Well, the whole iTunes debacle of ceasing their store function for new music has resurfaced. Again. Reminds me of that new Tool album; might happen / might not. Either way, glad we all know and love Bandcamp. Anyway, it’s another seam busting week here on Initial Descent with tons of new stuff to get to and leading the charge is Møl with their debut full length Jord and this is one of those unique albums that all the pieces fit perfectly; black metal and shoegaze come together in a lightning rod of AMAZING, make sure you check it out as you will definitely be hearing much more about this one. Up next is the third album, Devouring Mortality, from death metal juggernauts Skeletal Remains and after spending some quality time with it I can attest that this is another must own kind of deal. Moving along is Wrong with their ‘oh so right’ (just couldn’t help myself there) latest effort Feel Great which takes all the good parts of their self-titled album and magnifies it by 1,000 making this the noise rock album to own right now. Closing things out and just in time for a party filled, pop-a-top weekend is the heavy / power / hair infused Evil Hunter from Evil Hunter, ’tis good, very good. So, the weekend is officially here and we’ve got the tunes so stick around and find a few to support. Continue reading
TGIF. No, but seriously, thank God.
- Marduk have announced a new album, Viktoria, will be out June 22nd via Century Media. They’ll also be touring Europe next month.
- Remember that Ghost snippet from a couple days ago? Well, here’s the rest of it. Plus album release details. Spoiler alert: June 1.
- Here’s Myrkur music being used in a Jim Carrey movie (Dark Crimes) because why not?
- Hey. Behemoth’s Messe Noire is out today. So here’s a video for “O Father O Satan O Sun!”. Guess what? It rules.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Photographer: Corey Butterworth
Location: Brighton Music Hall, Boston
Date: March 23, 2018
There is a universality in specificity. By refusing to generalize, by opening up creatively about seemingly unique experiences or environments, we actually allow a level of empathy through the door, inviting others to find the emotion in the beats that are yours but echo and reverberate in similar ways to their own unique experiences. Time and again, whether it’s in film, literature, or music (yes – even metal…just ask Twilight Fauna) the key to forging a connection is not in speaking in generalities, but in exposing our individual conditions and being open to allowing others to find themselves within it. Oceans of Slumber have taken a huge leap with their new album The Banished Heart, and in doing so have opened a painful door that grants us the privilege of finding our own lost ways in their dark and brooding narratives. Continue reading
2/26/2018. I took, like, a week of. For no reason in particular.
- At The Gates have revealed some more detail regarding their upcoming new album. We now have imagery and a track listing for To Drink From The Night Itself. Isn’t that exciting?
- Metallica have announced a massive 2018/2019 North American tour. Curious that some notable cities/regions have been omitted, but whatever. People will travel for this.
- Young And In The Way have called it quits. Sexual assault incidents from 2014 have surfaced on the Facebook page of Trumbullplex. Not good.
- Here’s a music video from a band called Dominance for a song called “Breathless.”
“Ein Bier… bitte.”