Initial Descent: September 11 – 17, 2016

High Spirits
High Spirits
Welcome to another Initial Descent and yet another stacked batch of releases. Hopefully you spent yesterday getting a head start because there’s enough on tap here to keep most anyone busy. We all could use some happiness so do yourself, and those around you, a favor and check out High Spirit‘s latest full length Motivator. On the opposite spectrum, if you just recovered from Subrosa’s latest dive into Light Falls from Wrekmeister Harmonies and keep that heavy yet somber feeling alive. Blister your eardrums with Cara Neir and Wildspeaker‘s latest Split on Broken Limbs Recordings, who actually have several out this week that warrant your time. Sumerlands debut Sumerlands deeply satisfies the traditional heavy metal craving and Mare Cognitum returns with their hypnotizing take on atmospheric black metal with Luminiferous Aether. All that and much more so click that “continue reading” link. Continue reading

Wake Up and Smell the Satan! – September 16, 2016


There was a time when mortals fought noble wars. Humans impaled on barbed wire. Gassed to death in their trenches. The suffering and the stench pleased Him. Sometimes bands and artists understand this and create art reminiscent of a time when you filthy people actually stood for something and fought with your lives as if they were valuable. Today you hunker in your holes, scared of death, scared to meet Him. Scared to have your flesh ripped from your bones. Scared to see your organs laying on your groin while you die in immense pain. It’s pathetic. Continue reading