Initial Descent: April 30 – May 6, 2023


I got nothing quippy or salty so we’ll just get after it… A new week means a whole new list of metal releases and we kick this week’s off with black metal from Aridus, who you might be hearing more about later in the week, then we’ve got excellent noise rock from Intercourse (mind out of the gutter please), hard hitting sludge from Herod, death metal from Undead, and a long list of other albums that are also worthy of your time. So, jump below and we’ll be seeing you here throughout the week.

Aridus – Serpent Moon (Eisenwald) – black metal 

Intercourse – Halo Castration Institute (Learning Curve) – noise

Herod – Iconoclast (Pelagic) – sludge / metal

Undead – Putrefactio (Redefining Darkness Records) – death metal

Also on tap:

Balmog – Covenants of Salt (War Anthem) – black metal

Blood Ceremony – The Old Ways Remain (Rise Above) – psych doom 

Bloodgutter – Death Mountain  (Trollzorn) – death metal

Bluphoria – S/T (EDGEOUT/UME/UMG) – progressive rock

Burning Witches – The Dark Tower (Napalm) – heavy metal

Cemetery Moon – S/T (Independent) – black metal 

Concilium – Sky Bvrial (Sentient Ruin) – black metal

Countless Skies – Resonance (Willowtip Records) – melodic death metal

Crème Flesh – Casablumpkin (Comatose) – brutal death

Crushing Sun – Tao (Black Lava Records) – death metal

Cryptic Shift – Return to Realm (Blood Harvest) – tech thrash

Currents – The Death We Seek (SharpTone) – metalcore

Dave Lombardo – Rites of Percussion (Ipecac) – drum metal

Dawn of Existence – Ancient Arts (Independent) – melodic death metal

Death Goals – A Garden of Dead Flowers (Prosthetic) – metal

Dez Dare – Critical Mind Dump, EP (Six Tonnes De Chair) – garage punk

Drama Noir – Nightfall Upon the Asylum (Floga)- symphonic black metal

Dusk – Rethrenody (Independent) – industrial black metal

Erei Cross – The Widow and The Others (Klonosphere) – metal

Fauns – Surcease (Independent) – doom

Finality – Technocracy (Independent) – metal

Godslut – Procreation Of God (Selfmadegod Records) – death metal

Grandiosa Muerte – Egregor (WormHoleDeath) – black / death

Grief Collector – In Times of Woe (Independent) – doom

Gutted Christ – Hail and Kill (CDN) – death metal

Haunt – Golden Arm (Iron Grip Records) – heavy metal

Heimland – Forfedrenes Taarer (Edged Circle) – pagan black metal

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphilia – Demo DCLXVI (Caligari) – black metal

Hibernaut – Ingress (Independent) – doom / sludge

High Leaf – Vision Quest (Riffslayer) – stoner

Hyena – Freedom From The Default (Innerstrength) – metalcore

Impending Triumph – S/T, EP (Jawbreaker) – heavy metal

Intöxicated – Sadistic Nightmares (MDD) – thrash

Kanaan – Downpour (Jansen) – psych / kraut

Lumberghast – First Person Shooter (Independent) – dark synthwave

Lumsk – Fremmede Toner (Dark Essence Records) – Nordic metal folk

Magnalith – Oblivion, EP (Rothko Records) – post metal

Midden – Demo 2023 (Eternal Death) – black metal

Nadir – Extinction Rituals (Independent) – black / hardcore

Nightmarer – Deformity Adrift (Total Dissonance Worship/Vendetta Records) – dissonant death metal

Omnikoloss – Wandering Through Valleys (Unholy Conspiracy Deathwork) – metal

Ordem Satânica – Perpetuum Satanas (Signal Rex) – black metal

Oreyeon & Lord Elephant – Doom Sessions Vol 8 (Heavy Psych Sounds) – psych doom

Örnatorpet – Evigt främmande, evigt fjärran (Nordvis) – black metal

Phrenesy – Fears Apocalypse (WormHoleDeath) – thrash

Severed Angel – S/T (Sliptrick) – melodic metal

Shodan – None Shall Prevail (Time To Kill) – death metal

Smokey Mirror – S/T (Rise Above) – rock

Sovereign Council – World On Fire (Independent) – metal

Spinebreaker – Cavern of Inoculated Cognition (Creator-Destructor) – hardcore

Statues – Black Arcs Rising (Lövely) – rock

Terminal Khaos Builders – T.K.B. (Independent) – synth

The Big Rip – Order of the Goatlord (Independent) – stoner

The Hip Priests – Rosen House Blues (The Sign) – rock

Tumble – Lady Cadaver (Independent) – psych rock

Tygers Of Pan Tang – Bloodlines (Mighty Music) – metal

Ugly – Autograph (Satanik Royalty) – doom / sludge

Vintersea – Woven Into Ashes (M-Theory Audio) – black / prog

Wazzara – Ombreine (Independent) – post metal

Wildeornes – On the Earth, Under the Sky (Independent) – black / doom

Winger – Seven (Frontiers) – rock

Xanxia – Maha Kalpa, EP (Worm) – experimental metal


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