Initial Descent: January 7 – 13, 2018

Corrosion of Conformity
Corrosion of Conformity – pic courtesy of Dean Karr

I was quietly hoping we’d get, at least, through the first quarter without losing another good one but with the passing of ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke the heavens will be louder than they’ve ever been before and the classic lineup will rule over us all. We do have quite a good amount of metal to get to this week and quite alot of it is outstanding — Corrosion of Conformity gloriously return to their Deliverance/Wiseblood selves on No Cross No Crown, Hamferð weave tales of their homeland through stunning death / doom on Támsins Iikam, Djinn and Miskatonic‘s doom rockin’ Even Gods Must Die shows us that India is churning out some amazing metal and Ohio’s Pillärs absolutely KILL IT on their crusty, noisy and vicious album Abandoned. With those we’ve already got a seriously packed week but we have more, much more. So pull up a barstool, or whatever sitting device you prefer, and hang around with us for awhile. Continue reading

Album Review: Hamferð – “Támsins likam”

Hamferd - Tamsins Likam

Welcome to my first review of 2018.  This year, we’re getting things kicked off with Hamferð‘s Támsins likam.  After receiving numerous accolades, including stints touring with acts as respected as Amorphis and winning the 2012 Wacken Festival Battle of the Bands contest,  Hamferð have signed to Metal Blade records, and are now set to debut to the wider public their brand of stately death/doom that illuminates the hidden cultural gem of the Faroe Islands.   Continue reading