Initial Descent: May 21 – 27, 2023


I am getting so close to vacation I can smell the sand and surf. But, for now, we’ve got another long list of new metal releases to push out that kicks off with my favorite local band Olkoth who kick out the jams death metal style, then we’ve got black / death metal debauchery from Hate Manifesto, more death metal from Vomitory, another somewhat local band that’s risen in the black metal ranks: Cloak, and a shit ton more hanging out just below these four. Happy hunting and we’ll see you here throughout the week…

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Initial Descent: December 01 – 07, 2019

Vomit Fist
Vomit Fist

Did all the ham and turkey expand your waistline? Are you reading this from somewhere that doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving? Does anyone care either way? Right. New metal. We got it. Let’s go.

NY’s blackened deathgrinders Vomit Fist are back to regale us with more tales of the “Frogvasion” and this time they’re exploring a bit with an avantgarde touch to their razor-raw riffs which means this second outing rules that much harder. Imprecation and Black Blood Invocation get bestial enough to make Satan blush on their split release, and Fen do unexpectedly great things with their atmospheric black metal – it’s an early call but this just might be their finest moment yet.

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