Initial Descent: September 18 – 24, 2016


Anyone complaining that there hasn’t been a great week for metal thus far in 2016 needs to go immediately and start over, but there won’t be any complaining after this week. Mostly due to Neurosis‘ highly anticipated eleventh full length Fires Within Fires finally seeing the light of day. But that’s not all; Fatalist are back with their insanely good Swedeath saturated The Bitter End, Predatory Light further their black metal chaos on Predatory Light, Trap Them punch you in the mouth with their fifth album Crown Feral while Witchskull breaks out the bluesy doom on The Vast Electric Dark. Switching gears a bit, Dysrhythmia bends time on their progressive instru-metal album The Veil Of Control — let the dissecting begin. And last but not least, Insomnium‘s epic fifth full length Winter’s Gate is a blast. As stated, its another stacked week here on Initial Descent and literally, there’s something for everyone. So hit that ‘continue reading’ link. Continue reading

Quickies: News from Saint Vitus, Led Zeppelin, and more AC/DC nonsense.

One more day.Thank fuck. Let’s see what’s going on today…

Much better.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up. 



Quickies: Vancouver’s Satan Statue, Andrew W.K.’s defense of metal, and…BLACK BURGER

Another day, another set of news stories we missed while doing our actual jobs. Sigh… oh well, let’s not waste any time; here’s today’s set of Quickies–let’s see what we missed in the world of metal:

Great stuff. And (actually) finally, I leave you with black burger. Which is an actual thing that exists–in Japan, of course:


Lovely. As always, check back tomorrow for more Horns Up!


Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.

Subgenre of the Week: Doom Metal

As promised, here’s our Spotify playlist for Episode 2‘s Subgenre of the Week – doom metal!

Dan’s Tracks:

  • Candlemass – “At the Gallows End”
  • Pentagram – “Evil Seed”
  • Cathedral – “Equilibrium”
  • Saint Vitus – “The War Starter”
  • Black Sabbath – “Black Sabbath”

Corey’s Tracks:

  • Vattnet Viskar – “Fog of Apathy”
  • Triptykon – “Boleskine House”
  • Evoken – “Descent Into Chaotic Dream”
  • Woods of Ypres – “Traveling Alone”
  • A Pale Horse Named Death – “Day of the Storm”

Check it out below and catch yourself up on doom metal!


Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.