Initial Descent: March 11, 2016

accuser band

I’m starting this off with a picture of Germany’s Accuser, because there’s not a TON else coming out today — and I’m sure as hell not about to lead with a picture of Killswitch Engage. Who, yes, still exist and who, yes, are also dropping a new album today. Oh well. We’ve also got a new split from Panopticon and Waldgefluster, as well as a reissue from Auroch, so get ready to dig your teeth in. Here’s what’s on tap for Friday, March 11:
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Album Review: Anger As Art – “Ad Mortem Festinamus”

Anger As Art - Ad Mortem Festinamus

On Anger As Art‘s fifth full length, Ad Mortem Festinamus the band has finally put all of their influences and deep personal lineage in thrash metal to good use. With each release the output has consistently been more cohesive. The band hinted at the Bay Area glory days on their previous release Hubris, Inc. but failed to capitalize. Hinting no more, the band forcefully rips the scab off and comes away with an album steeped in it. In addition there’s a couple of surprises to boot. Continue reading