Initial Descent: September 18 – 24, 2016


Anyone complaining that there hasn’t been a great week for metal thus far in 2016 needs to go immediately and start over, but there won’t be any complaining after this week. Mostly due to Neurosis‘ highly anticipated eleventh full length Fires Within Fires finally seeing the light of day. But that’s not all; Fatalist are back with their insanely good Swedeath saturated The Bitter End, Predatory Light further their black metal chaos on Predatory Light, Trap Them punch you in the mouth with their fifth album Crown Feral while Witchskull breaks out the bluesy doom on The Vast Electric Dark. Switching gears a bit, Dysrhythmia bends time on their progressive instru-metal album The Veil Of Control — let the dissecting begin. And last but not least, Insomnium‘s epic fifth full length Winter’s Gate is a blast. As stated, its another stacked week here on Initial Descent and literally, there’s something for everyone. So hit that ‘continue reading’ link. Continue reading

Sepulchral Saturday: Imperial Triumphant – “Abyssal Gods”


People like to ask where you were when something monumental happens, like when some national event occurred or you found out that you are about to have a baby with your significant other. I am sure that I was linked to Imperial Triumphant‘s newest album, Abyssal Gods, by one of the many, many metal bloggers that I follow. I cannot remember what I was doing or who alerted me to them, as that mundane information was immediately overshadowed by the music. I knew nothing about this band when I first clicked play, but as soon as I did, I knew within seconds that I was listening to one of my favorite releases of the year.  Continue reading