Initial Descent: December 4 – 10, 2022

Woods of Desolation

As Santa preps his brood for the impending travels, the new release lists will be shorter and shorter as we near the last week of 2022. Now, that doesn’t mean quality will suffer per se, but we shall see. Moving on, who hasn’t caught the new single from Metallica yet? Good lord go do that now if you haven’t. Alright then, this week we’ve got a hearty mix up top with black metal from Woods of Desolation, death metal from Ploughshare, and power metal from Arryan Path. And, of course, several more in the list that follows. Go check them out and enjoy. See you here throughout the week.

Woods of Desolation – The Falling Tide (Season of Mist) – black metal

Ploughshare – Ingested Burial Ground (Brilliant Emperor) – death metal

Arrayan Path – Thus Always to Tyrants (Pitch Black) – power metal

Also on tap:

Autumn’s Grief – Dead By The Dawn (Inverse Records) – melodic/symphonic metal

Black Spell – Season of the Damned (Helter Skelter / Regain) – stoner doom

Cult of Eibon / Ceremonial Torture – Necronomical Mirror Divination (Iron Bonehead) – black metal

Dead Meadow – Force Form Free (Blues Funeral) – psych rock

Deathless Legacy – Mater Larvarum (Scarlet) – horror metal

Dehiscence – Colony (Chaos Records) – death metal/grind

Desperate Living – Shame, EP (Reptilian) – noise rock

Domadora – Renaissance (Independent) – heavy psych rock

Flash Forward – Endings = Beginnings (Uncle M Music) – rock

Frenzee – S/T (Ouga Booga and The Mighty Oug) – rock

Godkiller – We Are The Black Knights (Debemur Morti) – black metal 

Hammok – Jumping/Dancing/Fighting (Loyal Blood) – noise

Hetman – Black Heart (Independent) – metal

Highlord – Freakin’ Out of Hell (Rockshots) – metal

Immortal Possession – The Resurrectionist (CDN) – death metal

Imperial Execration – Commanding Satan’s Crusades (Comatose Music) – death metal

Krilloan – Emperor Rising (Scarlet) – power metal

Legendarium – Death’s Hand In Yours (Independent) – heavy metal

Maharaja – Aviaries (Seeing Red) – metal

Mephistofeles – Violent Theatre, CD (Helter Skelter / Regain) – doom

Onhou – Monument (Tartarus / Lay Bare) – doom

Ready For Death – S/T (Translation Loss) – thrash

Rioghan – Different Kinds of Losses (Inverse) – prog / goth

Ritual Death – S/T (Shadow Records / Regain Records) – black metal

Rokets – Break Free (The Sign) – rock

Sacrilegion – From Which Nightmares Crawl (Chaos) – death metal

Salvation – Mock (Reptilian) – noise rock

Sathanas – Psalm Satani (Independent) – black / death

Scream Maker – Bloodking (Frontiers Music s.r.l.) – heavy metal

Serenity – Memoria, Live (Napalm) – metal

Shaam Larein – Sticka En Kniv I Världen (Svart) – goth rock

Skála – The Secrecy (Eternal Death) – black metal

Stabbing – Extirpated Mortal Process (Comatose Music) – death metal

The Atomic Bomb Audition – Future Mirror (Fifth Wizard) – avant-rock 

The Temple – Of Solitude Triumphant (I Hate) – doom

Tommy Decarlo – Dancing in the Moonlight (Frontiers Music s.r.l.) – rock

Unchristian Christian  – Sulphurfeast (Independent) – death metal

Wang Wen – Painful Clown & Ninja Tiger (Pelagic) – metal

Wolok – The Bilious Hues of Gloom (Brucia) – black metal


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