Initial Descent: January 22 – 28, 2023


Just as is always the case and as I predicted here a few weeks back: all the resolution type gym goers are starting to whittle down to pre-January numbers. The cycle is unbroken. Now, I’m not judging…just situational awareness and circling back on my prediction is all. Let’s do the thing you all came for and that’s this week’s new release list. Bay Area deathdealers Conjureth offer up their sophomore effort of classic leaning, but oh so deadly death metal, Seven Doors which is a one man horror obsessed death machine is up next with an album loaded to the cerebral cortex with both of those things, black metal gets a swift kick in the pants from Ashen Horde, and Cancervo serve up some damn tasty doom with a side of fuzz. But, there’s a smorgasbord of albums in the list below that are worth seeking out so use that copy / paste feature and happy hunting. See you here throughout the week.

Conjureth – The Parasitic Chambers (Memento Mori) – death metal

Seven Doors – Feast of the Repulsive Dead (Redefining Darkness) – horror death metal

Ashen Horde – Antimony (Transcending Obscurity) – black metal

Cancervo – II (Electric Valley) – doom

Also on tap:

Anachronism – Meanders (Unorthodox Emanations) – death metal

…and Oceans – As In Gardens, So In Tombs (Season of Mist) – symphonic black metal

Anzillu – Ex Nihilo (M-Theory Audio) – extreme

Bad Manor – The Haunting (Labyrinth Tower) – black metal

Barabbas, du förtappade – Discussions On Existentialism (Jean Scene Creamers) – screamo

Bizarrekult – Den Tapte Krigen (Season of Mist UA) – post black metal

Cendre – Cerbère (Chien Noir) – sludge / doom

Daevar – Delirious Rites (The Lasting Dose Records) – heavy doom

Dead Will Walk – A New Day of Dawning (Dawnbreed Records) – death metal

Devil’s Whiskey – Historias de Muerte, EP (WormHoleDeath) – stoner

die Oberherren – Die By My Hand (Svart) – goth rock

Dismal – Via Entis (Aural Music) – gothic

Dust Prophet – One Last Look Upon The Sky (Independent) – stoner doom

Faithxtractor – Contempt for a Failed Dimension (Redefining Darkness) – metal

Flidais – Pathogen (Independent) – power metal

Freedom – S/T (Independent) – rock

Freeroad  – Do What You Feel! (Dying Victims Productions) – rock

Glyph – The Time of Peril (Independent) – black metal

Heavy Blanket – Moon Is (Outer Battery Records) – instrumental psych

Hellproof – Supernova (Independent) – metal

Hell’s Satans – S/T (WormHoleDeath) – thrash

Liv Sin – KaliYuga (Mighty Music) – modern metal

Malice Divine – Everlasting Ascendancy (Independent) – melodic black / death

Malleus – The Fires of Heaven (Armageddon) – black / death

Mask of Prospero – Hiraeth (ViciSolum Productions) – progressive metal

Methane – Kill It With Fire (Independent) – thrash

Mono Inc. – Ravenblack (NoCut Entertainment) – gothic rock

Nargathrond – Killing Season (Independent) – horror / synth

New Miserable Experience – Philosophy On Pessimism (Translation Loss) – post-metal

Nunslaughter / Fluids – Split,EP – Cassette Format (Hells Headbangers) – deathgrindgorefluids

Ob Nixilis – Abhorred (Independent) – metal

Obelyskkh – The Ultimate Grace of God (Exile On Mainstream) – psych doom / sludge

Ominous Scriptures – Rituals of Mass Self-Ignition (Willowtip) – brutal death metal

Raum Kingdom – Monarch (Argonauta) – post-metal / sludge

Ravenlight – Immemorial (Independent) – symphonic metal

Rigor Sardonicus – Praeparet Bellum (Memento Mori) – death metal

Sarah – …Lime Hell! (Werewolf) – black metal

Sarkasm – As Empires Decay (Xtreem) – death / thrash

Schavot – Kronieken uit de nevel (Void Wanderer / War) – black metal

Seer Of The Void – Mantra Monolith (Venerate Industries) – doom metal

Sequestrum – Pickled Preservation (Extremely Rotten Productions) – death grind

Serotonin Syndrome – Seed of Mankind (Independent) – doom / black / post metal

Slasher Dave – Cannibal Death Gods (Hells Headbangers) – horror synth

Sonic Poison – Eruption (Me Saco Un Ojo / Pulverised) – deathgrind

Superterrestrial – The Fathomless Decay (Independent) – black metal

The Enigma Division – S/T (Independent) – progressive metal

The World Is Quiet Here – Zon (Silent Pendulum) – progressive metal

Thornspawn / Maledictvs – Split (Werewolf) – black metal

Torso – A Crash Course In Terror (APF) – horror metal

Transtorned – Into the Void (Dying Victims Productions) – thrash

Unaligned – Inner Dimensions, CD Issue (Independent) – tech death

Uranium – An Exacting Punishment (Sentient Ruin) – black / death


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