Initial Descent: July 16 – 22, 2017

Sun of the Sleepless - Schwadorf
Sun Of the Sleepless (Schwadorf)

Another moment in time and another terrible loss with the tragic death of Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)…and another reason that if you know someone who is struggling reach out, without judgement, and do something…anything, you can to help. Our thoughts go out to family, friends, bandmates and everyone else affected by this.

This week here on Initial Descent we have much to explore but kicking things off is the black metal meets poetic beauty of To the Elements from Sun Of the Sleepless. Next up is the bone rattling death metal of Whore of Bethlehem on Extinguish the Light, more death metal follows from Decrepit Birth with Axis Mundi and rounding out the top slots this week is the darker yet slightly more punk infused Pillar of Fire from Tau Cross. But wait, there’s more to follow so keep reading and keep listening. Continue reading

Just the Tip: October 7’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday! Here’s what we’ll be checking out on this week’s episode:

October 7, 2014

Godflesh – A World Lit Only by Fire (Avalanche)

Orange Goblin – Back from the Abyss (Candlelight)

Stench – Venture (Agonia)

Cerebral Extinction – Inhuman Theory of Chaos (Ghastly)

As you’re all likely aware, Blut Aus Nord and Winterfylleth have new stuff out this week, too. However, the former doesn’t drop until Friday, and the latter…just isn’t on Spotify, so here we are. We’ll cover both once they’re available to non-proper-metal bloggers like us. Anyway, take a listen to these for now and check back later this week for our thoughts in Episode 24!


Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.