Embracing the Descent: May 19 – 25, 2019

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Welcome back to another edition of Embracing the Descent and another opportunity to catch some fire from this week’s incoming metal. At this point we’re pretty sure you got it but for a recap: if it’s your first visit, we briefly discuss a handful of the current week’s new releases that stood out for whatever reason and maybe, from time to time, a week behind. We won’t be hitting everything because a 40 – 60 entry piece ain’t happening and who’s got that kind of time anyway. Let’s jump in and don’t forget to check out the full listing from Monday’s Initial Descent. Continue reading

Embracing the Descent: May 12 – 18, 2019

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Another edition of Embracing the Descent is upon us with another opportunity to catch some fire from this week’s incoming metal. At this point we’re pretty sure you got it but for a recap: we briefly discuss a handful of the current week’s new releases that stood out for whatever reason and maybe, from time to time, a week behind. We won’t be hitting everything because a 40 – 60 entry piece just ain’t happening. Now…ready? Jump in and don’t forget to check out the full listing from Monday’s Initial Descent. Continue reading

Embracing the Descent: May 5 – 11, 2019

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Welcome back to another edition of Embracing the Descent and another opportunity to catch some fire from this week’s incoming metal. Miss us last week? Rhetorical question, of course. Recap time: if it’s your first visit, we briefly discuss a handful of the current week’s new releases that stood out for whatever reason and maybe, from time to time, a week behind. We won’t be hitting everything because a 40 – 60 entry piece ain’t happening and who’s got that kind of time anyway. Let’s jump in and don’t forget to check out the full listing from Monday’s Initial Descent Continue reading

Premiere: Handful of Hate – “Carved In Disharmony”

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One year removed from Handful of Hate’s silver anniversary as a black metal wrecking crew, code666 and Aural Music will be handling the release of their seventh full length, Adversus, on May 10 and lucky for you, that’s next week. For now though we are pleased to bring you the premiere of third track, “Carved In Disharmony.” As you’ll hear immediately below, this track is relentless and hateful which are two things the band has had plenty of time to hone into a sharp point. Take a listen and get prepared. Continue reading

Profile: Black Metallers Murdryck

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From its 1999 inception as a dark ambient project to 2014’s rejuvenation as a black metal band, Murdryck has been there, done that, and killed it in the realm of dark arts. As a black metal band, debut Antologi MMXV was a sharpened axe of vitriolic hatred but with Födelsen, out today, the band hones their axe and betters their songwriting and atmosphere for a fuller, more robust effect. And the proof is in the pudding, as they say. One listen through Födelsen showcases some of the most streamlined yet ferocious output the band has done to date. In conjunction with release day, we recently had the chance to ask the band our set of Profile questions so head directly below to see how it all went down. Continue reading