Initial Descent: October 25 – 31, 2020

Sarcator

Finally, It’s Halloween week. Not sure what you’ll be doing but as long as it involves horror movies and metal, all will be right in the world for at least a day. Since metal is in the equation, we have a looooong list for this week. So long, in fact, it seems everyone waited for Halloween to push out an album. Good news for us. Anyway, Sarcator open the pit of flayed bodies with their Swedeaththrash and holy smokes is this so crazy good for such a young band—I mean, age 16-21. All that to say, jump on this immediately. And, the mighty Carcass return for a quick hitter EP but quick hitter doesn’t mean slack on quality, it’s Carcass so you know what you’re getting. Stälker put both a classic metal feel and tons of demonspeed in their effort and those vocals? GLORIOUS. Rounding out the top spots is Wolverine who are back with their lush but impressive progressive metal and in audio visual format which is nothing short of amazing so please get your ears, and eyes, on this come Saturday. No matter what you do with Halloween this year, you’ll have plenty of metal to take along for the ride. Just don’t forget to load up on blood and gore as well.

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Receiving the Evcharist: Unleash the Archers and Wizards & Gargoyles

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Unleash the Archers’ Abyss and Stone Brewing Company & Modern Times Brewing Company’s Wizards & Gargoyles.   Continue reading

Initial Descent: August 16 – 22, 2020

Incantation
Incantation

I’m kicking this off with a plug, because I can. Head over to Magnetic Eye’s Bandcamp page and preorder the upcoming Dirt [Redux]. I’m generally not a fan of cover albums or reimagining type of deals but this one is all that and a bag of chips. Alrighty then, plug over and time to showcase all the new metals this week, YAY. It’s only been three years since Incantation’s last album but with this week’s release of their 12th full length the wait is well worth it and even though they’ve got nothing to prove they still show their supremacy in a stellar year for death metal. Speaking of stellar death metal, Cytotoxin offer up their fourth full length of Chernobyl inspired putridity, Unleash the Archers continue to put the “power” in power metal, and Volcanova rip stoner metal a new asshole. As always, there’s a ton more to dig into so get busy. Continue reading

CANTO: Armored Saint, Rotting Christ, Mörk Gryning, and More

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Vinyl mail day! Now playing: Steve Von Till – No Wilderness Deep Enough. No on to the day’s links!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Enslaved, Green Carnation, DevilDriver, and More

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“Celestial buried mind resting, resting without peace still.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb