Initial Descent: May 7 – 13, 2023

Cattle Decapitation

Hard to believe it’s almost summertime and the kids will be out of school soon. It’s also hard to believe it’s finally Cattle Decapitation week, so there’s that. But, as usual with these new release lists, that’s just scratching the surface of what else is in store. So, in addition to the aforementioned Terrasite, we’ve also got death metal from Ascended Dead, black metal from Oreida, noise rock from The Tunnel, and tons more just below these four. Happy hunting and we’ll see you here throughout the week.

Cattle Decapitation - Terrasite

Cattle Decapitation – Terrasite (Metal Blade) – deathgrind [interview]

Ascended Dead – Evenfall of the Apocalypse (20 Buck Spin) – death metal

Oreida – The Eternal (Debemur Morti) – black metal

The Tunnel – Shudder (Learning Curve) – noise

Also on tap:

Artificial Sun – The Giants Collapse (Sliptrick) – metalcore

Astrodeath – Vol. 2 (Heavy Pysch Sounds) – sludge

Axminister – Vir Fortis (Independent) – thrash / prog

Battle Born – Blood, Fire, Magic and Steel (Prosthetic) – power metal

Black Spiders – Can’t Die, Won’t Die (Spinefarm) – rock

Bloodletting – Terrorist (Independent) – metal

Booby Trap – The End of Time(Firecum) – crossover

Cronos Compulsion – Malicious Regression (Caligari Records) – death/doom

Curse of Cain – S/T (Atomic Fire) – sci-fi metal

Daughters of Sophia – ソフィアの娘たち (A Sad Sadness Song) – post-black metal / ambient

Devildriver – Dealing With Demons Vol. II (Napalm) – modern metal 

Duskwood – The Last Voyage (Ripple Music) – rock

Errors of Humanity – Honor Killing (Independent) – death metal

Esoctrilihum – Astraal Constellations Of The Majickal Zodiac (I, Voidhanger Records) – black / death

Exitium – Imperitous March for Abysmal Glory (Time To Kill) – death / black

Gaffed – Die Already (CDN) – death metal

Gatuplan – Välkommen till underjorden (Sound Pollution / Wild Kingdom) – rock

Grave Desecrator – Immundissime Spiritus (Caverna de Sangue Productions) – black / death

Hasard – Malivore (I, Voidhanger Records) – black metal

Heavens Edge – Get It Right (Frontiers Music s.r.l.) – heavy metal

Hex A.D. – Delightful Sharp Edges (Apollon) – rock

HYL – Where Emptiness Is All (Odium) – atmospheric black metal

Ifryt – Pluca (Godz Ov War Productions) – black n roll

Industrial Puke – Born Into the Twisting Rope (Suicide) – death / crust

Lifeless – From Cradle to the Grave (A Sad Sadness Song) – dbsm

Martre – Ofelia (Independent) – black / grind

Midwife & Vyva Melinkola – Orbweaving (The Flenser) – gaze

Morning Again – Borrowed Time, EP (Dead Serious) – metalcore

Never Ending Game – Outcry (Triple B) – hardcore

Nighthawk – Prowler (Mighty Music) – rock

Object As Subject – Heretic (Lost Future) – punk

Omnerod – The Amensal Rise (Independent) – prog death

Onkos – Vascular Labyrinth (I, Voidhanger Records) – death

Parity Boot – Fast Forward (Black Sunset) – industrial

Profeci – Ubostwo (Godz Ov War Productions) – black metal

Pronostic – Chaotic Upheaval (Independent) – melo tech death

Revoltons – Celestial Violence (Sleazy Rider) – heavy metal

Ring of Gyges – Metamorphosis (ViciSolum) – prog metal

Rusty Bonez – Brainworm (Vinyl Store) – rock / metal

Sam Zalta – Memento Mori (Independent) – metal

Sleep of Monsters – rrr (Svart) – occult rock

Sunbeam Overdrive – Diama (Tentacles Industries) – prog rock

Thanatomass – Hades (Living Temple) – black metal

The Acacia Strain – Failure Will Follow (Rise) – deathcore

The Acacia Strain – Step Into The Light (Rise) – deathcore

The Amity Affliction – Not Without My Ghosts (Pure Noise) – metalcore

The Cimmerian – Sword & Sorcery Vol. I (Independent) – metal

The Dark Side of the Moon – Metamorphosis (Napalm) – metal

The Machine – Wave Cannon (Majestic Mountain) – gaze / prog / psych

The Under – The Fathom, EP (Independent) – heavy prog

The Upland Band – Living In Paradise(Kapitän Platte) – psych guitar pop

They Watch Us From the Moon – Cosmic Chronicles: Act 1, The Ascension (New Heavy Sounds) – prog

Unmaker – Limb From Limb (Independent) – thrash

Veil Of Maya – [m]other (Sumerian) – metal

Veriluola – Cascades of Crimson Cruor (Nameless Grave) – black metal

Warcoe – The Giant’s Dream (Helter Skelter Productions / Regain Records) – doom

Wilczyca – Magija (Godz Ov War Productions) – black metal


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