Initial Descent: May 22 – 28, 2022

Mournful Congregation

Another week, another list of new metal… to which, we rejoice! I know, I know, it’s Monday and that’s a bit too much excitement. However, who doesn’t get excited over new metal? I mean, that’s about all we have anymore. Anywho, get your frowns on for a moment and welcome the new outing from Mournful Congregation (I kid, it’s good), next up is a war machine of deathgrind from Holocausto Canibal, then we’ve got an epic heavy metal effort from Gengis Khan, a rockin’ good time from Besvärjelsen, and a bloated list of many other hits to empty your wallets and blast what’s left of your hearing. Head directly below and happy hunting. See you here throughout the week…

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Initial Descent: May 15 – 21, 2022

Cave In

Here’s hoping no more devastating news this week. You know how this works, it’s Monday which means it’s new metal release time and we kick things off with a long awaited album from Cave In that hits all the right buttons, Mortal Thrall very successfully trip the post-black metal trigger, Stjärnfält warps the typical black metal tropes with an excellent effort, Sadistic Ritual keeps the thrash fires burning oh so high, and, as always, a hefty list follows. If we missed anything, let us know and if your band or label wants to be feature here in the future, hit the about page and send us an email. Happy hunting and we’ll see you here throughout the week…

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Initial Descent: May 8 – 14, 2022

Moon Tooth

Full transparency here; this is the week I’ve been waiting quite a while for and in extremely large part due to the top four on this here new release list. I’ve been saying we’ve had a plethora of great releases, but this week you can take that to the bank. Period. Let’s do it…Moon Tooth hit very high on my EOY list with Crux and I’m calling it now with Phototroph, they’ll do it again—the sheer energy, inventiveness, and enthusiasm for music this band has is unmatched, which leads perfectly into Alive from doomgaze-post-metallers Dead Register which is another band that truly loves what they do and it shows as this album is an absolute triumph, then we’ve got the heaviest doom band on the planet, Primitive Man, with Insurmountable and even in EP format they crush it, and speaking of crushing it, brutal death metal giants Mutilatred do just that on Determined To Rot (seriously), AND THEN there’s a very long list of other albums worthy of your time and bucks. So, get to it folks…tons to dig into here.

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Initial Descent: May 1 – 7, 2022

God Mother
God Mother – image courtesy of Annie Månsson

Draft day was last week, it’s finally warm, we’re still getting an obscene amount of good metal, and, needless to say, all this makes me happy. And, the fact that it’s Monday doesn’t phase me one bit. Alright then, new metal and we got it and you need it so dig in and see what’s up this week…everyone’s favorite d-beat-grind-hardcorists God Mother are back with an absolute steamroller of an EP, the undisputed kings of power doom, Ufomammut, grace us with a killer album, Tzompantli offers up a very unique and very heavy take on death-doom, Tenebro goes whole hog on the Italian horror movie love by way of gritty and nasty death metal, and there’s an unbelievably long list that follows to entertain any tastes. No excuses, go get them. Oh, want to see your band here in the future? Get in touch, contact info awaits on the about page. See you here throughout the week…

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Initial Descent: April 24 – 30, 2022

Pyrithe

The right choice of music can conquer damn near any situation, or at least make said situation palatable. We’ve had a plethora to choose from so far this year and with each of these new release lists, that plethora grows by leaps and bounds. This week gives us a mind bending experimental sludge debut from Pyrithe, black metal from both Watain and Al-Namrood, death metal from Suppression, and a full list of other releases to dig your teeth and wallet into. Give it a read and let us know what you find. See you here throughout the week…

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