Initial Descent: October 2 – 8, 2022

Goatwhore
Goatwhore – image courtesy of Stephanie Cabral

First up, our thoughts are with all those negatively impacted by the hurricane. There’s plenty of options and ways out there to help if you can so if you’re so inclined, type it in the search bar and go from there. It’s time for new and upcoming metal, and that we have plenty of this week, yet again. Goatwhore kicks things off with their eighth full length and it is massive (more on that later in the week), Armed For Apocalypse and Coffin Torture kick out the sludge metal jams, Cloud Rat again show shy they are at the top of ‘extreme mountain,’ and there’s a slew of other releases hiding out in the list below that keeps the quality pegged. Plenty here to keep you busy throughout the week so happy hunting and stay tuned.

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Profile: Blind Samson of South Carolina’s Doom Juggernaut Coffin Torture

Coffin Torture
Coffin Torture

South Carolina’s answer to heavy as hell doom / sludge metal is indisputably Coffin Torture who are set to release their debut full length, Dismal Planet, this week on Sludgelord Records. How do I know the answer to the “indisuptable” comment? For one, this band is local and I’ve been following them for quite some time. For two, they share membership with another titan of heavy, CEBO))), whom we’ve covered here before. The thing I’ve always liked about this band is their ability to not care about anything other than how heavy they can be. They make music they want to hear devoid of any agendas. Period. And Dismal Planet is seven glorious hymns of sludgy, downtuned and aggressive doom metal meant for those of who like it wickedly loud and slow. Just ahead of the album’s release we had the opportunity to ask Blind Samson our set of Profile questions so head inside to see what he had to say. Streams are included so hit that play button while you read and SUPPORT. Continue reading