Embracing the Descent: May 30 – June 5, 2021

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I missed a week or two. Oh well. Such is life. But, here we are with a fresh batch of shit for you to binge on, and it’s an incredible batch of shit, to be honest. It’s yet another wave that has me on a death metal high and we’ve seen some excellent death metal thus far, but none so vile as this week. So, humor me as we go in for a few more album picks and don’t forget to check out the full listing from Monday’s Initial Descent.

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Embracing the Descent: May 9 – 15, 2021

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Week 3 of this thing. I’m as surprised as you are, to be honest. But, maybe that’s a testament to what this year has had in store. Or, bourbon drives me to write some shit. You decide. Either way, this year has been strong, there’s no denying that. And, with the incoming album announcements it only gets stronger and stronger (get that AMENRA preorder in yet?). It’s a wave that has me on a high and it’s been a loooong time coming. So, humor me as we go in for a few more album picks and don’t forget to check out the full listing from Monday’s Initial Descent.

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Ageless Oblivion’s David Porter on “Suspended Between Earth and Sky,” dissecting a long hiatus, progression of sound, and much more!

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Ageless Oblivion – courtesy of Adam Pegg – Village Fete

Ageless Oblivion just broke a seven year hiatus with the outstanding Suspended Between Earth and Sky. This, their third full length, sees the band’s sound veer further towards the ominously atmospheric side of death metal than their last outing, Penthos. This is an album that is as vicious as it is dark and as dense as it is vast. Put in other words, a truly excellent album for death metal fans and beyond. Head inside for an in depth discussion via The Nine Circles Audio Thing.

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Endseeker’s Ben Liepelt on “Mount Carcass,” the magic of Dimebag, European metal festivals, and much more!

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Mount Carcass is the latest from German death metal merchants Endseeker, and it dives deep into that classic old school sound pioneered by the likes of Entombed, Carnage, and Dismember.  Sure, it’s easy to grab an HM-2 and tune down to Drop B, but Endseeker bring the songwriting chops and vision to not just emulate the old guard but bring their own modern spin to the genre.  The riffs are tight, the groove is firmly in the pockets, and the tone?  Chef’s kiss, my friends.    

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Embracing the Descent: April 25 – May 1, 2021

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Spotty this column may be, but fulfillments go unfilled, expectations ain’t what they used to be, and so on and so forth. So, expect the unexpected or whatever. Anyway, there’s a handful that flipped a switch this week and I had some extra time and here we are. Oh, and one from a couple weeks ago because…reasons. Try these on for size and don’t forget to check out the full listing from Monday’s Initial Descent.

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