Embracing the Descent: July 21 – 27, 2019

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You know the drill by now and you also know we’ve missed a couple weeks. Oops. Anyway, we take a look at a couple, or more, albums from this week’s crop of new releases that struck a chord for whatever reason. The looks here are short and sweet but might help slide your hard earned cash one way or another. We’re here to be a blessing. Maybe. Dive in and if something strikes a chord with you, please go support it by simply clicking the links in the embeds. Or, visit Monday’s Initial Descent. Easy-peasy. Continue reading

Album Review: Falls of Rauros – “Patterns in Mythology”

Falls of Rauros - Patterns in Mythology

Falls of Rauros is a band that’s always been on the periphery of my awareness. I’d check out an album now and again, kind of dig it, but move on quickly. When I saw that their new album, Patterns in Mythology, was announced by Gilead Media, alongside the new False and Yellow Eyes (absolutely top of their game black metal offerings), I perked up. I try not to assume quality based on label, in general, but Gilead Media has a hell of a track record. So I wasn’t surprised (or maybe I was), when Patterns in Mythology blew me away.

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Album Review: False – “Portent”

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Let’s start with a statement: there was no reason for False to make this album.  And by “this album” I mean Portent.  There are plenty of reasons for the Minneapolis black metal six-piece to record a second full-length, but they could have easily stayed the furious course they were on and kept things as they were, and I’m sure they would have been just fine.  Instead, and maybe to no one’s surprise, they took all the rage and fury and bound it with majestic melodies and structure, which rather than keeping the songs shackled to the ground, allows them to fly.  All of which goes to say Portent is the best thing False have done to date. Continue reading