions) – black / thrash

Rage – Spreading the Plague, EP (Steamhammer / SPV) – power metal

Rick Massie – Guided to an Imperfect Light (Independent) – rock

Ryan Kent – Dying Comes With Age (Rare Bird Books) – dark

Sacrilegia – Sold Under Sin, EP (Invictus) – black / thrash

Scarlet Dorn – Queen of Broken Dreams (SPV) – rock

Skelator – Blood Empire (Gates of Hell) – heavy metal

Slipknot – The End, So Far (Roadrunner) – metal of the maggots

Sonata Arctica – Acoustic Adventures – Volume Two (Atomic Fire) – acoustimetal

Sonic Flower – Me and My Bell Bottom Blues (Heavy Psych Sounds) – psych doom 

Soul Dissolution – Sora (Viridian Flame) – atmospheric post-black metal

Spectrum Mortis – Bit Meseri – The Incantation (Listenable) – death metal

Stake – Love, Death And Decay (Hassle) – alt-metal

Stramonium – Elder Moon (Argonauta) – psych / stoner rock

Strangle Wire – Shaped By Human Frailty (Grindscene) – death metal 

Strigoi – Viscera (Season of Mist) – death / crust

Syn Ze Sase Tri – Ultimul Lup (Aural Music) – metal

Tankard – Pavlov’s Dawgs (Reaper Entertainment) – heavy metal 

Tension Span – The Future Died Yesterday (Neurot) – post-punk

The Effigy – The Game (Independent) – goth / symphonic

Thulsa Doom – A Fate Worse Than Death (Invictus Productions) – death metal

Tyrant – The Lowest Level (Independent) – metal

Umbilicus – Path of 1000 Suns (Listenable Insanity) – psych

Úzkost – Mt’hr (Independent) – black / doom / death

Various Artists – Monuments To Arson – A Tribute to His Hero Is Gone (Satanik Royalty) – crust 

Vermocracy – Age of Dysphoria (Independent) – melodic death metal

Voak – Verdrangung (I, Voidhanger) – black metal 

VoidOath – Ascension Beyond Kokytus (Cognitive Discordance / Cursed Monk) – sludge / doom / death

Wizzerd – Space? Issue No. 001 (Fuzzorama) – stoner


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