Anyone complaining that there hasn’t been a great week for metal thus far in 2016 needs to go immediately and start over, but there won’t be any complaining after this week. Mostly due to Neurosis‘ highly anticipated eleventh full length Fires Within Fires finally seeing the light of day. But that’s not all; Fatalist are back with their insanely good Swedeath saturated The Bitter End, Predatory Light further their black metal chaos on Predatory Light, Trap Them punch you in the mouth with their fifth album Crown Feral while Witchskull breaks out the bluesy doom on The Vast Electric Dark. Switching gears a bit, Dysrhythmia bends time on their progressive instru-metal album The Veil Of Control — let the dissecting begin. And last but not least, Insomnium‘s epic fifth full length Winter’s Gate is a blast. As stated, its another stacked week here on Initial Descent and literally, there’s something for everyone. So hit that ‘continue reading’ link. Continue reading
This week, I had the opportunity to check out the latest release from German death metal group Obscure Infinity, titled Perpetual Descending Into Nothingness. Naturally, I jumped at this opportunity, because, well…death metal. And because Germany. Full disclosure off the top, though: I had no prior experience listening to this band, and I didn’t get a chance look back at the two previous full-length albums they’ve released since forming in 2007. Yes, this is partly because Spotify didn’t hook me up, (DAMMIT, SPOTIFY, YOU HAD ONE JOB) but no matter: I listened to this with fresh ears and overall, I was not disappointed.
It’s new release Tuesday—time for another edition of Just the Tip! Here are the new releases we’ll be discussing on the podcast this week:
January 20, 2015
Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor (Hell, etc. / Cooking Vinyl)
Obscure Infinity – Perpetual Descending Into Nothingness (F.D.A. Rekotz)
We’ll also have written reviews of these and other new releases here on the site throughout the week, but for now, take a listen and check back later this week for our spoken thoughts in Episode 36!
Other New Releases of Note:
- Caina – Setter of Unseen Snares (Broken Limbs)
- Angra – Secret Garden (earMUSIC)
- Marduk – Frontschwein (Century Media)
- Stormwitch – Season of the Witch (Massacre)
- Lycanthia / Atten Ash – Lycanthia/Atten Ash split (Hypnotic Dirge)