Initial Descent: March 18, 2016

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Another Friday is upon us! Leading the charge with this week’s new releases are Finnish legends Convulse! The band’s new album, Cycle of Revenge, comes just two-and-a-half years since after their last effort, Evil Prevails — which is kinda nice since they’d waited almost 20 years between albums before that. It’s a very un-Convulse-sounding record, but worth giving a spin all the same. We’ve also got new stuff from The BodyDecrepit Soul and a whole host of others dropping today, so let’s not waste any more time. Here’s what’s on tap for Friday, March 18:
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Album Review: Decrepit Soul – “The Coming of War!!”

Decrepit Soul - The Coming Of War!!
Album art by Jenglot Hitam

As the seemingly endless stack of black / death metal releases mount higher and higher, it’s good to pull one from the stack that delivers on both fronts. On Decrepit Soul‘s second full length The Coming Of War!!, the mix of styles isn’t particularly slanted one way or the other, both share equal time and are equally devastating. But with the secret weapon of Marcus Hellcunt (ex-Bestial Warlust) behind the drum kit, the album takes a darker, more brooding turn than its predecessor and ends up much better as a result. Continue reading