Initial Descent: November 19 – 25, 2017

In-Defilade
In-Defilade

I didn’t go as crazy on the turkey this year like I have in the past which means I’ve been comfortable ever since turkey day. I know that some of you can’t say the same and for you I say: “been there, done that and it sucks.” I am, however, going crazy over all the great new metal we have this week and I’ve got a feeling you will too. Let’s get to it: Leading us off is the absolutely merciless and militant death metal from NC’s In-Defilade on their second full length Elude, exquisite atmospheric black metal is what Almyrkvi have to offer on their debut full length Umbra, on their second full length, Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta, Kohti Tuhoa offer up twelve tracks of blistering punk / hardcore and rounding out the top spots this week is the masterfully chaotic and avant-garde black metal of Thantifaxath on Void Masquerading as MatterIn this one paragraph extreme metal is more than well represented but, as always, we have so much more to get into. Dive in and enjoy these desserts instead of those leftovers you were just about to polish off. Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: In-Defilade and Blanton’s

Receiving the Evcharist

Regular readers of this column will notice that Vincent is absent, he is sick but recovering and we hope he is back to full strength soon. With that said, you are stuck with me for today and I’ve got a killer pairing in store for this Receiving the Evcharist: In-Defilade‘s Elude and Buffalo Trace‘s Blanton’s. What’s that you say? No beer? Nope, not this week but trust me you won’t be disappointed and if you are I promise Vincent will be back soon.  Continue reading