Compared to last week’s short holiday schedule, this week has felt like it’s dragged on forever. Thank whomever it’s Saturday now and you and I both get to enjoy another one of our mixtapes, replete with the best music new and old we all have been listening to. There’s bound to be something good in there for you, so take a beat and dig in.
Here we are at the dawn of October. One of the finest months of the year, obviously. What better way to kick it off than with a stacked list of metal that is as varied as the many horror movies you need to watch over the next 31 days. Anyway, Initial Descent knows you need it so, this week we have the amazing new album The Dark Hereafter from Winterfylleth, a jazzy avant-garde self titled debut from Brain Tentacles, Okkultokrati‘s Raspberry Dawn that is satan rock at it’s finest and of course Sorceress from everyone’s favorite target Opeth. For everyone still mad about the whole no death metal thing, news flash, they’re still great. Also Veilburner returns with their third full length of inherently evil and challenging black/death/experimental The Obscene Rite and Halshug cracks the earth in half with their brutal new album Sort Sind. Plenty here for you to enjoy so without further delay, get busy after the jump. Continue reading →
Excuse are yet another great example of how the words Finland and quality metal are synonymous on their second EP, Goddess Injustice. Speed and thrash metal make a hell of a racket but in the right hands this pairing can be so satisfying that a mere 18 minutes just isn’t enough. Such is the issue with this insanely addictive EP. It may be short but it certainly shreds from start to finish. Continue reading →