Initial Descent: February 12 – 18, 2023


Just when you thought it was safe to cozy up to your favorite album from last week, we’re back with MORE new releases. Speaking of, what did you find from last week that gets you all oozy inside? We’d love to hear what you found and what we may have missed so drop those in the comments and let us know. Or not. Anyway, speed freaks Hellripper return with another album full of fire, brimstone, and venom which means you probably need to check it out. Elsewhere, Tithe gift us a love letter to all things death, black, and grind on their sophomore outing (consider it a Valentine’s kind of deal), and a band I haven’t heard from in a while, Man Must Die, drop tech death like it’s hot. As usual, we’re nowhere near done as there’s several more in the list that follows so get to copy / pasting and we’ll see you here throughout the week.

Hellripper - Warlocks Grim and Withered Hags

Hellripper – Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags (Peaceville) – black / thrash

Tithe - Inverse Rapture

Tithe – Inverse Rapture (Profound Lore) – black / death

Man Must Die - The Pain Behind It All

Man Must Die – The Pain Behind It All (Distortion Music Group) – tech death

Also on tap:

66crusher – Limbo (Gymnocal Industries / Apollon) – prog thrash

Age of Ruin – Thieves (Independent) – metalcore

Aglo – Into the Maze (Gutter Prince Cabal) – death / doom

An Evening With Knives – FNR Sessions (Argonauta) – post-metal

Avatar – Dance Devil Dance (Black Watz / Thirty Tigers) – metal

Dead Soul Alliance – Spiralling to Lunacy (Cryptorium9) – death metal

DespiseD – Scorched Earth (Kvlt und Kaos ProductionS) – deathgrind

Enbor Arnasa – S/T (Sliptrick) – heavy / thrash

Enisum – Forgotten Mountains (Avantgarde) – atmospheric black metal

Hail The Void – Memento Mori (Ripple Music) – doom / psych

Half Me – Soma (Arising Empire) – metalcore

Hollentor – Divergency (Independent) – metal

Jack Harlon & The Dead Crows – Hail To The Underground (Blues Funeral) – psych rock

Kromheim – Journey To Divinity (Independent) – melodic death / vikings

Last Legion – Metall, Blod & Aska (Grind to Death Records) – black thrash

Misanthropik Torment – Ecdysis (Earache Digital Distribution / Misanthropik Records / Kvlt und Kaos Productions) – extreme metal

Moiscus – Idiomorphic Practices (Headsplit Records/Gurgling Gore) – goregrind

Mordkaul – Feeding The Machine, Part 1 (Independent) – melodic death metal

Owl – Geomancy (Lummox Records) – psych metal

Pelegrin – Ways Of Avicenna (Independent) – psych rock

Penitência / Vapulah – das Sombras Outrora Luz (Signal Rex) – black metal

Robin Mcauley – Alive (Frontiers Music s.r.l.) – rock

Sarpa – Mauta Tala (Independent) – metal

Scars of Oblivion – Misanthropy (Independent) – melodic death metal

See You Next Tuesday – Distractions (Good Fight Music) – grind

Sepolcrol – Scourge (Time To Kill) – death metal

Siege of Power – This Is Tomorrow (Metal Blade Records) – death / thrash

Spectral Souls – Towards Extinction (Hammerheart Records) – death metal

Street Tombs – Reclusive Decay (Carbonized Records) – death/thrash

Super Pink Moon – Iron Rain (Independent) – post rock

Telomyras – S/T (Independent) – heavy metal

Thod – Asklepios (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Tramalizer – Fumes of Funeral Pyres (Soulseller) – death metal

Tryglav – The Ritual (Extreme Metal Music) – black metal

Tulus – Fandens Kall (Soulseller) – death metal

Ulthar – Anthronomicon (20 Buck Spin) – black / death

Ulthar – Helionomicon (20 Buck Spin) – black / death

Umbilichaos – Entrails II Redux (Independent) – metal

War Oprhan – Unite (Stay Gold Records) – hardcore

Winds of Tragedy – Hating Life (Meuse Music / Tragedy Productions) – black metal

Worldwide Panic – S/T (Independent) – hard rock


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