Initial Descent: March 12 – 18, 2023

Night Goat
Image courtesy of Howard Sumner

New week. New tunes. Even though Monday’s don’t mean all this is out and ready for consumption, it does mean you get a front row seat for a ton of preorders. So, be thankful. Or not, the choice is yours. We’ll keep plastering them here every week and you do as you will. This week’s batch features Night Goat front and center and I’m telling you now, if you’ve never caught this band live you are missing out so at least do yourself a favor and grab their new slab of death rock, thank us later. Moving on we’ve got heavy metal from Night Demon (seems like we’ve been anticipating this thing forever…just me?), post-black metal from Downfall of Gaia, and a healthy mixture of black and death metal from Úlfúð. That’s a heavy hitting top four, but there’s a ton more hiding out below so happy hunting and we’ll see you here throughout the week.

Night Goat - Totem

Night Goat – Totem (Black Donut) – death rock

Night Demon - Outsider

Night Demon – Outsider (Century Media Records) – heavy metal

Downfall of Gaia - Silhouettes of Disgust

Downfall of Gaia – Silhouettes of Disgust (Metal Blade) – post-black metal

Úlfúð - Of Existential Distortion

Úlfúð – Of Existential Distortion (Dark Descent) – black / death

Also on tap:

8 Hour Animal – Kill Your Boss (Sentient Ruin) – industrial

Anarkhon – Obiasot Dwybat Ptnotun (Debemur Morti Productions) – death metal

Arcanica – Elemental, EP (Independent) – prog metal

Shadow Kingdom – S/T (Wise Blood Records) – melodic death thrash

Artch – Another Return, Remastered (Hammerheart) – power metal

Blind Oath – S/T (Horton Records) – heavy metal

Choir – Songs for a Tarnished World (Independent) – metal

Contrarian – Sage of Shekhinah (Willowtip Records) – progressive death metal

Cross Country Driver – The New Truth (Frontiers s.r.l.) – rock

Dark Sanctuary – Cernunnos (Avantgarde Music) – darkwave

Death Reich – Disharmony (Non Serviam) – swedeath

Death Vanish – Hermitic Fire, EP (Eternal Death) – black metal

Décryptal – Sabazios Culte (Me Saco Un Ojo / Rotted Life) – death metal

Desolate Realm – Legions (Independent) – doom

Dez Dare – Perseus War (CH!MP Records) – psych punk

Die Like Gentlemen – Hard Truths (Drink This Music) – prog rock

Downshot – Endgame (WTF Records) – hardcore

Ecstatic Vision – Live at Duna Jam (Heavy Psych Sounds) – acid rock

Embryo – A Vivid Shade on Misery (Rockshots) – melodic death metal

Entropia – Total (Agonia) – experimental black metal / sludge

Expunged – Visions of Agony (CDN) – death metal

Fange – Privation (Throatruiner) – experimental

Fargo – Geli (Kapitän Platte/ Apollon Records) – instrumental rock

Foretoken – Triumphs (Prosthetic Records) – black / death

Gideon – More Power. More Pain. (Equal Vision) – metalcore

Hanoi Rocks – Oriental Beat, The 40th Anniversary Re(al)mix (Svart Records) – glam metal

Harboured – S/T (Lost Future) – tech death / black

He Who Walks Behind The Rows – The Lucky Ones Died First (HepTown) – horror rock

Hex A. D. – The Memory Division (Apollon Records) – hard rock

Ikarie – Arde (Avantgarde Music) – post-metal

Invent Animate – Heavener (UNFD) – rock

Jaodae – Chimera (Independent) – avant

John Diva & The Rockets Of Love – The Big Easy (Steamhammer/SPV) – hair metal

Kruelty – Untopia (Profound Lore) – metalcore

Litost – Pathos (Independent) – melodic metal

Narnia – Ghost Town (Narnia Songs) – melodic metal

Necrovescent Ruiner – Untouchable Faith Decay (Miserable Pyre) – atmospheric black metal

Ordalie – Mass of Perdition (Paragon Records) – black metal

Phantom Elite – Blue Blood (Frontiers Music s.r.l.) – alternative metal

RPWL – Crime Scene (Gentle Art of Music) – atmospheric

Sepulcrum – Lamentation of Immolated Souls (Chaos / Canometal / Burning Coffin) – death metal

Seven Spires – Live At Progpower USA XXI (Frontiers Music s.r.l.) – heavy metal

Søstre – S/T (Loyal Blood) – black metal

Spirit of Hamlet – Northwest of Hamuretto (Broken Sound Tapes) – rock

Stömb – Massive Disturbed Meta Art (Klonosphere) – instru-modern metal

Temtris – Khaos Divine (WormHoleDeath) – metal

The Lords Of Altamont – To Hell with Tomorrow, The Lords Are Now! (Heavy Psych Sounds) – garage rock

Treedeon – New World Hoarder (Exile On Mainstream) – sludge / noise

Verminous Serpent – The Malign Covenant (Amor Fati) – black metal

Wishing Well – Sin and Shame (Inverse Records) – heavy metal

Words That Burn – Cut Throat Culture (Blood Blast Distribution/Believe Digital) – metalcore


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