Initial Descent: May 27, 2016

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It’s finally here! We’re down at MDF — which should explain the relatively quiet last couple of days (don’t worry, podcast minisodes are coming soon!) —and amazingly, the entire metal world doesn’t stop for this shit. Who knew?

So, yes, we do have some new metal for ya this week. Right off the bat, Atlanta black / death / crust crew Withered return with Grief Relic, their first album in six years. Beyond that, there’s some new stuff from Death Angel and Behexen that’ll definitely be worth a listen, and also a new covers album from Six Feet Under that’ll definitely not be worth a listen. There’s a bunch more to get to, so let’s not waste any more time — here’s what’s on tap for this week:
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Album Review: Unnatural – “The Path to Ruin” (EP)

frontcoverBorn out of former members of Morgue and Temporal Bleed, Chicago-based death metal outfit Unnatural will soon be dropping their debut EP The Path to Ruin through Horror Pain Gore Death. With no inclination toward anything to do with modern death metal, The Path to Ruin is a simple, no-frills EP that relies on the weight of its delivery rather than any kind of inventiveness. It’s ridiculously primitive and bare-bones, almost to a fault, but it’s still an engaging listen, even if its value doesn’t go much beyond a few cursory spins.  Continue reading

Throwback Thanksgiving Thursday: Excess via Death Metal

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It’s turkey time again and we all know this holiday in particular can push our limits as well as expand our waistlines. For this edition of #tbt we take a look at the excess of it all in three phases — via classic death metal song titles. A genre full of gore is of ripe for this sort of thing but it’s all in lighthearted fun. Rest assured no animals, humans or stomachs were harmed during the making of this post. So hit the playlist at the bottom and follow along. Continue reading

Quickies: Ozzfiesta is a thing. So is Episode 2 of Ziltoid TV. That should be enough…

I guess I’ll watch baseball playoffs tonight. I guess. At least there’s the beer.

Devin is just wonderful. Anyway, I’m off to do my favorite thing… something else!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.