Initial Descent: October 9 – 15, 2022

Daeva – courtesy of Scott Kinkade

Are we all knee deep in our 31 days of horror? Of course we are (just nod and carry on). On that; for those unaware, our man Chris is knee deep in his Blood Red column so be sure to keep up with that. Alrighty then, new metal and we got it yet again this week. We kick things off with a nasty speed demon from Daeva, a wicked deathcore outing from Lorna Shore, ripping death metal from both Ripped To Shreds and Catalyst, as well as many more in the list that follows. And yes, it’s another stellar week for new releases so dive in, turn up, and get some. We’ll see you here throughout the week.

Daeva – Through Sheer Will and Black Magic… (20 Buck Spin) – black / thrash [interview]

Lorna Shore – Pain Remains (Century Media) – deathcore

Ripped To Shreds – Jubian (Relapse) – death metal

Catalyst – A Different Painting For A New World (Non Serviam) – death metal

Also on tap:

Adaga – Nas Ruines do Ser (Altars Productions) – black metal

Æpeiruna – Risci Bita Wudu (Independent) – symphonic folk black metal

After All – Eos (Metalville) – rock

Austin Meade – Abstract Thoughts of An Unstable Mind (Snakefarm) – rock

Black Reuss – Journey (Sliptrick) – goth metal

Boston Manor – Datura (SharpTone) – rock

Boundaries – Burying Brightness (3DOT Recordings) – metal

Cavernous Gate – Voices From A Fathomless Realm (Prophecy) – death / doom

Cimmerian Possession – Sadistic Storm, EP (Personal) – death metal

Dead – The Laughing Shadow (WeEmptyRooms / Wantage / Forbidden Place) – instru-metal

Dead Poet Society – -!- Deluxe Edition (Spinefarm) – alt rock

Desbot – Pass of Change (Art As Catharsis) – heavy post rock

Dispel – Inferno (Independent) – rock

Dramanduhr – Tramohr (BloodRock / Nero Corvino) – avantgarde 

Earthrise – Until We Rest Beneath the Winter Way (Independent) – post-metal

Eleine – Acoustic In Hell (Atomic Fire) – acoustimetal

Embrace of Thorns – Entropy Dynamics (Nuclear Winter) – black / death

Girih – Ikigai (Dunk!records / A Thousand Arms Music) – post-metal

Hagetisse – De Verminkte stilte van het zijn (Babylon Doom Cult) – black metal

Hanghedief – Overduyvelsche Boosheit (Iron Bonehead) – black metal 

Imprecation – In Nomine Diaboli (Dark Descent) – death metal 

Konquest – Time and Tyranny (No Remorse) – heavy metal

Lacuna Coil – Comalies XX (Century Media) – metal

Madrost – Lost Lives Volume 1 (Lost Wisdom Records) – prog thrash

Majestic Mass – Destroys Minds and Rapes Souls (Helter Skelter / Regain) – metal

Obsidian Skies – Saturnian (Independent) – prog / melodic

Orianthi – Rock Candy (Frontiers Music s.r.l.) – rock

Riot City – Electric Elite (No Remorse) – heavy metal

Rhythm Of Fear – Fatal Horizons (MNRK Heavy) – thrash

Sea of Snakes – The Serpent and The Lamb (Independent) – metal

S.I.D. – City of Chemistry (Gruesome) – doom

Skid Row – The Gang’s All Here (earMUSIC) – hair

Sordid Blade – Every Battle Has Its Glory (Gates of Hell) – heavy metal

Stormruler – Sacred Rites & Black Magick (Napalm) – black metal 

Trouble – The Distortion Field, Remastered (Hammerheart) – doom

Turbocharged – Alpha Beast, Omega God (Emanzipation Productions) – swepunk

Vicissitude – Neolithic Necrocannibals (Gutter Prince Cabal) – black / death

V.E.I.N. – Blood Oaths (Eternal Death) – black metal

Victoria K – Kore (Rockshots) – metal

Virgin Mother – Mourning Ritual (Independent) – noise


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