Initial Descent: October 1 – 7, 2017

primitive man band photo
Primitive Man

Sick and twisted times call for sick and twisted music…

Leading the charge this week is one of the sickest bands in metal: Primitive Man. They may only be on their second full length but throughout their vast library of splits and EPs this band is consistently massive and Caustic heavy handedly continues the tradition but sicker and somehow more twisted. Next up is debut full length The Unlawful Assembly from black metallers Dawn Ray’d and the press surrounding this release is more than warranted. It’s not only very good black metal but carries a timely message or stance, if you will. Moving along is the impressive doom and 70s folk/prog of Dreadnought on A Wake In Sacred Waves, this is an album that truly washes over you (no pun intended). Last up in the top slots is the towering Curse of Conception from Spirit Adrift, this thing is full of traditional doom and heavy metal aplenty, sound good? It is, trust me. That’s it for the for the first four but as it usually goes, there’s so much more right after the jump. So, GET IN THERE. Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Weapönizer and Two Hearted

Receiving the Evcharist

Welcome back true believers.  We’ve got an absolute rager for you tonight.  One whirlwind of an album coupled with one of my all time favorite brews.  Let’s set it off.  The Metal: Weapönizer’s Lawless Age.  The Booze: Bell’s Brewing Company’s Two Hearted IPA.   Continue reading

Initial Descent: June 25 – July 1, 2017

Witch Vomit
Witch Vomit

By the time you read this I’ll be somewhere between Florida and my hometown returning from a much needed vacation, very sunburned but very relaxed. Well…except for that whole “returning to the real world” and the plethora of idiots that populate the road ways who will inevitably be in my craw. But, I digress. It’s another week of mucho metal here on Initial Descent so let’s not delay any longer. Kicking things off, Oregon’s Witch Vomit return for another (short) round of killer death metal on Poisoned Blood, Weregoat get bestial and downright nasty on their debut full length Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornicationkeeping with the theme established thus far is Pig’s Blood with their debut full length Pig’s Blood which offers little in the way of good feelings and rounding out the top slots is Weapönizer with their second full length Lawless Age which features a wicked amalgamation of black metal, thrash and crossover. An overall brutal way to start a Saturday but as always there’s so much more to check out right after the jump. So go, now. Continue reading

Album Review: Witch Vomit – “Poisoned Blood” (MLP)

Witch Vomit - Poisoned Blood

Not sure how many of you were/are privy to Witch Vomit‘s 2016 debut full length A Scream From the Tomb Below but it was, and is, old school worship with an aggressive and foul soul that rules. Fast forward a year and they’ve returned with the Poisoned Blood MLP on none other than 20 Buck Spin. We touched on the whole “bringing the classics back to life in style” with Skelethal last week and Aposento a couple weeks back yet, here we are with another album full of grin inducing death metal that goes straight for the jugular. Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Oranssi Pazuzu & GT Gose

Receiving the Evcharist

Welcome back, dear readers.  This week’s offering sees me playing catch-up two fold.  I’m bringing you an album released almost a month ago that I forgot about, paired with a style of beer that I am still attempting to familiarize myself with.  Let’s get into it.  The Metal: Oranssi Pazuzu’s Kevät / Värimyrsky.  The Booze: Anderson Valley Brewing’s GT Gose.   Continue reading