Initial Descent: August 26, 2016

subrosa band photo
Salt Lake City doom crew SubRosa release their fourth album, For This We Fought the Battle of Ages, via Profound Lore on August 26. (Image courtesy of the band)

Another Friday is upon us, and that means another slew of albums for y’all to digest. Leading the way is Salt Lake City’s SubRosa, who return with their fourth full-length, For This We Fought the Battle of Ages. (I just got my copy through #MetalBandcampGiftClub yesterday and am beyond psyched to dive in.)

We’ve also got a new album from Inquisition that contains a lot of words in its title (even more than SubRosa), as well as stuff from German legends Running Wild, other German legends Sodom and German not-quite-legends-but-still-pretty-damn-goods Imperium Dekadenz. (It’s a big week to be either verbose or German, what can we say?) We’ve got all that and more listed out below, so click that “Read More” link and get to it. Here’s what’s on tap for this week:
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Album Review: Surgikill – “Sanguinary Revelations”

Surgikill - Sanguinary Revelations
Artwork by Mario Lopez

As the title of Surgikill‘s debut full length Sanguinary Revelations suggests, the themes here are flooded with dramatic bloodshed and piles of bones. Horror, if you will, is the backbone of this album and with shades of Repulsion, Autopsy and even a Hooded Menace vibe at times, it is indeed a fun take on the goreific cheesy movies of the 80’s that still to this day keep fans coming back in droves. And the beautiful throwback artwork from Mario Lopez is a bonus, it does a great job of selling the death metal that lies just under the coffin lid. Continue reading