Initial Descent: October 1 – 7, 2017

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Primitive Man

Sick and twisted times call for sick and twisted music…

Leading the charge this week is one of the sickest bands in metal: Primitive Man. They may only be on their second full length but throughout their vast library of splits and EPs this band is consistently massive and Caustic heavy handedly continues the tradition but sicker and somehow more twisted. Next up is debut full length The Unlawful Assembly from black metallers Dawn Ray’d and the press surrounding this release is more than warranted. It’s not only very good black metal but carries a timely message or stance, if you will. Moving along is the impressive doom and 70s folk/prog of Dreadnought on A Wake In Sacred Waves, this is an album that truly washes over you (no pun intended). Last up in the top slots is the towering Curse of Conception from Spirit Adrift, this thing is full of traditional doom and heavy metal aplenty, sound good? It is, trust me. That’s it for the for the first four but as it usually goes, there’s so much more right after the jump. So, GET IN THERE. Continue reading

Album Review: Dreadnought – “A Wake in Sacred Waves”

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The ocean is vast, and full of mystery.  Its vastness and depth cannot be fathomed without external instruments, and we still do not know all that calls it home.  We seek it out on our terms: sunny and blue and close to shore, preferably with a cooler nearby.  Dreadnought use a deeper, darker and more forboding version of the ocean as the template for their third enormous album, A Wake in Sacred Waves, and the result is a mesmerizing and engulfing musical experience.   Continue reading