Initial Descent: January 17 – 23, 2021

Asphyx

Maaaan, if you missed that sneak attack from Gatecreeper last week, GO FIX THAT. Exactly what I needed and they do a thing at the end that was a shocking, but excellent, surprise of a thing. Anyway, get it. This week brings us new death metal jams from Asphyx, ecclectic-doomy-bluesy-riffy-psychedelicy tunes from Here Lies Man, and a balls out two track banger from Sumeru. Beyond that, we’ve got a lengthy list to peruse that has a little something for everyone. And don’t forget, there’s a whole host of bands putting out killer stuff that crops up unannounced so keep your finger on the metal new release tab over at Bandcamp.

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CANTO: Body Count, Asphyx, Korpiklaani, and More

Happy Friday. Let’s get this over with.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: January 3 – 9, 2021

Definitely not the news any of us wanted to hear: Children of Bodom front man and one of metal’s best guitarists, Alexi Laiho, has passed away. No doubt the reverberations of this will be felt for a long time and he will certainly be missed, 41 is way too early to go. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and fans. RIP.

Tough to muster new metal speak but here we are. First up is the full length debut from Frozen Soul who were on Maggot Stomp (this is your “quality” hint) but are now on Century Media and as good as their demo was, this is not only better but more of it. Second, we’ve got a physical release from Exsul by way of Caligari (again, quality) and if you missed the digital, rectify that now. Beyond that, another short list of entries to follow.

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CANTO: Witherfall, Nightfall, Of Virtue, and More

This might be the most Monday-ish Wednesday ever.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: My Dying Bride, Wolf King, Dark Tranquillity, and More

Dark Tranquillity

We got a whole bunch of new videos to get to, so let’s jump right into it!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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