Initial Descent: September 25 – October 1, 2016


Here we are at the dawn of October. One of the finest months of the year, obviously. What better way to kick it off than with a stacked list of metal that is as varied as the many horror movies you need to watch over the next 31 days. Anyway, Initial Descent knows you need it so, this week we have the amazing new album The Dark Hereafter from Winterfylleth, a jazzy avant-garde self titled debut from Brain Tentacles, Okkultokrati‘s Raspberry Dawn that is satan rock at it’s finest and of course Sorceress from everyone’s favorite target Opeth. For everyone still mad about the whole no death metal thing, news flash, they’re still great. Also Veilburner returns with their third full length of inherently evil and challenging black/death/experimental The Obscene Rite and Halshug cracks the earth in half with their brutal new album Sort Sind. Plenty here for you to enjoy so without further delay, get busy after the jump. Continue reading

Album Review: Spelljammer – “Ancient Of Days”

spelljammer ancient of days

Nothing — and I mean nothing — is immune to change. Sometimes it seems bands are ground zero for change, and Spelljammer is no exception. Following their last EP, the band lost half of its lineup and for a short period of time new material was uncertain. Now with a new drummer and a debut full-length, Ancient of Days, upon us, it seems this change was the best thing that could’ve happened to the Swedish trio. Expanding on the fuzzed out doom of their last release and fully eclipsing the stoner rock of their first, the band is stronger and more focused than ever before. Continue reading