Initial Descent: April 16 – 22, 2017

Casket Huffer
Casket Huffer

Ok so, current events happened — blah, blah. No time to waste this week as we have a TON of new metal to get into so waste not here we go: Casket Huffer rule the week with a limited vinyl and digital release of their absolutely sick death metal debut Gospels of Scum. There’s no amount of words I can say here to convince you to pick this up but trust me when I say you NEED this album in your life, period. Next up is Artificial Brain with Infrared Horizon and honestly this is a mindf**k of a technical death metal (not tech death) album but in the best of ways so DO check it out, you’ll be glad you did. Moving on, everyone’s favorite Finns Foreseen return with their second full length Grave Danger and if you loved Helsinki Savagery (most of you did) then you will feel the same about this thrashtastic album, jump on it. Rounding out the opening slots is Night Demon with their second full length of wickedly good and classically tinged heavy metal, Darkness Remains — yes it is every bit as good as their debut and yes it is every bit as catchy, pick it up for the sake of all things metal. There you have it with the opening salvo but I did say there is a TON to wade through so get cracking, right after the jump.

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Album Review: Casket Huffer – “Gospels of Scum”

Casket Huffer - Gospels of Scum

Wyoming’s Casket Huffer dropped a warhead of a death metal debut last October and evidently many of you missed it (full disclosure: myself included). All of us can now rectify that as Gospels of Scum is seeing a limited vinyl treatment along with new artwork and digital once again. There’s many sharks in the water so to speak on this album: death, black, war, sludge and a subtle hint of doom but rather than taking the “throw it all at the wall and see what sticks” approach the way this band does it is seamless. It’s that perfect wall of sound with not a second wasted. Continue reading